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Director of Human Resources

Posted: 07/03/2020

About DISCOVERY Children’s Museum
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is dedicated to the educational enrichment of children through hands-on, interactive learning. Now celebrating its 30th year, the Museum’s mission is to foster a welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive environment where all are invited to engage in playful and educational experiences that ignite a lifelong love of learning.

The Director of Human Resources will report directly to the CEO of the Museum.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the organization’s senior leadership team and implements the organization’s human resources goals and strategies related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and DEI goals.
  • Reviews current practices and policies, assessing and analyzing the extent to which they support or hinder the Museum’s DEI goals.
  • Researches, develops, recommends and executes creative strategies to foster the Museum’s DEI goals.
  • Oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Provides guidance to managerial team in developing objective performance and other employee evaluations and policies.
  • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs, develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management, and implements hiring strategies to attract employees from diverse backgrounds.
  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system, including the evaluation of diversity standards and goals.
  • Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law, particularly in the non-profit sector; maintains knowledge of diversity-related issues, legislation, and best practices; and applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources.
  • Provides training and policy updates to colleagues, ensuring legal compliance of management and staff.
  • Acts as a liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities.
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities and develops and/or manages training and development to aid DEI and retention initiatives.
  • Develops and implements departmental budget. 
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.
  • Adheres to ethical principles in all business dealings.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five years of human resource management experience required.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
  • Full-time, Salary range between $65,000 - $75,000
  • Paid Health and Dental Benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401K Plan
To Apply: 
DISCOVERY Children’s Museum accepts digital applications only. A complete application includes the following:
  • Cover letter: Must include position desired and salary requirements
  • Resume and/or CV 
Applications missing the above information will not be considered.
When submitting your application online, please save your documents as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) or PDF (.pdf) files.
To help us process your application as efficiently as possible, please save your files with the following filename format:
Cover Letter: LastName-FirstName-CoverLetter
Resume/CV: LastName-FirstName-Resume-CV
Additional Supporting Documents: LastName-FirstName-DocumentName

DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer that values and is committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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