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VP Human Resources

Company name
Episcopal Senior Communioties

12-15 yrs required

Walnut Creek, CA
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Position Description

TITLE:           Vice President, Human Resources                                 DATE:  October 12, 2016                                                                                 LOCATION:  Support Services, Walnut Creek

FLSA:             Exempt



SUMMARY:  The VP of Human Resources, in consultation with the CEO and members of the Executive Team, plans and develops human resources and organizational development strategies and initiatives that support ESC’s and affiliate organization’s business goals and objectives.  This position is responsible for directing all human resources functions of the system in accordance with Federal, State and local labor laws. Responsible for human resources planning to provide the system with the best people talent available, support the organization’s core values and promote a unified culture.



  • Plans, designs, directs, and evaluates the human resource management function and performance including but not limited to employment, benefits, compensation, training and development, employee and labor relations, performance management, recognition and retention.


  • Participates in the development of the organization’s strategic business plans, programs, goals and objectives providing perspective of the impact on people. 


  • Partners with the CEO and Executive Team to build a culture that engages and inspires staff, implements strategic and tactical HR initiatives focused on achieving business objectives.


  • Evaluates and advises management on the impact of new programs, strategies and regulatory actions as those items impact the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the organization’s human capital.


  • Envisions and creates HR programs to engage and retain employees in a competitive marketplace.


  • Develops human resources policies, procedures, employee handbooks and programs in accordance with Federal, State and local labor laws.


  • Leads strategies on labor relations issues.


  • Manages organization development strategies and programs including change management, team effectiveness processes, leadership accountability and effectiveness, employee engagement and organizational culture.


  • Strategizes and coordinates response and defense to employment related investigations, subpoenas, claims and lawsuits in conjunction with the General Counsel and outside counsel.


  • Serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and Board Executive Committee regarding executive total rewards and retention plans.



  • Human Resources/Performance Management - Proven ability to recruit and select talented and diverse people; effectively assess, develop, appraise, and reward performance; coach and counsel staff and implement appropriate corrective action; and consistently comply with employment legal issues.


  • Department Performance - Proven ability to plan, organize, and deploy resources and establish procedures and training to achieve excellent service and resident and internal client satisfaction; motivate individuals and/or group; lead, motivate, and encourage others to work in a team-oriented manner to achieve department potential; and promote Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles and Commitment to Inclusion.


  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Proven ability to produce clear, understandable, and concise written materials; exhibit excellent English verbal communication skills; consistently listen to understand and probe; show sensitivity to the issues of aging; and exhibit versatility in relating and leading others; recognizes, understands, and can successfully apply the dimensions of emotional intelligence.


  • Customer Service - Proven ability to understand and respond to resident/staff wants; create effective work plans and manage competing demands; demonstrate high commitment to internal and external customers; and identify, prevent, and resolve potential problems.



  • Technical: Job Knowledge/Information Technology - Proven ability to understand all job functions and responsibilities, including capabilities and uses of IT systems; demonstrate knowledge of Corporate Compliance policies and procedures, applicable government licensing and regulations/codes, and safety programs; and understand the Aging Services Industry, as it pertains to the capabilities and services of ESC and the industry competition.


  • Financial Management - Proven ability to be proficient in budgeting, expense projection and management, and inventory control; and possess a working knowledge of operating ratios, financial systems, and controls for proper utilization of the organization’s financial resources.


  • Business Management - Proven ability to think analytically; demonstrate skills in program research and evaluation, performance measurement, data analysis, and reporting; make effective and timely decisions; establish project goals and timelines; exhibit excellent judgment and flexibility; serve as a role model for ethical and professional standards for others; plan, assign, delegate, control, direct, monitor, evaluate, develop and implement accurate and timely work; and maintain network of community and outside peers.



  • Ability to interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Ability to act with patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with staff, residents, their families, and vendors under demanding and difficult conditions.
  • Sensitivity and understanding of issues related to aging.
  • Sound judgment skills to assess needs and determine appropriate course of action in emergency situations. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, Outlook) and the ability to quickly learn health center and human resources information system software programs.



Degree in human resources, organizational development or related field.  SPHR Certification.  12-15 years progressive human resources experience, preferably in the aging services, health care or hospitality field.  History of success and accomplishment in Human Resources Management at the Vice President level in a multi-location organization.



  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Provides consultation to President/CEO, Executive Team, Executive Directors, and other management.


REPORTS TO:  President/ CEO of ESC


The above statements describe the essential functions and qualifications needed for a Vice President, Human Resources and has been prepared by ESC use in planning, staffing, budgeting and/or evaluation of employees.  It also provides employees with a guide to the duties they are expected to perform.   It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this position.  Actual job responsibilities may change at management's discretion, without notice.


ESC is an at-will employer, which means that an employee may resign or ESC may separate an employee from service with or without cause at any time for any reason.  There is nothing written in this position description that guarantees continued employment.

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