Senior Director of People and Culture

The Senior Director of People and Culture plays a vital role in creating a workplace culture supporting the YMCA as an employer 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 Senior Director of People and Culture is an energetic, organized, people-centered member of the leadership team and plays a vital role in creating a workplace culture supporting the YMCA as an employer of choice.  This position oversees recruitment, hiring, onboarding, compensation and benefit administration, employee relations, recognition, evaluation, and HR policy development/administration.



·        A bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field with a minimum three years of experience managing people operations preferred.  Similar combinations of education and experience may be considered

·        Experience with all aspects of HR administration including compliance, hiring, performance management, pay and benefit administration.

·        A growth mindset that looks to solve problems and take the organization to the next level.

·        Ability to build relationships at all levels and demonstrate strong communication skills that align with our values.

·        Ability to work at all levels — strategic, operational, tactical.

·        Experience with ADP or similar HRIS software.

·        Experience with Benefits, Compensation and Payroll is a plus.
Self-starter and highly motivated; able to thrive in a fast-moving environment.

·        Flexible and responsive, capable of adapting to changing business needs.

·        Sound judgment, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

·        Ability to build effective partnerships with leadership and employees.

·        Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel.

·        Commitment to building an inclusive team and programs.

Essential Functions

1.    Create an extraordinary employee experience by aligning people and culture strategies with organizational priorities.

2.    Ensure consistent application of HR Policies which are compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, ensure policies are kept current and effectively communicated to all employees.

3.    Develop and implement standard recruitment and hiring procedures, identify recruitment opportunities to reach a diverse and qualified pool of applicants, train hiring managers in hiring process.

4.    Provide end-to-end onboarding and off boarding support which includes new team member orientations, administer, manage, and protect employee records and conduct exit interviews.

5.    Develop and maintain HRIS employee database system, recommend improvements as needed.

6.    Recommend, track and coordinate training and professional development.

7.    Oversee compensation and benefit programs, including job description and classification, salary structure and salary adjustments.  Assess competitiveness of total compensation program and makes recommendations for improvements.

8.    Lead and coordinate the annual performance review cycle, and all areas of related to performance management

9.    Develop and execute people initiatives to foster a positive employee culture, focusing on development and engagement.

10.Address employee concerns, conflicts, and grievances in a fair and timely manner.

11.Remain current and up to date on any changes in laws, regulations, and HR best practices.

12.Generate HR related reports as needed.

13.Administer employee benefits, including unemployment and workers compensation.

14.Understand organizational needs and recommend/develop processes/policies and workflows that are efficient and scalable.

15.Perform other related duties as assigned.