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16 Jun 2021

Full-Time Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties – Posted by ymcapkc Tacoma, Washington, United States

Job Description

Starting Salary: $148,708 annually, plus excellent benefits
Position Closes: June 30


Ignite your Passion, Live the Y Cause

Are you an innovative leader looking to be a part of a dynamic team for a fast-paced, forward-thinking YMCA in the Pacific Northwest? We strive to draw the most talented leaders to make an impact each day in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. With our growth and commitment to building capacity and sharing leadership, we have an exciting new opportunity available as the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. We invite individuals who are motivated servant leaders to apply to be an active, inspiring part of the team.

If hired for this position you will serve as a member of the President/CEO’s senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership to attract, develop and retain the best talent available and to position the YMCA as an “employer of choice.” You will oversee 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; and employee communications and events.

As a full time employee, you will receive a medical/dental/vision benefits package, retirement savings plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), life insurance and long term disability benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Leave Plan (ELP), and a family membership to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.

In this position you will be able to use your skills for:


  • Participate in strategic planning for the organization. Provide leadership and consulting support to executives and management on matters of reinforcing culture, setting goals, developing policy, and implementing strategic objectives.
  • Oversee talent management, including training, staff training and leadership development, retention, recognition, employee communication and career development. Assess and evaluate training and staff development needs, and develop programs to meet needs.
  • Develop and maintain performance management and appraisal programs.  Provide assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems.
  • Oversee compensation and benefit programs, including job description and classification, salary structure and salary adjustments. Oversee benefit plan communication, enrollment and administration.
  • Assess the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and make recommendations for improvements and changes.
  • Remain current with employment laws and regulations. Maintain an effective program of compliance with laws and regulations related to human resources and manage relationships with compliance agencies and YMCA legal counsel.
  • Oversee HR systems and employee records to ensure accuracy and improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization.  Ensure timely and accurate submission of data requested by the EEOC, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc.
  • Develop staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs. Identify and cultivate appropriate and effective sources for candidates for all levels of jobs.


  • Work directly with assigned committees of the board (Human Resources, Executive Compensation, Staff Development committees, for example) to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, oversee policy implementation and meet the related needs of the board.
  • Work closely with the Finance Department to ensure compensation and benefit plans are in alignment with the payroll and payroll tax processes.
  • Serve as a resource and participate as a leader/member of various staff committees and leadership groups.

Fiscal Management:

  • Develop and manage total compensation plan to ensure internal equity and market competitiveness within the approved budget.
  • Develop and control department budget and forecast using the online budget software to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Negotiate and maintain various HR service contracts to ensure best practices at reasonable costs.
  • Follow accounting policies and practices to manage expenses and request purchase of goods and services.


  • Provide direction to assigned staff in the performance of their duties, establishing work priorities in achieving strategic and operating plan goals.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff in assigned areas.
  • Facilitate communication and provide leadership.
  • Review and evaluate staff performance.
  • Develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  • Review, approve, and submit staff time cards to payroll department per schedule.
  • Schedule shifts and process time off requests for staff.
  • Provide all departmental staff with professional development.
  • Ensure that all mandatory training is scheduled and funded.

Financial Development and Philanthropy:

  • As a senior leader in the organization there is an expectation that you will have a voice in the philanthropy efforts we conduct, i.e. annual campaign, endowment, and capital.  It is expected that you can speak to the importance of these efforts, by sharing the impact the campaigns have on our organization’s ability to deliver the mission of the Y to all people in the community.  Understanding the impact the Y has on people, and being able to share it with it others is an important aspect of being a leader in our Y.

Are you a good fit?
This position should have a track record of leading staff and departments to achieve set goals.


  • You are committed to valuing and promoting diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.
  • You have eight or more years of professional experience in all aspects of human resources management and staff development and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • You have knowledge and professional experience in planning and policy, talent management, selection, compensation, benefits, training and staff development, employee relations, and performance management.
  • You have current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources.
  • You are proficient in business and human resources related computer applications, which may include HRIS, talent management systems, time and attendance systems, etc.
  • You have a senior human resources certification preferred (SPHR or equivalent); YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.
  • You have a positive attitude and previous experience with diverse populations.


How to Apply

Apply online, click here.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: executive, human resources, and Vice President. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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