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Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. | Atlanta GA 30126 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/28/2012

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Director, Human Resources

COUNCIL: Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc.
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
REPORTING TO: Chief Financial Officer


The world's premier and best known organization for girls and young women, Girl Scouts of the USA, is the largest, all-female serving, volunteer organization in the world. Girl Scouting was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1912 and celebrated 100 years in 2012. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. (GSGATL) is one of 2 Girl Scout councils chartered in Georgia and serves approximately 44,000 girls and over 18,000 volunteer adults in 34 counties of metropolitan Atlanta and northwest Georgia. Its administrative headquarters and service center are located at 5601 North Allen Road in Mableton GA. Additional service centers are located in Dalton, Griffin and Cumming.

• Girl Scouting Mission Statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
• Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law: The Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act toward one another and the world.

GSGATL has a Winning Proposition and 5 key strategic priorities that will drive the work of the council for the next several years.

• Winning Proposition: Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta creates exceptional leaders through fun, girl-centered, girl-led experiences that transform their world.

• Key Strategic Priorities:
1. We will define and design a sustainable and satisfying volunteer experience that supports effective delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

2. We will increase contributed income to decrease percentage of girl-driven revenue -- ensuring long term sustainability.

3. We will create a culture of responsibility and accountability that achieves exceptional customer service.

4. We will communicate the right things to the right people at the right time in the right way.

5. We will leverage technology to support all strategic priorities.


The Director of Human Resources is responsible for workforce planning and management in support of the council’s strategic direction and annual plan of work. This Director will report to the CFO.

The Director manages all aspects of the council’s human resources function including the effective recruitment, retention and development of high performing council staff, including seasonal and temporary; all health and welfare benefits; salary administration; employee relations; personnel policy interpretation, establishment and administration; and, maintenance and security of employee files and records.

The Director of Human Resources may also participate, along with the Council’s executive team, in realizing the council’s vision and corporate goals by providing high level workforce knowledge and strategic organizational design options.


• Stays abreast of policy developments and best practices in the field; recommends new and updated HR policies to the CFO for approval by the council’s HR Committee and Board of Directors.
• In support of the council’s annual plan of work and in conjunction with the CFO, determines council staffing needs and develops multiple approaches to meet those needs.
• Administers the council’s performance management program; trains staff in coaching and feedback techniques and in conducting formal performance appraisals.
• Analyzes local, regional, and national salary and benefit surveys and data; develops and recommends strategies for attaining the council’s compensation philosophy; administers salary and benefit programs.
• Develops and/or conducts recruiting and comprehensive onboarding efforts for all council staff, including seasonal, temporary, and interns.
• Develops training, mentoring, and other developmental opportunities for staff based on council needs, career pathing, succession planning, changing staff structure, etc. including training needs assessment, new employee orientation or on-boarding, management development, cross-training opportunities, and the measurement and reporting of training impact.
• Ensures all activities are in compliance with local, state, and federal employment laws.
• Leads council compliance with all existing governmental and labor legal and government reporting requirements including any related to Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, USERRA, EEOC, ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, FMLA, FICA, WARN act) the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Department of Labor (DOL), worker’s compensation, and others as applicable.
• Analyzes the impact of HR systems and programs on under-represented or minority groups; promotes inclusion and diversity in all areas of work.
• Manages the development and maintenance of the Human Resources sections of the council’s website, particularly recruiting, culture, and council information; and Intranet sites.
• Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
• Maintains oversight of all personnel records and their confidentiality.


• Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of ten plus years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
• SPHR or specialized training in employment law, recruitment, talent management, total rewards (compensation and benefits), organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, training and development, and/or preventive labor relations, preferred.
• Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks (such as SHRM or ASTD) and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred.
• Possess ongoing affiliations with leaders in successful companies and organizations that practice effective Human Resources Management.
• Seeking candidates with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and success in dealing with a variety of people, ideas and business situations.
• Also required is solid, successful business experience in either for-profit or not-for-profit businesses with management responsibility and accountability.
• Minimum 5 years of managing direct reports/staff.
• Must be proficient in the knowledge and use of HR management systems (ADP’s HR/B system is currently being used).

For immediate consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and salary history to with “Human Resource Director” in the subject line. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Location Atlanta, GA, 30126, United States
Categories Women/Girls, Youth Services
Function Human Resources
Experience Years 10 yrs
Pref Degree Bachelors

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