Vice President, Human Resources

Website The Opportunity Alliance

Are you a service-oriented strategic HR leader with a passion for driving organizational excellence? The Opportunity Alliance is looking for an experienced and dynamic Vice President of Human Resources to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization. This senior executive position combines strategic leadership to oversee all aspects of HR operations, including talent acquisition, employee relations, compliance, benefits, compensation, and HRIS. As part of the senior management team, you will contribute to decision-making and strategic planning efforts, working with an organization dedicated to making a positive impact in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic HR Leadership:

  • Lead and develop a team of HR professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence.
  • Drive HR functional planning, forecasting, and organizational development initiatives.
  • Proactively identify employment-related issues and collaborate with the leadership team on program development and refinement.

Risk Management and Compliance:

  • Evaluate agency risk in areas of employment relations and compliance, providing strategic guidance to mitigate potential risks.
  • Advise on high-risk employee relations matters and review significant issues to ensure compliance with ADA, FMLA, and other regulations.

Data-Driven Decision Making:

  • Utilize HR data and metrics to direct strategies and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure accuracy and effectiveness of HRIS system and turnover metrics analysis.

Benefits Strategy and Administration:

  • Oversee strategic planning for agency benefits programs, ensuring alignment with recruitment, retention, and financial objectives.
  • Ensure effective administration and communication of benefit offerings to staff, maintaining compliance with relevant regulations.

Training Program Oversight:

  • Evaluate and enhance agency training programs to meet current and future needs.
  • Lead discussions with senior leadership to forecast future training requirements and oversee implementation.

Performance Management Guidance:

  • Develop compensation strategies and market assessment practices to support agency objectives.
  • Review and refine performance management programs for optimal effectiveness.

Continuous Improvement and Collaboration:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration through active participation in supervision and achievement of personal and professional goals.
  • Support the ongoing culture of the agency by aligning with its mission and values and fostering positive relationships within the department and across the agency.


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or other relevant field required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in a HR leadership role
  • Demonstrated experience in talent management, compensation, benefits, employee relations, policy development, state and federal regulatory compliance, job evaluation, training, etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in direct supervision of staff
  • Demonstrated competence in talent acquisition, affirmative action, and onboarding.
  • Demonstrated competence in employee relations, conflict management, and mediation.
  • Demonstrated competence in daily operation of a Human Resources Department.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Email, Workday, and database management is preferred.
  • Candidates must be able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check, and sex offender check.
  • Candidates must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list.

Compensation and benefits: 

  • Up to $110,000 annually, based on experience
  • Generous paid time off, nine paid holidays and three floating holidays
  • Agency paid Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • A comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance to employees and their families.
  • 403b retirement with generous agency match
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Who We Are: 

The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities. The Opportunity Alliance is a multi-service, comprehensive, high impact organization providing 46 integrated community based and clinical programs serving more than 20,000 people annually throughout the state of Maine. Our work makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

If you are an experienced HR leader looking to make an impact in the community, if you feel aligned with our mission, and you want an engaging workplace where you will be valued, we encourage you to apply now. Join us at the Opportunity Alliance.

The Opportunity Alliance is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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