Chief Human Resources Officer

Greater Somerset County YMCA

Basking Ridge, NJ

Full time

US$125k+ (annually)

Human Resources

Jun 22

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Chief Human Resource Officer


An exciting opportunity to join the Executive Team of a progressive YMCA association located in vibrant Somerset County, New Jersey. Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCY), is a growth-oriented, nonprofit organization. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, GSCY has demonstrated resiliency and sustained its mission by strengthening the community through vital services that addressed food insecurity, learning loss, vaccine access, blood shortages, unemployment challenges, and more. Despite the obstacles that our organization faced related to the pandemic, our mission-based initiatives were supported through contributory income from donors and grantors and we continue to welcome back members, eclipsing 80% of pre-pandemic numbers. Additionally, working toward our strategic goal of growing our organization and deepening our mission impact, we recently completed a merger with Princeton Family YMCA and expanded programs in other underserved communities. GSCY has six branches and is projecting staffing and operations to return to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 to 100 full-time and 950 part-time employees along with operating revenues to $22+ million. The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting people to their purpose, potential, and each other. We serve the ever-evolving needs of Somerset County and surrounding communities. Our staff and volunteers are joined together by a shared commitment to nurture the potential of children, improve health and well-being, and foster a sense of social responsibility.

The Chief Human Resource Officer serves as a member of the President/CEO's senior leadership team, providing strategic leadership to create high-performance teams that help the organization grow and to overarching vision of diversity, equity and inclusion. They plan and execute talent acquisition, development and retention strategies and work with management to define and translate a company culture that respects and empowers employees, demonstrates cultural competency and equitable access and pathways to opportunities 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, performance management, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, employment practices and procedures, employee communications and events.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, or equivalent, Master's degree preferred, and a minimum of 10+ years of professional experience in all aspects of human resources management and staff development and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience and credibility in leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies. 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. Cultural competency and cultural intelligence. 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 preferred (SPHR or equivalent); YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 12% YMCA Retirement Contribution
  • Medical & Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long term disability benefits
  • Program discounts & Family Membership
  • Paid time off

Salary: $125,000

  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2022

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