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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden-Human Resources Manager-Mon, 10/04/2021 - 4:34pm

Human Resources Manager


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond , VA 23228
United States
Virginia US

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Job Description 

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s mission is connecting people through plants to improve
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, including the Lewis Ginter Nature Preserve, reveals the
unity and integration of human and plant life, celebrates the fundamental significance of
the natural world, and enriches communities through horticultural and educational
excellence and innovative outreach activities.
Responsibility, Innovation, Integrity, Hospitality and Inspiration

Founded in 1984, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a non-profit garden located in
Richmond, Virginia’s Lakeside neighborhood. The Garden encompasses 82 acres, four
lakes, 5,500 unique taxa of plants within 15 distinct outdoor gardens, 11 major buildings
including a conservatory and greenhouse, plus an 80-acre branch site, the Lewis Ginter
Nature Reserve. Annually, Lewis Ginter engages over 17,000 students in innovative and
exciting education programs. This cadre of identified learners is just a fraction of the
more than 400,000 annual visitors to the garden. In recent years, the Garden has been
honored with inclusion in several top ten lists for botanical gardens in North America.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not
discriminate on the ground of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin
in the hiring, retention, or promotion of employees. We support the diversity and
inclusion policy adopted by The American Public Gardens Association: to create an
equitable, diverse and inclusive culture where the contributions of all community
members are valued, respected and appreciated.

Job Description
As a leader in the Administration Department, the Human Resources Manager will
advance the Garden’s culture of leadership while providing an employee-oriented
atmosphere prioritizing quality performance, professional advancement, diversity, equity
and inclusion. The Manager will develop and manage talent recruitment and retention as
well as evolve organizational personnel policies for compliance and in alignment with the
mission, vision and values. The Manager will administer all employee benefit programs
while ensuring integrity and compliance of reports and audits

Duties & Responsibilities 

 Talent Recruitment and Retention.
o Develops and implements organizational strategy for
inclusive hiring of diverse staff to ensure we reflect the
community we serve.
o Works collaboratively with garden leadership to
anticipate current and future talent needs relevant to
strategic and master plans.
o Leads strategy for succession planning of talent.

 Manages new staff onboarding, orientation to welcome,
educate and celebrate new team members.

 Coordinates training and organization-wide learning sessions.
o Oversees workforce development strategy and supervisor coaching for
employee relations ensuring a culture of leadership at all levels.
o Advises teams on HR best practices, training resources, conflict
resolution, supervisory coaching and solution-based problem solving.
o Provides leadership when sensitive issues arise and gives guidance on
delicate circumstances.

 Directs the garden’s performance appraisal process including communication,
training, goal-setting and merit review based on core values and the strategic

 Administers bi-weekly payroll processing for accuracy, deductions,
levies and garnishments, accruals, changes and reporting.

 Leads employee benefit administration programs, review, reporting,
and compliance.
o Acts as a liaison between the Garden and external benefits
providers and vendors (health, disability, retirement, etc.).
o Performs periodic audits of HR files and records internally and
with external providers.

 Evaluate, evolve and communicate employee and volunteer handbooks to ensure
clear policies and policy awareness.

 Assure State and Federal legal compliances with highest industry standards and
meet Federal and State reporting requirements with audits.

 Maintains accurate and current human resource files, records and

 Stay appraised of current trends in HR field including current legislation and
o Conduct periodic wage and salary review against industry peers.
o Analyze trends in compensation and benefits and make recommendations
for improvement.
o Ensure the fair and equitable administration of policies.

Education and Experience 

Preferred: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or HRCI certification.
Required: Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Business
Administration or related field.
Minimum of five years in human resource management and
knowledge of non-profits.

Application Instructions 

Send PDF of Cover Letter and Resume to

Full Name 
Brian Trader