Vice President, People Experience

The Greater Austin YMCA is now hiring a Vice President of People Experience! Apply today! 
Job Description

How you will power our purpose (Job Summary)

The Vice President of People Experience for the Greater Austin YMCA is a mission-driven individual with strategic thinking and operational prowess. As the Vice President, your responsibilities will encompass developing and executing strategies across all HR functions, including recruitment, talent management, compensation, benefits, compliance, and employee relations. Additionally, you'll lead the design and implementation of solutions supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Finance & Administrative Officer, you'll collaborate closely with senior leaders and employee groups to achieve organizational priorities.



What you bring to the community enterprise:

You thrive in a culture where strategic leadership is combined with hands-on involvement. With your entrepreneurial spirit, you'll spearhead the development, implementation, and promotion of scalable people strategies, programs, and policies. As a dynamic and inclusive leader, your extensive expertise in HR and DEIB will drive impactful initiatives.

  • Education & Experience: You have a bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or an equivalent field with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and successful executive leadership experience in human resources (required). SHRM-CP or SPHR certification is required
  • You advance our mission and cause -- providing visionary leadership to ensure resources are mobilized to adapt to new challenges and needs in the organization and community
  • You build relationships -- connecting people to the Y's cause by developing inclusive relationships, partnerships, and collaborations to co-create solutions to address needs
  • You lead operations -- ensuring the relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the organization so we can continue to fulfill our promise to the community
  • You develop and inspire people -- supporting the holistic development of self and others so everyone can embrace the Y's cause, sustain our culture, and inspire others to action


Essential Functions

How You Will Make an Impact (Essential Functions)  

Strategy, Operation, & Results

  • Designs and executes strategies and programs to enhance all people functions, including talent acquisition, onboarding, engagement, and performance, fostering a diverse and thriving culture
  • Designs and implements performance enablement systems to enhance employee performance, engagement, and development
  • Develops programs and frameworks to empower managers at all levels with the necessary skills for leading effective teams
  • Collaborates with leadership to anticipate future business needs, implement talent solutions, and align HR strategies with organizational objectives
  • Partners with the Organizational Effectiveness team to create learning programs aligned with organizational goals and career paths
  • Stays updated on leading-edge HR practices and trends to maintain talent attraction and retention competitiveness
  • Supervises the administration of employee benefits and compensation programs
  • Oversees recruitment and talent acquisition initiatives to attract and retain top talent
  • Establishes and enforces HR policies and procedures for compliance with laws and regulations
  • Offers guidance and assistance on employee relations matters and conflict resolution
  • Partners with the People Experience team to address complex employee issues and complaints
  • Manages HR technology systems for streamlined processes and increased efficiency
  • Conducts regular audits and assessments of HR practices to identify areas for improvement
  • Ensures timely and accurate submission of data requested by the EEOC, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc. Collaborates with Finance to ensure HRIS accuracy and legal compliance


Systems, Data, & Process Improvement 

  • Builds and enhances HR infrastructure, policies, and procedures for improved operations
  • Evaluates and improves existing practices through data analysis across the employee lifecycle
  • Establishes effective data collection and analysis frameworks
  • Implements data-driven decision-making using people analytics
  • Ensures compliant personnel file management and recordkeeping
  • Collaborates with Finance to ensure HRIS accuracy and legal compliance


Team Leadership 

  • Guides the People Experience team -- providing coaching, support, and development opportunities
  • Provides leadership and mentorship to ensure the team effectively manages day-to-day operations
  • Ensures team accountability for achieving strategic objectives
  • Demonstrates inclusive leadership to enhance team success by leveraging diverse perspectives
  • Manages hiring, coaching, and oversight of direct reports in alignment with organizational practice
  • Conducts regular check-ins with team members to monitor progress and offer guidance


Other duties as assigned

  • Represent the YMCA of Austin locally, regionally, and nationally, both inside and outside the organization


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk, and occasionally lift and/or move items, including equipment, furniture, and/or children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 


Work Location 55 North Interstate Highway 35, Austin, Texas 78702     About Us

The Greater Austin YMCA is a nonprofit community enterprise with a vision to cultivate thriving communities across Central Texas where every person benefits from an empowered and well-educated childhood, equitable access to opportunities, resulting in an elevated quality of life, and the promise of a sustainable future. Founded in 1953 and anchored in three Central Texas counties, the Y has served close to 500,000 people and provided more than $30M in financial assistance and program subsidies over the past 10 years. We operate 8 community centers and Camp Moody along with 6 early childhood education centers, 60 afterschool programs on school campuses in four districts, and 20 summer camps, with 1500 staff team members, 1000 volunteers, and a $47M annual operating budget.


Additional Information

The organization has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Greater Austin YMCA provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Greater Austin YMCA complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which we have employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

  We Take Care of Our People

Our mission isn't just a statement--it's a guiding force that shapes our actions every day. Rooted in our unwavering commitment to serving our community and esteemed team members, our mission is a true way of life. We're passionate about fostering health and wellness for all, and we're truly excited to introduce the following comprehensive benefits package that has been thoughtfully designed to prioritize your well-being.

  • Health Insurance: We provide comprehensive health coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, to ensure the well-being of our employees.
  • Retirement Savings Plan: We offer a 12% employer-funded retirement plan upon meeting eligibility, empowering employees to plan for their future.
  • Paid Time Off: Work-life integration is important to us, which is why we provide up to 48 days of paid time off over vacation, holidays, and sick leave.
  • Additional Perks: Free household membership to facilities operated by the Greater Austin YMCA, which is worth $1,000 annually.


Pay Range $135,000 - $145,000 annual salary, DOE