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Director of Human Resources

Yellowstone Forever
Montana, United States
$70,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Jan 5, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Special Events, Programs, Managing Volunteers, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Human Resources
Education, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Director of Human Resources plays a critical role in fostering Yellowstone Forever’s workplace culture and the recruitment, hiring, performance, and engagement of employees and volunteers. This position leads and proactively develops and manages initiatives, programs, and policies to measure and enhance staff performance, consistent with best practices. The Director of Human Resources closely partners with the President & CEO and senior staff to develop and implement programs, policies, trainings, and services to help enhance the staff experience, in order to attract, develop, engage, and retain the uniquely talented people required to achieve the mission of Yellowstone Forever. This position oversees recruiting, payroll/benefits administration, strategic plan, strategic work plan, staff performance oversight and management, staff engagement, workplace culture initiatives, staff relations, and legal/regulatory compliance around employment and benefits. Further, this position will lead recruitment and management of our volunteers, and related support. This position is a member of the senior leadership team of Yellowstone Forever and provides guidance on related matters to the President & CEO and other senior leaders.  The ability to direct multiple priorities with minimal supervision is essential. Success in this position requires outstanding organizational skills, initiative, deep knowledge of employment and volunteer practices, interpersonal relationship building, and proven leadership skills. The position also will require visibility in the workplace at YF’s two primary locations and in all park stores to build rapport with staff at all levels of the organization.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain an expert understanding of Yellowstone Forever’s desired workplace culture and work closely with the President & CEO and senior staff to create long-term strategies and drive key initiatives to promote and achieve a culture of excellence and employee engagement.
  • Monitor staff and volunteer feedback, relevant data, and metrics to share with leadership and identify areas for improvement.
  • Drive high levels of workforce performance and enrich staff engagement by developing, implementing, and overseeing employee and volunteer programs including recruitment, hiring, orientation/onboarding, organizational development and regular performance management.
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of YF’s total rewards programs, including payroll/benefits management, in addition to management of employee and volunteer housing needs.
  • Partner with leadership to ensure appropriate staffing levels are achieved while managing the compensation program with consideration to internal and external equity.
  • Develop and manage annual department budgets and timelines.
  • Work with leadership and hiring managers to recruit and select talented employees and volunteers.
  • Lead YF’s commitment to and implementation of best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Coach supervisors on the handling of performance and disciplinary issues, including developing templates, trainings, and guidelines for performance documentation.
  • Maximize efficiency and effectiveness of programs that affect volunteers and employees.
  • Develop and maintain updated orientation and development programs, including developing regular trainings, which enhance employee performance and volunteer services.
  • Create, develop strategies to enhance, and ensure employee engagement, volunteer, and professional development opportunities.
  • Oversee, manage, and motivate HR and IT staff to achieve optimal performance.
  • Effectively and timely communicate relevant HR related information across the organization.
  • Maintain current knowledge and application of all relevant laws and regulations at the local, state and national level relating to employment and ensure organizational compliance. Oversee tracking and fulfilling federal and state filing requirements related to employment, coordinating as needed with legal/finance.
  • Lead initiatives to periodically review and update the Employee and Volunteer handbooks, tracking and incorporating applicable developments in employment law and industry best practices.
  • Work closely with finance on retirement plan administration, including coordinating delivery of required communications to plan participants and lead the annual plan audit.
  • Lead review of employee concerns and complaints, coordinating as needed with legal, to address and mitigate potential risks.
  • Build and maintain a network of nonprofit HR professionals.
  • Represent Yellowstone Forever and its mission accurately and positively.
  • Foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment with YF employees, volunteers and partners.
  • Travel into Yellowstone, throughout the Greater Yellowstone area and other, as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the President & CEO or other designated leadership.


Full position description is available on our website. 

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