Vice President of Human Resources
Job Details
Roosevelt (Corporate Offices) - San Antonio, TX
Full Time
Up to 25%

JOB SUMMARY:

The Vice President of Human Resources provides the strategic direction and guidance for the workforce-related components of the organization. This individual implements organization-wide strategy, programs, and policies, enabling employees and leadership to maintain the quality of both our people-centered programs, products and services. Responsible for multiple staff functions, the Vice President of Human Resources is responsible for the following areas: Organizational Development, HR Strategic and Business Planning, Learning and Development, Payroll, and corporate HR governance and legal compliance.

 

 

JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Pipeline Development and Recruiting:

  • Works collaboratively across departments to ensure HR infrastructure, policies and procedures, systems, and people in place to accommodate continued growth
  • Champion a positive employee experience to shape the community, morale, and culture of The Lighthouse with an obsessive focus on building a great place to work that attracts, motivates and retains employees
  • Identify, attract, and target new candidates, especially blind talent, and create programs and initiatives to ensure a robust national candidate pipeline, focusing special attention on the roles that are most frequently under-resourced
  • Lead or support various upward mobility goals, programs and practices to increase upward mobility opportunities

 

Employee Relations and Safety:

  • Enable leaders at all levels to maintain an environment that engages team members to do their best every day, and supports them as they strive for zero accidents and injuries
  • Evaluate employee relations issues and meet with supervisors to determine effective remediation techniques, such as training or personal intervention to resolve issues
  • Monitor employee counseling, disciplinary actions, and performance improvement plans to ensure each employee receives adequate support to be successful
  • Support the administration of risk management and safety policies and programs in accordance with The Lighthouses stated objectives

 

 

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • 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
  • Oversee and support the performance management process and provide guidance to leaders on their employee reviews, evaluations, and compensation packages
  • Provide department leaders with direct counsel to support and maintain a culture of excellence, innovation, trust, and organizational growth
  • Develop and implement a progressive and proactive compensation and benefits program that responds to the rapidly changing hourly wage laws as they apply to each location

 

Human Resources Department Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor a group of HR professionals and work with them to identify continuous quality improvement opportunities within the department
  • Provide strong leadership support for the Human Resources department to ensure that they cohesively work together to maximize employee opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Oversee the successful evaluation, updating, and implementation of all Human Resources department strategies and programs to ensure that they are aligned with the strategic goals of The Lighthouse
  • Lead the HR staff in reviewing and updating the employee handbook in accordance with all applicable HR policies, practices, and laws
  • Develop successful cooperative relationships with other departments at The Lighthouse
  • Assume additional responsibilities, perform additional duties, and complete special projects as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors degree
  • A Masters Degree and/or Human Resources certification is preferred
  • HR Certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, etc.)
  • Minimum of 8years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources.
  • Proven record of effective HR leadership, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Bilingual Spanish/English and/or Braille skills a plus

 

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Ability to carry a good sense of humor
  • Ability to make an outstanding first impression
  • Ability to be outgoing and effectively interact with others at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and people skills
  • Strong sense of urgency & ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong Leadership skills ability to lead by example
  • Skills in basic math 
  • Excellent managerial skills
  • Focused team player
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • People-focused and servant-like mentality
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to inspire and lead a diversified team of managers
  • Internally motivated and driven---a self-starter
  • Ability to plan and develop independently
  • Exemplary problem solving and critical thinking abilities

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to report to workstation without assistance.
  • Must be able to sit/stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to conduct repetitive motions on a daily basis.
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