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VP of Human Resources

Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region
Tacoma, Washington 98409
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Opportunity: The mission of Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region is to help people with barriers to employment go to work by providing jobs, job training and educational opportunities. We are seeking a Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Security & Loss Prevention to lead the ongoing development of a diverse and inclusive employee population that will deliver on that mission.

Position Summary: The Vice President of Human Resources, Safety, Security & Loss Prevention for Goodwill of the Olympics & Rainier Region serves on the organization’s executive team and is responsible for the strategy and delivery of the organization’s human resources and safety policies for its approximately 1,600 employees across its 15-county region. This role is also responsible for Goodwill’s retail security and loss prevention program, which is closely linked to the safety of its retail employees in its 37 stores.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Includes the following and other duties as assigned.

Human Resources Planning and Strategy

Develop and lead Goodwill’s human resources strategies in consultation with the CEO and other executive team members to foster and enable a diverse employee population through equity-driven practices and an inclusive and learning culture in support of Goodwill’s mission.  

Employee Recruitment, Retention and Development 

Develop and lead the talent recruitment, development and management agenda in collaboration with the CEO and other executive team members to ensure a healthy pipeline of diverse employees throughout the organization.

Performance Management 

Design and deliver an equitable performance management system and process that encourages smart risk-taking, develops diverse talent, rewards strong performance and creates a learning culture of continuous improvement.  

Compensation and Benefits 

Develop and lead a market-based compensation and benefits strategy that serves to recruit and retain high quality, diverse talent in alignment with the organization’s mission and business objectives.

Legal and Regulatory Compliance  

Ensure that Goodwill’s HR, Safety, Security & Loss Prevention policies and practices meet all legal and regulatory requirements.

Employee Safety 

Deliver an employee safety program that creates a culture of safety accountability across all employees and minimizes the number and severity of workplace accidents and incidents.

Asset Security and Loss Prevention 

Oversee a robust security and loss prevention program that protects Goodwill’s physical assets and mitigates financial losses due to merchandise theft.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises key managers in the Human Resources, Safety, Security & Loss Prevention Departments. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Cultural Competency: Proven ability to lead an organization in building and improving equity-driven practices based upon knowledge and understanding of diversity, inclusion, and social justice issues, challenges and opportunities.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Goodwill gladly considers requests for accommodation and, if the requested accommodation is reasonable, will make such reasonable accommodations as will enable an otherwise qualified person with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory results of a criminal history background check. For more information visit www.goodwillwa.org.

This organization participates in E-Verify.  E-Verify is a service that verifies authorization to work in the U.S. through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of Social Security (SSA).   For further information on E-Verify contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.

At Goodwill, we welcome people with diverse backgrounds, including persons with disabilities or other disadvantages. In fact a substantial portion of our employees have a disability and/or economic disadvantage and we strongly encourage such persons to apply.


Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements: 

  • BA/BS in business management or human resources; MBA preferred.
  • At least 10-15 years in progressive HR experience, including HR strategic planning, employee relations, leadership development, compensation and benefits, talent management, organizational design and legal compliance
  • 5-7 years of HR experience at an executive level as a partner with others in senior management
  • Demonstrated cultural competence; specifically, awareness, attitude, knowledge, willingness and skills to work effectively with a culturally and demographically diverse population
  • Practical knowledge of best practices in HR and characteristics of an employer of choice, including talent acquisition and organizational development
  • Exceptional analytical, judgment, decision-making and communications skills
  • Superior coaching, leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build understanding and consensus
  • Demonstrated success in driving process improvements and change

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as policies and procedures, legal documents and contracts. Ability to write creatively and articulately with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and average. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra when working on spreadsheets. Ability to create and manage departmental budget.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of HRIS software and Microsoft Office products, specifically Word and Excel and PowerPoint.

Other Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Human Resource policies and practices, employment laws and regulations, labor and industries regulations.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:   SHRM-SCPstrongly preferred. Washington State Driver’s License required

Other Qualifications: Self-motivated; resourceful, creative; high integrity; problem solver; looks to resolve issues; positive can-do approach; and ability to build effective working relationships.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear and type. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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