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At Mt. Cuba Center, we cultivate people as well as plants. We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic professionals we can help develop into tomorrow’s leaders. With competitive compensation and benefits, Mt. Cuba Center is a great place to work. See our current openings below for information on how to apply.

Mt. Cuba Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Mt. Cuba Center is seeking highly qualified instructors to teach classes at our botanical garden in Hockessin, DE.

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Mt. Cuba Center is seeking highly qualified instructors to teach classes at our botanical garden in Hockessin, DE. Classes can fall under one or more of the following categories: gardening, horticulture, landscape design, plant conservation, art, or wellness. Instructors with expertise in one of these specific fields and who teach with an ecological perspective are invited to apply online. These are contract positions.

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The Director of Human Resources oversees all department functions as it relates to compliance management, HRIS maintenance, recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, employee relations, company culture, employee compensation and benefits. This role requires administrative expertise in all functions of the department, but also vision for positioning the organization during a time of growth, implementing initiatives to improve organizational culture, and increasing employee satisfaction and retention. This position serves as a business partner to management and executive leadership teams and oversees one part-time direct report.

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The Director of Human Resources oversees all department functions as it relates to compliance management, HRIS maintenance, recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, employee relations, company culture, employee compensation and benefits.

This role requires administrative expertise in all functions of the department, but also vision for positioning the organization during a time of growth, implementing initiatives to improve organizational culture, and increasing employee satisfaction and retention.

This position serves as a business partner to management and executive leadership teams and oversees one part-time direct report.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

· Provides leadership, development, and management of organization initiatives to implement human resources strategies

· Serve as a link between executive leadership, management, and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering policies, and helping to resolve work-related problems

· Develop process for sourcing, interviewing, and selection of key operational positions. Source and recruit quality candidates when needed. Establish tools to improve the recruitment and hiring process

· Improve new-hire onboarding process and establish new-hire orientation. Collaborate with leadership to create a branded platform to welcome new hires, and introduce them to the MCC culture

· Promote positive employee relations. Interpret and apply policies and procedures to ensure equitable treatment of employees. Provide guidance and direction on disciplinary actions, terminations, and corrective actions procedures.

· Build out ADP Workforce Now HRIS platform to administer and enhance payroll, benefits, onboarding, applicant tracking metrics reporting, and all other available opportunities available via the platform

· Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to maintain competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements. Participate in the design, development, communication, implementation and measurement of total rewards programs

· Advise senior staff and managers on compliance policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and workplace harassment, and provide training

· Manage all Workers’ Compensation claims management with MCO and TPA

· Track and report on all OSHA 300 and EEO-1 requirements, as well as manage all labor law posting requirements

· Manage the unemployment claims process to mitigate unemployment experience ratings, minimizing costs

· Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of direct team members relating to human resources, as well as facilitate their ongoing development

· Act as a backup for payroll processing in partnership with the Director of Finance & Administration

· Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions. Provide guidance to management to align the organization to effectively achieve its strategic and operating goals

· Mitigate risk for the organization by ensuring compliance across all HR functions

SKILLS & ABILITIES 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field

Experience: 5+ years working as an HR Generalist. Strong understanding of HR benefits administration, payroll, and other HR operative functions. Demonstrated ability to help create and facilitate company culture with positive employee relations and excellent retention. Previous experience acting as a sole practitioner in small to mid-sized company and previous experience working in a leadership position is a plus!

Technology: Proficiency in Microsoft suite and Outlook 365. Ability to navigate search engines and other online resources. Experience with HRIS and payroll platforms- ADP Workforce Now experience is a huge plus!

Please note this is a full time, exempt position. Please email careers@mtcubacenter.org with questions or for help applying.

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The Seasonal Horticulturists’ Assistant is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities in support of the Horticultural Team for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center.

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The Seasonal Horticulturists’ Assistant is responsible for a broad range of garden maintenance activities in support of the Horticultural Team for the continued development and refinement of the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center.

Essential Functions:

Gardens Care & Maintenance
– Assist the Horticulturist Team in maintaining the health and care of living plant collections by performing a variety of horticultural tasks including, but not limited to, site/soil preparation, planting, transplanting, mulching, weeding, watering, fertilizing, herbicide/pesticide application, and pruning
– Maintain well-groomed and safe garden pathways and assigned areas that are free from debris, including snow/ice removal as needed
– Assist other divisions with horticultural projects and activities

Support Guest and Organizational Programs
– Provide knowledge and guidance to support guest and organizational initiatives related to profession
– Lead, guide, and train employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work
– Carry out other such duties as may be assigned or requested. Contribute to MCC activities as required. Actively participate as a member of Mt. Cuba Center’s community.

Qualifications:

– At least 1 year of hands on ornamental and/or naturalistic gardening experience
– Good working knowledge of plant identification, plant growth and cultural characteristics, disease recognition and control
– Possess a strong interest in native plants, shrubs, and trees, and naturalistic gardening
– Ability to safely and effectively operate and maintain a wide range of tools, vehicles, and small- and large engine equipment
– Ability and willingness to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
– Ability to learn and adapt to various software and technology programs to complete work duties
– Self-motivated, organized, attentive to details, and the ability to manage time and effectively function without close supervision
– Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends, holidays and special events as needed
– Requires moderate physical work: frequent standing, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, reaching, carrying, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds

Please note this is a seasonal, part time position working no more than 1,000 hours between the months of February – December 2020. Candidates should be able to accommodate an average of 16-24 hours per week (Monday – Friday during the day).

Please email careers@mtcubacenter.org with questions or for help applying.

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Internships are Mt. Cuba Center’s greatest investment in the future. Our goal is to inspire students who have an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them to become future public garden leaders.

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Internships are Mt. Cuba Center’s greatest investment in the future. Our goal is to inspire students who have an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a desire to protect the environments that sustain them to become future public garden leaders. Learn more and apply here.

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