Colorado Nonprofit Association

VP of Human Resources

Who We Are: 

CareerWise is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that creates life-changing opportunities for the youngest generation of America’s workforce. We build industry-led, student-centered, modern youth apprenticeships through classroom and on-the-job learning providing flexible, alternative pathways to economic mobility. We have hundreds of CareerWise apprentices in the workplace, charting new paths to academic and career success. In addition, workforce and education leaders from across the country have visited CareerWise to learn about our youth apprenticeship model. As a result, our programs have launched in multiple states, leveraging our institutional knowledge, technology, and infrastructure.

Who We’re Looking For:

We’re looking for someone who is a highly competent and experienced Human Resources leader who can provide executive-level leadership to inspire and guide our incredible CareerWise team. You’re passionate about cultivating an amazing workplace culture and love helping people grow.  With your expert knowledge of compliance and employment law across different settings, you’ll be our go-to strategist for building and implementing top-notch HR systems. You have a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as exceptional interpersonal and change management skills that allow you to build trust at all levels of the organization. We have an awesome team of smart, fun people that rolls up our sleeves and gets stuff done!

Job Summary:

Reporting to the CEO, the VP of Human Resources will serve as the organization’s top HR executive. This position will support a fantastic group of about approximately 100 staff members who are primarily based in our flagship markets of Colorado and New York City.  Your mission: to create, enforce, and evaluate legally sound HR policies and best practices, while also developing strategies to build a diverse, effective, and engaged team.

What You’ll Be Doing:

Key competencies to be successful in this role:

Additional proficiencies:

The above statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  The duties listed are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.  With the evolution of the organization and this role, the responsibilities of this position may change at any time.