Director of Human Resources

The Oasis at Death Valley
Published
May 6, 2022
Location
San Francisco, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

This position is based in Death Valley, CA. Relocation assistance is provided: ask about our 2 bedroom cabin that we're providing to sweeten your experience!! šŸ˜‰

Xanterra Parks & ResortsĀ® is the nation's premier national and state park concessioner, operating lodges, restaurants and retail shops in many of our nation's most spectacular venues. Xanterra's business lines include hospitality operations in a number of US national parks and private resorts, a growing portfolio of adventure travel companies, and an expanding small-ship cruise line. We seek leaders with a passion for hospitality and who exemplify our twelve core values: leadership, respect, candor, guest service, attitude, teamwork, environment, community, innovation, health & balance, honesty & integrity, and profitability.

The Oasis at Death Valley is a true American oasis which consists of the historic AAA Four Diamond Inn at Death Valley and the family oriented Ranch at Death Valley. With towering palm trees, Bermuda grass lawns, and a constant source of natural spring water, the Oasis at Death Valley is surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Death Valley National Park. With 3.4 million acres of diverse geological terrain consisting of arid low desert (282 ft. below sea level-lowest point in North America) and 5,000 to 11,000 ft. tall mountain ranges, this resort offers a one-of-a-kind lodging experience.

The Oasis at Death Valley features spring-fed swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course (world's lowest elevation golf course-we guarantee your lowest round ever!) and adventure excursions offered seasonally (October-early May) by the Furnace Creek Stables and Jeep Rentals and Tours. While day time activities are filled with exploring canyons, ghost towns, sand dunes and local wildlife; the evening skies are equally impressive. Designated as one of the few Gold Tier "International Dark Sky Parks" in the world.

The Oasis is located two hours northwest of Las Vegas, NV and four hours northeast of Los Angeles, CA.

We are seeking a Human Resources Director that will be responsible for the HR initiatives and goals to meet the organization's business objectives and strategy. This individual will also oversee, manage and direct all functions of the Human Resources discipline, Employee Housing and Employee Recreation departments for a large resort in Southern California; The Oasis at Death Valley.

This position includes accommodation in a two-bedroom house on property.

Responsibilities

    -On a time sensitive basis become conversant and knowledgeable with Xanterra Parks & Resorts policies and procedures ensuring a fully functioning understanding of and ability to operate in the Human Resources Director position within sixty to ninety days of job commencement .

    -Direct and support administration of training and development programs, employee recognition programs and employee orientations.

    -Oversee staff of six human resource professionals and support staff, ensuring all departmental functions are carried out in compliance with company and property policy.

    -Provide employee conflict resolution oversight. Offer guidance to all levels of management with respect to Human Resources issues, Company policy and procedure and employment law.

    -In conjunction with Controller, prepare and administer annual budget for Human Resources and Employee Housing departments.

    -Monitor and oversee annual Affirmative Action Plan.

    -Participate in weekly Executive staff meetings as required, communicating effectively with the General Manager and other team members as needed.

    -Be available as scheduled to cover assigned Director on Duty responsibilities.

    -Responsible for all employee related communications, to include monthly publication of property newsletter.

    -Monitor staff recruiting to fill seasonal and year round positions. Ensure standards established to facilitate application review and the extension of job offers are maintained and upheld

    -Ensures a thriving employee culture inclusive of development opportunities, recreation programs and a positive living environment (Company owned and operated housing including homes, apartments, dormitories and RV areas).

    -Oversee the development and implementation of employee activities to include property wide employee functions, holiday events and miscellaneous activities through the Recreation Coordinator.

    -Responsible for ensuring that all employees are aware of the Ecometrix Policy, Xanterra's company-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) and their roles and responsibilities in achieving conformance to the policy.

    -Facilitate and document annual departmental refresher trainings with all employees, to include "Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Awareness", "Emergency Action Plan procedures", bi-annual sexual harassment training, etc.

    -Other duties as assigned.

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