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Human Resources Senior Vice President

M+R Strategic Services

M+R Strategic Services

People & HR
New York, NY, USA · Washington, DC, USA · Boston, MA, USA · Remote · Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023
We’re looking for a Human Resources Senior Vice President to join our team.

When you come work with us, here’s what you’ll find:

  • Work that is meaningful. We are a fast-paced, deadline-driven consulting firm that only works with nonprofit clients who are essential to advancing the cause of justice, alleviating suffering, and solving the greatest challenges we face.
  • Commitment to Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion (AEI). We envision an anti-oppressive workplace that ensures an inclusive employee experience, promotes equitable outcomes for staff, and supports clients to center accessibility and anti-racism in their programs.
  • Colleagues you can count on. Kind, dedicated, passionate people who work collaboratively to get things done and help you do your best.
  • An organization that embraces change. We strive to improve and adapt and always seek new ways that we can contribute to a just, inclusive, and sustainable world. We are also continually working on making M+R a better place for our staff.

So that’s us. Now about the work:

  • The Human Resources Senior Vice President reports directly to the CEO and is part of our Shared Services Area -- composed of five specializations: finance, operations, HR services, marketing, and AEI. We ensure M+R is positioned to deliver outstanding services to clients such as Planned Parenthood, Feeding America, International Rescue Committee, NRDC, and many more.
  • Day-to-day, we focus on policies and procedures, benefits administration, human resources, and hiring, developing, and retaining competent, dedicated staff. We help cultivate high-functioning teams at M+R so that we work collaboratively, efficiently, and effectively, and we help foster a strong organizational culture that reflects and furthers M+R’s values.

Here’s what you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Lead organizational development strategies and human resources functions in the areas of performance management, recruiting and hiring, learning and development, employee and labor relations, benefits and compensation administration, policies and procedures, and compliance.
  • Advising the CEO and providing solutions-oriented recommendations on all matters related to staff development, compliance, employee and labor relations.
  • Drive the development and successful implementation of M+R’s overall employee relations strategy, including advising supervisors and employees on performance issues and disciplinary actions for a staff of 150+, mostly remote employees throughout the country.
  • Partner with senior leadership and the Union Executive Committee to identify, implement, and oversee the execution of ongoing labor relations strategies and tactics, including collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration procedures, risk mitigation, and compliance.
  • Partner with M+R’s AEI Area to create alignment between human resources policies and procedures and the organization’s AEI priorities and strategies.
  • Develop strategy, manage and support implementation, and oversee administration of the firm’s benefits programs, lead the ongoing evaluation of benefit plans and recommend cost-effective changes to plan design and renewals to ensure M+R maintains a progressive and competitive benefits program.
  • Lead the firm’s compensation programs to evaluate and develop strong total compensation plans to attract, retain, and engage new and existing employees; serve as a member of the Compensation Committee providing input and strategy on complex compensation structures.
  • Serve as a member of M+R’s Leadership Council and participate on multiple committees to provide input on the firm’s plans and programs as a strategic partner from the perspective of the impact on people.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and employment law; review and ensure policies and practices are implemented or updated to maintain compliance.
  • Oversee performance management strategies to ensure the process of maintaining or improving employee job performance, coaching, and counseling, as well as providing continuous feedback to ensure the process is effective and efficient.
  • Shape recruitment and hiring strategies to help meet the organization’s AEI priorities.
  • Manage a team of eight -- being proactive about their professional development and well-being.

Skills and experiences required for this role:

  • At least 15 years of experience in Human Resources.
  • At least 3 years of experience working in a unionized environment, including leading relations with staff unions and bargaining a labor contract.
  • Experience working in a progressive environment.
  • In-depth knowledge of all current relevant federal, state and city labor and employment laws, and informed regarding potential future legislation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and strategic approach to the principles and practices of human resources operations, compliance, and labor law.
  • Demonstrated experience working with legal counsel and advising supervisors to ensure compliance and best practices when managing sensitive work situations.
  • Experience with major HR functions including proposing and analyzing team budgets, negotiating benefit contracts, managing discipline processes, recruiting and hiring staff, learning and development, and compensation programs.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively in a way that articulates your ideas and conveys your expertise, whether on the phone, in-person, or in writing.
  • Clear and strategic thinker and writer, with the capacity to quickly identify root causes of problems and to develop creative and strategic solutions.
  • Proficient project management skills with the ability to write and deliver strong, clear, and influential communications.
  • Experience supporting the professional development of more junior staff or interns, and directly supervising and coaching staff.
  • We love hearing from anyone who strives to make the world a better place! Not sure if you meet all of the qualifications? There is no harm in applying! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply!

Skills and experiences we expect of all M+R employees:

  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to gain trust and give respect to others through honesty, integrity, kindness, empathy, and authenticity.
  • Acute attention to detail and demonstrated ability to prioritize time to meet deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Proven track record to successfully pick up new skills, including learning new technologies.
  • Drive to seek what can be improved and offer ways to fix any potential roadblocks.
  • Comfort admitting what you don’t know and recognizing that feedback is part of the learning process.
  • Ability to communicate persuasively in a way that articulates your ideas and conveys your expertise, whether on the phone, in-person, or in writing.
  • Able to work within equitable and inclusive decision making models in moving decisions and initiatives forward.

Skills and experiences that are preferred, but not required:

  • A Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, SHRM-CP, or equivalent.
  • Experience using Paycom, Workday Adaptive Planning, and/or Asana.
  • Experience working in various industries and types of organizations.

Salary and Benefits:

  • This is an exempt status position. The salary for this position is $182,700. As part of M+R’s commitment to compensation equity and transparency, we have a no negotiation policy. Salary negotiations can introduce bias and perpetuate wage inequality. If your years of relevant experience for this position are significantly more than what is required above, we may offer a higher starting salary to reflect that, and compensation will be discussed more in depth in the initial interview.
  • We also offer a generous benefits package:
  • Three weeks vacation, three personal days, and 15 paid sick days;
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits with premiums fully paid for by M+R for individual employees;
  • 401(k) plan with employer match;
  • Quarterly discretionary profit-sharing contributions;
  • Flexible work schedules and the option to work remotely anywhere within the United States and its territories with broadband internet;
  • Annual $1,000 professional development stipend;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, dependent care, and transit.
The fine print:
M+R staff have the option to be fully remote within the United States, or work from one of the following M+R office locations:
1101 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
11 Park Place, New York, NY
262 Washington St, Boston, MA
1611 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA
Staff working from an M+R office are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and all staff will be asked to provide information regarding their vaccine status.
To apply, use the button on this page. No calls please.
Our Hiring Process:
We aim to be transparent and efficient in our hiring process. Each question you will be asked throughout our hiring process ties directly back to one of the skills and experiences listed above. In each interview, you will be asked to provide examples of these skills and experiences or how you would draw on your experience to handle a scenario commonly found at M+R. Our typical hiring process includes:
1) Phone Interview
2) Written Skills Assessment
3) Video Interview(s)
4) Reference Check
M+R is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered. As a firm we are committed to being an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive organization where all staff feel welcomed, valued, and empowered, resulting in meaningful, rewarding, and enriching experiences throughout their careers here. We work to center our AEI values in all aspects of our work, so our culture, clientele, policies, and practices are reflective and affirming of people -- inclusive of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, immigration status, citizenship status, and so much more. We strongly encourage folks from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.