Vice President, HR



As America’s population continues to age, the country’s burgeoning senior population has a greater need for a wider range of healthcare and housing services than ever before. As a national leader in senior care, our client is well positioned to influence how the nation will meet the needs of this growing population of older adults. As it has been for more than 100 years, our client’s goal today is to provide the highest quality of life for all, doing nothing less than transforming the experience of aging.


Our client is recognized today as one of the most innovative and comprehensive organizations for seniors in the nation, and is New England’s largest non-profit provider of senior living communities, healthcare, research, and teaching. Serving more than 3,000 seniors a day, our client’s communities and programs are open to people of all religions, races, creeds, and ethnic origins. Our client not only provides a complete and integrated spectrum of the highest quality healthcare, senior living communities, and services for seniors, but also conducts active research in the geriatrics field and advocates for policies and programs that benefit seniors and their families.



Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President, Human Resources (VPHR) will develop and oversee human resources management policy and programs that contribute to the acquisition, engagement, development, and retention of high performance/high potential employees throughout the organization. The VPHR will lead, manage, and develop a team of HR professionals, as well as build critical relationships with leadership to strategically and effectively facilitate integration of human resources services and best practices across all entities. In partnership with business leaders, the VPHR will oversee human resources staff, ensure that all aspects of human resources management reflect the organization’s values, and play a critical leadership role in the attainment of the organization’s goal to be recognized as one of Boston’s Top 100 Employers by 2015.


The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to integrate an HR system with consistent practices, efficient operations, and streamlined processes across all entities of a multi-site, matrix organization. This person will provide evidence of leading successful rollouts of new initiatives in partnership with business leaders, and the ability to forge positive, trusting relationships between HR professionals and staff.



As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the VPHR will work collaboratively to oversee the organization as a whole, and to achieve the annual goals and critical drivers. SLT members represent the voice of employees, patients, residents, and families, and strive for balance between what is best for the overall organization and the needs of their areas of operational management. Additional responsibilities include:
* Develop strong working relationships with leaders to facilitate collaborative integration of HR and business objectives through strategic planning and leadership development.
* Develop and implement HR policies, programs, and objectives that closely align with the organization’s mission, goals, and cultural beliefs.
* Ensure the visibility of HR and promote a positive presence with employees at the local level through effective program rollout and communication.
* Recommend employee relations practices essential to promotion of employee engagement, organizational consistency, and legal compliance. Remain well informed regarding relevant changes in employment, wage and hour, ERISA, FLSA, COBRA, and other federal/state regulations, and adapt policies to ensure compliance.
* Establish recruitment best practices that result in the hiring of a high performance workforce in a timely manner.
* Establish, communicate, educate, and optimize benefit programs that most optimally balance employee satisfaction and well being with the organization’s financial resources.
* Ensure compensation structure is in alignment with the organization’s compensation philosophy, as well as its recruitment and retention goals.
* Further develop HRIS capability in order to streamline processes and provide critical data for development of HR strategy. Analyze, measure, and report on key HR performance indicators.
* Analyze annual employee survey results and lead initiatives to improve employee engagement in support of the goal to become one of the Boston Globe’s Top 100 Employers by 2015.
* Be an active member of the Employee Communications Advisory Team and strong partner with the Employee Communications team.
* Act as management leader for the Compensation, Workforce Development, and Retirement Committees of the board.



* BA/BS or equivalent (advanced degree preferred).
* 10+ years of related HR experience, with a minimum of 5 to 7 years in a Human Resources leadership position. HR leadership experience in multi-site/matrix organizations strongly preferred.
* Experience in healthcare is preferred, and experience in academia and/or non-profit is a plus.
* Experience working with ethnically and economically diverse employees.
* Deep knowledge of employment laws, all HR functions, and best practices.
* Demonstrated leadership development experience.
* Ability to relate to all levels of a highly diverse workforce, from front line to C-suite to organizational trustees and board members.
* Strong presentation and communication skills.


If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to Thank you!

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