The director of human resources is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the mission and strategic plan of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) specifically in the areas of workforce management, change management, policy development, organizational and performance management, employee training and development, succession planning, and compensation. The director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resources (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of NADCP’s mission and workforce strategy. The director provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the executive management team.
Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:
Collaborates with executive and senior leadership to understand NADCP’s goals and strategy and to develop policies and programs related to staffing, recruiting, retention, and succession.
Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies and initiatives to support NADCP’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
Coaches and supervises the employee benefits director.
Develops and writes human resources and other organizational policies and procedures.
Administers or oversees the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave, 401k annual filings (8955/5500) and discrimination testing, disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and workforce management; engagement, productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
Monitor and ensures the NADCP’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.
In conjunction with NADCP legal and finance departments, ensures compliance with employment laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia and every state where NADCP staff reside.
Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and emerging technologies in human resources, workforce management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
Provides guidance to executives and other supervisory staff regarding hiring, promotion, demotion, termination, and other employment actions to foster a diverse workforce and ensure adherence to relevant Federal, state, and local stipulations, NADCP policy, precedent, and human resources best practices.
Develops and implements departmental budget.
Facilitates workforce development, training, peer interaction, engagement, and mentoring.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws, regulations, and accepted practices.
Extensive knowledge of the leave requirements and other legal protections afforded by the FMLA, ADA, and other applicable laws.
Extensive experience developing and writing human resources policies and procedure.
Extensive experience with HRIS and workforce management systems, tools, and procedures.
Ability to work and interact collaboratively, collegially, and effectively with others.
Ability to consistently and efficiently produce quality work products that are responsive to needs and highly accurate.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.
Education and experience requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
At least ten years of human resource experience required, including at least five years of human resource management-level experience.
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) highly preferred.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Must reside within one hundred miles of Alexandria, VA and be able to perform duties remotely (i.e., telework) most of the time and onsite from NADCP’s Alexandria, VA offices, only when necessary (e.g., onboarding of new employees.)
Must maintain internet access sufficient to reliably perform most duties remotely, including attending meetings and training employees using video communications platforms.
About National Association of Drug Court Professionals
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals is a 501(c)3 organization seeking to improve the response of the American justice system to people with substance use and mental health disorders through treatment courts and other evidence-based programs. Through its members, training and advocacy, NADCP helps shape America’s conversation around justice system reform to one that includes all levels of justice involvement. Since 1994, NADCP and its divisions—the National Drug Court Institute, National Center for DWI Courts and Justice For Vets—have trained hundreds of thousands of professionals whose roles span every intercept point in the American justice system.
Headquartered in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, NADCP’s nearly 50 full-time employees enjoy an inclusive, diverse workplace that fosters innovation and encourages growth. NADCP’s generous and robust employee benefits package offers comprehensive health coverage for employees, 401k employer contribution, competitive paid vacation time (exclusive of the organization’s 11 paid holidays), flexible schedules, teleworking availability and others. NADCP’s office is accessible by Metro rail and bus, offers garage parking and is in walking distance to historic Old Town Alexandria.