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Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR)

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The Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR) will be charged with executing all relevant duties as required by the Veterans Development Initiatives, Inc., By-Laws and policies. Develop short-term and long-term goals in consultation with the Chairman & CEO, President & COO, Board of Directors/Trustees, and the executive staff.

He/she will oversee and develop a familiarity with hiring practices and policies within the corporate structure of the VDI. Hold regular meetings with Full-Time & Part-Time staff as well as sub-contract new staff employees, to include volunteers.

He/she should possess a great level of knowledge, insight, expertise and experience as a senior executive in this capacity.

This is a provisional position that will be evaluated for clear, concise written, and oral communication within his/her division and to executive and senior staff members.

He/she will report directly to the Executive Vice President as his/her immediate supervisor and the President & COO along with Chairman, CEO & Founder periodically as requested on an as needed basis.

The VPHR should have extensive knowledge and training in areas of: 401k plans, 403b plans, retirement, medical and dental insurance benefits, HR shared services and directing staff training of personnel.

He/she will be serving in a highly complex organization that seeks to enhance the readiness and knowledge of all employees and personnel by providing comprehensive written Human Resources guidelines.

He/she must be able to resolve issues with all senior staff and mid-level management personnel employed with this corporation.

Demonstrated Skills & Abilities:

  • Provide the necessary leadership and management expertise.
  • Strategic planning and detailed implementation (seeing both the big picture and details).
  • Collaborative customer service and team based orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Policy and contract analysis.
  • Highly skilled at complex problem analysis and resolution.
  • Able to delegate appropriately.
  • Prioritizing shifting needs.
  • Overseeing the HR department and its staff.
  • Understanding of 401k, 403b, and other account/financing options.
  • Ability to perform After Action Reviews (AAR's) with staff, department and division.
  • Knowledge of medical, dental, and various other health insurance plans.

Must set up an HR Shared Service Program with the other divisions such as:

One purpose of shared services is the convergence and streamlining of an organization’s functions to ensure that they deliver to the organization the services required of them as effectively and efficiently as possible. This often involves the centralizing of back office functions such as HR, SCM and Finance but can also be applied to the middle or front offices.

A key advantage of this convergence is that it enables the appreciation of economies of scale within the function and can enable multi function working (e.g. linking HR and Finance together), where there is the potential to create synergies.

Traditionally the development of a shared-service organization (SSO) or shared-service centre (SSC) within an organization was a result of the need to reduce costs (often achieved through economies of scale), standardize processes (through centralization) and ultimately to allow the business (and subsequent business units) to focus on core activities.

A large scale cultural and process transformation can be a key component of a move to shared services and may include redundancies and changes of work practices.

Shared services are more than just centralization or consolidation of similar activities in one location. Shared services can mean running these service activities like a business and delivering services to internal customers at a cost, quality and timeliness that is competitive with alternatives.


Minimum BA required with a Masters desired, previously held positions in executive and senior management in human resources, knowledge of various benefit packages (403b/401k plans) for employees and staff, medical and dental insurance policies and premiums, direct deposit and retirement training a plus. Must be able to prioritize leadership decisions through directors, staff and events as they arise.


Please e-mail your resume to Dr. Works with the word "Resume" on the subject line and the position you are applying for. All positions are for current and former military veterans only.


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