Planned Parenthood North Central States
Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness – St. Paul, MN or Omaha, NE, or Des Moines, IA
At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.
Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Executive Team, The Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness develops and leads the Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness strategy that supports and advances PPNCS’ mission and business with a focus on growth and on diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the organization. As the key leader for the human resources and organizational effectiveness functions, with diversity, equity and inclusion as a central component, this position creates and provides oversight, development and implementation, and assessment of all human resources strategies, policies, programs, systems and services. This includes but is not limited to recruiting, retention, employee development and performance reviews, employee engagement and relations, total rewards, and internal communications. The Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness will work closely with the CEO and will staff the Personnel and Compensation Committee of the Board and additionally will serve as internal consultant to management teams, supervisors and employees on personnel issues that affect organizational effectiveness, including diversity, equity and inclusion. The Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness will select, develop, evaluate, and lead a team of human resource, organizational effectiveness and training professionals, and internal communications with a goal of earning a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive internal consulting group. The Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness is an advocate in implementing our mission “To affirm the human right to reproductive and sexual health and freedom for all by providing excellent care, trusted education, and fierce advocacy.” Perform other related duties as assigned.
Responsibilities Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP • As a key member of the Executive Team, partner with executive leadership to create and implement the organization’s strategic plan, and lead the efforts directly related to Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, including diversity, equity and inclusion. • Serve as a key leader for diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure we are creating a diverse and inclusive culture in which all can thrive; this includes our organizational, structural and individual capabilities.
• Determine the annual work plan, financial plan, and related goals and targets for the department and manage the department to achieve those goals within the approved financial plan. • Partner with Finance to set organizational budget for total rewards program. • Partner with Legal and Compliance regarding identification and mitigation of organizational risks. • Work with brokers and other external advisors on benefit program and human resource related insurance coverages. • Inform executive leadership and board committees on key performance indicators and strategies related to Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness. Based upon internal and external data, trending analysis, and recognized organizational needs and opportunities, advise and support leadership in identifying and implementing strategies and tactics that help us meet our targets and hold ourselves accountable. • Provide strategic leadership and accountability for resolving Employee Relations concerns, making sure we are exercising our Just Culture and meeting all legal, compliance, and regulatory requirements. • Serve as a consultant for executive leaders on their professional development and provide counsel related to issues and opportunities as warranted. • Develop relationships with staff at all levels to build and maintain a strong, consistent, cohesive, and culturally adaptive culture that fosters the organizational values of high integrity and trust. • Ensure organizational compliance with all federal, state and local laws related to employee benefits, compensation, employment and training. Remain current with changes in human resource and employment law and manage company relationships with state and local regulatory agencies. Ensure required and ad-hoc reports to federal, state, and local agencies are completed. • Ensure compliance with all Human Resources elements of accreditation. • Serve as a member of the PPNCS Safety Committee and as a member of the organization’s Compliance, Quality, and Risk Management Committee (CQRM), or delegate representation as warranted. • Provide leadership and oversight of all workers compensation insurance and workplace injuries, including continually evaluating experience ratings, maintaining vendor relationships, evaluations, reporting, and general oversight of injury claims. • Manage PPNCS Affirmative Action program, including preparation of the written plan and training managers. Ensure AA/EEO data is being tracked and recorded, monitor achievement of AA goals, prepare compliance reports and ensure continuous update of plan. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS • Advance a culturally adaptive culture that is measurably diverse, equitable, and inclusive. • Develop and lead the organization in deepening staff engagement.
• Create practical, actionable and supported strategies and implementation plans across all responsible functional areas to ensure the entire organization has the diversity and talent required to achieve its strategic goals. • Develop a highly effective orientation program that emphasizes the critical importance and value of welcoming and integrating new employees into our organizational culture and to ensure positive onboarding experience for new employees. • Partner in the creation of leadership development plans for key positions, establish effective and uniform methodology for identifying talent in the organization, assess employee training and development needs, and create and implement programs to meet those needs with measurable, cost- effective outcomes. • Monitor and support effective employee relations activity and provide coaching to managers on effective practices including accountability standards and measures. Serve as internal consultant to managers and advisor/mediator in employee situations in which disciplinary action is required. Advise management regarding all employee terminations; oversee all aspects of employee terminations. • Oversee the internal communications program of the organization to ensure employees at all levels are appropriately informed, engaged, and supported.
HUMAN RESOURCES • Develop and lead the implementation of a total rewards strategy that advances the organizational strategy, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, meets the requirements of the financial plan, and addresses market competitiveness. The Total Rewards package should reward effective performance and promote and support an employee and organizational partnership for the short and long-range health and welfare of the employees, while meeting goals of the organization. • Oversee the annual performance review program for the organization and recommend and implement the compensation structure. Maintain the organizations job family structure with new hires, promotions, and job changes. • Oversee HRIS and ensure timely and accurate reporting of information. Provide benchmarking and data driven results against target and best practice to inform leadership. • Develop creative and cost-effective recruitment methodologies that generate high-quality diverse candidates. Develop long-term relationships with organizations and individuals that will enhance the talent pipeline. • Oversee employee benefit programs including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, supplemental life, 403(b) plan, Personal Time Off (PTO) and Extended Employee Leave (EEL), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation. May serve as a trustee, plan administrator, and fiduciary for certain benefit programs. • Develop and interpret organizational policies and procedures, including facilitating the annual review of the Human Resources Standard Operating Policies and Employee Handbook.
• Oversee personnel record keeping related to new hires, employee reviews, promotions, transfers, separations and exit interviews. Meet all the requirements of PPFA accreditation.
STANDARD REQUIREMENTS • Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: safety and security, confidentiality, quality assurance, compliance with current laws and regulations including HIPAA and mandated reporting, and training • Supports and participates in: o Common teamwork; cooperates and works together with all coworkers o Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations demonstrating compassion, empathy and dignity for all o Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, co-workers and patients regarding reported complaints problems and concerns o Promotes positive public image and relations of PPNCS o Performs other work duties as assigned Work Hours Full-time position working 40 hours per week. Tentative schedule: Monday – Friday, with some nights and weekends/flexibility required This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term disability, life insurance, PTO, extended illness leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and 403(b) retirement plan.
Physical Work Intensity & Work Environment Level 1, Sedentary – Physical requirements require sitting at a desk 6-7 hours per day in front of a computer terminal. Must be able to use hands for repetitive action on a daily basis. Lifting up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis and use of computer, telephone, calculator, laser printer, and fax on a daily basis. Must be able to climb stairs. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in field related to Human Resources or equivalent experience. • Ten years of experience in human resources with experience in all facets of human resources, including employee engagement and retention, organizational design, performance management, professional development, recruiting, and compensation and benefits administration. • Experience fostering and leading a diverse organization through equitable practices and an inclusive culture. • Experience with a multi-state organization.
Desired Qualifications • Master’s degree in related field preferred • Experience in Healthcare preferred • Specialized degree in Human Resource Administration and/or professional certification by the Society for Human Resources Management preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Very strong verbal and written communication skills. • Demonstrated experience in building a diverse, inclusive and culturally adaptive workforce. • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the creation of a culture of engagement. • Capable of building strong, supportive, inclusive and collaborative relationships. Relates effectively with all levels and functions in the organization. Is approachable, a good listener, and adept facilitator who can quickly find common ground to solve problems. Is candid and open in communications at all levels. • Has deep knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in all aspects of training and development and organization design. Knows how to develop and execute practical training systems that help achieve business goals. • Can focus efforts on achieving business results. Will take a stand when needed. Able to take personal ownership and responsibility and can be counted on to achieve agreed-upon results. Can decide and act without the total picture when necessary. Is proactive. • Knows how businesses work, both externally and internally. Understands key business drivers, organizational structures and systems, how to align areas of responsibility to achiever goals, and how to get things done. • Knows how to create and reengineer processes that are effective, efficient and are aligned to deliver business results. Knows how to organize people and activities in order to track and measure process results. Can simplify complex processes and get more out of few resources. • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality. • Ability to use widely used software packages, e.g., spreadsheets (Excel), HRIS/database and has the ability to learn new software packages as necessary. • Successful strategic planning experience. • Ability to meet deadlines; accomplish work in order of priority; professionally maintain composure and effectiveness under pressure and changing conditions. • Ability to learn new duties and adjust to new situations encountered on the job within a reasonable amount of time. • Ability to negotiate conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of an organization (both inside and outside the agency).
Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures. We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and
exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom.
Planned Parenthood is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that effectively employs the skills and talents of all employees in our organization. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of their race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status or status with regard to public assistance. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. AA/EEO
Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.
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