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Vice President of Human Resources

Company: People's Resource Center
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Overview

PRC is hiring a Vice President of Human Resources to plan, organize, and lead PRC's human resource functions including workforce planning, employee experience and culture, hiring and benefits administration, training, and engagement. A successful candidate is a strategic leader who understands that employees and volunteers work jointly as the organization's workforce, motivates and engages teams, and is accountable for overall HR operations in alignment with strategy and mission.

The Vice President will lead a team of three employees: Human Resources Generalist, a Volunteer Department Manager, and a Volunteer Department Coordinator. This individual will serve as a member of the Senior Management team reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

People's Resource Center Overview

People's Resource Center (PRC) is a not-for-profit, social service organization founded in 1975 by community members looking to help neighbors who were facing financial hardship. Over four decades of community building, PRC has grown into a multiservice agency focused on interwoven services and tools that support and strengthen more than 7,000 families each year. We remain one of the only multi-service human services agencies in the Western Suburbs of Chicago offering basic needs assistance, educational tools and personalized services to help families find stability and pursue their goals.

The values that guide our actions and decisions and that are embedded in our culture are:
Dignity and Respect: Recognizing the dignity of each person who comes to us, we create a welcoming and respectful environment in all of our programs and communication.
Creative and Innovative: We express our mission directly. We try things in the community. We are willing to jump in to new areas in order to address an unmet need.
Responsible Stewards: We welcome those who need resources, as well as those with resources to share.
Compassionate: We listen, we encourage, we try to get to know our families, we provide some help and guidance, we advocate, in a spirit of kindness and compassion.
Integrity: We place a high priority in living out of our principles, in our relationships, programs, and organizational practices.

PRC offers a generous compensation and benefits package to our full time employees, including:
Medical insurance - HMO, PPO (80% employer paid)
Dental insurance - PPO (80% employer paid)
Flexible Spending Account participation
Short Term Disability (100% employer paid)
Life Insurance (100% employer paid)
SIMPLE IRA retirement plan & company match
23 days of Paid Time Off (PTO)
12 paid holiday

Position Essential Functions

Workforce Planning and Culture
Lead the planning and implementation of a workforce plan utilizing employed and volunteer resources, to meet the needs of functional areas and align with PRC's mission, values, and goals.
Establish and implement strategies to foster employee engagement in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, anchored in organization's mission, history and values.
Establish and monitor annual Human Resources and Volunteer Department objectives and budgets; regularly reporting status of activities.
Develop and implement the annual organization-wide staffing budget, and the budget for the human resources department and volunteer department
Develop and implement training priorities for employees based on PRC strategic needs, values and culture, available resources and compliance requirements.
Develop and manage plan to meet organization-wide priorities for Volunteer training, to address organizational needs and promote volunteer engagement and satisfaction.

Employment planning, recruitment and engagement
Oversee recruitment and new employee orientation systems to promote employment opportunities and attract and retain quality candidates.
Engaging supervisors, oversee the process to establish job descriptions for all employee positions, to include competencies, responsibilities, determination of FSLA status and organizational values. Maintain records of updated and signed job descriptions for all employees.
Manage the screening, interviewing and selection process to identify and attract quality employee candidates; including but not limited to administering assessments, conducting background checks, checking references and making hiring recommendations on behalf of supervisors.
Develop and manage employee engagement activities including but not limited to surveys and other feedback methods, celebrations and recognitions, gatherings and events

Personnel and Policy Management
Establish an organizational performance management framework that aligns with PRC values and mission and meets needs of functional leaders.
Maintain and update Employee Handbook and employee-related policies, including but not limited to employee-related policies, procedures, affirmative action/EEOC compliance, harassment, etc.
Ensure compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety and other laws, regulations and requirements.
Advise leaders, managers, and employees on various HR-related topics such as leaves, compensation, employee relations matters, and resolves any issues that may arise.
Manage and report personnel issues, including handling of legal implications
Oversee the implementation of voluntary and involuntary employment termination processes including exit interviews, notifications, and separation agreements and works closely with the organization's pro bono legal and expert resources.

Compensation, Benefits And Record Keeping
Administer PRC's compensation program to establish and maintain competitive salaries within relevant markets and available resources, in alignment with content, responsibilities, and requirements of job roles
Plan, direct and supervise activities relating to the administration and maintenance of payroll and employee benefits programs that ensure cost effectiveness, market competitiveness and internal equity.
Administer benefits program including conducting analyses and serving as primary contact with providers of insurance (medical, life, STD, etc.), workers' compensation, unemployment and retirement plans.
Maintain complete and current personnel records, including employment files, completed application materials and job descriptions, recognitions, performance reviews and actions, etc.

Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement
Oversee processes of volunteer recruitment, application completion, screening, placement, overall PRC orientation, and appropriate background checks.
Update and maintain current volunteer-related policies and procedures, including volunteer standards of conduct.
Ensure volunteer database and records are up-to-date and reflect current protocols.
Develop and manage organization-wide volunteer engagement, including communications, recognition, celebration and retention activities
Serve as a resource for assigned supervisors to address volunteer conduct or performance-related concerns


7 years of progressively responsible human resources leadership experience required
5 years of experience directly supervising employees required
Bachelor's Degree or 10 years of relevant experience required
Experience developing and managing a budget required

Experience supervising volunteers a plus
HR Certifications a plus (SPRH or SHRM Certified Professional)

Essential Skills, Knowledge, And Abilities Required
Commitment to PRC's mission, values, community focus
Highly organized, high attention to detail and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Enjoys working in a social service non-for-profit organization
Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teamwork
Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication and interpersonal relations
Able to effectively promote and represent PRC to other organizations
Knowledge of best practices in human resources management including professional recruitment strategies, onboarding, training and development
Excellent analytic, problem solving and coaching skills
Excellent interpersonal and networking skills among diverse constituent groups
Able to work independently, with a team, and with a diverse group of individuals
Ability to work effectively with volunteers, with people from other countries & with people speaking other languages
Able to compile, analyze and evaluate data
Able to lift 25 lbs.; have a valid driver's license and access to a vehicle

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations

Employment Type: Full Time

Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: People's Resource Center, Wheaton , Vice President of Human Resources, Executive , Wheaton, Illinois

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