Human Resources Manager

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Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

Other Job Titles

Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources Administration Director, Human Resources Director (HR Director), Human Resources Manager (HR Manager), Human Resources Operations Manager

Job Tasks

  • Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Perform difficult staffing duties, including dealing with understaffing, refereeing disputes, firing employees, and administering disciplinary procedures.
  • Represent organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $58.28/hr. – $121,220 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 13,300

Required Education

High school diploma/GED, Bachelor’s Degree

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Jennifer Jackson

Human Resources Director

Over the course of my middle school and high school education, I cultivated a drive for helping others which influenced my decision to pursue a career where I could make a difference in the lives of those around me. After high school, I went straight into the workforce to help support myself and my daughter. To get to where I am today, I worked in many different industries, until I ultimately decided Human Resources was where I wanted to be professionally. I started my experience with an unpaid internship while working in the hospitality industry. In my position as a Human Resources (HR) Director for the Steward New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, MA, I am responsible for building a strategic partnership between our department, managers, and employees. Human Resources manages the full cycle of employment, starting with the hiring of an employee and ending when the individual is no longer with the organization. Every day, I have the unique opportunity to help guide and coach managers and employees professionally, as well as use my creative skills to find solutions to problems. An essential attribute that makes me successful in this role is being able to connect and work with all levels of professionals. In addition, the person holding this position must be able to get tasks and projects to the finish line on time.

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General & Operations Manager

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Job Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Usually manage through subordinate supervisors. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

Other Job Titles

Business Manager, General Manager (GM), Operations Director, Operations Manager, Plant Superintendent, Store Manager

Job Tasks

  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.
  • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
  • Monitor suppliers to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budgetary limits.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $49.83/hr. – $103,650 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Faster than average (5%-7%)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 204,400

Required Education

High school diploma/GED, Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced Degree

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Tony Mazzucco

General Manager

During my time at Randolph High School I was involved in Student Council and was a student representative for the School Committee. From that experience I learned how local government and school departments work. I had some great teachers who inspired me to think of where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do.

After high school I went to Massasoit Community College studying business. I received my undergraduate degree in political science, then my Masters in Public Administration from Bridgewater State University. I originally went to school for business, but then I realized I wanted to work for a non-profit or government agency helping people and thereby making a direct impact on their lives.

The life of a town manager is a little different every day. There are lots of meetings and lots of calls. I’m responsible for supervising all the operating departments of the town – Police, Fire, Senior Center, Recreation Department, Light Department, Public Works, Building, Health – and managing those services to carry out our mission to our residents and businesses. The great thing about this job is to see the value of the work you’re doing. Everything you do is helping a community and its people. The challenge is balancing what people want versus what the expectations or the means are. Someone may want a new road, someone might want a new park, someone else may want to save the money. These are all valid options.

In the future I hope to continue providing innovated services for the community of Norwood and in the process mentor others whose career path may lead them into local government.

 

Resources

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Accounting & Auditing Clerk

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Job Description

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

Other Job Titles

Account Clerk, Accounting Assistant, Accounting Associate, Accounting Clerk, Accounting Specialist, Accounting Technician, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Specialist, Accounts Payables Clerk, Accounts Receivable Clerk

Job Tasks

  • Operate computers programmed with accounting software to record, store, and analyze information.
  • Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Operate 10-key calculators, typewriters, and copy machines to perform calculations and produce documents.
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $23.85/hr. – $49,610 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Decline (-1% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 162,100

Required Education

High school diploma/GED, Certificate after high school, related on-the-job experience, or an Associate’s Degree

Resources

The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students.

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations.

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My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

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