Human Resources Manager

  • Location

    1800 John F Kennedy Boulevard

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The HR Manager will provide a broad range of human resource services and guidance, will run the daily functions of the Human Resource (HR) department including recruitment, interviewing and hiring staff, onboarding, retention, compensation and benefits, training for staff, and enforcing organization policies and practices in service of UWGPSNJ’s mission.

The HR  Manager reports to the Chief of Staff.

This is a full-time hybrid [remote/in office] position in a flexible work environment. The office is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • Conducts recruitment, selection and onboarding activities to include creating, reviewing and updating job descriptions; developing recruitment strategies with hiring managers and screening qualified candidates; advising departmental managers through all phases of the search and selection process; conducting reference checks; negotiating salary offers; and coordinating onboarding of new staff and conducting new hire orientations.
  • Exercises judgement in use of internal versus external resources in recruiting and hiring process.
  • Works to promote UWGPSNJ’s brand and foster a positive candidate experience.
  • Contributes to developing, refining, and implementing organization-wide recruitment strategy that reaches and attracts diverse candidate pools and responds to the organization’s strategy, mission, vision and values.
  • Ensures that the organization’s commitment to DEI is reflected in the organization’s policies, procedures, and practices. Assists in staff and management and training in DEI.
  • Develop and implement training for all employees to ensure employees understand their roles, their legal obligations, and the organization’s culture and expectations.
  • Design and implement employee recognition and retention strategies.
  • Ensure that job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Assist in the development of a performance management process, including training, to assist the organization in meeting its mission.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization goals and objectives and work to support each department with appropriate training and performance management.
  • Take the lead in reviewing current policies and procedures and revise (or draft when necessary) to ensure alignment with all federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Investigate employee issues and conflicts and bring them to resolution.
  • Keeps current with industry regulations and trends and other relevant human resources information.
  • Gather benchmark data about jobs, compensation and benefits to drive a culture of appreciation
  • Proactively Map out and communicate salary ranges for open positions
  • In partnership with organization’s benefits consultant,  plan, development, manage, and administer employee benefit programs
  • In partnership with organization’s benefits consultant, direct open enrollment for the beginning of each fiscal year
  • Interface with Payroll/Finance on employee benefits and payroll
  • Manage employee leave requests including FMLA, STD. and other types of leave; preparation of all leave documentation and tracking of leaves
  • Process unemployment and workers’ compensation claims
  • Responsible for all government required compliance reports
  • Oversee the independent contractor and intern process
  • Facilitate the annual Code of Ethics compliance


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field or commensurate experience
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressive professional work experience in the principles and practices of Human Resources administration, in the area of employment and talent acquisition and retention, benefits and compensation, employee relations, staff development and training, and compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and project management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and a mature presence.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Working knowledge of and skill in interpreting and applying federal and state laws and regulations related to HR operations, programs and actions.
  • Proficiency or the ability to quickly learn MS software, HRIS and talent management systems, and other systems as required.
  • Working knowledge of the changing demographics of talent and tools, resources and strategies to attract, develop and retain talent.
  • High personal and professional integrity to maintain a high level of confidentiality and use discretion providing counsel.


This is full-time exempt position.

Benefits include a  403(b) plan, 11 Holidays, Paid Time Off, Sick Time, Life Insurance, LT Disability in addition to a full complement of Health and Welfare benefits.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of background checks as determined by UWGPSNJ.

EEO/AAP Statement

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

About Us

The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) is committed to ending intergenerational poverty in our region. UWGPSNJ’s mission is to end poverty and expand opportunity for all. As the organization nears our 100th anniversary of serving Greater Philadelphia, it is focused on new approaches to harnessing the collective power of our region to help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty, and new ways of engaging and investing in the communities it serves.   It deploys five primary tools toward this end:

  • Motivate individual, corporate, and institutional philanthropy;
  • Inspire, organize, equip, and deploy committed volunteers to drive this mission and vision;
  • Invest in evidence-based programming to increase opportunity and employment, financial empowerment for families, and resource high quality early education;
  • Measure progress and improve the nonprofit sector in the areas of data/evaluation, leadership, and organizational effectiveness; and
  • Convene local and national leaders to build and execute groundbreaking strategies for the region.

Apply for this job

UWGPSNJ has retained Dunleavy & Associates as their partner for this search. In order to be considered, interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter via the following LINK or directly to Patty Cook at

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