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All Native Group Human Resources Director - Bellevue/Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE in USA ● Winnebago, Nebraska

Human Resources Director - Bellevue/Omaha, NE or Winnebago, NE

Bellevue, NE, USA ● Omaha, NE, USA ● Winnebago, NE 68071, USA

Req #3452

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Ho-Chunk, Inc. is the award-winning economic development corporation owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Founded in 1994, Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s mission is to drive the socio-economic development of the Winnebago people through a world-class tribally-owned company. Ho-Chunk, Inc. has grown into a diversified corporation with over 1,500 employees from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and skill sets. Ho-Chunk, Inc. operates numerous subsidiaries in a range of industries including federal government contracting, real estate, construction, manufacturing, retail and agriculture. Our award-winning business model reinvests in the Winnebago Tribe among shared priorities of employment, housing, education, youth and elders.


Reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources with an additional reporting relationship to the leadership team of Warhorse Gaming, LLC, the Director of Human Resources will collaboratively develop and implement approved organizational strategies for all aspects of Human Resources.

Provides guidance to leadership teams in understanding Organizational Development, HR, Compensation, Benefits, and other workforce strategies and programs. Recommends appropriate actions to ensure Local, State, and Federal compliance.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provides strategic direction for company programs impacting employment related areas

  • Oversees design and development of workforce strategies, policies, procedures, and programs in areas of organizational development, employee benefit programs, compensation, staffing & workforce planning to align with organizational philosophy and business objectives

  • Provides guidance to leadership teams in understanding Organizational Development, HR, Compensation, Benefits, and other workforce strategies and programs.

  • Recommends appropriate actions to ensure Local, State, and Federal compliance.

  • Administration, Management and Organizational Development:

  • Develop an HR department focusing on the human capital management areas of a revenue generating workforce.

  • Lead efforts for the continued development, coaching, and performance review of HR staff as well as staff across the organization.

  • Update and maintain policies and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) to streamline organizational processes and for best business practices.

  • Will identify and coordinate resources, set and maintain HR policies and procedures.

  • Direct strategic HR/OD projects. Design and provide reports and analysis for Executive Team.

  • Identify need and recommend course of action for additional staffing needs within the department.

  • Lead efforts to meet goals, objectives and strategies as they relate to the annual plan.

  • Compensation and Benefits

  • Knowledge of appropriate statues including FLSA, Equal Pay Act, Title VII, and other applicable laws.

  • Design and deliver compensation and benefit programs that support the company’s ability to attract, retain, and motivate employees.

  • Assist with the management of different features of the compensation function including but not limited to annual cycles, analysis, benchmarking, salary structure, and market data analysis, for market competitiveness.

  • Develop and drive metrics to assess compensation program effectiveness and present to Executive Team.

  • Identify and suggest modifications to existing plans to maintain company’s competitive position in labor market. Implements approved new plans and changes by partnering with vendors, internal HR, and payroll teams.

  • Prepares announcement material, booklets, and other media for communicating plan information to employees.

  • Assures benefit program compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory agencies.

  • Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, including EEO, OFCCP, FLSA, ERISA, ADA, FMLA, Workers Comp, and OSHA, as well as legal requirements as they relate to payroll, benefits, and administrative policy compliance.

  • Training

  • Oversee the execution and delivery of training for employees on various topics

  • Recommend internal or external training programs to support areas of opportunity amongst our teams.

  • Maximize the potential of our LMS system.

  • Employee Relations

  • Provide coaching and guidance to company’s Executive Team, Directors, and Managers regarding employment issues in such areas as policy and procedure interpretation/application, dispute resolution, corrective action, leaves of absence, harassment, and terminations.

  • Conduct investigations, provide recommendations, and ensure agreed upon outcomes are implemented.

  • Analyze findings and review trends with senior management and recommend actions to ensure positive organizational changes.

  • Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Work with company’s Directors and Program Managers to create and maintain workforce staffing plans.

  • Coordinate recruiting efforts to ensure that competent, diverse, and skilled talent are hired.

  • Collaborate with Government Contracting teams to staff proposals and new programs.

  • Create frameworks and metrics for diversity programs to identify opportunities and measure their business impact.

  • Develop creative reporting and analysis and present innovative ideas to enhance programs.

  • Partner with Recruitment to raise awareness and engage internal and external stakeholders for all diversity and inclusion initiatives.


  • Ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the business

  • Fosters teamwork and builds collaborative relationships

  • Leadership

  • Empowers others

  • Ability to develop others

  • Manages performance

  • Communication

  • Influencing others

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Initiative

  • Confidence

  • Stress Management

  • Flexibility

  • Information gathering

Supervisory Responsibility

This position oversees the day-to-day activities of the Warhorse Gaming, LLC HR teams at all locations (training, recruiters, generalists, assistants, etc.)

Work Environment

This job operates in both a professional office environment and a gaming environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

The noise level in the gaming work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Employee should be able to adapt well to the casino environment involving large numbers of people with loud and continuously high noise levels.

In this environment, the employee may need to walk long distances or stand for long periods of time.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.

  • Must be able to climb stairs, walk long distances, and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word.Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.

  • Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.

  • Must be able to work in indoor conditions 90% of the time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Evening and weekend hours required, based on business need.


Travel is expected up to 50% of the time for this position.

This role is expected to travel between our main office locations and our Casino locations within the state of Nebraska.

Travel is expected on a weekly basis for one or more days.

Expected travel is during normal business hours and may or may not require an overnight stay.

Use of a company vehicle is allowed, with the ability to be insured under company insurance program.

Ability to maintain a Driver’s License and be insured under the company insurance policy is required.


  • 5 or more years’ experience working in the Human Resources field required.

  • Experience in the gaming industry a plus.

  • Proven supervision, leadership, and coaching skills.

  • Experience with HRIS systems, specifically Ceridian Dayforce, a plus

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, retention, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

  • Experience in Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII.

  • Experience with federal & state government agencies.

  • Experience in creating performance metrics for measuring program effectiveness

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Proficient in SharePoint & all Microsoft Office Suite applications


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Human Resources or related field from a four-year accredited college or university required.Master’s degree preferred.

  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.

  • Conflict Management skills to resolves challenges in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact.

  • Partnering and collaboration skills to develop networks, build alliances, engage in cross-functional activities and find common ground with stakeholders.

  • Sound business ethics/integrity and a commitment to corporate responsibility.

  • Critical thinking-using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths/weaknesses of alternative solutions and approaches to problems.

  • Stability-the tendency to handle stress, maintain an even temperament and demonstrate confidence across most situations while ensuring transparency within the company.

Gaming License

Ability to secure a NE Gaming License is required.

AAP/EEO Statement

Ho-Chunk, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender

Identity/Drug Free Employer

SBA 8(a), SDB Certified, HubZone, Buy Indian

Certified, Native American Tribally-owned


Other details

  • Job Family Human Resources

  • Pay Type Salary

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  • Bellevue, NE, USA

  • Omaha, NE, USA

  • Winnebago, NE 68071, USA