Job Opening: Human Resources Manager, Friends of Acadia

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Human Resources Manager

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine
Full-time, 32 hours per week plus standard benefits

The Human Resources Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer and works closely with other FOA staff. This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time, detail-oriented, self-motivated HR professional who believes in the mission of Friends of Acadia.


Human Resources – 80% of work duties

1. Develop and maintain employee and volunteer policies and HR Standard Operating Procedures

2. Lead the creation of a new performance-based merit reward system

3. Coordinate market-based compensation and benefit reviews

4. Prepare employment offer letters

5. Maintain current knowledge of employment rules and regulations

6. Coordinate benefits for staff (health, and dental insurance, retirement plan)

7. Track Paid Time Off for FOA staff

8. Coordinate annual review process

9. Lead the process of hiring, and onboarding new staff, and volunteers

10. Develop and lead staff and volunteer orientation programs

11. Coordinate staff and volunteer retention efforts

12. Lead seasonal staff orientation, and assist new staff in the completion of employment paperwork

13. Lead staff and volunteer training program

14. Coordinate staff professional development

15. Manage conflicts, claims, and performance coaching

16. Coordinate HR policies, practices, and guidelines to ensure consistency with advancing and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment for all including advancing FOA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion commitments and goals.

Administration – 15% of work duties

1. Assist CEO and CFO as needed

2. Annual distribution and collection of conflict of interest forms

3. Help answering phones

4. Assist with Information Technology initiatives.

Other- 5% of work duties

1. Bank Deposits (serve as backup for Executive Assistant)

2.  Pick up mail (serve as backup for Executive Assistant)

3. Assist Development department as needed

4. Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Advanced knowledge of HR policies and practices including emerging trends and compliance
  • Previous experience as an HR professional
  • Advanced level of comfort and familiarity with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
  •   Experience with Adobe Acrobat
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about Acadia National Park
  •   Strong work ethic and ability to work independently and with a team
  • Patience, confidence, and a sense of humor
  •   Experience working for a nonprofit organization is a plus

If you are interested in being considered for the Human Resources Manager position, please send a cover letter and resume, saved as a PDF, to and note “Human Resources Manager” in your subject line.

Friends of Acadia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Friends of Acadia is an independent nonprofit organization, founded in 1986. Its mission is to preserve the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality and cultural distinctiveness of Acadia National Park and the surrounding communities, and thereby to ensure high quality experiences for visitors and residents.