Human Resources Director

Human Resources Director

February 1, 2024

Heron’s Key, is a premier life plan community of “Emerald Communities” located in Gig Harbor Washington. We are dedicated to providing our residents the best senior living experience in the Puget Sound area and offer a full continuum of care from independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.

Heron’s Key is a community of “People Helping People”. If you want to look back at the end of the day and feel the difference you have made, you will want to join our team. You will have the ability to greatly influence the care and service provided to our seniors and the opportunity to create long-lasting relationships that will impact many lives.

We are seeking a hospitality-focused Human Resources Director! If you have 5+ years of HR generalist experience, this might be the role for you! You will work alongside a mission-focused HR and leadership team to support 175 employees on our campus in Gig Harbor, WA. Please note, this is an on-site position.

We are seeking a customer service orientated human resources professional that enjoys building relationships and being hands-on while also focusing on strategic initiatives. The ideal candidate will also have good organizational skills and attention to detail. If this is you, let’s chat!

Pay Scale: $91,000 – $110,000
(also eligible for bonus)

We offer:

100% employer paid medical, dental and vision, life insurance and AD&D for employees working 30+ hours/week (Option to buy-up PPO plan if desired). In addition, we offer a Flexible Spending account for medical and childcare reimbursements with a $500.00 rollover feature (No Rollover on childcare) AND the option to purchase Long Term disability and additional life insurance. Eligibility begins the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Employees are able to enroll in our 403(b) retirement plan immediately. We match 50 cents for every dollar saved up to 10% of your annual salary. Matching begins the first of the quarter following 1 year of employment. Full-time employees are eligible to accrue up to 21 paid time off days, 6 paid holidays and 3 personal days.

In Addition, we offer:

Employee Discount Program
Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
Free Parking
Beautiful walking paths around the community

You will impact the entire employee lifecycle. Primary responsibilities include:

Oversees the entire employee lifecycle and HR team. These functions include but are not limited to the recruiting process, employee onboarding and documentation, HRIS system, compensation administration, training and development and employee recognition.
Oversees and administers all employee benefit plans.
Serves as a representative for employees and acts in a conciliatory role concerning employee grievances, conferring with and counseling employees regarding personnel policies and procedures, benefits, employee relations, and professional concerns. Oversees & conducts employee investigations as needed.
Serves as resource for supervisory staff by advising on employee relations and disciplinary actions.
Recommends staffing, training and equipment needed to meet resident needs and/or to provide other services.
Comprehensive knowledge of state and federal labor laws, including department of health regulations.
Prepare and administer annual HR department budget.
Supports employee safety programs and initiatives.
Manages workers compensation claims.
Partners with outside vendor to manage unemployment claims.
Coordinates annual performance evaluation process.
Develops and prepares monthly metrics reports.
Leave Management.
Completes all state and federally mandated annual reports.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related subject preferred, or equivalent work/experience.
At least 5 years’ experience in Human Resources.
PHR or SHRM certification preferred.
Experience in healthcare or long-term care environment preferred.

All Herons Key employees must pass a criminal background check and other pre-employment requirements. We are an E-Verify employer.

Emerald Communities/Heron’s Key is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Info

Company Name
Herons Key

Company URL

Contact Name
Ashley Horsefield


(206) 291-7154


4340 Borgen Blvd
Gig Harbor, WA 98332