Director of Human Resources

Inspirica (formerly St. Luke’s LifeWorks) mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve – and maintain – permanent housing and stability in their lives.  We are one the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut.  Each night, we house 350 people (1,050 per year, including 250 children). Our residential facilities include emergency shelters, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and deeply affordable housing.  We serve individuals across the spectrum of the homeless, including single men, single women, families, people with mental illness, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Inspirica is one of only a few organizations nationally that is able to address both the physical component of homelessness (residential services) and its underlying root causes (support services) on a single, powerful, end-to-end platform. In addition to housing, we provide vocational training, workforce education, job placement, housing placement, job & housing retention support, children's services, early childhood & parenting services, case management etc. We further collaborate with a vast array of external partners to provide medical/dental care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment etc.

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, onboarding new employees and benefits administration;

  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.