Human Resources Director

For over 50 years the MetroWest YMCA has been an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming force for good that strengthens the community.


MetroWest YMCA Inc.


Framingham, MA 01701-4539

Job Description

The Human Resources Director serves 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.” Oversees 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, employee communications, and events. The HR Director also serves as the Clerk on the Association Board of Directors.


1. Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or equivalent.

2. 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.

3. Knowledge and professional experience in planning and policy, talent management, selection, compensation, benefits, training and staff development, employee relations, and performance management.

4. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community.

5. Current knowledge and understanding of regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws regarding human resources.

6. Proficiency in business and human resources related computer applications, which may include talent management systems, time and attendance systems, etc.

7. Senior human resources certification preferred (SPHR or equivalent).

Essential Functions

1. Participates in strategic planning for the organization. Provides leadership and consulting support to executives and management on matters of reinforcing culture, setting goals, developing policy, and implementing strategic objectives.

2. Oversees talent management, including training, staff training and leadership development, retention, recognition, employee communication, and career development. Assesses and evaluates training and staff development needs, and develops programs to meet needs.

3. Develops and maintains performance management and appraisal programs. Provides assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems.

4. Oversees compensation and benefit programs, including job description and classification, salary structure, and salary adjustments. Oversees benefit plan communication, enrollment, and administration. Assesses the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and makes recommendations for improvementsand changes.

5. Remains current with employment laws and regulations. Maintains an effective programof compliance with laws and regulations related to human resources and manages relationships with compliance agencies and YMCA legal counsel.

6. Oversees HR systems and employee records to ensure accuracy and improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization. Ensures timely and accurate submissionof data requested by the EEOC, YMCA of the USA, Department of Labor, etc.

7. Works directly with the Human Resources Committee and other board committees to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, oversee policy implementation, and meet the related needs of the board.

8. Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs. Identifies and cultivates appropriate and effective sources for candidates for all levels of jobs.

9. Provides direction to assigned staff in the performance of their duties, establishingwork priorities in achieving strategic and operating plan goals; prepares and manages associated budgets.

10. Serves as a resource and participates as a leader/member of various staff committeesand leadership groups.

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

Mission Advancement: Incorporates the Y’s mission and values into the organization’s vision and strategies. Ensures community engagement; promotes the global nature of the Y. Leads a culture of volunteerism ensuring engagement, inclusion, and ownership. Leads a culture of philanthropy.

Collaboration: Advocates for and institutionalizes inclusion and diversity throughout the organization. Initiates the development of relationships with influential leaders to impact and strengthen the community. Is recognized as an inspirational community leader who navigates complex political and social circles with ease. Communicates to engage and inspire people within and outside the YMCA. Ensures that a talent management system is in place and executed effectively.

Operational Effectiveness: Possesses penetrating insight and strong strategic and critical thinking skills. Invests resources in well-designed innovation initiatives. Creates a structure to deliver organization-wide results to achieve objectives. Develops and implements stewardship strategies. Determines benchmarks and ensures appropriate leadership to meet objectives.

Personal Growth: Creates a learning organization. Effectively drives change by leveraging resources and creating alignment to expand organizational opportunities. Shares authority and demonstrates courage andhumility. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Required Certifications

Senior human resources certification preferred (SPHR or equivalent).


$70,000.00 - $90,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

July 17, 2020

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