Director of Human Resources

Reports to

Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

June 14, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

About the position


The Director of Human Resources directly supports the mission of The Everglades Foundation by overseeing the organization’s Human Resources operations, services, and compensation and benefits administration. The Director will serve as a key member of the management team is responsible for setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures, and best practices, and identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent management goals.  

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to talent acquisition and retention; employee relations; supervising one partial Human Resources staff member and an outsourced vendor; compliance with employment laws; performance management; employee onboarding and resignation/termination exit process; employment leaves including disability, workers compensation, FMLA, and parental leaves; research market rates for compensation; policy development and interpretation; HR and payroll systems; employee benefits program; and supporting the workplace safety program.

The Director of Human Resources is team and results-oriented and is committed to achieving the organization’s mission. The Director possesses a positive attitude, highly developed emotional intelligence, and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.  

The Director presents the highest level of professionalism and is able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.  The Director of Human Resources is capable of assessing, managing, and successfully completing multiple competing priorities with minimal direction, works well under pressure and on deadlines, thinks analytically, and proactively solves problems.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and work samples to Shannon Trivino, Director of Board & Employee Relations, at

No phone calls, please.

This job description accurately reflects the Director of Human Resources position as currently configured.  However, this job description is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all of the duties an employee in this position may be expected to perform.  Employees are expected to perform all other duties as may be assigned and/or directed.

This job description may be changed to include new responsibilities and tasks, or change existing ones, at any time, as the Foundation deems necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university is required; a Master’s degree preferred

  • Five to ten years of working experience in a Human Resources department, preferably in a non-profit or academic setting

  • PHR or SPHR certification preferred

  • Supervisory experience preferred

Mental and Physical Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the above minimum qualifications and be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the physical and mental requirements of the job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job.

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to concentrate and analyze information for extended periods of time.

  • Able to proactively solve problems and think analytically

  • Ability to make sound, prompt decisions

  • Ability to read and write

  • Manual hand dexterity is required to operate IT devices and complete paperwork

  • Endurance to work long hours, including nights and weekends


$115,000 - $135,000 commensurate with experience

About us

About Us: Since 1993, The Everglades Foundation has been the leading champion for the restoration of America’s Everglades. The team provides bipartisan solutions backed by sound scientific research. Through science, advocacy, and education, The Everglades Foundation is devoted to restoring and protecting America’s Everglades for future generations.

As a science-based nonprofit, The Everglades Foundation operates at the boundaries of science and policy, transforming the latest scientific research into economically-sound policy solutions for local, state, and federal governments. The Everglades Foundation understands the challenges of implementing ecosystem restoration and protection and has unique experience in guiding state and national leadership to invest in and restore one of our nation’s great treasures and one of the world’s most important wetland ecosystems.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a responsible employer that seeks to recruit and retain outstanding, high-performing professionals who are at the top of their fields to thrive in a dynamic, mission-driven culture committed to excellence, innovation, collaboration, and diversity.


Palmetto Bay, FL, USA