Join a collaborative team focused on supporting innovative, passionate community leaders in fulfilling their visions for a better Colorado. Colorado Nonprofit Development Center's ("CNDC's) HR Manager’s day to day work impacts the lives of 200 employees and in turn thousands of Coloradans that benefit from the work of CNDC’s Projects. This position manages and coordinates the HR function for CNDC’s administrative office and Projects, supporting managers, Project executive directors and Project boards in implementing HR best practices and compliance with HR laws. Working closely with the President & CEO, the HR Manager plays a critical role in ensuring that CNDC is fulfilling its mission and pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion through its HR practices. Success for this position is dependent upon appreciation for CNDC’s unique structure and the role of Project directors and Projects boards in HR at CNDC.
CNDC Overview - Are you excited by the idea of working with a nonprofit that supports 70+ charitable organizations across Colorado, giving you the chance to support a wide range of missions that are improving the quality of life for Coloradans? Do you enjoy roles that involve “behind the scenes” work? If so, read on for more information about the open Senior Program Manager position at Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC), the state’s largest fiscal sponsor (see description of fiscal sponsorship below). CNDC supports community leaders in launching and managing Projects that aim to bring about social change. In our 20 years of operation, we have grown to be a trusted partner whose administrative services allow charitable projects to focus on their programming and impact while we focus on the back-office piece of operations. We currently serve over 70 projects (https://cndc.org/what-we-do/projects-we-support/), encompassing 200+ employees, and thousands of volunteers. Project missions are wide-ranging, and include education, public health, community organizing, environmental protection, and more. Each Project is different, from multi-million dollar budgets with multiple staff and programs to those that are solely volunteer led with smaller fundraising needs and everything in between. For more on CNDC visit, www.cndc.org.
As a member of our administrative team (currently 19 people), you can expect to join a dynamic workplace where staff collaborate with each other through and across work groups, teams, and departments. At CNDC, every week can bring something new and different. On any given day, you may find yourself -
- Working with colleagues on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion audit, learning about how we can deconstruct racist structures that show up in our work.
- Supporting a new Project leader with navigating a challenge.
- Leaning on our robust processes and procedures to handle one of your day-to-day tasks.
- Popping into a Zoom scavenger hunt hosted by CNDC’s fun committee.
- And much more in between!
CNDC also strives to create space for our team to celebrate and build our relationships, whether it be informal time to enjoy a meal together (when it’s COVID safe!) to designated time for us to kick back at the end of work week and share stories over Zoom. Further, CNDC values staff learning and growth, and strives to encourage staff members to seek out opportunities that will help them grow both in their current position and as they work towards future career goals.
CNDC is committed to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the spring of 2020, we hired consultants to start us down the path of becoming a more just organization. We are looking for team members who will join us on that journey. While we are still learning and growing in that work, we aim to be a workplace where staff feel valued, heard, and feel like they can grow.
What is fiscal sponsorship? Fiscal sponsorship is when a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (CNDC) accepts charitable groups (“Projects”) under its legal umbrella, allowing them to operate as nonprofits without needing to apply for approval from the IRS. At CNDC, we practice comprehensive fiscal sponsorship (https://www.fiscalsponsors.org/models-of-fiscal-sponsorship) meaning there is no separation between CNDC and the Projects we fiscally sponsor – one bank account, one tax ID number, one insurance policy, etc. As the fiscal sponsor, CNDC provides Projects with back-office administrative services including accounting, human resources, risk management, banking, legal support, and capacity building. Fiscal sponsorship helps creates efficiencies and accountability in the nonprofit sector, as it frees up Project leaders so they can focus on program development and delivery, fundraising, and board development, and planning in service of their mission rather than on the back-end administrative services mentioned above.
HR Manager Position Overview - The HR Manager’s day to day work impacts the lives of 200 employees and in turn thousands of Coloradans that benefit from the work of CNDC’s Projects. This position manages and coordinates the HR function for CNDC’s administrative office and Projects, supporting managers, Project executive directors and Project boards in implementing HR best practices and compliance with HR laws. Working closely with the President & CEO, the HR Manager plays a critical role in ensuring that CNDC is fulfilling its mission and pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion through its HR practices. Success for this position is dependent upon appreciation for CNDC’s unique structure and the role of Project directors and Projects boards in HR at CNDC.
Supervisory Responsibilities -
- Recruits, interviews, hires, trains, and manages the part time HR Assistant.
- Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
Position Duties/Responsibilities -
- Working collaboratively with Project leaders, other managers, and the executive team, develops and executes best practices for hiring, retention, and management
- Provides guidance and coaching to supervisors at Projects, including Project boards about how to best handle HR issues as they arise
- Works closely with AP and Payroll Manager to support payroll function, including ensuring timecards are received and acting as primary liaison with employees and supervisors on payroll related issues
- Manages orientation process for CNDC administrative office employees
- Ensures Project-related employees are onboarded by the HR Assistant to the payroll system, personnel policies, benefits
- Supports employee relations by responding to employee or supervisor concerns and by handling disputes, disciplinary issues, and other sensitive issues.Manges and/or conducts investigations when needed and makes recommendations on how to best move forward
- Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, leaves, and workers’ compensation
- Ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance. Prepares government reports as needed (e.g., Affirmative Action (EEOC), Vets 100-A, etc.)
- Conducts trainings on ADA and EEO and other HR issues as needed
- Makes recommendations regarding pay ranges, position structure within pay ranges, and benefits in service of attracting and retaining staff
- Stays ahead of trends in the field of HR through training and research. Proactively makes recommendations to President & CEO to ensure CNDC HR practices are up to date
- Actively participate and collaborate as part of the Management team, working on shared tasks (e.g., performance evaluation process) and helping each other problem solve
- Performs other duties as required
We are looking for someone who is/has -
- Minimum of five years of human resource experience, or HR Generalist experience, with strong employee relations background
- Experience managing one or more direct reports
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent training and experience
- Strong communicator who can explain HR information and best practices to individuals without an HR background
- Commitment to equity, and experience supporting the diversity of employees through HR practices
- Ability to prioritize, organize, and handle multiple tasks and deadlines with attention to detail in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative work environment
- Understanding of employment-related laws and regulations and HR best practices.
- Excited to learn new things, continuously improve as a professional, and help CNDC continuously improve as an organization
- Familiarity with Microsoft 365, or a similar product, and well versed in basics of operating technology with a curiosity to learn new software and platforms.
- Skill at having difficult conversations while remaining calm, respectful, and maintaining a sense of humor
Helpful but not required -
- SPHR or SHRM-SCP
- Experience in the nonprofit sector or experience in a PEO or organization that has autonomous divisions
- Experience conducting or managing investigations into workplace complaints and addressing those concerns
- Spanish language proficiency or fluency
OFFICE/REMOTE WORK: CNDC is working remotely due to threat of COVID. Employees should have access to a strong internet connection, cell phone, and space to work, although we have some flexibility. CNDC provides a laptop and needed accessories, cell phone stipend, and supplies. Post-COVID, we anticipate a flexible work environment where employees can choose to work from home or the office with at least occasional time in the office. Employee requests for full-time remote work are handled on a case-by-case basis. CNDC’s normal hours of operation are 8:30-5:00 with flexibility depending on job requirements and personal circumstances. NOTE: If you are excited about this position, but remote work seems like a barrier or may not be feasible for you, we encourage you to apply.
EEO Statement - Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC) and all employees are CNDC employees. CNDC is dedicated to equal employment opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. CNDC prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age 40 and over, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by state or local law. This policy applies to all employees.
Compensation and Benefits
- Salary Range is $70,200 - $86,000 (annually)
- Comprehensive Benefit Plan - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Telehealth, LifeLock, paid time off, and cell phone stipend
- 401K Matching after a year of service
How to Apply - Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to [email protected]. Reference HR Manager in the subject line. Application deadline is 3/15/2021.