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Manager of Human Resources with FC Cincinnati in Cincinnati · OH

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About FC Cincinnati
FC Cincinnati is a professional soccer team that plays in Major League Soccer, having entered the league as its 24th team in 2019. The club’s wide and diverse ownership group is led by controlling owner Carl H. Lindner III; as well as managing owners Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh; Scott Farmer; and George Joseph. MLS invited Cincinnati to the league as an expansion team in May 2018, giving the club one of the fastest run-ups to its first-division launch in league history – 277 days from invitation to its first game. Originally founded in 2015 by Lindner III and current president Jeff Berding, FCC began play in the United Soccer League (USL) in 2016. The club won the 2018 USL Regular-Season Championship in record-setting fashion, and earned postseason berths in all three of its USL seasons. In 2017, FC Cincinnati also advanced to the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a run that included victories over two MLS squads. The team currently plays its home games at the historic Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati, while its $250 million, privately funded, 26,000-seat soccer-specific stadium is constructed in the West End neighborhood of Cincinnati. The new stadium is expected to open in Spring 2021. 
Position Summary 
The Manager of Human Resources will assist with managing all HR related functions. This includes assisting  in planning, implementing, and evaluating human resource strategies, policies, programs, and practices in alignment with organizational core values and mission.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage recruitment process, including creating and posting job descriptions, scheduling interviews, interviewing candidates and creating offer letters
  •  Serve as a representative of the club at career fairs
  •  Manage new hire orientation and training process 
  • Process and administer onboarding and off boarding of employees
  •  Manage and administer employee insurance and other contractual benefits
  •  Organize and maintain employee personnel files
  •  Manage the employee HRIS database, prepare reports for FCC and MLS as needed
  •  Work with accounting/finance administering compensation and payroll
  •  Assist with employee engagement, culture, and training development initiatives
  •  Handle unemployment claims and employment verification requests
  •  Assist in managing the annual performance management process and provide ongoing guidance to employees and managers as needed
  •  Liaison between HR, employees and payroll manager, assist with payroll as needed
  •  Establish positive working relationships with employees and vendors
  •  Day to day contact for all employee payroll and benefit changes and updates as necessary
  •  Manage and assist in various special projects and HR initiatives as required
  •  Ensure the adherence to federal, state and local employment laws and make certain that the interpretation and implementation of company policies and procedures are in compliance with state and federal laws
  •  Confidentially assist with day to day employee relation matters as needed
  •  Inform and advise employees on human resources matters, such as policy and procedures, time off, and performance
Education and Experience
  •  Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent education and experience
  •  3+ years of Human Resources experience as a generalist or equivalent 
  •  Successful experience recruiting and onboarding employees
  •  Proven experience in handling employee benefits 

Required Skills
  •  Positive “Make it happen” attitude
  •  Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills  
  •  Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and diplomacy
  •  Strong team philosophy; proven ability to work positively, collaboratively and professionally within a team and across an organization
  •  An innovative approach and willingness to contribute creative solutions to problems as they arise
  •  Strong ability to multi-task, in a fast-paced working environment
  •  Ability to develop productive and effective relationships across all levels of an organization
  •  Ability to exercise an extreme sense of confidentiality and sense of urgency
  •  Strong project management and analytical skills
  •  Strong Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  •  Solid knowledge of local, state, and federal labor laws and statutes
  •  Payroll and HRIS experience a plus

FC Cincinnati is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please  include resume and salary requirements.  Please indicate if you currently live in the West End Neighborhood of Cincinnati, OH. 

Job Questions:

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  2. What is your salary range?

  3. Do you currently live in the West End Neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio?