Associate Vice President, Human Resources

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April 2, 2024
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Outstanding local organization seeking a seasoned HR professional to lead a team of six. The ideal candidate will be collaborative, provide leadership, team builder, possess excellent communication skills, have the ability to lead through change and develop strategy. This position oversees recruitment, hiring, retention, payroll, and benefits and will operate at a high-level.


  • Drive and lead initiatives and projects that enhance and develop the organization’s workforce and a desired workplace with an emphasis on community building and collegiality.
  • Actively ensure that the organization recruits, hires and retains quality employees and lead the development of staff by conducting training and mentoring programs and overseeing the on-going use of performance-based evaluation system.
  • Proactively consult on human resources issues. Evaluate on a continual basis human resources’ processes and technological systems to enhance efficiencies.  Work with other teams across the organization to enhance self-service capabilities (e.g. hourly time reporting, absence management, performance evaluations, etc.).
  • Provide high-quality services and resources to all users and encourage a strong service orientation on the part of human resources’ staff.  Develop effective working relationships with all constituents.
  • Provide programs and policies that support the strategic importance of a broadly inclusive community and result in a workplace and learning environment that is welcoming and supportive for all.
  • Work with others to develop or improve policies and prioritize organizational needs.  Create a realistic human resources’ agenda/strategic plan to guide the organization in making decisions.
  • Collaborate and support business units as they establish, coordinate, and assess contributions to diversity goals.
  • Supervise and staff the Human Resources’ office, to include payroll processing, manage budgets, evaluate on an ongoing basis current benefit program, and suggest cost saving alternatives.  Achieve efficiencies in dealing with outside consultants, legal staff, and recruiting expenses.
  • Participate in a broad range of general management issues, including policy formation and achievement of the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Oversee hiring and compensation policies and procedures for all employees. Establish and maintain polices governing employment in the workplace.  Develop a Supervisor’s Guide to Employment Policies and Procedures.  Review, update, and distribute the Employee Handbook and all guides to benefits and other information.
  • Ensure that the organization is in compliance with all federal and state regulations governing employment/benefits.


  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, such as Human Resource Management, Labor Relations, or similar field, is required.
  • Advanced degree and PHR or SHRM certification is preferred.


  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • The successful candidate should have leadership capability with progressive thinking about human resources and the willingness and ability to manage change.
  • Ability to effectively manage personnel and functions so that the Office of Human Resources delivers value and a competitive advantage to the organization.
  • Capable of establishing clear job descriptions, processes and procedures, standards for administration and management of employees, and clear and helpful communication.
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