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Human Resources Manager

Cornerstone Advocacy Service


Organization Summary:

Cornerstone is a $4.8M agency with approximately 90 employees. We provide specialized services within eleven cities, including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Edina, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center. Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence. 


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Employment and/or Job Related
Category: Administration and Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: DOQ
Hours: 40 hours per week 

Primary Duties:

The Human Resources Manager position is responsible for developing and organizing all human resource activities of the organization. The position is responsible for aligning key organizational and strategic objectives with employees, management, and programs. The position will provide consultation to the management team, serve as an employee champion, assess and anticipate HR needs, communicate needs proactively, and seek creative solutions. In addition, this position carries out the core responsibilities of the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.



1.      Consult with management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.

2.      Analyze trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs and policies.

3.      Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.

4.      Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with the legal department as needed/required.

5.      Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to management (e.g., coaching, employee counseling, disciplinary actions).

6.      Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

7.      Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.

8.      Develop recruiting strategies and manage the full cycle of recruitment.

9.      Provide guidance and input on program restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

10.  Identify training needs and objectives for management and supervisors, including individual coaching needs.

11.  Create and facilitate all HR related training; develop effective ways to monitor and evaluate the success of training programs.


HR Operations

12.  Perform benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and communicating benefit information to staff.

13.  Develop and maintain affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintain other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO rules/regulations.

14.  Manage all benefits and payroll.

15.  Serve as the main contact during the pre-and post-hiring process and ensure that all hires are handled properly and in a timely way.

16.  Handle employee relations and exit surveys.

17.  Maintain accurate and complete employee files with all required materials.

18.  Maintain the ADP payroll data base.

19.  Maintain company organization charts.


20.  Participate on internal PACE committee and other committees as assigned

21.  Attend staff meetings & trainings; position specific

22.  Provide support to Cornerstone’s fundraising events, as requested.

23.  Support CAS marketing initiatives i.e. CAS/Elevator speech

24.  Promote CAS mission & philosophy

      25.  Display high ethical/professional standards 


Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in Human Resource Management), with minimum of 3 to 5 years' experience resolving complex employee relation issues. Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management and federal, state and local employment laws.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

SHRM - PHR, SPHR, CP or SCP credential or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.


·         Written and Oral Communication

·         Consultation

·         Global & Cultural Awareness

·         HR Expertise

·         Relationship Management

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the agency.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position regularly requires long hours and occasional weekend work as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area travel may be expected.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.    


Additional Info:

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Cornerstone offers a generous salary and benefits package 

How To Apply:

Please E-Mail your cover letter & resume to


No agencies; No walk-ins; No phone calls please


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