HR Manager

Annual compensation $64,000 to $80,000 (DOQ)

Full-time, Regular Status, FLSA Exempt




Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!


For over 110 years Childhaven has been a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more community-based, and forming partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children, families, and communities. By combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values are the compass we use to get us there. They guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. Values are the touchstones to chart and guide our behavior, and reflect our commitment to:


  • TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.


Going forward, we are embarking on a new and very ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In so doing, we are opening doors to a host of new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that’s where you come in.


You are a passionate, driven, and dedicated HR professional who is excited by this opportunity to bring your superpowers and diverse mix of skills and experience to advance our work. You share our vision to help ensure that all children are safe and healthy; thriving physically, socially emotionally and educationally; and well nurtured by family and by their community. You too are constructively dissatisfied with the status quo, embrace continuous improvement, and heed the call to better serve more. You are equal parts learner, leader, and mentor… and see around the corners of a challenge, replaying the question of “What if” with a reply of “Why not”.

You proactively break down silos and nurture a cohesive and collaborative team that prioritizes “we” and “ours” over “I” and “my”. You foster an environment of belonging, healing, and relationship-building - and recognize that feelings matter. You take initiative, participate fully, and engage deeply, all while maintaining a sense of humor and having fun. You whole-heartedly embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and culture. You are curious, courageous, and reflective – and willing to bring your humanity to work.

If this sounds like you – we need to meet - and talk more about the positive impact we could have together.



Childhaven is seeking a dynamic HR Manager to support us in achieving our mission, vision, goals, and values. This is a hands-on role that needs an experienced HR professional who has a great depth and breadth of skills, including but not limited to: Recruitment and Hiring, HRIS, Employee Engagement, Benefits and Leave Administration, and best practices related to Human Resources and Anti-Racism Policies and Procedures.

Above all, the selected candidate will bring enthusiasm for helping us build and support a passionate and skilled workforce of diverse professionals who make significant positive impacts in the lives of children, families, and communities. Travel is required between our service locations, currently located in Seattle and South King County. This position will report to our Chief of Operations and Programs.

Primary Job Duties:


Recruit and Retain Exceptional Staff

  • Partner with the senior and program leadership team members to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy, particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
  • Work with hiring managers to proactively determine staffing needs, develop job descriptions, and establish compensation.
  • Support an equitable hiring process and ensure new staff are warmly welcomed, onboarded, and optimally set up for success.
  • Manage a market-based pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; and recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.
  • Manage employee benefits program by assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to leadership; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; adjudicating workers comp and unemployment claims; and designing and conducting staff education programs around benefits.
  • Manage, support, and develop a small HR team.

HR Operations

  • Audit, propose, draft, and revise internal HR policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance, mitigate risk, and align with organizational objectives and values.
  • Be a strong and supportive HR resource for team leaders on HR related issues.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations.
  • Support the development and implementation of a values-driven performance management system.
  • Track, analyze, report, and improve HR related data.
  • Effectively partner with outside HR consultants and attorneys as needed.

Enhance Organizational Culture

  • Contribute to nourishing a values-driven, healing-centered, and anti-racist culture that attracts and retains an exceptional workforce.
  • Work alongside senior and program leadership to develop and implement strategies to ensure all staff members are highly engaged and satisfied in their roles.
  • Support the development of strong people managerial competencies in all staff with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Be instrumental in working alongside all staff and leaders to foster a culture of support, respect, reflection, and growth.
  • Use a combination of best practices, data-driven strategy, and innovation to enhance our environment, work, and mission.

What we offer:


  • A mission-driven workforce in a 110-year-old organization committed to continuous quality improvement.
  • Competitive total compensation package based on applicable years of experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending account; healthcare reimbursement account; education reimbursement; and a 403(b) savings program with employer contributions.
  • A learning environment with opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Dedication to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that is relevant to them and their values.


  • Collaborative HR team leader who is able to accomplish a high volume of both transactional and strategic activities.
  • 5 years of demonstrated success as an HR Leader or HR Business Partner, with specialist level knowledge and expertise in the following disciplines: compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, HRIS, leaves and accommodations, risk management, and compliance.
  • 2+ years of staff supervisory experience.
  • Strong relational approach to HR leadership with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Successful track record delivering full-range HR services to organizations (preferably not-for-profit organizations with 100+ employees).
  • Strong knowledge of local, state, and federal employment laws including EEO, ADA, FMLA, FSLA, OSHA.
  • Solid knowledge of best practices related to undoing institutional and systemic racism and experience applying practices in an organizational setting.
  • Highly skilled in recruiting qualified staff through a wide variety of channels.
  • Expertise in process improvement and change management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS, and talent management systems (we currently use ADP and BirddogHR)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.


  • Experience in healthcare, early learning, and/or social service environment.
  • Experience in Mental Health, Early Learning, Childhood Trauma, or related field.
  • Experience with reflective supervision and practice.
  • SPHR, PHR and/or Project Management Certification.
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or related.

How To Apply


Complete the online application and attach a resume and/or cover letter.  Application materials must detail the representative experience and/or education that demonstrates the ability to perform the functions of the job.     


          Completed application packets are due by February 26, 2021

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.