Human Resources Manager

Employment Opportunity

Classification: Full-time; Exempt

Location: Haverhill Regional Office, Haverhill, Mass. Partial remote work is possible. Candidate must reside in New England. Position is primarily remote through at least March 2021. Periodic travel to Historic New England’s sites throughout New England is required.

Historic New England, the region’s largest heritage preservation and conservation organization, seeks a diplomatic, dynamic, and resourceful Human Resources (HR) Manager to join our team.

Description: The Human Resources Manager plans and manages human resources systems and strategies that support our mission and our staff team. This position ensures that Historic New England attracts and retains a diverse, engaged, and productive staff by fostering a workplace culture that encourages teamwork, open communication, and continuous improvement. The HR Manager’s role as the liaison between management and employees is strategic and operational—it serves as the point person on HR policies and procedures and ensures successful resolution to personnel issues. The HR Manager is responsible for the management and implementation of recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee communication, and employee development programs that ensure inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the workplace. The HR Manager ensures compliance with current federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. This position supports the volunteer program and requires periodic travel to our historic sites throughout New England.


Qualifications: As an ideal candidate, you will hold a bachelor’s degree and have six to ten years of administrative and HR experience, preferably in an organization with one hundred or more full-time employees and a part-time/seasonal workforce. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of work. Knowledge of HR policies, procedures, compliance and practices, and experience developing, executing, and maintaining HR programs. Accuracy and ability to maintain confidentiality are essential. Superior organizational skills. Well-developed listening and interpersonal skills. Ability to interact diplomatically and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Fully competent computer skills including use of MS Word and Excel spreadsheet functions, PowerPoint, and email. Familiarity with payroll and HR software. Must be able to operate effectively in a fast-paced, team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively. Proven success diplomatically collaborating with and motivating staff. Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution. Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, pay attention to details, solve problems, and meet deadlines. Requires a valid driver’s license; means of transportation is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Understanding of and passion for Historic New England’s mission. SHRM or PHR certification is a plus. HR experience with a dispersed workforce and multi-state organization. Knowledge of ADP payroll software preferred.

Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.