Chief Human Resources Officer

Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCY), is a growth-oriented, nonprofit organization.
Job Description

The Chief Human Resource Officer serves as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership to create high-performance teams that help the organization grow and to overarching vision of diversity, equity and inclusion.  


The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or equivalent, Master’s degree preferred, and a minimum of 10+ years of professional experience in all aspects of human resources management and staff development and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience and credibility in leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies.  Knowledge and professional experience in planning and policy, talent management, selection, compensation, benefits, training and staff development, employee relations, and performance management. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.  Cultural competency and cultural intelligence. 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.

Essential Functions

They plan and execute talent acquisition, development and retention strategies and work with management to define and translate a company culture that respects and empowers employees, demonstrates cultural competency and equitable access and pathways to opportunities to position the YMCA as an “employer of choice”.  Oversees the development and implementation of talent management/human resources policies, plans and services, including recruitment, selection, performance management, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and events.