Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to underserved low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. We began in Watsonville in 1978 as a storefront “free clinic”. With the ever growing need for health services, in 1992 we became a federally qualified community health center (FQHC). Today we are a primary health care network with 11 clinic sites, over 400 employees, and continue to provide high quality services to patients of all ages.
The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is responsible for developing and executing human resources strategy and leadership in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization and Salud's commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development. The CHRO is responsible for planning, overseeing, and evaluating all human resources functions including recruitment, hiring, labor relations, classification and compensation, employee benefits, disability, workers’ compensation and leave management, staffing, performance management, training, policy development and compliance.
The ideal candidate will embrace our mission, vision and values, and possess the ability to lead change and make sound recommendations on complex management and administrative matters, while integrating Salud's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values. The selected candidate will possess a high degree of personal credibility, honesty and integrity and a commitment to collaboration and transparency.
Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Demonstrates excellent knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and techniques of HR administration, including development of plans and strategies to support the achievement of the organization’s strategic initiatives
Develops annual department operating budget, and ensures adherence to approved budget
Develops, implements, and evaluates human resources efforts to effectively communicate and support Salud’s mission, vision, and goals
Supports the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion goals as guided by the Board
Along with the EDI Council, serve as a resource, provide leadership and guidance to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion is incorporated in Human Resources decision-making, policies, procedures and actions.
Serves as a change agent and strategic business partner with various internal stakeholders
Provides clear leadership and supervision of Human Resources Department staff
Ensures Salud is in compliance with applicable employment and labor laws and regulations
Implements human resources management systems that enhance service delivery
Establishes and maintains cooperative and constructive relationships with all stakeholders
Leads all labor activities, including collective bargaining contract negotiations
Administers collective bargaining agreements and interprets contract language
Assists managers with employee disciplinary issues and CBA interpretation
Receives, processes and attends grievance hearings
Performance Management, Employee Development & Compliance
Ensures performance management policies and practices are consistent throughout the organization, ensuring all staff are evaluated on a regular basis
Trains, advises and coaches managers in employee performance matters and sound management practices, and develops educational pathways for employees
Oversees personnel investigations and recommends appropriate follow up
Creates a safe, confidential and trustworthy environment for all
Ensures proper tracking of licensing, credentialing, immunization, and educational data
Collaborates with Salud’s outside legal counsel as needed
Help generate a Salud wide operational leadership culture that is open, welcomes, challenge, and responds timely to issues raised
Identify, develop, and cultivate strategies to build a welcoming, inclusive and healthy workplace culture that fosters respect, equity, and positive recognition of every individual
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related major, or equivalent experience and additional training
At least 10 years of progressively responsible HR management experience
Strong written and oral communication, conflict resolution and computer skills
Experience working with unions and negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
HRIS database management experience
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Strong analytical, problem solving, and organization skills
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience in community health care and/or non-profit experience
Bilingual and bicultural
Extensive computer/keyboarding ability
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds.
Salud Para La Gente (SALUD) provides high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective healthcare to underserved low-income communities in the Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County. We began in Watsonville 1978 as a storefront “free clinic,” and in 1992 became a federally qualified health center (FQHC). Today we are a primary health care network with 11 clinic sites, over 400 employees and continue to provide high quality services to patients of all ages.
Under the supervision of the Chief Human Resources Officer, this position will oversee the recruitment, onboarding/orientation, training, and performance management functions of the agency, including the Compensation Program, as well as provide project management for the HR department. In addition, this position will manage cross-functional projects and work directly with the Leadership Team on special projects as well as provide back-up support for all HR functions to the Senior HR Manager – Operations, Employee Relations and the Staff Development Manager positions, and will supervise HR Team members.
The ideal candidate will embrace our mission, vision and values and will possess the abi...lity to lead change through sound analysis and recommendations on complex management and administrative matters. The selected candidate will possess a high degree of personal credibility, honesty and integrity and a commitment to collaboration and transparency.