Chief Human Resource Officer

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Job Description

Be part of something bigger! 

The YMCA of Southern Maine seeks a talented, community-minded Chief Human Resources Officer to help strengthen our workforce, and in turn, our community. Join us as we foster a vibrant, cause-driven culture that values diversity, promotes equity and brings people of all backgrounds together in shared purpose – to build a welcoming and cohesive community for all. 

This senior-level position plays a key role in ensuring the YMCA mission is realized, through collaborative leadership, sound strategy, and purposeful development of a diverse and talented staff. Our ideal candidate is team-focused, purpose-driven, and has a proven record of helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential.


Position Summary:

The Chief Human Resource Officer is a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team providing strategic leadership to attract talented, qualified staff and maximize employee performance and contributions during their tenure at the Y. . Under the leadership of the CEO, and in collaboration with the senior leadership team, the CHRO drives talent recruitment and engagement, champions diversity and inclusion, safeguards HRIS integrity and legal compliance, and ensures all human resources policies, plans, services, benefits, compensation, protocols, communications and events are welcoming, equitable and in perfect alignment with the organization’s goals and mission.

the development and implementation of talent management, human resources policies, plans and services, including recruitment, selection, HRIS, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and events.  


Salary Range: $90,000 to $100,000 Annually



  • Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Eight or more years of professional leadership experience in aspects of human resources function, including policy, recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and staff development, employee relations, and performance management.
  • Ability to build genuine, respectful relationships and quickly establish credibility with people from all socio-economic segments and levels of leadership, and all dimensions of diversity.  
  • 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, SHRM-SCP or equivalent); YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.
  • A criminal background check is required and may include fingerprinting through the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), prior to hire. 
Essential Functions


  1. In collaboration with the senior leadership team, oversees talent management including recruitment, onboarding, training, development, and recognition to develop and maintain a  highly competent, diverse staff team committed to implementing organizational vision and goals.
  2. Serves as an engaged member of the senior leadership team, championing its goals and priorities.  
  3. Oversees compensation and benefit programs and salary administration.  Assesses the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and Y-USA best practices and makes recommendations for improvements and changes.
  4. Oversees compliance with Human Resource protocols. 
  5. Remains current with employment laws and regulations. Maintains an effective practice
     of compliance with laws and regulations related to human resources and manages relationships with compliance agencies and YMCA legal counsel.
  6. Provides leadership and direction to the Human Resource staff team in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities to achieve strategic and operating plan goals. 
  7. Oversees program volunteer process including recruiting, orientation, onboarding, accountability and data tracking.
  8. Administers and manages the Human Resources Information System.  Ensures and maintains integrity of data and timely capture of employee information.
  9. Ensures timely and accurate submission of data requested by the EEOC, ACA, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc.
  10. Supports the annual fundraising campaign as requested.
  11. Adheres to all Y Brand guidelines and protocols.
  12. Other duties as required.