Human Resources Director

YMCA Akron, OH

About the Job

Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director serves on the CEO's leadership team and develops/implements of human resources/talent management strategies.


YMCA of Akron Ohio Inc.


Akron, OH

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 the Akron Area YMCA serves on the CEO's leadership team and o versees 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or equivalent.
  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred; or able to be achieved within two (2) years.
  • 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 (SHRM or equivalent; SPHR) preferred.

Essential Functions

  • Creates a vibrant cause-centered culture for staff and volunteers.
  • 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.
  • Fosters the development of staff and volunteers at all levels in the organization by engaging in ongoing feedback and coaching, helps to create succession plans when needed, and providing resources and support for informal and formal learning at all levels.
  • 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. Maintain proficient knowledge of onboarding material such as the Staff Handbook, SAP, New Staff Member Orientation and Boot Camp trainings.
  • Creates organizational policies and structures that remove barriers and foster equity and inclusion for all.
  • Develops and maintains performance management and appraisal programs. Provides assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace problems.
  • Oversees compensation and benefit programs, including job description and classification, salary structure and salary adjustments. Oversees benefit plan and retirement fund communication, enrollment and administration. Assesses the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and makes recommendations for improvements and changes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Works directly with assigned committees of the board as needed (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.
  • Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs. Identifies and cultivates appropriate and effective sources for candidates for all levels of jobs.
  • 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.
  • Maintain records of Staff Injury and Incident reports. Oversee worker's compensation claims and maintain communication with BWC.

  • Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

    • Developing Self & Others
    • Inclusion
    • Program/Project Management
    • Emotional Maturity


    $67,000.00 - $72,000.00

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