Human Resources & Wellness Manager at the Wing Luke Museum / Employment

April 16, 2023

Organization Name: Wing Luke Museum

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Wing Luke Museum (WLM) Mission: We connect everyone to the dynamic history, cultures, and art of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders through vivid storytelling and inspiring experiences to advance racial and social equity.

Position Title: Human Resources & Wellness Manager
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Rate of Pay: Grade 23; $55,025 – $77,035 annually, DOE
A candidate with five years of experience can anticipate $63,500
Schedule: Full time; Monday – Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
Location: On-site, five days a week
Benefits: WLM offers a comprehensive package, including health (medical, dental, vision) and life insurance, Long Term Disability, AD&D, 403(b) participation, 12 paid holidays, and PTO (paid vacation and sick leave). Staff enjoy museum membership and discounts at the Marketplace and programs.
Application Details: Preference given to applications submitted by Sunday, April 16th, 2023.

Position Summary:
At the WLM, we believe in Arts + Culture as Apothecary (ACA), defined as culturally rooted art and creative expression contributing to comprehensive wellness from individual to community. We also trust that an employee’s well-being, intersectionality, interculturality, and enoughness are central to the success of their job. This role is the initial Human Resources (HR) contact for day-to-day employee and manager inquiries and upholds best practices. The HR & Wellness Manager will recruit eligible employees, foster relationships with all employees, manage performance evaluations, organize team-building institutional and department trainings and events, and administer a benefits program that enables employees to maintain a work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:
• Employee Engagement and Performance the HR & Wellness Manager embraces the WLM vision and belief framework that we create wellness (nourished in body, mind, and spirit) by celebrating enoughness (to do enough, have enough, be enough). This position will understand the best practices to mitigate stressful situations and create a foundation for well-being.
o Performance Manage and update as necessary the annual performance evaluation process and assist supervisors as needed.
o Workplace Culture: Actively oversee and ensure a positive workplace culture through the development and organization of staff events such as ‘Ohana Week, Fun Committee activities, holiday party, etc. Create and maintain an employee recognition program to uplift and sustain morale.
o Benefits Manage benefits administration (medical, dental, life, vision, 403b, plans etc.) and liaise with plan brokers. Additionally, this position works with and guides employees through accessing various offerings, such as well-being programs.
o Resolution management This position is the initial point of contact for employees that require assistance. They will also support the COO with employee relations, consultation, and guidance, including performance management, improvement, and conflict management.
o Separation Manage employee separation and termination process, including exit interviews.
• Recruitment This position coordinates the hiring process of all new employees. This includes:
o Creation and updating of position descriptions.
o Posting and actively recruiting, using various networks and community outreach.
o Manage the application process, including screening and coordinating all aspects of the interview process.
o Assist with references and background checks.
o Oversee new employee onboarding and orientation.
• Training and professional development Essential and central to the success of our staff, this role will support employee engagement initiatives and activities. This includes managing and coordinating Wing Luke University (WLU). WLU is an initiative to diversify art museum leadership and is currently focused on providing individuals tools to develop into future leaders. They will provide opportunities so that all employees are given the proper tools to succeed.
• Compliance Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR federal and state requirements and conducting investigations. Work with third-party HR vendors. Develop and implement management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending HR policies and procedures.
• Networking
o Identify and implement strategies to imbue WLM ACA in staff practices.
o Join networks of other organizations taking a similar approach to ACA and HR.
• HR File Management The HR & Wellness Manager will follow best practices for maintaining and organizing HR files, including compliance requirements for personnel files, job descriptions, background checks, and benefits-related material.
• Be an enthusiastic WLM ambassador!
• Other duties as assigned.

• Three years of Human Resources experience including recruiting, benefits, employee relations, performance management, and training. Non-profit arts and culture experience desired.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Able to work accurately and independently, with a high level of confidentiality when necessary. Capable of managing sensitive matters effectively and with diplomacy.
• Demonstrated experience providing professional-level HR consultation to employees and managers, including employee relations facilitation, training, and development assessments.
• Prior success in recruiting for a wide variety of positions.
• Experience in upholding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility best practices.
• Strong proficiency with a range of computer software and other online, cloud-based project management and collaboration tools, desirable.
• Demonstrated curiosity with a passion for learning and growing professionally.

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