The AANA is an organization that is in active transformation, so this is the kind of opportunity that doesn’t come around often. We’re looking to add a talented individual to join a dynamic group of professionals that are deeply dedicated to advancing the nurse anesthesia profession. While work experience and educational preparation are certainly important, a can-do attitude and drive to do epic things are the most desired characteristics for this new position.
The AANA is recruiting for a talented Director of Human Resources. This new leader will have an entrepreneurial spirit, and he/she will be empowered to be disruptive and visionary. The new mantra for the AANA is “experiment, fail, learn, and repeat,” and we’ll need someone comfortable working in that kind of environment.
The Director of Human Resources develops, supports and directs Human Resources’ initiatives and strategies to ensure they align with our Organization’s mission, core values and strategic objectives. He/she provides leadership, coaching, training and support to the AANA leadership team to achieve an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, goal attainment and the high standards of a superior workforce. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees. The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues and acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with our HR department and leadership team, the HR Director seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the organization to deliver value-added service to leadership and employees that reflects AANA objectives of the organization.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as an adviser to the Executive leadership team regarding all human capital initiatives.
Develops on-boarding, professional development and leadership development programs in concert with Senior Leadership.
Is accountable for the execution of HR related projects and programs such as on-boarding and performance management.
Proactively develops and is accountable for the implementation of HR policies and standard operating procedures for the organization.
Ensures human capital programs and strategies effectively address business needs, align with organizational goals, and adhere to applicable legal requirements.
Acts as an adviser to organizational leadership on issues related to employee discipline, consistent policy application, coaching/development and legal guidance.
Manages organizational recruitment program by assisting leadership in the staffing needs assessment, recruitment and selection of key team members to maintain status of a high-performance organization
Leads the implementation and ongoing review of the performance management and feedback system, which include Goal Attainment Plans, and Performance Feedback Cycle.
Establishes and implement an employee training program that addresses the training of all policies, procedures and laws (which includes new hire orientation, manager training programs, etc.).
Researches and negotiates with carriers and recommends changes to benefits.
Monitors and makes recommendations regarding company wage and salary structure by participating in regular salary surveys and other ongoing research/analysis.
Assists leadership to establish departmental measurements that support the accomplishment of the Organizations strategic goals.
Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. policies, emails, letters, training materials, etc.) to providing documentation and ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements.
Responsible for conducting legal and ethical workplace investigations when an employee complaint or concern arises.
Provides support to HR team with day-to-day and annual benefits administration services and annual Open Enrollment process
Provides payroll processing backup support.
Partners with accounting and payroll to maintain the payroll database.
Prepares and analyzes reports that are necessary to carry out the functions of the department and Organization. Prepares periodic reports for leadership, as necessary or requested.
Manages the development and maintenance of the Human Resources internet site, particularly in the areas of recruiting, benefits, culture and ongoing communication updates.
Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings as needed.
Manages and fully utilizes Human Resources database systems to the Organization’s advantage.
Provides ongoing review of the organizational culture so that it supports the long-term attainment of the Organization’s goals and promotes employee morale and satisfaction.
Directly supervises and develops HR and Office and Fulfillment Services staff, including feedback, goal-setting and performance management.
Works with the Office & Fulfillment Services Department to ensure the overall facilities and security meets the needs of the association.
Works with vendors to negotiate related contracts.
Serves as an HR advisor to the Executive Evaluation Committee.
Conducts annual compensation analysis for the position of CEO.
Prepares 6-month evaluation and annual evaluations
Coordinates meetings, agenda, and supporting documents.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
10+ years of progressive Human Resources experience required, including compensation, payroll and benefits administration
5+ years of experience at the director level or above in an association or non-profit environment
5+ years of experience with HRIS systems – preferably ADP Workforce Now
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Organizational Development, or Business. Master’s degree preferred
PHR and/or SHRM certification preferred
Qualifications & Other Skills:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the association
Strong attention to detail
Strong work ethic
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work well and communicate with staff at all levels of the association
Capable of analyzing complex situations, identifying pertinent facts and issues, and developing and implementing sound solutions
Able to exercise sound judgment under pressure, and when dealing with sensitive or confidential information
Demonstrated project management skills - able to prioritize, plan, and organize work to effectively utilize resources in the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives
Able to meet established deadlines and adapt to changing demands
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 44,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of approximately 32 million anesthetics given in the United States each year. They administer every type of anesthetic, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
The AANA promulgates education and practice standards/guidelines and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice.