Division Director Human Resources

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the incumbent leads the HR department and team by designing, administering and implementing human resources strategies, policies, procedures, and programs consistent with SPIN's mission, Pillars, and goals.


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Division Director, Human Resources  

Organization Profile

Since 1970, SPIN has provided lifespan developmental, educational, habilitative, recreational and behavioral health services for children and adults in their communities. As a non-profit provider of services for children and adults with intellectual, developmental, and autism spectrum disabilities, SPIN is committed to its Pillars of People First, Professionalism, Performance Excellence and Productivity to support each person to achieve and enjoy a life of possibilities. Services provided include Residential Habilitation, Family Living, Supported Employment, Home and Community Habilitation, Adult Day Services, Behavioral Support, BHRS, STAP, Blended Case Management, Outpatient Services, Early Intervention, Pre K, Head Start and summer camp and recreational programs. Today, with 1,100 outstanding, dedicated employees, SPIN supports over 3,000 infants, children and adults in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley regions of Pennsylvania and operates a full service community center in Northeast Philadelphia.  

For five consecutive years through 2014, SPIN has been named a Top Workplace in the Philadelphia region by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com based on independent surveys given to our employees. In 2012 we were named as an Autism Center for Excellence. We are members of PAR (Pennsylvania Advocacy and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disability), the Philadelphia Alliance and William Penn Human Services. SPIN is registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations, licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and we are a United Way participating organization. SPIN was a Training Magazine Training Top 125 organization for eleven years and has received numerous recognitions and awards for investment in our workforce, quality of our services and being a community builder.  

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the incumbent leads the HR department and team by designing, administering and implementing human resources strategies, policies, procedures, and programs consistent with SPIN’s mission, Pillars, and goals.  Major area of responsibilities include talent management, employee engagement, HR compliance, recruitment and retention strategies, management of HR and training databases, employee and labor relations, policy and procedure management, compensation and benefit planning/administration, position profile development, performance evaluation, career planning, and training and development planning, implementation and assessment.  Incumbent will also assist and advise executive, senior and middle management on human resources issues and effective and positive people management.  

Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organizational compliance with all Federal and State laws pertaining to employees. 
  • Manages all employee related programs including benefit programs.
  • Responsible for developing Human Resources and Professional Development employees and forging a department based on principles of team productivity and team performance excellence.
  • Develops departmental goals based on department performance standards with buy in of HR team and Executives.
  • Manages the credentialing and work qualification process including background checks, employee record audits, qualification verifications and compliance with all governing bodies.
  • Member of organization-wide committees as needed for perspective on employee and HR issues.
  • Develops and participates as a presenter in onboarding program, leadership development and other staff development programs.
  • Significant role on the negotiating team to engage in good faith negotiations with labor union representatives with the goal of reaching a mutually satisfactory collective bargaining agreement. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources or Related field required.
  • PHR/SPHR Certified Preferred
  • Minimum seven (7) years experience in human resources management in a variety of specialists and generalist positions
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to prepare written plans, reports and to verbally communicate HR perspective to all employees and stakeholders
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive guided by the values, Pillars preferences and priorities of the organization
  • Ability to develop positive, effective relationships with all employees and stakeholders
  • Knowledge and "Superuser" level of experience with ADP Workforce Now and other tracking systems
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations
  • Knowledge of ACA, health care benefits, 403b, worker’s compensation and related programs.
  • Budgeting Skills   


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