Human Resource Director

Our mid-major association in beautiful upstate New York is looking for an experienced HR professional


Saratoga Regional YMCA


Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4205

Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Human Resources Director at SRYMCA serves on the CEO’s senior leadership team and 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 HRD also positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.

We are a mid-major, 15 million dollar, 5 branch, 600 employee Y in Upstate New York.



•Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.

•YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

•10 or more years of professional experience in all aspects of human resources management and staff development and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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

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

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

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

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


•Employees must maintain a safe work environment free of clutter, debris and hazardous conditions.

•Report all accidents/incidents involving themselves, members/program participants, guests or other employees and complete accident/incident reports immediately.

•Be familiar with Emergency Procedures and specific duties assigned to them.

•Be familiar with additional safety responsibilities specific to their position.

The SRYMCA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Essential Functions

1.Creates a vibrant cause-centered culture for staff and volunteers.

2.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. Aligns organizational structure, roles, and responsibilities to achieve goals.

3.Fosters the development of staff and volunteers at all levels in the organization by engaging in ongoing feedback and coaching, creating succession plans, and providing resources and support for informal and formal learning at all levels.

4.Oversees talent management, including 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.

5.Creates organizational policies and structures that remove barriers and foster equity and inclusion for all.

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

7.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 improvements and changes.

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

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

10.Works directly with assigned committees of the board (e.g., Human Resources, Executive Compensation, Staff Development) to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, oversee policy implementation and meet the related needs of the board.

11.Ensures bi-weekly payroll for 600+ staff is run correctly and in compliance with applicable federal and statutory requirements.

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

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

Required Certifications

* SPHR or PHR preferred


$68,000.00 - $85,000.00

How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Nov. 6, 2020

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