Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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Join one of the fastest growing associations in the U.S. and be a part of a dynamic and talented team. Provide leadership to staff and volunteers for an association with a budget of $45 million. Find your new career with the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties serves 120,000 people each year through seven health and well-being facilities, 50 child care sites, one resident camp, and an outreach branch allows us to fulfill our 2020 Vision of ensuring access to balanced health for all. The Y gives back $4.6 million in financial assistance and program subsidy to nearly 50,000 people annually, and receives the generosity of 14,000 volunteers.
The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking an experienced and innovative Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. The Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer serves as a member of the President and Chief Executive Officer's senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership to attract, develop and retain the best talent available and to position the YMCA as an "employer of choice." He or she oversees the development and implementation of talent management/human resources policies; plans and services, including recruitment, selection, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, diversity and inclusion; employment practices and procedures; and employee communications and events.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is a part of YMCA's Activate America national initiative that is committed to:
Supporting those who want to lead a healthy lifestyle, but struggle to do so.
Being an integral part of our community's efforts to make long-lasting changes that support healthy living.
Working in collaboration through partnerships with public, private and other nonprofit organizations
Key Responsibilities

Participates in strategic planning for the organization.
Provides leadership and consulting support to executives and management on matters of reinforcing culture, setting goals, developing policy, and implementing strategic objectives.
Oversees talent management, including training, staff training and leadership development, retention, recognition, employee communication and career development. Assesses and evaluates training and staff development needs, and develops programs to meet needs.
Develops and maintains performance management and appraisal programs. Provides assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems.
Oversees compensation and benefit programs, including job description and classification, salary structure and salary adjustments.
Oversees benefit plan communication, enrollment and administration. Assesses the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and makes recommendations for improvements and changes.
Remains current with employment laws and regulations. Maintains an effective program of compliance with laws and regulations related to human resources and manages relationships with compliance agencies and YMCA legal counsel.
Oversees HR systems and employee records to ensure accuracy and improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. Ensures timely and accurate submission of data requested by the EEOC, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc..
Supervises payroll function to include the timely and accurate processing of wages per federal, state, and local regulations.
Works directly with assigned committees of the board (Human Resources, Executive Compensation, Staff Development committees, for example) to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, oversee policy implementation and meet the related needs of the board.
Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs. Identifies and cultivates appropriate and effective sources for candidates for all levels of jobs.
Provides direction to assigned staff in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities in achieving strategic and operating plan goals; prepares and manages associated budgets.
Serves as a resource and participates as a leader/member of various staff committees and leadership groups.

YMCA Competencies (Organizational Leader):
Mission Advancement
Incorporates the Y's mission and values into the organization's vision and strategies.
Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y.
Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership.
Leads a culture of philanthropy.

Advocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization.
Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community.
Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease.
Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA.
Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.
Operational Effectiveness
Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills.
Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives.
Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives.
Develops and implements stewardship strategies.
Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.
Personal Growth
Creates a learning organization.
Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities.
Shares authority and demonstrates courage and humility.
Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Professional Image and Development
Model our YMCA values through fun, positive relationships with staff and members. Seek every opportunity to encourage, motivate and thank fellow staff members for their work.
Be enthusiastic toward members and staff by learning their names and expressing an interest in their YMCA activities. Strive to enrich their YMCA experience by introducing them to new programs, staff, members and volunteer activities.
Incorporate "Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility" into all aspects of the position, to ensure YMCA values are being integrated into our culture and programs.
Maintain a consistent professional image through dress, actions and relationships with others. Speak enthusiastically on behalf of the YMCA at given opportunities.
Participate in applicable training and conferences to further professional growth as outlined in annual training plans.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or equivalent; Master's degree preferred.
Eight or more years of professional experience in all aspects of human resources management and staff development and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge and professional experience in planning and policy, talent management, selection, compensation, benefits, training and staff development, employee relations, and performance management.
Current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources.
Proficiency in business and human resources related computer applications, which may include talent management systems, time and attendance systems, etc.
Senior human resources certification preferred (SPHR or equivalent); YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

Salary: $100,000 - $115,000

Additional Compensation Details:
Comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, LTD, Life Insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid time off and extended leave plans, complimentary use of YMCA facilities, program discounts and 12% YMCA paid retirement.

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