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Human Resources

Senior Director / VP, Human Resources


Senior Director/VP of Human Resources


Gardiner or Bozeman, Montana

Reports To:

President & CEO


Full-Time / Regular / Exempt

Summary Description:

Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever. Our combined operations include 11 educational Park Stores with gross sales of over $5.1 million; the Yellowstone Forever Institute, which offers more than 600 in-depth programs each year; a supporter program of over 50,000 Yellowstone enthusiasts raising funds to support critical park priority projects; and an online community of over 300,000 worldwide. Yellowstone Forever has provided over $100 million of cash support and over $55 million of in-kind support since 1933. Our mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure Yellowstone remains for generations to come. 

The Senior Director/VP of Human Resources plays a critical role in fostering Yellowstone Forever’s workplace culture and the recruitment, hiring, and engagement of employees and volunteers. This position leads a Human Resources (HR) team which proactively develops and manages initiatives, programs, and policies to measure and enhance staff performance, consistent with best practices. The Director/VP of Human Resources closely partners with the President & CEO and senior staff to develop and implement programs, policies, trainings, and services to help enhance the staff experience, in order to attract, develop, engage, and retain the uniquely talented people required to achieve the mission of Yellowstone Forever. This position is lead for overseeing recruiting, payroll/benefits administration, staff performance management, staff engagement, workplace culture initiatives, staff relations, and legal/regulatory compliance around employment. Further, this position will lead recruitment and management of our volunteers, and related support. This position is a member of the senior leadership team of Yellowstone Forever, and provides guidance on related matters to the President and CEO and other senior leaders.  The ability to direct multiple priorities with minimal supervision is essential. Success in this position requires outstanding organizational skills, initiative, deep knowledge of employment and volunteer practices, interpersonal relationship building, and proven leadership skills. The position also will require visibility in the workplace to build rapport with staff at all levels of the organization.


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Yellowstone Forever is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to comply with all applicable local, state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, political beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.