VP of Human Resources

At the YMCA of Montclair, we strive to be the Employer of Choice, provide World-Class Service, and be the Charity of Choice.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The VP of Human Resources at the YMCA of Montclair serves on the CEO’s senior leadership team and 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, employee communications and events. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required, Masters or law degree highly preferred.
  • At least ten years of human resource management experience required, with strategic, talent management, and/or business development experience highly preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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 (SPHR or equivalent) preferred
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 
Essential Functions
  • 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. Aligns organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities to achieve goals.
  • Fosters the development of staff and volunteers at all levels in the organization by engaging in ongoing feedback and coaching, creating succession plans, and providing resources and support for informal and formal learning at all levels.
  • Oversees talent management, including 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.
  • Be the driver of staff acknowledgments, hosting recognition of staff at planned annual events, and monthly gatherings celebrating staff and communicating via internal systems to spotlight these recognitions.
  • Identifies key performance indicators for the organization's human resource and talent management functions; assesses the organization's success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
  • Creates organizational policies and structures that remove barriers and foster equity and inclusion for all.
  • Develops and maintains performance management and appraisal programs. Provides assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems. Manage full-time performance review process.
  • Oversees compensation and benefits 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. The VP of Human Resources is responsible for oversight of association compliance e.g., internal policies enforcement of handbook, salary, and wage administration, OSHA reporting and employment law poster updates. 
  • Oversees HR systems and employee records to ensure accuracy and improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization (monitor updates of software versions as released, communicate to Staff as needed). 
  • Oversees Health Benefits Administration: Manage open enrollment process
  • Ensures timely and accurate submission of data requested by the EEOC, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc. Ensures timely and accurate submission of data needed for compliance with Government agencies and internal reporting.
  • Works directly with assigned committees of the board (e.g., Human Resources, Executive Compensation, Staff Development) 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.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • 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.
  • Facilitates and guides the teaching of the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in our YMCA programs. In addition, models these values personally.
  • Drafts and implements the budget for the human resource department.
  • Serves as a resource and participates as a leader/member of various staff committees and leadership groups.
  • Attends meetings and trainings as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

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. 

Collaboration: 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

Required Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required, Masters or law degree highly preferred.
  • At least ten years of human resource management experience required, with strategic, talent management, and/or business development experience highly preferred.
  • Senior human resources certification (SPHR or equivalent) preferred
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred 

Work Environment and Physical Demands  

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer for extended periods of time and be able to communicate using a computer and phone/smart device. 
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and reach and must be able to move around the work environment. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

Company Benefits

Benefits include complimentary YMCA membership; accrued PTO; Medical, Vision, and Dental Health Insurance; paid Holidays, enrollment in the Y’s retirement program (must complete 1000 hours within 2 years of service) with 12% of salary contributed by the Y; 100% discount for SACC (before and aftercare), Early Learning Center, and Summer Camp programs in our Y facilities; a rewarding career with professional growth and advancement opportunities; a challenging and fun work environment with creative and talented individuals. 

Pay Rate: $80,000 - $100,000

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm