Vice President, Human Resources

Position Summary: The VP, Human Resources enhances and maintains Pathways to Housing PA's human resources department and the overall agency by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and policies, programs, and practices. These practices include talent acquisition, payroll and benefits administration, performance management and professional development, safety and health, policy implementation, staff credentialing and employment law compliance. The VP, Human Resources helps Pathways to maintain an employee-oriented agency culture that emphasizes continuous quality improvement, key employee retention, and high performance in achieving our mission.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Develop and administer an effective staff recruitment and hiring program, including coordination with hiring managers to develop position descriptions, post positions, review resumes and screen candidates, coordinate interviews and administer background/reference verification process.
  • Continually expand and refine where opportunities are posted and advertised, evaluating cost and results, and targeting particular populations as needed.
  • Seek out and oversee the participation in employment events such as job fairs and CPS graduations, as needed.
  • Prepare employees for assignments by establishing, conducting, and coordinating orientation and training programs; work with managers to ensure staff receive appropriate ongoing training; track aforementioned training.
  • Update and develop personnel policies, job descriptions and HR information as necessary.


Benefits & Compensation

  • Maintain employee benefits programs (e.g., Health/Dental/Vision insurance, 401K, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life insurance etc.) and inform employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
  • Ensure compliance with employee payroll including time and attendance systems and records (e.g., paid time off and other absences, etc.).
  • Responsible for managing the bi-weekly pay cycle processing and related tasks.
  • Maintain a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys; ensuring all staff receive regular job evaluations; monitoring and scheduling individual pay actions; recommending, planning, and implementing pay structure revisions.


Employee Relations & Policies

  • Support a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Responsible for planning monthly all-staff meetings, the annual staff retreat, and other employment enhancement activities as appropriate.
  • Recommend and implement employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation.
  • Ensure planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by helping train managers to coach and discipline employees using a progressive discipline process; hearing and resolving employee grievances; coaching employees and supervisors.
  • Administer a performance review program to ensure effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization.


HR Law & Compliance

  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; maintaining all OSHA compliance, conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings, and communicating with the agency's attorney when necessary.
  • Establish and maintain system to track receipt of required credentialing documentation for new hires and required cyclical renewals of expiring credentials for existing staff.
  • Investigates accidents/injuries; prepares reports for insurance carrier; takes the lead on Workers Compensation claims.
  • Maintains agency guidelines by preparing and updating the policy and procedure manual.
  • Create and analyze vacant position reports; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; provides feedback to the Executive Committee; recommends action if needed.
  • Responsible for human resource records - keeping past and current files, and the agency's Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


Essential Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and a minimum of seven years progressively responsible HR experience, including two years supervising HR functions and staff.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy and procedure manuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, supervisors, employees, customers, and the general public. Comfortable with public speaking.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in sensitive situations.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources systems, Payroll systems, and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Experience with ADP preferred.
  • SHRM credentials preferred.
  • The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies.


Supervisory Responsibilities: HR Generalist/Administrator.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: Mostly office environment with significant sitting and computer work is required. Interaction with agency clientele as well as regular interaction with all levels of staff.

Salary: Starting at $90,000 annually