Title: Director, Human Resources
Location: Orlando, Florida
Supervisor: Chief Administrative Officer


NAVC Overview
Founded in 1982 with offices in Orlando and Gainesville, Florida, the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a non-profit
organization that creates unparalleled opportunities for the veterinary community that foster lifelong learning, encourage growth, and
promote wellbeing to advance animal care worldwide. This includes hosting the industry’s premier continuing education event, VMX, as
well as providing opportunities to learn and grow through online resources, certifications, scientific journals, and more.
NAVC is committed to leveraging trailblazing technology to drive business success. As a leader in our field, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced senior professional with broad knowledge and expertise in delivering Human Resources support to 100+ employees.
Our endeavors are accomplished in a fun, flexible, and collaborative working environment where your talents and strengths will be
utilized to enhance the veterinary profession and contribute to the NAVC mission.


Position Summary
The Director of Human Resources is a pivotal leader responsible for supporting and developing a diverse team committed to
excellence. The HR Director will develop and execute the human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic
direction of the association, specifically related to creating and maintaining a high performing culture, advancing organization wide
processes, and implementing new innovations in the HR department, and across the organization. The successful candidate is an experienced HR professional who excels at developing and executing HR strategies, enhancing procedures and standards, and ensuring compliance with all regulations and laws. Deep knowledge of all matters concerning HR departments as well as exceptional leadership, communication, and presentation skills are essential to succeed in this position.

The ideal candidate will possess a forward-looking approach to HR strategy, a healthy skepticism, and a sense of humor.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. These requirements are
representative of the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.


Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities.


Leadership and Collaboration

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization's goals and strategies.
  • Develop Human Resource strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business goals and strategies.
  • Oversee and/or administer HR programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, leave, disciplinary matters,
    performance management, and occupational health and safety.
  • Provide organization-wide support to employees by devising strategies for recruitment, performance evaluation, training and
    development, etc.
  • Lead multiple, high-impact projects from conception to implementation, ensuring successful delivery.

Standards and Procedures

  • Plan, lead, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization's strategic and compliance needs.
  • Monitor and ensure the organization's compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and
    recommended best practices. Review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Anticipate and resolve litigation risks.

Talent Management

  • Analyze and forecast staffing and recruiting needs; develop and execute best practices for hiring and talent management.
  • ̈Develop and implement performance management systems that reflect comprehensive performance metrics, coaching, and
    career development.
  • Facilitate professional development, training, and certification activities for all staff.
  • Maintain and enhance the organization’s award-winning culture with programming, personal development opportunities, etc.


Analysis and Innovation

  • ̈Develop and manage HR technology systems and leverage data analytics to make informed decisions about talent
    management, employee engagement, and other HR functions.
  • Analyze data to report on KPIs.
  • ̈Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent
    management, employment law, etc. Utilize this knowledge to make recommendations to changes in policy, practice, and
    resources to senior leadership.
  • Develop practices that promote a culture of high performance, continuous improvement, and agile response to industry trends
    and challenges.
  • ̈Work closely with all teams to foster a collaborative and innovative environment.


Desired Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources and an advanced degree or certification in human resources, business administration,
    communications, or a related field.
  • SHRM-CP Certification
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in an HR leadership role, with at least 2 years in a senior management position.
  • Proven working experience leading teams and driving organizational innovations.
  • Diligent and firm interpersonal relations, with high ethical standards.
    Strong leadership qualities, including excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with other senior executives.
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills.
  • Communicates in a manner that business leaders understand.
    Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

For additional information:

Kimberly Chatfield

Director of Human Resources

[email protected]

Notice: NAVC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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