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Human Resources/Training Manager

Posted January 12, 2022

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton
Des Moines, IA
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Competitive pay and benefits!

About This Job


The Human Resources Manager originates and leads Human Resource practices and objectives driving a team-oriented, high performance culture emphasizing empowerment, quality, and productivity.  Serving as a business thought-partner, the Human Resources Manager reports to the General Manager and is on the hotel’s Executive Team.  Key objectives include recruitment and retention of a high-performing team, coaching and development, adherence to business processes, and focus on industry trends and metrics to drive hotel business goals.

Work Performed

  • Develop and manage relationships with property leadership team in support of positive associate relations, providing coaching and development as needed
  • Balance and prioritize operational and HR needs while driving company and hotel-specific initiatives and programs
  • Develop, recommend, and promote proactive strategies and programs to facilitate a positive employee experience to avoid and/or mitigate labor disruptions and disputes
  • Provide business partners with day-to-day counsel and advice regarding labor agreements and employment policies/decisions
  • When needed, represent the Company in arbitration proceedings and serve as the management representative during interactions with union representatives in meetings, investigations, and other union-related activities.
  • Provide effective performance management guidance through coaching, counseling, career development, and support of electronic performance management tracking
  • Lead recruitment and retention initiatives, supporting team members throughout the onboarding and training lifecycle 
  • Support safety and security initiatives by collaborating with hotel staff and workplace safety programs and providers
  • Advise business partners on ethical practices to ensure compliance with laws and regulations



  • 3+ years of Human Resource experience, preferably in Hospitality, with a proven track record of success
  • Education & Certification 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent education/experience
  • Active HR Certification preferred


  • Excellent communication, presentation, and listening skills
  • Bi/Multi-Lingual preferred


  • 8+ hours per day at desk/computer
  • Sit, stand, walk frequently throughout the workday

Managed by First Hospitality 

First Hospitality seeks to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which employee’s differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the customers we serve.  FH fosters an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration, flexibility, and fairness.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About this Employer

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton

1000 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 528-7733

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A historic base where presidents stayed

A favorite among presidents and celebrities including Elvis and Johnny Cash, our restored 1919 hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We're in the center of downtown Des Moines, a mile from the Wells Fargo Arena. The Iowa State Capitol is less than 10 minutes away, and we're 15 minutes from the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Proudfoot & Bird

Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private dining rooms are available, seating eight and 10 guests, respectively. Comprised of handmade pastas, humanely raised poultry, waterfowl, prime cuts of beef, sustainably caught seafood and locally sourced produce, Proudfoot & Bird’s menu consists of world class fare. Timeless cocktails, local/regional beer selections, and a carefully curated list of award-winning wines have been chosen to pair perfectly with our culinary vision. We look forward to serving you