This course focuses on human resource management in the nonprofit sector, including working with volunteers, boards of directors, contractors, clients/constituents and external stakeholders. Staffing and hiring processes within an organization, compensation, performance evaluation and compliance with federal law are covered.
Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Analyze the role of human resources in the nonprofit sector.
- Articulate legal definitions of and distinctions in the employer-employee relationship, including issues related to both paid and voluntary roles, consultants, clients, internal/external stakeholders and board members.
- Appraise employment practices related to recruitment, selection, compensation and performance management, including volunteer management.
- Describe the collective bargaining process, good faith bargaining and the inclusion of mandatory and non-mandatory issues.