Human Resource Manager

  • Full Time
  • Decorah

Website Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) is a nationally-focused nonprofit organization located on the outskirts of Decorah, Iowa. For more than 45 years, the organization has been leading a grassroots movement to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations.

With some recent reorganization to better align with some exciting visioning and strategic goals, we are hiring for a Human Resource Manager.

The ideal candidate should have five years of human resource management experience with increasing leadership responsibility; effective oral skills and excellent written communication skills, an understanding of corporate protocol and discretion, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and a reasonable level of computer literacy.

The ideal candidate for this role will model a collaborative team-based style where active listening, creative problem-solving, and honoring diverse perspectives are central to their approach. We are looking for someone who can bring a growing knowledge of HR best practices to about 60 regular employees plus a seasonal team.

This person will work closely the management team to shape this role and implement HR strategy. This hands-on role manages a wide range of daily activities (i.e. payroll, post jobs, set up interviews, onboard new hires, offboard exiting staff, benefits administration, OSHA & workers comp reporting) yet also the leader who will develop plans to design and implement strategic HR initiatives.

This position is located on our campus in Decorah, Iowa and while remote work is available on occasion, a regular presence to employees on site is required.

Starting wage range: $26.00- $28.85/hr.

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications accepted through January 28, 2022.

Additional information and application instructions can be found at Please email a cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three references as a single PDF to [email protected] – include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications may also be mailed to: Seed Savers Exchange | Attn: Lynne Rilling | 3094 North Winn Rd. | Decorah, IA 52101.

Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Seed Savers Exchange does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.

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