Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Vice President of Human Resources (VP of HR) will provide overall strategic leadership for the Human Resources (“HR”) team and the people practices within Opportunity Village (“OV”). The VP of HR will be responsible for the development, management and administration of HR policies, procedures, programs, and services including: talent selection and management, learning and development, benefits and compensation, performance management, employee engagement and employee relations.
The VP of HR will embrace and champion OV’s core values by cultivating positive and meaningful connections with clients and colleagues, demonstrating enthusiasm, high standards of productivity, authentic stewardship, and consistent participation in individual and team development. Heavily reinforce and positively engage in OV’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide strategic direction and leadership of the company’s HR team and functions. This includes community engagement in strategic plan, expanding the capacity of the organization through internships.
- Develop and maintain the reputation as a trusted advisor within the OV organization.
- Establish relationships with senior leaders to understand the needs of the departments and individuals.
- Partner with senior leadership to provide and develop opportunities for employee growth and development.
- Lead employee engagement through advocating and promoting a values-based culture.
- Build an environment that focuses on workforce diversity and inclusion.
- Develop critical HR data and metrics/KPI’s to drive performance, accountability and results.
- Manage HR staff based on a metrics driven performance platform to achieve best in class performance and provide a model for other departments to follow.
- Maintain and display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality in all aspects of HR.
- Monitor and evaluate all reporting functions in order to ensure proper planning for short and long-term strategies, including budgeting, staffing, planning and goal setting.
- Establish and maintain department objectives, standards, procedures, and budget in accordance with corporate policy to ensure the proper management of department.
- Advise operating departments in matters pertaining to compensation and benefits, employment, training, and all phases of personnel activity.
- Consult with management on issues pertaining to policy execution and employee conduct to ensure the safeguarding and fulfillment of company values, beliefs, and mission according to established objectives.
- Establish proper oversight and compliance with federal, state, and local legislation relative to all employment practices.
- Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment rules and regulations.
- Recommend, evaluate, and participate in staff development for the organization.
- Implement and maintain a human resource information system (“HRIS”) to improve the organization’s data, records, and reporting abilities.
- Actively participate on committees and special projects and seek additional responsibilities.
- Disseminate information from reports and documents pertaining to personnel activities to various audiences.
- Assist in processing and reviewing employment applications to evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicants.
- Strategize job advertising and job vacancies and notifying eligible workers of positions availability.
- Verify attendance, hours worked and adjustments, and post information on the designated records. Track leave time, such as vacation, personal, and sick leave for employees.
- Entertain inquiries from the applicants and give detail and accurate response.
- Determine and strategize in-house and external training activities.
- Respond to unemployment and if hearings are necessary, develop and execute strategy.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Demonstrated computer skills and experience with various HR and ERP systems.
- HR Expertise and Business Acumen: ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, financial reports, legal documents as well as respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Must possess outstanding listening and influencing skills and provide consultation.
- Must possess social discernment to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
- Proven ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential and professional manner and ensure confidentiality.
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
- Skilled in relationship management at all levels of the organization; leadership ability to inspire, trust and promote teamwork.
- Must encompass professional demeanor and ethical behavior.
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written). Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents, such as policy and procedure manuals, maintenance instructions, and other related documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries from other employees or clients. Fluency in English required, second language a plus. Ability to write detailed instructions and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.
Mathematical Skills & Reasoning Ability:
Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations. Ability to decipher various reports and maintain reports upon request. Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions through critical evaluation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Psychology, Human Resources or related field.
- Required: Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in all aspects of Human Resources Management, with a minimum of six (6) years in a management / leadership role for all HR functions. Directing a professional staff in leadership development, succession planning, talent management and organizational development.
- Experience managing interns
- SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential
- Master’s Degree in related field
- Experience working with individuals with disabilities.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.
- Ability to lift and move boxes up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
- Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
- Ability to work in a typical office environment.
- Ability to tolerate stress.
- Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
- Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records, and files.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind work assignments. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation if such an accommodation is appropriate. I acknowledge that it is my duty to immediately inform my supervisor(s) if my ability to perform the essential duties of the job is hindered or enhanced in any way.