Senior Manager of Human Resources and Administration
American Bankruptcy Institute
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
The American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), a membership and education association in Alexandria, Virginia, which employs thirty full-time employees, has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager of Human Resources and Administration. The position is a dual role involving human resources and general administrative responsibilities. The Essential Functions of this position are reflected below. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is just as comfortable working autonomously as with a remote team. This candidate should be workplace culture-focused, bringing enthusiasm to the office environment and offering up new ideas and programs.
HR Essential Functions:
Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization employees; develops and implements policies and procedures to include the employee policies and procedures manual.
Communicates with employees and management on various human resource policies, procedures, laws, standards and other government relations.
Maintains employee files.
Administers the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises, creates/updates job descriptions as necessary.
Negotiates and manages employee benefits plans, including claims resolution; communicates benefits information to employees and manages open enrollment.
Coordinates and provides required information for payroll processing
Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt positions, temporary employees; manages internship partnerships and application process; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program; writes and places advertisements.
Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and performs exit interviews. Coaches, counsels and guides managers before executing employee disciplinary actions.
Responds to employee relations issues such as employee complaints.
Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.
Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.
Represents the organization for any unemployment claims.
Administration Essential Functions:
Oversees work of Office Manager and administrative staff, including ABI’s receptionist and administrative interns.
Oversee office operations and matters relating to facilities, insurance and major equipment acquisition and maintenance. Work with the Office Manager on tasks related to building upkeep and change. Negotiate/manage project-related contracts with consultants, contractors and suppliers. Negotiate property leases and acts as primary liaison with ABI’s landlords (and subtenants), develops and oversees office standard operating procedures.
Manages ABI’s business license(s) and ABI’s business insurance policies, making claims when necessary.
Works with Executive Director to develop General and Administrative annual budget.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Qualifications: Someone with a passion for organizational management, a strong background in nonprofit management and a track record in human resources and organizational development. Candidates with experience in the legal industry are preferred.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required (business, nonprofit management). Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of nonprofit experience required; a preference for 10 years of experience with a range of nonprofit, corporate or government experience, preferably a senior-level administrator with a demonstrated record of achievement.
Leadership and Management: Capacity for managing and leading people; ability to connect to staff both individually and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability; ability to develop and empower leaders from the bottom up and lead from the top down; strong commitment to follow-through; and high emotional intelligence.
Strategic Vision: Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends and incorporate them into organizational planning.
Organizational Development: Ability to think creatively about staffing and organizational structure.
Human Resources: Experience managing performance reviews and evaluations, as well as implementing HR policies and serving as a resource for staff.
Working knowledge of federal, state, and local existing and proposed laws/regulations affecting human resources management. Ability to interpret appropriate laws and policies and ability to advise management and employees accordingly.
Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint), CRM database (Salesforce or IMIS preferred), Project management software (ASANA preferred), HR software (Paychex preferred), and Adobe.
The American Bankruptcy Institute is the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals, made up of over 12,000 members in multi-disciplinary roles, including attorneys, auctioneers, bankers, judges, lenders, professors, turnaround specialists, accountants and others. ABI is committed to serving our members with high-quality conferences, comprehensive continuing education, effective legal research, and dynamic networking opportunities.
Founded in 1982, ABI plays a leading role in providing congressional leaders and the general public with non-partisan reporting and analysis of bankruptcy regulations, laws and trends. ABI is often called on to testify before Congress, analyze proposed bills, and conduct periodic briefings for congressional committees and legislative staff. ABI is engaged in numerous educational and research activities, as well as the production of a number of publications both for the insolvency practitioner and the dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency.