The Director, Human Resources is a hands-on, creative and energetic leader of a four-person Human Resources department for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) approximately 200-person staff. S/he is responsible for the entire Human Resource function including: developing and fostering a culture that supports the APA’s mission, vision, and values; developing and implementing strategies and programs to recruit, train, evaluate and retain the best talent, and to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local HR laws and policies. S/he is the go-to person for counselling on and resolution of complex employee relations issues and for analysis of trends. The Director is constantly developing and implementing innovative ideas to improve the experience for employees and managers and to make APA a great place to work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages the Human Resources department, overseeing, developing and coaching HR staff, setting goals and department objectives, establishing and meeting budgets and tracking outcomes
Establishes data driven outcome measures to measure success of programs and department
Prepares reports for C-level management as requested
Keeps abreast of new developments in policies, laws and practices to maintain a modern and innovative HR function for the APA
Monitors policies and programs to ensure they are up to date and effective for APA
Designs and implements a comprehensive training and development program for the APA
Conducts and manages all aspects of employee relations, counselling on and resolving issues and concerns
Develops, manages, and maintains HR sections of both the Internet and Intranet sites and the Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
Leads all employer-specific compliance requirements with government agencies and applicable laws, including, but not limited to, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Department of Labor, worker compensation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Affirmative Action planning and any OFCCP requirements
Manages the APA’s compensation structure, philosophy, and pay policies
Utilizes information from employee stay and exit interviews and employee surveys to improve APA programs
Manages the formation and development of employee workgroups on issues of importance to the Association and works in collaboration with the Wellness, Diversity and Awards Committees to develop robust programs and to improve employee engagement
Collaborates with and guides the HR Generalists responsible for benefits and recruiting and the HR Assistant to ensure the employee experience, benefits package, and offerings of APA make it a top employer in the region
Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development or equivalent field required, graduate degree in these areas preferred
Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in all aspects of human resources
Specialized training and broad experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training preferred
Demonstrated experience managing a large and diverse human resources office and staff including experience leading performance improvement processes, and developing employee training programs
Demonstrated ability to think and perform creatively within a budget and to mentor and train staff
Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal and coaching and development skills
Advanced level experience with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook; additional experience with SharePoint, intranet platforms, and Paycom preferred
Demonstrated ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
Normal demands associated with an office environment.
Ability to work on computer for prolonged periods, communicate with individuals by telephone, e-mail and face to face.
Some travel may be required.
About American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with its 37,800 U.S. and international member physicians and 240 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, and tuition assistance. The APA is located in Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop.