Deputy Vice President, Human Resources

Washington DC

The Deputy Vice President (DVP) of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the UnidosUS Human Resources portfolio and working in partnership with the Leadership Team to develop and execute HR strategy to support the strategic direction of UnidosUS.

The portfolio includes employee relations and engagement; recruitment and talent management; compensation and benefits; HR compliance and reporting; and HR training, data, and analytics;  The DVP also provides leadership and guidance to HR operations, which includes managing one Director and an overall team of five staff. The DVP is expected to work closely with the Finance Team in the execution of core HR work and as a business partner to other Vice Presidents.

Success in this role requires strong technical skills on all HR matters as well as significant empathy/emotional intelligence aligned with UnidosUS’s overall philosophy and organizational culture. It also requires a strong ability to oversee this function in relation to the big picture. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative, with a focus on presenting solutions to facilitate the organization’s effectiveness and growth, and supporting the HR needs of teams to advance the mission of UnidosUS.

Essential Functions

Leadership and Management

  • In conjunction with the COO, establishes the organization’s human resource philosophy and practices.
  • Identifies key performance indicators for the organization’s human resource and talent management functions; assesses the organization’s success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
  • Research, develop, and implement competitive HR practices and policies, including compensation, benefits, performance review, and employee incentive programs.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the leadership team; assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
  • Collaborates with the leadership team on all aspects of HR to execute the organization’s priorities and goals; identifies ways to support strategy and advance mission.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Recruit, hire, and onboard HR staff.
  • Direct supervision of one Director and one Manager.
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the component.
  • Provides consistent constructive feedback and timely performance evaluations.

Administration and Compliance

  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements, including Benefits Form 5500 submissions; ACA 1095-C & 1094-C Tax Forms; Annual Notices (401k, benefits), etc.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations and changes, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Drafts and implements the budget for the human resource component.

Collaboration with Finance Team

  • Collaborates with COO and CFO on key external partnerships: Fidelity; Insurance Carriers, etc.; helps to lead benefits negotiations each year, and plans and implements Open Enrollment.
  • Partners with Finance Team to ensure the smooth operations of the organization, on matters including Benefits Management; Leaves of Absence, including COVID-19 leaves; 401(k) Compliance; Payroll; ADP WFN Management.

Employee Relations

  • Provides confidential and expert support to colleagues on a range of professional, workplace, team, and personal matters central to employee performance and engagement.
  • Interacts with employees, managers of people, Leadership Team, and others to identify and resolve workplace issues, measure employee satisfaction and morale, and provide support and input to performance management and salary increases based on market values.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of human resource management experience, with strategic talent management, and/or business development experience and extensive knowledge of HR practices and policies with an emphasis on employee relations.
  • Ten (10) plus years of supervisory experience.
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, and SPHR certifications are preferred.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Acute attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with human resources information systems.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment both independently and as a member of various teams and committees.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) skills are a plus.

About UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our community stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Employment with UnidosUS is contingent upon successful completion of a background screen.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or enrollment in a college, university, technical school, or adult education.