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Job Title:        Vice President of Human Resources and Development

FLSA Status:  Full Time - Exempt    

Reports to:    President & CEO


This position supports the work of the YMCA, a leading non-profit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Vice President of HR and Development serves on the CEO’s senior leadership team and oversees the development and implementation of talent management/human resources policies, plans, and services, including recruitment, selection, legal compliance, employee benefits, compensation, employee relations, employment practices and procedures, workplace safety and employee communications. The Vice President of HR and Development also positions the Y as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues.


  1. Supervision of one full-time Human Resources Coordinator.

  2. Creates a vibrant cause-centered culture for staff and volunteers.

  3. 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.

  4. Fosters the development of staff and volunteers at all levels in the organization by engaging in ongoing feedback and coaching, creating succession plans, and providing resources and support for informal and formal learning at all levels.

  5. 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.

  6. Creates organizational policies and structures that remove barriers and foster equity and inclusion for all.

  7. Develops and maintains performance management and appraisal programs. Provides assistance to employees and supervisors with questions and workplace issues. The YMCA of Greater Syracuse currently operates seven branches and employs approximately 1,500 employees.

  8. Oversees compensation and benefits programs, including job description and classification, salary structure and salary adjustments. Oversees benefit plan communication, enrollment, and administration. Assesses the competitiveness of human resources programs and practices against the relevant markets and makes recommendations for improvements and changes.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Works directly with assigned board and association committees (Human Resources Committee, Safety Committee) to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, oversee policy implementation and meet the related needs of the board and other stakeholders.

  12. Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs. Identifies and cultivates appropriate and effective sources for candidates for all levels of jobs.

  13. 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.

  14. All other duties as assigned by the CEO.


  • Developing Self & Others

  • Inclusion

  • Program/Project Management


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or equivalent; Master’s degree preferred.

  • YMCA Organizational Leader certification preferred.

  • Eight or more years of 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.

  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional or HRCI Certified Professional certification preferred.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The YMCA of Greater Syracuse is part of the Large Y network and in the top 10% of the largest YMCAs in the country. With an annual budget of $24 Million, the Y has 7 branches and 1 camp facility, 1540 employees, and services the entire Onondaga County.

ANNUAL SALARY:  $78,000. - $85,000.


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  • Cover Letter and

  • Resume

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Liberty Resources, Inc., headquartered in Syracuse, New York, is one of Central New York’s most diversified and trusted human service agencies. Liberty continues to expand its geographic reach and scope, providing an array of services to individuals, children, and families.


We are currently seeking an energetic professional with a passion for Recruitment and Human Resources. The HR Recruiter/Generalist primary function will be responsible for administering all aspects of talent acquisition and to support staffing objectives by recruiting and evaluating job candidates, advising agency leadership on hiring decisions and managing applicants throughout all stages of the hiring process. In addition, this position will be involved in a wide variety of HR functions including but not limited to: on/off-boarding, benefits, training, policy/procedure development, and special projects.




  • Three (3) years of recruitment and/or HR related experience.
  • Associates degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have excellent computer proficiency utilizing web-based systems and 
    database/HRIS platforms.
  • Experience in a health or human services environment preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills on phone, in person and electronic communications.
  • Ability to multitask, organize and working in a fast paced environment.
  • Must  possess a valid driver’s license. 


Liberty offers a fast-paced yet flexible work environment, conducive for a great work/life balance and positive and friendly atmosphere. We offer competitive benefits and PTO package. Apply today to find out more about this exciting opportunity. 


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