OARS, one of the most respected outfitters in adventure travel, is seeking a full-time Director of Human Resources to support, plan and implement Human Resource programs.
PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Director of Human Resources will oversee all aspects of the OARS Human Resource department:
Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource-related federal and state requirements, conducting investigations and maintaining records
Maintain and revise the company’s employee handbook
Implement, and revise as needed, the company’s overall compensation plan
Maintain job descriptions and individual compensation agreements
Develop, analyze and update the company’s compensation budget
Develop, revise and make recommendations regarding employment plans and procedures
Administer employee benefit programs
Oversee recruitment efforts for all personnel, including writing and placing job ads
Conduct new office employee orientations and employee relations counseling
Oversee exit interviews
Maintain HR department records and reports
Coordinate and prepare documentation for bi-annual performance reviews
Provide consultation and recommendations regarding disciplinary actions and conflict mediation
Plan and implement annual HR seminar at each regional outpost
Maintain company directory
Performing other related activities and tasks as assigned
Some travel will be required
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Five or more years of experience as a manager of Human Resources
Bachelor degree or higher in Human Resource studies or a related field
Strong problem-solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills with high attention to detail
Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities with a strong emphasis on interpersonal skills (will interact daily with a diverse team of office colleagues and remote staff)
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, with or without direct supervision
Additional professional HR certifications highly valued
OARS was founded in 1969 by river pioneer George Wendt. By 1974 the company found its permanent home in Angels Camp, California, where George and his wife Pam turned a fledgling rafting company into what is now one of the most respected outfitting companies in the world.
George was president of OARS for 47 years until his passing in July of 2016. He was a visionary entrepreneur and one of the adventure travel industry’s trailblazers. But more importantly, he left a legacy of river conservation and stewardship based on the inspiring idea that spreading the love of wild rivers is the surest path to their protection, now and for the enjoyment of future generations.
Today, Tyler and Clavey Wendt, George and Pam’s sons, are leading the company. They’re dedicated to furthering the company’s commitment to the preservation of wild places and creating meaningful outdoor experiences for our guests—values that have been at the core of OARS for five decades.