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Senior Human Resource Leader

Connecticut Renaissance Shelton, CT
  • Posted: 26 days ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Connecticut Renaissance is all about providing the best possible service to people in need and no matter what your industry is, businesses run better when Human Resources is at its best! If you are an innovative and creative individual, join our leadership team and be a part of the driving force of our organization.

Connecticut Renaissance prides itself on being at the forefront of behavioral health. Since 1967, we have provided evidence-based treatment for adults, adolescents, and families in outpatient and residential settings.

Our warm and inviting office environment promotes teamwork and innovation through competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.


The Director of Human Resource position is responsible for the administration and operations of the human resource functions such as: benefits development/administration, orientation programs, payroll processes, and integration, compensation review and performance management, legal compliance, policy/procedure development, employee relations, and recruitment and retention. The HR Director will lead a team of HR professionals and work closely with executives and other key managers of the organization. In addition, the position will support the HR staff and provide a broad range of HR consultation and services to the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Standing member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Chair of Human Resource Committee.
  • Participate in the development of organizational strategic planning.
  • Provide support and oversight to assigned HR team members: guide and coach on issues including but not limited to, payroll, benefits, onboarding, training and development, recruitment, regulatory and compliance.
  • Oversight of annual benefit renewals and enrollment process.
  • Foster an environment that engages all employees, respects diversity and is compliant with all applicable laws.
  • Maintains a presence in the organization’s locations by providing coaching, focusing on performance management, staff and leadership development.
  • Participate in the implementation of training programs targeted for all employees on relevant professional development and industry topics and best practices.
  • Maintain/update the agency’s Human Resources Policies & Procedures, ensuring they reflect company practices and standards.
  • Resolve employee complaints, grievances, and investigations to resolution.
  • Manage the disciplinary action process, including warnings and terminations in conjunction with management staff.
  • Participates in agency fundraising and employee engagement activities.
  • Oversee the internship program for administration staff.
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

Knowledge Of:

  • Human Resource management functions.
  • Understanding of federal and state labor regulations and laws.
  • Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity requirements and procedures.
  • General office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite.

Ability To:

  • Supervise staff, develop job descriptions and provide performance evaluations and improvement plans.
  • Analyze and solve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Influence and make recommendations to all levels.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Manage priorities effectively to meet deadlines and demonstrate multi-tasking skills.
  • Assimilate new information and technology.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or related field.
  • Eight (8) years of experience working progressively in Human Resources or related field.


  • Must be: ethical, self-motivated, dependable/reliable, and detailed oriented.
  • Must be able to interface easily with staff, other senior management personnel, and funding sources.
  • Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 20-pound objects and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

This job description covers the most significant duties but does not exclude other assignments or related duties.

Connecticut Renaissance

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