Human Resources Director

Inspirica is one of the largest organizations serving the homeless in Connecticut. We provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent housing and affordable housing to approximately 800 adults and children in lower Fairfield County each year. We further provide critical support services such as children’s services, vocational training, workforce education, job placement, job/housing retention services, and counseling as well as access to health care, substance abuse treatment, mental health care, etc. In addition to being homeless, the people we serve typically suffer from mental illness, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS. Many also have severe cognitive impairments, a history of incarceration, little or no work history, and little education. All of our participants live at or below the poverty level.

Our mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.

Our principles are to be a results oriented, cost-effective organization with a caring professional staff and dedicated volunteers who believe in individual human potential, personal accountability and mutual respect.

Position Overview

We are looking for a full-time Director of Human Resources and Professional Development.  The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of Human Resources, be highly organized and motivated.  The person in this position will facilitate daily human resources functions like keeping track of employee records, supporting the hiring process, coordinating company benefits, and managing employee training and development.  This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.   

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Orchestrate and administer the hiring process, including job posting, applicant screening, new hire documentation, and onboarding new employees;

  2. Respond to internal and external HR related inquiries or requests and provide assistance to staff;

  3. Manage the ADP WorkForce Now HRIS, including new hires, terminations, and changes in employee data and benefits enrollment;

  4. Perform time and attendance functions with ADP TimeClocks: including register new employees, confirm PTO accruals, ensure ACA compliance, etc.;

  5. Design and manage employee training and development programs (online, with contracted local providers, and in-house) in coordination with the COO;

  6. Coordinate and champion the performance evaluation process


  • BA degree;

  • At least three years proven experience as an HR coordinator or relevant human resource/administrative position;

  • Knowledge of Human Resources processes and best practices, professional license (SHRM-CP/SCP) preferred;

  • Strong ability in using MS Office (Outlook, Word, basic Excel);

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality;

  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Candidates should submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample, in WORD FORMAT, by e-mail to

Inspirica is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, veteran status, the presence of a non-job related handicap, or any other legally protected status.