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    Cascade Employers Association

    HR and Compliance Consultant

    Are you a partner for excellence in the workplace?  At Cascade, that’s what we’re all about and why great employers seek us out.  We have an opportunity to join our team of exceptional Human Resource professionals who give employers human resources support, guidance, tools, resources and (most important) the confidence to take HR to the next level. 

    As our HR and Compliance Consultant (which also serves as a staff attorney) you’ll be integrating human resources, employment compliance and practical solutions to help organizations manage risk, build confidence and get (or keep) on track as a great employer. With your ability to quickly connect with people in a friendly and outgoing way and your ability to react and adjust quickly to changing situations or conditions you’re able to come up with practical guidance for anything that comes your way.  And a boring day isn’t something you’ll utter very often.  One day you might be providing HR guidance to a small professional service firm and the next day you’ll be onsite training at a manufacturing company with 200+ employees.  Another day you might be fielding inquiries about a variety of compliance and HR topics such as family leave, the ADA, affirmative action, FLSA classifications, employee relations and workplace harassment. 

    Here’s what we have:

    • With over 450 organizations that we support and laws that change, there is always something interesting happening and new to learn.
    •   Our environment allows you to maximize the use of your time while making sure our members have our full support and attention.
    • Customer service oriented culture.  We work hard to make sure HR isn’t the thing keeping our members up at night and that work isn’t keeping you up at night.
    • Opportunity to make a difference.  Whether it’s a quick phone call or an ongoing project, our members are thankful we are there to help make things better or simply confirm they’re doing the right thing.

    Here’s what you have:

    • A strong understanding of HR, employment law and solid business acumen.  Our members look to you to make sure they’re compliant but also to make sure they’re seen as a great place to work.  You’ll help keep them compliant while also helping them understand how great HR programs and practices will help them meet their business goals.
    • People orientation.  You understand people well and use that understanding effectively in motivating and persuading others to act.  Your persuasive communications skills allow you to gain the interest and buy-in from others.
    • Careful with risk and details.  Although you have a strong sense of urgency and work at a faster than average pace, you also have a high sense of responsibility for making sure your work is accurate. 
    • Curiosity and a strong desire to learn.  Asking “why” comes naturally to you to make sure you really understand what’s going on so you can explore options and provide clear and accurate guidance.
    • The activator gene.  You have an eagerness to take on new things. You know when something needs to be done and will take the initiative to collaborate with others to get it done. 

    Responsibilities of our HR and Compliance Consultant include:

    • Respond directly to requests for information and guidance in various HR and employment compliance issues such as family leave, ADA, wage and hour, employee relations, harassment and discrimination; review and develop human resources processes and tools, such as employee handbooks, job descriptions, affirmative action plans, and other employment policies and documents; and conduct workplace investigations.Advise employers on approaches and methods that connect compliance, HR programs and practices and overall business needs.
    • Research, develop and conduct training workshops (public and onsite), including webinars, relative to various areas of human resources such as harassment awareness, workplace respect, ADA, wage and hour, family leave, discipline and documentation and employment law.
    • Through interactions with members and non-members develop and execute billable service work in order to meet the revenue goals of the department and organization.Identify and collaborate with others to develop and execute new services and member benefits.
    • Conduct Human Resource Assessments, establish initial service relationship with new members, link new members to other professional services providers, Cascade products and programs.
    • Demonstrate continued professional development and research of business trends and professional issues by regularly contributing articles and alerts, blogs, social media content, video posts and other methods to help educate our Membership.
    • Develop and maintain business relationships with member and non-member companies to maximize the level and quality of service delivered.Promote Association membership to non-members as appropriate.Link members to other Cascade professional services providers, products and programs. 

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis on management or human resource management, a law degree from an accredited law school and active membership in the Oregon State Bar. 
    • Typically requires 2-4 years’ experience in employment law. Solid knowledge of human resource programs and practices preferred.
    • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and leadership skills are required in order to work effectively with all levels in an organization and in a variety of industries.
    • Excellent customer service skills required. 
    • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple on-going projects are required to assure service and product credibility and quality.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and ability to learn new software programs such as affirmative action plan and presentation software.
    • Requires current Oregon Driver’s License and reliable transportation
    • This position requires regular local travel.  Although infrequent, travel may include early mornings and late evenings.

    Please email a summary paragraph and resume to jobs@cascadeemployers.com.   In your paragraph, please tell us why you think you are a ideal match for us and us for you. 

    Posted on 10/4/2018

    Cascade Employers Association

    Are you a partner for excellence in the workplace? At Cascade, that’s what we’re all about and why great employers seek us out. We have an opportunity to join our team of exceptional Human Resource professionals who give employers support, guidance, tools, resources and (most important) the confidence to take HR to the next level.

    As a project based HR Flex Staff Consultant you will be providing “boots on the ground” support to our members that need extra HR help. One member may need you to jump in when someone on their HR team is going on leave. Another may need interim support while you recruit for an open HR position. Others may need your help establishing or building their HR presence. Whatever the need, your expertise will provide a seamless presence in their workplace with little or no disruption to their programs and policies, staff or management. And of course, you will also have a full battery of our HR professionals on your side.

    Here’s what we have:

    • Variety. With over 450 organizations that we support, there is always something interesting happening and new to learn.
    • Flexibility. Our environment allows you to maximize the use of your time while making sure our members have our full support and attention. As a project based position, your hours will vary week to week based on project assignments.
    • Customer service oriented culture. We work hard to make sure HR isn’t the thing keeping our members up at night and that work isn’t keeping you up at night.
    • Opportunity to make a difference. Even if you’re only onsite with a member for a few weeks our HR Flex Staff Consultants give our members confidence and peace of mind.

    Here’s what you have:

    • In the trenches HR expertise. You’ve lived it. You’ve survived. You really know what it’s like to practice HR and have the current technical HR knowledge, practical experience and appreciation for the different roles and functions of HR to guide others.
    • Curiosity and a strong desire to learn. Asking “why” comes naturally to you to make sure you really understand what’s going on so you can provide clear and accurate guidance.
    • Eagerness to take on new things. There are always opportunities to improve what we do and how we do it to make sure we continue to deliver top-notch services.
    • The activator gene. You know when something needs to be done and you’ll find a way to get it done.
    • The ability to deliver a Member experience that leaves them feeling supported and confident. When something is up, we want our Members to contact us first.

    Responsibilities of our HR Flex Staff Consultants include:

    • Provide onsite support to member organizations for of all aspects of HR including but not limited to compliance (family leave, ADA, wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, etc.), employee relations, performance management, recruitment, employee engagement, benefit programs, payroll, disciplinary actions, separations, policy reviews, development and maintenance of common HR documents and forms such as handbooks and job descriptions, and HR team and strategy development. (85%)
    • Complete overflow projects as needed including but not limited to handbook reviews, drafting or updating job descriptions, recruitment, and policy development. (10%)
    • Develop and maintain business relationships with member and non-member companies to maximize the level and quality of service delivered. Promote Association membership to non-members as appropriate. Link members to other Cascade professional services providers, products and programs. (5%)

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on human resources, business management or other similar field and at least 5 years of experience in mid to high level HR Generalist work.
    • Strong communication (both verbal and written) and leadership skills are required in order to work effectively with all levels in an organization and in a variety of industries.
    • A comprehensive knowledge of employment laws such as family leave, ADA, wage and hour and other similar laws is required.
    • Excellent customer service skills required.
    • PHR or SHRM-CP preferred, but not required.
    • Proficiency in various software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple on-going projects are required to assure service and product credibility and quality.
    • Typically requires current Oregon Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
    • Must have personal computer and phone.
    • This position requires regular local travel, typically between Portland and Eugene.

    Please email a summary paragraph and resume to jobs@cascadeemployers.com. In your paragraph, please tell us why you think you are a ideal match for us and us for you.

    Posted 9/25/18

     

    INTERNSHIPS

    Are you in need of a summer intern?  Or just curious what students might be available to help your business this summer?  Consider exploring a college intern. 


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    WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

    The Service Learning and Career Development office at Western Oregon University provides consulting services for companies, organizations, and agencies to develop, promote, and support successful internship programs. We are proud of our long tradition of building community partnerships to connect local businesses with our hardworking, inspiring, and diverse student population. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to learn more about your needs and interests and identify ways to strengthen relationships between you and WOU.

    For more information on developing an internship program or expanding your current recruitment efforts, please contact Kathryn Plummer, Assistant Director, at 503-838-8041 or plummerk@wou.edu.