Vice President of People JobWallingford, CT 112823

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Why You'll Love This Job

The Vice President of People is the primary executive role to develop and lead the People department, develop and implement human resource strategies and initiatives across the organization. These strategies will cover workforce planning, employee development, employee relations, performance management, benefits and compensation, talent acquisition, operations, regulatory compliance, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) initiatives. The Vice President of People will oversee all personnel within the People Operations department. This role requires travel to the corporate agency located in Wallingford, CT.

#Great Place to Work Certified 2022-2023 #GPTW

Benefits Highlights
Coverage: Health, vision and dental through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, FSA, HSA that comes with an employer match, along with STD, LTD, life insurance, EAP, and more.
Balance: Competitive front loaded Paid Time Off (PTO) plan , 8 paid Holidays, 1 paid floating Holiday of your choice, and 1 day off for your birthday.
Development: Certification/continuing education eligibility, leadership development and 1 paid day off a year to go towards personal professional development.
Retirement: 401(k) retirement plan with 50% employer match up to 4%
Culture: Great Place to Work certified #GPTW, dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a growing working environment.
*In order to be eligible for our full benefits package you must be employed full time at a minimum of 32 hours a week*

Aware Recovery Care is an equal opportunity employer


Reasonable Accommodations Statement:  
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization's goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, retention, and DEIB.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, standard operating protocols, HR training, total reward initiatives, and surveys to support the organization's human resource compliance and strategy needs.
  • Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and HR training and development.
  • Identifies total reward and employee experience needs; develops and executes best practices for retention and talent management.
  • Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organization's human resource information system (HRIS).
  • Monitors and ensures the organization's compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Assess and track employee performance, turnover, and creates mitigation plans to reduce staff turnover and reductions.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
  • Facilitates professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.
  • Oversees all employee relations case investigations and creates mitigation strategies to reduce risks within departments.
  • Manages a team of HR professionals, providing supervision, growth and development.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Competency Statement(s)
  • Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Customer Oriented – The ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.  
  • Accountability – The ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.  
  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.  
  • Friendly – The ability to demonstrate a cheerful demeanor towards others.  
  • Responsibility – Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.
  • Judgment – Ability to form a sound decision using the available information.
  • Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.  
  • Management Skills – Ability to direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Motivation – Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
  • Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.  
  • Strategic Planning – Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.  
  • Self-Motivated – Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.  

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or Human Resources or other related field.
  • 7-10 years of experience working  in a HR Department, preferably in a multi-site and multi-state environment
  • Previous management experience in Behavioral Health or other Healthcare-related organizations preferred.
Computer Skills:
  • Proficient in Google Office Suite and O365
Certifications & Licenses:
  • SHRM - CP highly preferred.
Key Competencies:
  • Strong organization skills
  • Efficient work ethic
  • Ability to easily adapt and multitask
  • Strong ability to collaborate and perform in a team-oriented environment as demonstrated by prior experience
  • Professional and proficient written and verbal communication
  • High level of integrity and professionalism
  • Goal and results oriented
  • Resilient and able to perform under pressure
  • Critical thinker
  • Reliable
  • Strives for excellent standards of quality
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and growth
  • Ability to use electronic health records, phone systems, customer resource management software, and more general office computer systems
  • Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, etc.)
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