Minneapolis, MN

Human Resources Director, Northside Achievement Zone

The Organization

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a bold and innovative collaborative effort to close the achievement gap in a geographic “Zone” of North Minneapolis. The purpose of our work is to end multigenerational poverty in our community, using education as a lever. We use a data-driven, evidence-based, achievement-focused model in which both children and their families move through a “cradle-to-career” ecosystem that provides comprehensive support. NAZ is a leading initiative in the national Promise Neighborhoods and cradle to college/career movement. As NAZ learns what works with families in North Minneapolis to address complex issues related to urban poverty, strategies are being set up for replication and informing the regional, state, and national field.

Position Overview

The Human Resource Director is responsible for supporting a collaborative and results-oriented culture to meet human resource targets. This includes developing, implementing and managing HR policies, programs and practices that align with NAZs mission and values, and supporting the intentional development of a results-based culture within a collaborative. The HR Director is specifically responsible for leading NAZ efforts in talent management and staffing including talent acquisition, performance management, coaching and performance improvement; compensation and benefits; learning and organizational development.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategic HR Leadership

§ Foster an organizational climate that enhances goal achievement and ensures capacity for growth and development

§ Manage HR planning to align with NAZs mission and succeed in a collaborative effort

§ Develop practices to support a co-located staff experience (staff located at partner locations)

§ Develop programs that support staff health and wellness

§ Support and facilitate leadership development and change management initiatives

Talent Management

§ Lead efforts to recruit and hire qualified applicants and reflect the zone demographics in the NAZ staff composition.

§ Develop and manage efforts to onboard and retain staff

§ Develop and manage system to set performance expectations, appraise performance and support performance improvement and corrective action as needed

§ Create and maintain a culture of learning and continuous improvement

Compensation and Benefits

§ Design and administer job classification system

§ Conduct annual compensation review and recommend annual compensation plan including salary grades and salary adjustment criteria

§ Administer NAZ-sponsored benefits and oversee Payroll administration

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