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  • Date Posted:

    04/04/14
  • Career Level:

    Executive (Director, VP, Department Head, etc)
  • Job Function:

    Executive, Human Resources
  • Job Status:

    Not Listed
  • Industry:

    Research, Nonprofit, Education / Other, Engineering
  • Job Code:

    7757
  • Contact Information:

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Executive Director, Human Resources

National Academies - Washington, DC

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Office of Human Resources (OHR) is responsible for administering employment, staff development, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and equal employment programs for The National Academies.

Leads, develops, implements and monitors goals, policies, programs and practices encompassing all aspects of human resources related to benefits, recruitment, staff development and retention of employees on behalf of the National Academies. Leads and directs the management and administration of strategic, financial and functional unit activities of the Office of Human Resources (OHR). Leads the OHR Management Team, weighing the impact of team decisions on each functional unit of the Office of Human Resources. Ensures the National Academies’ compliance with local, state and federal legislation related to human resources. Ensures quality customer service is delivered to the National Academies’ workforce. Ensures integrity of the National Academies’ human resource strategies and objectives related to the benefits, recruitment, staff development and retention of employees. Adds value to the National Academies by managing the integrity of all human resource responsibilities and champions ongoing business and human resource process re-engineering.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

1. Aligns human resource and business strategy in consultation with the Executive Officer NRC/NAS, Deputy Executive Officer & COO, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Senior Management Team, OHR Advisory Group, and the OHR Management Team.

2. Leads, directs and develops the units of OHR.

3. Leads, directs and develops the functional service responsibilities of OHR (i.e., employment, compensation, benefits, employee relationships, staff development and human resource technology).  Oversees the approval all personnel actions involving hire, transfer, promotion, termination and reduction in force.

4. Monitors activities affecting all human resource operations and locations of the National Academies.

5. Assures customer-oriented effective and efficient teamwork across human resource strategic units and functional service responsibilities.

6. Leads and directs the development and consistent implementation of human resources policies and practices throughout the National Academies. Communicates approved changes and procedural implications to employees.

7. Leads and directs the development and implementation of all human resource communication materials (i.e., external websites, intranet site, written communications, all-staff emails, posters).

8. Leads and directs National Academies’ responsibilities as mandated through local, state, and federal legislation directly related to human resources (i.e., Unemployment, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Fair Labor Standards Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act).

9. Oversees budgets assigned to the Office of Human Resources (i.e., OHR Core, Recruitment, Staff Development, Workforce Recognition, Fringe, and Leave). Recommends annual merit and benefit increases. Determines expected fringe and leave expenditures to be used in setting annual fringe and leave rates.

10. Oversees the management of the organizations training and development function which includes the design, preparation, and delivery of training for program and administrative staff. Collaborates to spearhead needs assessments, establishes training and development priorities according to the organization’s needs, and measures program impact and effectiveness against the goals. 

11. Leads, directs and develops employee volunteer programs, wellness programs, staff award programs, work/life balance programs and quality of work experience programs.

12. Leads and directs relationships with third-party vendors, consultants, brokers, actuaries, and trustees in administering the National Academies’ human resource programs (i.e. healthcare, retirement, EAP and leave.

13. Consults on human resource functional service responsibilities which are periodically reviewed by in internal and external functional audits. Analyzes audit results and directs improvement to policy, practice and/or procedure as a result of audit findings.

14. Evaluates decisions and results of established human resource initiatives and goals. Recommends approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvement of human resource services. Works with each human resource unit to integrate their functional processes and procedures into a cohesive and effective human resource practice.

15. Serves as a center of expertise and resource to the National Academies and OHR staff on all human resource issues.

16. Directs the establishment and maintenance of human resource analytics and reports as requested by the National Academies, Executive Officer, Deputy Executive Officer/COO, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Senior Management Team, OHR Advisory Group and the OHR Management Team.

17. Provides leadership and mentors employees. Trains and develops employees to successfully perform current responsibilities and encourages development of staff for future roles. Forms effective teams and cultivates a work environment that fosters teamwork. Interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies. Initiates personnel actions, including performance and compensation reviews and disciplinary actions.



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National Academies

Business Focus: Advisers to the Nation
Industry Category: Nonprofit
Local Offices: DC
Total DC Employees: 1,300
Total Employees: 1,300
The National Academies are Washington's best-kept secret when it comes to a great place to work. We make a difference every day. Our work is important!

The National Academies are a private, nonprofit institution created in 1863 by Congress. They bring together leaders from academe, industry, government, and other sectors to provide cogent, unbiased advice to the government and citizens of the United States.

The National Academies provide independent, objective advice to the nation on issues involving science, technology, and medicine. The institution has evolved into four distinguished organizations - the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.

More than 4,800 distinguished leaders and 5,700 experts volunteer their time to serve on committees, plan & participate in seminars, review documents & assist the work of the Academies. Members, volunteers & employees help to address a variety of the nation's issues.

Most National Academies' activities are undertaken at the request of federal agencies or mandated by Congress. Private industry, foundations, and state and local governments also sponsor activities.

Every project is given scrupulous attention in an environment independent of government, special interest and sponsoring groups. The Academies play an important role in public-policy decision-making on scientific and technologic issues.

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Engineering

Institute of Medicine

National Research Council
The National Academies offer benefit eligible employees a comprehensive & competitive benefit package.

HEALTH and DENTAL
Choice of HMO or Preferred Provider Organization

FLEXIBLE BENEFITS
Employer Contribution:$2,000.00
Employee Contribution:
Pre-Tax Health Insurance Contributions
Medical and Dependent Care Expense FSAs - up to $5000 each

LEAVE (Depends on Employment Length)
Personal Leave - 19 to 30 days per year
Short Term Disability - 60% to 100% of monthly salary

RETIREMENT (100% Vested)
Primary Retirement Plan- Academies' Contribution of 6.34%-19%, depends on age
Voluntary Retirement Plan - Employee Contribution

LIFE INSURANCE
Life and AD&D Insurance - 1xAnnual Salary - No Cost to Employee
Supplemental Life Insurance - Up to 5xAnnual Salary - Employee Paid

LONG TERM DISABILITY (LTD)
60% of monthly salary - 25% Employee Paid

TRANSPORTATION
Monthly $120 Transit or
Monthly $120 Subsidized Parking or
Monthly $120 Bike to Work subsidy for a maximum of $1440 annually

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
24 hour assistance

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
$5,250 annually

Q. What are the National Academies?
A. The National Academies consist of:

National Academy of Sciences, created in 1863 by a congressional charter approved by President Abraham Lincoln

National Research Council, created in 1916

National Academy of Engineering, created in 1964

Institute of Medicine, created in 1970

Q. What is the relationship of the National Academies to the government?
A. The National Academy of Sciences was created to be an adviser on scientific & technological matters. However, the Academy and its associated organizations are private, non-governmental organizations and do not receive direct federal appropriations for their work.

Q. Where are the National Academies located?
A. Most of the National Academies offices are located in Washington, DC. Our headquarters is located on Constitution Avenue. Our new main building is on 500 Fifth Street, NW. We have another location in Georgetown.

Q. Does the National Academies conduct original research?
A. No. We compile, analyze, study, evaluate, make recommendations, and draw conclusions from original research.

Q. How long do the National Academies studies run?
A. Typically, 18 months to 2 years.

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  • Date Posted:

    04/04/14
  • Career Level:

    Executive (Director, VP, Department Head, etc)
  • Job Function:

    Executive, Human Resources
  • Job Status:

    Not Listed
  • Industry:

    Research, Nonprofit, Education / Other, Engineering
  • Job Code:

    7757
  • Contact Information:

    Employer Site
 
 
 
 
42
more jobs from this company
 
 
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