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Director, Human Resources

Under the direction of the President and CEO, the Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resources function of the Blood Bank of Hawaii..

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention and AA/EEO compliance.
  • Manages human resources operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining staff; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff job contributions; maintaining compensation; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Develops human resources operations financial strategies by estimating, forecasting, and anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; aligning monetary resources; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Accomplishes special project results by identifying and clarifying issues and priorities; communicating and coordinating requirements; expediting fulfillment; evaluating milestone accomplishments; evaluating optional courses of action; changing assumptions and direction.
  • Supports management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications.
  • Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Periodically reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  • Remains abreast of changes and developments, and maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization’s compliance.
  • Communicates changes in organization personnel policies and procedures and ensures proper compliance is followed.
  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the President and CEO, on personnel matters.
  • Participates on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.
  • Performs other tasks, duties or projects, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in human resources

Preferred Licenses/Certifications

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) preferred


  • Ten (10) plus years of experience managing/directing HR operations for an organization, including payroll
  • Five years supervisory or management experience required


  • Highly developed skills in human relations with proven ability to relate to individuals in a positive manner and build and maintain solid working relationships.
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to work with and service diverse individuals and provide excellent customer service.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to effectively motivate and develop personnel.
  • Demonstrated effective staff supervisory skills, including setting clear expectations, coaching, counselling, mentoring, conflict resolution and performance management.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to provide consistently high levels of customer service to external customers.
  • Excellent management skills: planning, organizational, analytical, problem solving and prioritizing.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, interpret and present data toward appropriate decision making.
  • Ability to think strategically, synthesize complex business and financial data and develop innovation solutions.
  • Ability to plan and organize a diversified and heavy workload.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and work well under pressure and time/resource constraints.
  • Proficient computer skills.

Other Requirements

  • Professional, business-like appearance
  • Good attendance
  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines


 Drug testing and physical examination required for all positions.

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