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Human Resources Director

Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA

At Area Residential Care, we believe that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community. To  achieve our vision, we  work as a team to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.  



  • BA/BS degree in human resources or a related field preferred with a minimum of two years relevant work experience; or a Master’s degree in human resources or a related field with a minimum of one year relevant work experience. Familiarity with union environments preferred.
  • PHR or SPHR preferred.
  • Understanding of the principles of human resources management.
  • Working knowledge of FMLA, ADA compliance.
  • Experience managing Worker’s Compensation and return to work procedures.
  • Must develop cooperative relationships with a variety of agency personnel, outside agency professionals, consumers, parents/guardians, and licensing and accreditation personnel.
  • Must be able to provide leadership through highly refined human relationship skills.
  • Ability to provide supported documentation (driver’s license and insurance) and drive an agency owned vehicle; or the ability to independently move from location to location between agency service sites.
  • The ability to work independently in a fast paced environment; strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer.


Job Summary:

The Human Resources Director administers the recruitment, hiring, and on-boarding of all agency staff, in addition to managing the principal components of the agency’s employee benefit and leave (DL and FMLA) programs.  The HR Director is responsible for ensuring the agency is in full compliance of all DOL and EEOC employment laws.  The successful Human Resources Director will champion employee engagement programs to increase retention and morale. 


Primary Job Duties:

  • Oversees and administers the human resource-related activities of the agency including: recruitment; screening and interviewing prospective employees; completing new employee orientation; administering those aspects of the union/management contract that pertain to job postings, biddings, etc.; and maintaining personnel files.
  • In conjunction with the Financial Services Director, manages the principal components of the agency’s employee benefit program, including the health and life insurance. Oversees the agency’s workers’ compensation activities. Administers and tracks the activities associated with FMLA.   Provides employees with timely notification and explanation of COBRA and other employee benefits.
  • Plans, organizes, and administers an active employee recruitment program. Identifies employee applicant resources.  Develops community relationships that promote the visibility of the agency and enhance employee recruitment efforts. Investigates creative methods to attract personnel to the agency.  Researches and recommends methods to retain employees.   Facilitates implementation of various agency-approved incentive programs.
  • In conjunction with agency’s administrative team, develops, recommends, and updates the policies and procedures that guide the operations of the agency’s human resources department. Researches and interprets human resources policies. Communicates and provides training on policies/procedures pertaining to the workforce.
  • Ensures the agency is in full compliance with all federal, state, and local labor laws.
  • Guides the employee discipline process: provides counsel to employees; reviews written disciplinary reports; facilitates employee disciplinary meeting. Assists department directors in the investigation of grievous violations of agency work rules and policies.
  • Participates in union/management contract negotiations. Administers those aspects of the union/management contract pertinent to human resource activities. Participates in grievance resolution.  
  • Oversees volunteer and internship-related policies and procedures. Processes intern/volunteer application, per policy.  Ensures volunteer/intern assignments are directed to appropriate personnel.


Hours/Days  of Work:

Office hours are usually 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, but may work occasional evenings or weekend hours.  



  • Health, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Employer sponsored life insurance of $50,000
  • 401k with employer contribution and match
  • Paid Time Off - 3+ weeks during first year
  • Accrued Disability Leave


Interested applicants please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to careers@arearesidentialcare.org 


Area Residential Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 634386
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Human Resources
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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