Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington is a Non-profit, Community Action Agency (CAP) organization providing Community Services through federal, state and local agencies. Locations include Mt. Vernon, Moses Lake, Pasco, Sunnyside, Ellensburg, Seattle, Wenatchee, Omak and Yakima.

Our Mission is to promote human services, economic development, and affordable housing. We have been providing education and employment support to communities since 1971.

Our vision is to assist families with life's challenges.

We are proud to employ a diverse workforce to deliver job training in communities where the need is great.

It is the policy of OIC to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their marital status, race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

OIC of Washington is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids/services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For TTY relay, call 1-800-833-6388.

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Chief Human Resources Officer  (Full Time)
Select Location: Yakima

The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The CHRO provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team. This position is a member of the senior leadership team, providing strategic direction, expertise, guidance, insights, and decision-making for the organization's initiatives and operations, ensuring cohesiveness and alignment with the organization's overall mission, values, strategic plan, and goals. The CHRO is hands-on and responsible for Labor and Industries, FMLA, Unemployment, benefits, and other employee programs. The CHRO oversees and completes tasks to ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and agency policies.

Supervised by: Chief Executive Officer

Positions supervised: Human Resources Coordinator

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position is directly responsible for leading and coaching managers of the agency, and indirectly responsible for all employees within the organization

FLSA classification: Non-Exempt

Minimum Qualifications:

1. BA in HR, Business Management, Leadership, or related field; and three (3) years’ experience, including two experience supervising. Or

2. Seven (7) years’ experience in Human Resources or related fields.

3. Broad knowledge of employment law, administration of benefits and compensation programs, organizational planning, organizational development, employee relations, training, and development.


  • Coaches, mentors, and trains direct report staff. Provides continuous performance management and conducts employee performance evaluations. Sets clear goals that establish expectations and define excellence.
  • Supports staff growth and development. Assesses the educational and experience needs of all levels of staff in collaboration with the individual.
  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of staff. Provides orientation to outline job requirements and expectations, policies and procedures, and proper use of tools and equipment.
  • Creates and maintains an inclusive work environment that respects diverse ideas, backgrounds, and styles. Supports diversity through the selection, management, and retention of diverse employees. Creates, drives, and maintains an employee engagement culture.
  • Develops, implements, and communicates HR plans and strategies to support the organization’s mission, vision, and achievement of the overall business operations objectives.
  • Provides overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, volunteer management, succession planning, retention, internship, training, continuing education, leadership development, professional staff services, provider enrollment, compensation, and benefits.
  • Establishes department goals, objectives, and operating procedures. Communicates regularly with the team, department, and organization, to provide information and input on goals, priorities, projects, and plans. Ensures that information from organization leadership is shared with the team in a timely manner.
  • Creates a culture where information sharing, team-based resolutions, cross-training, and process improvements are encouraged, and staff and leaders are held accountable for goal achievement and results.
  • Functions as a strategic advisor to the executive/senior management of each department regarding key human resources organizational and management issues.
  • Works with the executive management team to establish a sound management succession plan that develops talent and corresponds to the strategy and objectives of the organization. 

Salary Range: $96,666.00 - $112,927.00 per year

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