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Director, Human Resources

Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA) and Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking a Director of Human Resources who will be responsible for administration, management, planning and development of all human resource functions for the Conservancy, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the Conservancy’s mission.

The Conservancy has been dedicated to protecting and restoring the region’s exceptional natural places since 1932. As a member-based nonprofit organization, we work in cities and towns across Western Pennsylvania and rely on the help of thousands of members, partners and volunteers. We are making a difference in our region’s water, land and life. We do this work for the benefit of wildlife and people who call Western Pennsylvania home, and for future generations.

Job Duties

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for human resource management for the Conservancy, including:

  • Employee relations
  • Compensation program and salary administration
  • Benefit and pension plan administration
  • Development and maintenance of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Recruitment and onboarding of new employees
  • Performance management
  • Regulatory compliance including but not limited to EEO, OSHA, all federal, state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Organizational training and development initiatives


Excellent organizational skills–must be able to demonstrate prior success at executing projects in a timely manner and in achieving results on schedule. Must be able to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to make presentations to the general public and peer audiences.
  • Excellent facilitation and coaching skills–must have the ability to work well inter- and intra-departmentally.
  • Strong planning skills–must be able to develop and implement tactical plans from established strategic goals.
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Training/development background preferred.

Physical Requirements

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Utilizing keyboarding and fine motor skills.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Sitting for periods in excess of 2 hours and working at a computer.

Preferred Qualifications

Eight (8) years of experience in public or private human resource management; OR

  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field, and five (5) years of HR generalist experience; OR
  • A master’s degree in human resource management or related personnel/human resource field; OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification strongly preferred.
  • Must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


This position's primary location(s): Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA) and Headquarters - Pittsburgh Office (Pittsburgh, PA)

Position Duration

This is a regular, full-time opportunity that includes a robust benefits package.

Additional Details

The position is based at Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa. Travel to Pittsburgh, Pa. office will be required periodically.



Application Process

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to and list Director, Human Resources in the subject line.

Application Deadline

June 15, 2022

COVID-19 Considerations

Masks are optional within all WPC/Fallingwater locations. We are encouraging vaccinations and will be implementing weekly testing effective March 5, 2022 for those not vaccinated.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is fully committed to diversity and inclusion. We seek contributors from all backgrounds to join our team. Read our equal opportunity employer statement.