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Director, Human Resources | KCET


Director, Human Resources







KCETLink's Human Resources function

is a one person department, requiring the Director to possess a breadth of

capabilities and responsibilities, ranging from strategic people management,

program development and administration, to all administrative activities

associated with payroll, benefits, and report compilation - both internal to

KCETLink and external to the various agencies that monitor its employment

practices. The Director reports to the Sr. Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate

and Legal Affairs, and, working with the Sr. Vice President and General

Counsel, Corporate and legal Affairs, develops and implements programs,

policies and procedures that impact all aspects of the workforce from

pre-employment to termination. 


Must have a minimum of 7 -

10 years of human resources experience in a broad range of functions

(personnel, employee relations, EEOC/diversity, compensation, benefits [plan

development and administration], payroll, and training and development) with

increasing levels of responsibilities.



  • Works closely

    with KCETLink's senior management to align and provide Human Resources

    service, expertise, and solutions to advance KCETLink's mission, core

    values, and business objectives.
  • Manages the

    day-to-day delivery of Human Resources services to KCETLink, as follows: 


Recruitment &


develops all job postings and job descriptions; recruits for positions,

ensuring adherence to all applicable legal requirements and developing and

retaining mandatory documentation; drafts offer letters; attends quarterly job

fairs; conducts new employee orientations; enrolls employees in all benefit

plans; ensures that new employees are fully informed on corporate benefits,

policies and procedures, safety training, and all areas that will impact their

employment; inputs, updates and maintains all employee data into the online

human resources/payroll system; and, develops and maintains all employee

personnel files.




provides advice, counsel and direction on all personnel and disciplinary

actions; ensures all applicable laws are followed (wage & hour,

EEO-related, common law and other specialized statutes); monitors to ensure

consistent application throughout KCETLink; develops, updates and maintains all

personnel policies and procedures, including the Employee Handbook, keeping

abreast of legislative updates and other changes; resolves employee complaints

through mediation and individual coaching; and, conducts employee exit



EEOC/Diversity: ensures that the

KCETLink workforce reflects the communities it serves; prepares all required reports

to all local, state and federal agencies, such as the Affirmative Action Plan

(AAP), the EEO-1, the FCC and Corporation for Public Broadcasting annual



Compensation: provides salary

surveys and compensation best practices advice and counsel to KCETLink's Sr.

Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate and Legal Affairs; and, ensures

employees similarly situated are treated similarly.



Administration (health, welfare & retirement)
: recommends plan

design changes, where applicable; conducts open enrollment; enrolls employees

in benefits, answers questions or directs employees and their covered dependents

to information sources, and maintains all employee data bases and reporting.


Payroll: working closely

with the Finance Department, ensures all employee data are input and updated in

the payroll system to guarantee a timely payroll; serves as the key contact in

responding to all wage and hour issues, staying abreast of all applicable

changes in the law; and, ensures final paychecks are timely and accurate.


Training and


provides for all legally required training (including sexual harassment and

diversity training), and develops and facilitates other sessions as needed or desired. 


Employee Morale: plans and implements employee

events, e.g., Holiday Party, Health Fair, receptions, etc.



Administrative Duties:
responsible for the accurate and timely completion of

all required internal/external reports; administers departmental budget and

KCETLink's internship programs.



A minimum of 7 - 10 years of

progressive Human Resources experience with a focus on all essential human

resources functions listed above. Demonstrated ability to develop effective consultative

relationships with management and ease in interacting with all levels of staff

from individual contributors through senior executives. Tact, diplomacy,

objectivity, and confidentiality are absolutely required.


Strong business acumen, teamwork

and interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work well under

pressure, handle many projects simultaneously, and resolve problems quickly and

effectively. Must be able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally

and in writing, in both formal and informal settings


A Bachelor degree in

business, Human Resources or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education

and experience. Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

Outlook) required, as well as, specific experience in an online human resources

and/or payroll product, preferably Ultipro.



  • Experience

    with non-profit organizations strongly preferred 
  • Experience in

    a media / production environment preferred
  • Demonstrated

    ability to supervise employees
  • Experience

    with merging two corporate cultures a plus, as is working with employees

    in multiple locations



The candidate must be able

to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.


This position reports to the

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate and Business Affairs.

To apply, please submit a completed Job Posting Application to Human Resources

by September 15, 2013.



minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to

apply."  EEO Employer.


KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP is the the national independent public media organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV (ch. 375) and DISH Network (ch. 9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems.