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Human Resources Manager


Posted by La Sportiva NA, Inc. on 01/03/2023

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Human Resources

Company Type: HardGoods/Equipment

State: CO

City: Boulder


Required Experience:

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $70,000-80,000

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 25 miles

Job Description & Requirements

La Sportiva N.A., Inc.: Human Resources Manager


Reports To:                       President

Classification:                   Professional

Location:                            Boulder, Colorado (Denver Metro area residents or those willing to relocate only)

FLSA Code:                        Non-Exempt

Salary Range:                   $70,000 - $80,000 DOE plus potential bonuses and a generous benefits package

Start Date:                         January 16, 2023


Job Summary

The Human Resources Manager is a full-service position that serves the needs of the organization and its strategic objectives through on-going interaction with team members, the President, senior staff, and the Board of Directors. The HR Manager is responsible for all aspects of La Sportiva’s employee benefits administration, staff training, dispute resolution, onboarding and offboarding, payroll, policies and employee handbook, and administration of our third-party HR software systems. The role will lead La Sportiva’s justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (“JEDI”) initiatives such that they align with our mission, values and growth.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be compassionate and approachable in serving the needs of a diverse group of full-time and part-time staff
  • Be responsible for HR administrative duties and tailoring benefits in the most cost effective yet beneficial ways for staff; communicate with team members to ensure they fully understand their benefits and utilize them appropriately
  • Manage the full cycle of employee requirements from the day team members start until the day they leave
  • Partner with senior leadership on the creation of a JEDI framework, including the development of a shared language and vision within the context of La Sportiva’s mission and values
    • Craft and drive implementation of a comprehensive JEDI strategy that articulates goals and provides a roadmap for programmatic, operational, and organizational culture initiatives
    • Develop, track, and report out regularly on JEDI metrics and outcomes
  • Identify staff training needs and, working with appropriate resources, help them to achieve meaningful professional development
  • Assist with employee recruitment and job postings
  • Research and keep abreast of compliance and regulatory issues and ensure that La Sportiva complies with federal and local employment laws
  • Assist senior leadership with the goal of making La Sportiva the best place to work in Boulder
  • Handle all matters with the utmost discretion and confidentiality
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and a desire to lead a full-service HR department
  • Ability to perform a thorough up-front audit, as well as on-going audits, of the HR function to identify any gaps that exist
  • Projects professional demeanor and demonstrates punctuality, dependability, good organization, accuracy, attention to detail, and multi-tasking skills 
  • A working knowledge of current federal employment practices and state statutes in CO
  • Experience filing regulatory reports related to benefit plans (e.g. healthcare, 401k)
  • A willingness to develop relationships with both internal and external partners for the purpose of advancing JEDI initiatives
  • Workers’ compensation insurance reporting and management
  • Demonstrates strong customer service skills, in all areas – face-to-face, telephone, written correspondence, and e-mail
  • Is knowledgeable about the basics of Human Resources, with the ability to ensure the organization is legally compliant in matters related to hiring and managing employees
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Possesses strong skills with budget development and tracking
  • Creates and updates electronic files and reports, as needed
  • Computer Skills – Is proficient with spreadsheet software and program management software, as well as with e-mail and other basic software tools
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills
  • Able to follow-through on all tasks timely, working without close supervision, and under tight time constraints 
  • Handles and safeguards confidential information and sensitive material
  • Able to act independently as appropriate, as well as to discern when escalation is necessary
  • Has strong people skills
  • Is compassionate and approachable
  • Has ability to think outside the box and deal with rapidly changing situations
  • Life-long learner who is eager to grow and progress in their career


Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience as an HR Manager or being responsible for all aspects of human resource management
  • Past experience leading initiatives to build equitable and healthy workplace cultures, including strategic planning, implementation, and project management
  • College degree required
  • Experience with ADP a plus


Certificates / Licenses:

Credible Human Resources certifications preferred, including one or more of the following:



Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position may ultimately have hiring and supervisory responsibilities as the organization grows
  • Responsible for managing HR-related vendor relationships


Work Environment

  • 37+ hour standard work week requirement
  • Office environment with appropriate workspace and equipment needed for position are provided
  • Occasional long periods of sitting, walking, and standing
  • Position requires regular interaction with a variety of constituents, including team members and vendors



This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a schedule of Monday through Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Company-paid healthcare insurance for the employee and dependents
  • 401K retirement plan plus employer Safe Harbor match
  • 22 paid holidays, 80 hours of paid vacation, 40 hours of paid personal leave, and 48 hours of paid sick leave
  • 12 weeks of paid maternity leave; 8 weeks of paid paternity leave
  • La Sportiva product discounts and allowance
  • Wellness/fitness benefit
  • RTD Eco-pass
  • Up to 2 days of remote work per week after 6 months of employment


How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to with the subject line “Human Resources Manager - Your Name.” No walk-ins or phone calls please.


La Sportiva is an equal opportunity employer. Your gender, religion, skin color, first language, and age do not factor into employment decisions here. Neither do your friends in high places. If you love our mission and products and are great at what you do, come as you are.


About La Sportiva

Our mission is to bring you the best technical products to explore the outdoors. For 93 years we have been producing innovative products and we are looking forward to the next 90 years. Produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, La Sportiva supports 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. Every day the mountains surround the people who handcraft our products. Being mountain based and family run allows us to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage we can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with our rich knowledge of manufacturing to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live.


Our goal is to find the ideal balance between life and work while maintaining a thriving business that allows our associates to enjoy life and be proud. We want people to love working at La Sportiva and always be excited to make it a better place to work and feel effective and rewarded. We want to be the company that customers and retailers love to work with and strive to support whenever they can.


About La Sportiva NA, Inc.

Since 1928, La Sportiva has been innovating and setting the standard for technical outdoor footwear. From "technical" hobnail boots, the Mariacher and the Slingshot rand to the Mega Ice and the Testarossa; we have dedicated our company to helping you climb harder, faster and higher than ever before. There is a piece of our heritage in everything we make. You can find it in everything from our sticky soled Mountain Running® shoes to our feather-weight mountain boots designed for light and fast alpine ascents. There is a little bit of our dream in all of our products. A dream that we can help you achieve your goal, give you the faith in yourself and your gear that everything and anything you want to do is possible.