Job Description

Job Summary:

The Human Resources Director originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company. The major areas directed are:

  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department
  • Develops, implements and manages departmental budget
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs
  • Collaborates with senior leadership on organizational and strategic planning
  • Develops and implements policies, processes and surveys to support the organization
  • Administers and oversees the administration of compensation, benefits, performance management, employee orientation and relations
  • Manages employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health
  • Provides employee services and counseling
  • Monitors and ensures the organizations compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations

Primary Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Safety of the workforce.
  • Development of a superior workforce.
  • Development of the Human Resources department.
  • Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, and high performance.
  • Personal ongoing development.


  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of HSPPR
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Is visible to staff, communicates with VP of Finance and Administration on significant developments within the department.
  • Attends necessary meetings.
  • Directs HR related communications of pertinent information to staff, managers, and directors.

 Organizational Development:

  • Ensures that policies and procedures are being followed.
  • Develops and follows timelines for annual plans and projects and is accountable for staff’s decisions and actions.
  • Supports management and discusses differences privately.


Encourages the use of volunteers, the solicitation of monetary and in-kind donations whenever possible.

 Fiscal Responsibility:

Maintains control of HR budgets.

 Staff Management:

  • Utilizes performance-based management when counseling and evaluating staff and sets measurable goals for employee growth.
  • Submits evaluations on time and encourages continuing education for staff as it relates to the organization’s needs.
  • Recognizes good performance and counsel staff to correct problem issues.


Is flexible with scheduling and is available when away from the facility as needed to meet the needs of the organization.

Supervisory Duties:

  • Directly supervises the Human Resources Manager and HR/Recruiting/Retention Manager

Education/Experience Necessary:

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.); or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • HR systems and payroll systems knowledge.

NOTE:     The job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Important Notes

Who Are We?  The first of only two AAHA accredited shelters in Colorado!

Employment at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado

HSPPR is a nonprofit animal shelter serving El Paso, Pueblo, and Douglas Counties as well as the City of Centennial.  We employ a total of 190+ employees.  We are an organization that celebrates and prioritizes diversity and inclusion. Employees must be 18 years of age, a drug test and background check are mandatory for employment.  In addition to competitive salaries, we offer comprehensive benefits to our full-time staff. These include:     

Health Insurance     401K with employer matching up to 4% of salary      Dental and vision* Insurances     Supplemental Group Insurance*     Short and long term disability Insurance      Paid time off      Holidays      Direct Deposit          (*) Employee pays the full premium

 The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer.  To learn more about this program, go to

The core values of the staff unite and guide us to provide the best service to the animals in our care, our organization and our community. 

Core Values Statements

• Compassion: We believe that animals matter. We are committed to treating animals and people with kindness, respect and compassion.

• Stewardship: We are accountable and transparent in our actions and in the use of our resources to build trust in those we serve.

• Integrity: We believe we can make the greatest impact by staying true to our mission, always doing what is best for the animals and people of our community, and standing united in our decisions.

• Excellence: We are passionate about our mission, and strive for excellence through continual learning, innovation and the development of our board, staff and volunteers.

• Collaboration: We seek strategic partnerships and alliances to advance the welfare and protection of animals and people.