• Director, Human Resources

    Job Location US-MA-Springfield
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Hiring Manager
    Kimberly Kennison
    USD $50,000.00/Yr.
    USD $50,000.00/Yr.
    End Date
  • Overview

    For over 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Springfield has provided youth development, fostered healthy living, and promoted social responsibility in the 14 cities and towns that it serves. We take pride in being one of the largest non-school educators in the state, one of the top 120 YMCAs in the U.S., and the second oldest Y in the country.


    We are currently looking for a Director, HR People Services to join our team. Whether you are interested in joining a leading non-profit or looking to advance your Y career, this is your opportunity to help make our community better together. The Y. ™ For a better us. ™



    Please note that any and all offers of employment are contingent on the successful completion of a background check, reference check, and new hire packet. In roles where driving is required as an essential function, a driver history check must also be successfully completed.

    Essential Functions

    This person will play an important part in the work that we do each day. In addition to all other duties as assigned, this role will:

    • Oversee all people-based aspects of the Human Resources function including: policy development, recruitment, training, engagement, organizational development, leadership development, performance management, and EEO.

    • Serve as one of two key generalists responsible for managing the HR function under the Chief Financial/Chief HR Officer.

    • Provide data-based recommendations and generalist counsel to the executive and senior leadership teams.

    • Will serve as the primary point of contact for all HR-related reporting and systems of record.

    • Provide generalist support to managers, staff members, volunteers, and key stakeholders in the above areas.

    • Work alongside the Director, IT & Systems and the Director, HR Administration to maintain and leverage the Dayforce Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

    • Work alongside the HR team to assist in the implementation of the Dayforce HCM Performance Management and Onboarding modules.

    • Work alongside the Director, HR Administration to manage all extended leaves.



    The requirements and preferences (where indicated) for this role are listed below. Please review them carefully to ensure that you apply for the role that best matches your qualifications. Additional years of professional experience or a Rank of E-5 or better may be used in lieu of education requirements where permitted.

    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Leadership, or Organizational Development

    • At least 5 years of experience in cultural engagement and organizational design

    • At least 5 years of managerial experience

    • At least 3 years of experience in leadership development and training design

    • At least 3 years of experience in Human Resources or General Administration

    • Must be proficient in and have some advanced knowledge of Office 365

      • Advanced Knowledge - Excel, Access, Word, Outlook

      • Intermediate Proficiency - Skype, Planners, Teams

    Preference is given to those who have:

    • SHRM certification or equivalent certification from a related accreditation body

    • Prior employment or volunteer experience with the Y movement

    • Experience in Ceridian's Dayforce HCM platform

    Leadership Compentcies

    While each of our leadership competencies plays a role in the success of our staff members, for this role we will be paying special attention to the areas of:

    • Change Leadership -  Facilitates, co-creates, and implements equitable change for the good of the organization and the community.

    • Communication & Influence - Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y's cause.

    • Inclusion - Values all people for their unique talents, and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and global work, as well as cultural competence.

    • Innovation - Creates and implements new and relevant approaches that improve or expand the work of HR or the Y while increasing community impact.

    • Project Management - Ensures program and project goals are met and that the intended impact occurs.

    Work Environment and Physical Requirements

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We are proud to be a champion of diversity and an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to:

      • Sit, stand, or reach for extended periods of time;

      • Move around the work environment independently;

      • Communicate via computer, multi-line phone, and smartphone; and,

      • Push, pull, or lift up to 25 pounds for short periods of time.

    • The noise level in the work place is usually moderate, but may vary based on a number of external factors.


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