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Appalachian Mountain Club. |
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Experience Required:||4-5 years|
|State/Province:||MA - Massachusetts|
The Appalachian Mountain Club, the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization, seeks an individual with a passion for the outdoors and demonstrated success in leading a Human Resources function in a fast-growing, dynamic environment. AMC is looking for an individual who values an employee-oriented, high performance culture where recruitment and ongoing development of an outstanding workforce is a central goal and every task, large and small, that supports the safety, development, and performance of the workforce is considered a critical component to the mission and success of AMC.
With more than 150 full-time employees located in Boston, the North Country of New Hampshire, and at several other locations in the Northeast, as well as a seasonal workforce of several hundred more, the AMC offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced human resources generalist. AMC’s mission is to promote the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountain, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. In serving that mission, AMC’s employees do everything from maintaining trails to publishing books, from operating overnight destinations to advocating for conservation policy. AMC’s Director of Human Resources must be comfortable serving this wide-ranging, passionate, and hard-working group of employees through responsibilities from organizational development to tracking and maintaining background checks.
AMC’s Director of Human Resources will be called upon to lead a human resources function that enhances AMC’s strong employee culture while meeting the highest standards for quality in recruiting, organizational development, compliance to employment and other regulatory requirements, benefits and payroll administration, and employee relations. The Director of Human Resources’ responsibilities include:
Qualities and Qualifications
Appalachian Mountain Club staff members share a passion for the outdoors and a genuine belief in the mission of the organization. Only candidates with a commitment to AMC’s mission will be considered. AMC is a terrific place to work, and the organization welcomes candidates with qualities such as:
This position reports to the Vice President for Operations & Chief Financial Officer. Headquartered in Boston, the successful candidate will bring to the position a comprehensive understanding of human resources practices and principles including benefits, compensation, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, on-boarding, and staff development. Candidates should demonstrate all or most of the following qualifications:
AMC anticipates that this work will be performed primarily in a general office setting, with minor physical effort or strain required. Travel across the AMC’s region will be required. Work is normally performed while seated, and requires freedom of movement. Staff must be able to stand, sit, walk, climb stairs and operate standard office equipment. Staff may spend extended periods of time at a computer terminal, on a telephone, or operating other office machines. This position requires an ability to work in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment and manage deadlines. The work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements. Ability to travel safely in the backcountry in all weather conditions carrying up to 30 pounds of gear is preferred.
Salary and Benefits
The Director of Human Resources position is a full-time, year-round, exempt position. AMC offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package. Here are some of the highlights of benefits offered:
The AMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in the workplace. The AMC encourages the involvement of all people in our mission and activities, through our membership, programs, policies, and procedures. Our goal is to be a community that is comfortable, inviting, and accessible for people of any age, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
Send your resume titled your last name resume (e.g. SMITH J RESUME) and a detailed cover letter titled your last name cover (e.g. SMITH J COVER) to email@example.com. While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, applications received by June 1, 2012, will receive first priority. For more information, contact search consultant Carolyn O’Brien,Carolyn.G.OBrien@gmail.com. No phone calls and no snail mail applications please.