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Vice President of Human Resources

Job Details

Corporate and Mailing - Orlando, FL
Full Time
Bachelors Degree - 4 Years
Human Resources


Lighthouse Central Florida is a mission-driven, values-based organization providing an optimal blend of rehabilitation training services and real-world applications to help individuals of all ages, who live with any degree of vision loss to adjust to their reality with grace and confidence so they can remain active, productive members of our community.


Basic Function:

The Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for developing and executing Lighthouse's overall Human Resources strategy to support the organization's overall business plan and strategic direction. The Vice President of Human Resources serves as a business partner in succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational development, performance management, compensation, HR governance, and legal compliance.


Essential Job Requirements:

  • Work collaboratively to ensure HR infrastructure, policies, procedures, systems, and people are in place to support business growth.
  • Champion a positive employee experience with an obsessive focus on building a great workplace that attracts, motivates, and retains employees.
  • Lead various upward mobility initiatives, programs, and practices to increase upward mobility opportunities.
  • Identify competency, knowledge, and talent needs within the organization and develop programs for enhancing skills and increasing knowledge to close gaps and provide new opportunities.
  • Create programs and initiatives to ensure a robust candidate pipeline, focusing special attention on recruiting individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of strategic goals.
  • Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the company's mission and strategic vision.
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall business operations objectives.
  • Function as a strategic business advisor to each business unit's executive/senior management regarding key organizational and management issues.
  • Work with the company's executive management team to establish a sound management succession plan that corresponds to the strategy and objectives of the company.
  • Identify key performance indicators for the organization's human resource, payroll, and talent management functions; assess the organization's success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
  • Ensure compliance with employment, benefit, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Maintain knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Research, develop, and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Provide direction and assist department leaders with employment-related strategic planning issues and implementation.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation, and benefits globally.
  • Participate in policy-making and general operating decisions as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Lead and mentor HR professionals and identify continuous quality improvement opportunities within the department.
  • Ensure timely response is provided to any claim, court-issued documentation, or other report requiring Human Resources approval, action, or contribution.
  • Develop policies and procedures relating to all employee issues. Ensure consistent application of such.
  • Oversee and support the performance management process and guide leaders on their employee reviews, evaluations, and compensation packages.
  • Draft and implement the budget for the Human Resources department.
  • Assume additional responsibilities, perform other duties, and complete special projects as assigned.




  • BSc/BA in human resources, business administration, or relevant field; MSc/MA in human resources preferred.


  • Minimum seven years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources.
  • Non-profit experience is a plus

Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:

  • Full knowledge of applicable state and federal labor laws.
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of employment legislation and regulations.
  • Thorough understanding of human resource management principles and best practices.
  • Knowledge of and experience with various human resource information systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  • Strong business acumen partnered with attention to the human element.
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting.
  • Strong Leadership skills the ability to lead by example.
  • Diligent and firm with high ethical standards.
  • Willingness to take a hands-on approach when needed.
  • Exemplary problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • A self-motivated and driven person dedicated to accuracy, teamwork, and meeting deadlines

Physical Demands:

  • The job requires the employee to sit or stand for prolonged periods.
  • Must be able to travel locally and nationally to Lighthouse facilities.
  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers.


  • Possess reliable transportation. Will be required to travel between office locations.
  • Possess a Florida driver's license, good driving record, and proof of insurance.
  • Pass Level II background check.

For employees living with visual impairments, you must provide documentation from a physician of legal blindness. Legal blindness is defined as: "Central visual acuity does not exceed 20/200 in the better eye with correcting lenses OR whose visual acuity, if better than 20/200, is accompanied by a limit to the field of vision in the better eye to such a degree that its widest diameter subtends an angle no greater than 20 degrees." These conditions are based on the federal Javits-Wagner-O'Day work program for legally blind individuals.

The employment policy of Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works is to provide equal opportunity to all persons. Our company, therefore, has committed to equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program. Lighthouse Central Florida and Lighthouse Works will recruit, hire, train, and promote qualified individuals in all job titles and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, and veteran status, or disability.

All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and primary duties have been included. Requirements, skills, and abilities have been determined to be the minimal standards required to perform the positions successfully. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and conditions may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act may modify requirements to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made that may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or impose undue hardships on the organization.