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Director of Human Resources

Company: YWCA South Hampton Roads
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

About YWCA South Hampton Roads

YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women's organization in the world. YWCA South Hampton Roads (YWCA SHR) is dedicated to the fullness of its mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Serving approximately 8,000 individuals each year, YWCA SHR is a source of strength, courage and empowerment for women and families facing crisis. We are a community catalyst for meaningful change and the advocate for shaping vital impact through quality services responding to the critical needs of survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. YWCA SHR works across racial, gender, religious and social lines with organizations-partners in all sectors to educate about disparities, advocate for change and provide resources and tools to dismantle oppressive systems.

YWCA SHR is in the midst of a rapid transformation from a well-established direct service provider for women and families facing crisis to an organization working at the intersection of eliminating racism, empowering women and standing up for social justice, helping families and strengthening our community.

About the Position

Under general supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Human Resources has overall strategic and operational accountability for the full HR life cycle. This proactive, in-service leadership role models responsiveness, partnership, flexibility, and collaborative problem solving.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:


  • Provide human resources leadership consulting to CEO and Executive Leadership Team on major issues related to the organization
  • Act as the steward/ambassador of the YWCA SHR mission and values to foster a positive climate among YWCA SHR team members
  • Implement a human resources strategy and multi-year plan that ensures human resources services are integrated and aligned with organizational needs
    • Oversee human resources functions for the organization - including but not limited to HR systems, benefits, administration, employee relations, organization-wide policies, risk management, compliance with federal and state laws
    • Provide team coaching and mentorship and offer culturally relevant conflict resolution and problem-solving strategies
    • Partner with leadership in support of organizational goals and objectives and ensure policies and practices are managed fairly
      • Maintain an effective program of compliance with laws and regulations related to human resources; manage relationships with compliance agencies and YWCA SHR legal counsel
      • Ensure all YWCA SHR leadership adheres to legal and operational compliance requirements affecting team members
      • Provide leadership, representation and oversight for all legal compliance issues including but not limited to court cases, unemployment, risk management and any legal issues that impact the organization's operations, policies, staffing and clients
      • Remain current with employment laws and regulations, and changes and current trends in human resources practices
        Compensation and Benefits
        • Design compensation plan, including job descriptions and classifications; conduct compensation analysis and market research for salary structures and adjustments
        • Create an employee benefits program that maximizes value to team members within budgetary constraints; supervise the communication, enrollment, and administration of plans
        • Assess the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices in relevant markets and make recommendations for improvements and changes.
          Race and Social Justice
          • Commitment to YWCA SHR mission
          • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for diversity
          • Provide leadership to YWCA SHR's social justice initiatives by understanding how racism, sexism, gender inequity and other oppressions play out in institutions and systems
            Additional Duties
            • Adhere to all YWCA SHR policies and procedures
            • Perform other duties as assigned


              We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

              Minimum Requirements

              Education and Experience
              • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university, Master's degree preferred
              • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification preferred
              • Minimum of 10 years of Human Resources experience
              • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience
                Other Requirements
                • Must be 18 years of age
                • Must complete the training programs of YWCA SHR
                • Must complete a successful background check
                  Skills and Competencies
                  • Demonstrated commitment to YWCA SHR's mission
                  • Strategic thinker with effective planning, organizational, and time management skills
                  • Solid facilitation skills including reflective listening and conflict management
                  • Understanding of the core concepts related to all forms of racism, bias and oppression; white privilege and supremacy; and intersectionality
                  • Self-directed; team player and must have a positive attitude
                  • Excellent written and verbal communication and public speaking skills with ability to research field-related, intersectional topics, and develop/deliver written reports and presentations
                  • Ability to maintain composure during constructive dialogue about sensitive subjects
                  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with short deadlines
                  • Ability to collaborate with groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds
                  • Ability to work effectively with community, board and team members to implement racial justice and gender equity strategies
                  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and social media platforms
                    CORE VALUES

                    The Director of Human Resources is expected to model YWCA SHR Core Values:

                    --- Compassion

                    --- Honesty

                    --- Integrity

                    --- Ownership

                    --- Responsibility

                    --- Empowerment

                    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a typical office environment with a high standard of confidentiality. A typical work week is M-F 9:00am-5:00pm.

                    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
                    • Ability to travel in varying weather conditions
                    • Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle or feel objects and controls
                    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
                      o Frequently walk, use hands and fingers effectively, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and talks or hears

                      o Often required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, squat or crawl

                      o Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds

                      o Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

                      o The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud

                      o Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier and fax machine

                      COMPENSATION: This position offers a hiring range of $65,000-$68,000 that is based on experience and a full benefits packet to include health, vision, and dental insurance, 17 paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement and other benefits. We actively welcome all candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who have the skills to fulfill this role - regardless of compensation history. This is a full-time, exempt position.

                      START TIMEFRAME: Position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter and resume to job posting at .

                      EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) DISCLOSURE: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

                      AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: ADA requires YWCA SHR to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations by contacting Human Resources at or 757-625-4248.

                      Salary Description


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