HR Manager

Dirigo FCU is hiring a Human Resources Manager at its Lewiston location.

Dirigo FCU is a profitable and fast-growing community credit union headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, career-minded professional with the vision, passion, and ability for exceeding the expectations of our member-owners. The ideal individual will ensure personnel and training functions are uniformly applied, operate within the policies and guidelines established, and comply with regulations. Activities include recruitment and staffing, employee relations, benefit administration, salary administration, employee orientation, development and training, regulatory compliance relative to personnel, pay and benefits, and payroll administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs functions of payroll administration including preparation of time and attendance records, review of payroll output, distribution of paychecks/vouchers, maintenance of benefit records and personnel files, and preparation of payroll/audit reports and HR reports.
  2. Administers the organization’s benefit programs including coordination of open enrollments, maintenance of benefit records, consult with employees, and review of benefits to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  3. Administers the organization’s compensation plan including preparation/evaluation of job descriptions, annual merit plan, compensation budgets, performance planning and review, and maintenance of compensation records and files.
  4. Responsible for employment functions such as conducting interviews, administering pre-employment tests and screenings, EAP, reference checks, making job offers, and conducting exit interviews.
  5. Perform functions associated with HR training including development and administration of HR training plans, assessing training needs, and documenting individual training records. Serves as a resource for performance training.
  6. Reviews and implements policy changes to ensure compliance with legal requirements and HR regulations including filing of required annual reports, informing managers on organizational policies such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment.
  7. Consults with employees, supervisors and managers on various employment related issues including performance, disciplinary and personal issues providing guidance where appropriate to include interpretation of policy, review of disciplinary measures, review of personnel records and interpersonal conflicts.


  • Three to five years of similar or related experience.
  • Knowledge of sales and relationship building skills.
  • Knowledge and awareness of all credit union products and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of computers.
  • Be trustworthy while working with sensitive information.
  • Dependable – Ability to show up to work daily and on time.
  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Motivating or influencing others is a material part of the job. Outside contacts become important and fostering sound relationships with other entities (companies and/or individuals) becomes necessary and often requires the ability to influence and/or sell ideas or services to others. The role requires a significant level of trust or diplomacy.
  • A background in personnel administration, compensation, benefits, training, payroll, and employee relations. Able to operate an adding machine, keyboard, and computer as well as various computer applications including Microsoft Office products, Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, and Outlook.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be familiar with federal and state laws affecting Human Resources.
  • PHR or SPHR or SHRM Certification preferred, but not required.

Education Requirements:

(1) A bachelor’s degree, or (2) completion of a specialized certification or licensing, or (3) completion of specialized training courses conducted by vendors, or (4) job specific skills acquired through an apprenticeship program.

What We Offer:

Competitive compensation, based on experience, plus a generous benefits package including:

  • 401(k) with matching program
  • Health insurance with employer provided HSA contributions
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • ST/LT disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays

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