People and Culture Director

Job Description


Employment Classification: Full-Time

Department: People & Culture

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Reports To: Executive Director

Supervises: 1 FTE

Salary Range: $105,000-$120,000


100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee; flexible spending account; employer matching contribution to 401k retirement fund (currently 4%); employer paid life and disability insurance; PTO and 10 paid holidays; parking or bus pass paid. Maybelle Center staff may work remotely up to 20% of the time based on position and responsibilities.

About Maybelle Center

Belonging is a basic human need. But many of us face barriers that keep us from experiencing deep connection with others. Maybelle Center partners with neighbors in downtown Portland to build connection and a sense of belonging through affordable housing and inclusive social events and activities so more of us can experience a healthy, connected life and contribute to a thriving Portland. You can find out how we build belonging on our website:

Position Overview

Maybelle Center seeks an experienced HR professional to serve as People and Culture Director at Maybelle Center to help lead us in the care and support of one of our most valuable assets: our people. The talented and devoted individuals who work at Maybelle Center bring a passion and commitment to our community every single day – in a sometimes challenging, but always rewarding, environment. We are guided by our core values: 1.) Every person has innate value and is important; 2.) It is a fundamental need to be socially connected with other humans; 3.) We all have something to offer and places where we can learn and grow – we are continually learning together.

We are a diverse employee group! We are seeking a People and Culture Director with a broad knowledge base and a fierce determination to support our staff to excel in their jobs and in their professional growth. Of utmost importance will be a focus on the employee life cycle: talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, training and development, and HR compliance. This position will supervise and oversee the team of People & Culture staff and/or outsourcing partners for payroll, HR, benefits, and leave administration. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, flexibility and creativity, a sense of humor, and a commitment to promoting an inclusive and collaborative workplace across the organization.

Essential Job Functions

The information provided below encompasses the functions and capabilities linked with this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities.

  • Provide strategic HR guidance to the Executive Director and leadership teams to identify the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Provide leadership, ensure accountability, and promote continuous improvement in the complete employee lifecycle.
  • Recommend, evaluate, and participate in organizational efforts to promote equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • With the assistance of our third-party HR partners, assist in planning, developing, and implementing policies, processes, training, and initiatives to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategic personnel needs.
  • Coach and train managers in employee communication and coaching, developing and tracking performance plans, constructive problem-solving, and motivating and supervising strong teams.
  • Administer and oversee human resource policies, training, and support including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive change management plans aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Engage with key stakeholders, addressing concerns, and fostering a positive and transparent communication environment.
  • Identify staffing and recruiting needs; develop and execute equitable best practices for hiring and talent management across all departments.
  • Supporting employees in adapting to new processes, technologies, and ways of working.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and progressive technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to all managers.

Skill Profile

The individual in this position is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Knowledge of social services and an understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals in the community, aligning trauma-informed HR practices with the organization’s mission.
  • Familiarity with best practices for promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace, with a focus on creating an inclusive environment for all community members.
  • Knowledge of the nonprofit sector, including an understanding of compliance issues, and the unique aspects of managing human resources within a nonprofit organization and community-based care setting.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills tailored to engage with a wide array of community members, employees, and stakeholders.
  • Capability to manage HR challenges in crisis situations, such as community emergencies or unexpected organizational changes.
  • Strategic mindset to align HR initiatives with the organization's long-term goals and community impact.
  • Ability to create and sustain a positive work culture that aligns with the organization's values, promoting employee well-being and satisfaction.
  • Ability to model a positive attitude, a calm leadership style, deep commitment to DEIB work and true accountability

Job Qualifications

The following qualifications are required to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of human resource experience at the director level, ideally in a non-profit and/or social service agency.
  • 5+ years of experience in HR management in the practice of employee relations, benefits, talent acquisition, HRIS, and ATS management, training, succession planning, off boarding, performance review/management, and coaching. Familiarity with Community Based Care a plus.
  • Proven experience in HR roles with a focus on change management.
  • Advanced knowledge of online HRIS and payroll systems, admin level understanding of Paylocity highly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of federal and state HR laws and regulations, and best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strict adherence to confidentiality, discretion, and unbiased judgment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Prior experience working in the nonprofit sector, showcasing familiarity with the specific nuances and challenges associated with nonprofit organizations.
  • HR Certification (i.e. SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, PHR/SPHR) is a plus.
  • Ability to pass background check

Physical Requirements

The following capabilities are required to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden on the company are available to address the following requirements.

  • Ability to sit for up to 8 hours at a time; ability to bend, straighten and travel reasonable distances.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, fingers, and arms to handle, feel, and reach; to talk, and to hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and is occasionally required to stand, talk, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The environment is characteristic of a facility in which healthcare is provided to the frail elderly and individuals requiring additional assistance due to special needs. The noise level is usually moderate.

A Note to Potential Candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, BIPOC, and other candidates from most-impacted communities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that is welcome. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you feel you do not meet every one of the qualifications described. Maybelle Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $105,000.00 - $120,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to Relocate:

  • Portland, OR 97209: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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