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Vice President, Human Resources - Corporate Office, Santa Barbara, CA

Company: Towbes Group
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES Corporate Office, Santa Barbara, CA

The Towbes Group, the premier property management firm on the Central Coast, is seeking a hands-on Vice President of Human Resources to join our team at our corporate office in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, CA. We believe that the ownership, development and management of real estate is a vital component of building, growing and sustaining vibrant towns, cities and counties.

As our Vice President of Human Resources, you will play a key role in building and sustaining a culture of mutual respect, accountability and success, while working for a company that believes that the measure of our success and the financial success of our clients is only the starting point. Using the tools, skills and experience cultivated over more than six decades, The Towbes Group provides real estate development, construction and property management services with the unifying goal of Creating Communities Where People Thrive. You will help foster and nurture a workplace where our people are valued, differences are celebrated, and learning is embraced. Get ready to think creatively, work strategically, and make your mark.

Position Overview

The Vice President, Human Resources will join the senior management team, reporting directly to the COO/CFO. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively anticipate, manage, and communicate the traditional responsibilities of human resources policies and practices for the entire company, participate in the development of strategic goals and creative initiatives that align and support our organizational vision for 125 team members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for managing HR operational strategies, employment law, employee relations, recruiting, conflict resolution, performance management, training and employee development, compensation, benefits, workers compensation, leave of absence management, organizational effectiveness, HRIS, payroll, policies and procedures, and company safety and health programs.
  • Establish compensation and performance appraisal programs and practices, employee benefit programs, analyze trends and monitor effectiveness to remain competitive and contain costs.
  • Identify and implement programs to effectively recruit and retain qualified team members, identify improvements, efficiencies, and training opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee companys OSHA compliance and participate in risk management.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop HR, training and development, and corporate services staff, including job expectations and constructive feedback.

Attributes Needed To Be Successful

  • A deep understanding and appreciation of the role HR leadership plays in building a positive company culture through his/her own leadership behavior.
  • Ability to strategically align HR programs to the companys vision.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Address and resolve HR issues directly and successfully.
  • A demonstrated ability to ask appropriate questions that uncover underlying issues.
  • Successfully relate and adapt to different personality styles.
  • Ability to change tasks and adapt to new priorities.
  • Maintain and demonstrate a point of view that anticipates positive outcomes.


  • Minimum 8+ years of in a senior level position.
  • A track record of success leading company-changing employee-related initiatives, DEI initiatives, and organizational development.
  • Experience with remote working setup and/or theory about remote work.
  • Broad familiarity with HR best practices, legal, compliance, and employment law.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local employment, wage and salary laws and regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to comfortably handle difficult conversations.
  • Superior communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to establish strong relationships at all levels and across the organization and cross-functionally.

What You Bring

  • Progressive leadership experience in HR or Operations related functions.
  • Experience in Organization Design and Development.
  • Experience working with executive staff.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Generalist skills and experience in all major HR categories.
  • Demonstrated leadership of teams and organizations directly and indirectly.
  • Project and Program management experience.
  • Strategic planning and financial management.
  • Professional certifications such as PHR-CA/SPHR-CA, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP highly desired.
  • Experience in the Multifamily Property Management industry a plus.
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS, performance and compensation management software.
  • Clear Company, ADP, PayScale software experience highly desirable.

What You Will Receive

  • Bright and open office environment in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.
  • Collaborative workspaces with stand and sit electric desks with multiple monitors.
  • Killer kitchen with state of the art coffee, cappuccino, and espresso machines.
  • Health, dental, vision insurance.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Parking.
  • 401k with a liberal company match.
  • Coastal Housing Partnership membership.

If you are an HR leader looking to have a seat at the leadership table, to play a meaningful role in driving the advancement of an organization and its culture, and to take an exciting step in your own career, we cant wait to meet you.

If you are an HR leader looking to have a seat at the leadership table, to play a meaningful role in driving the advancement of an organization and its culture, and to take an exciting step in your own career, we cant wait to meet you.

The Towbes Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. A clean DMV record, proof of vehicle insurance, background check and pre-employment drug test will be required.

Keywords: Towbes Group, Santa Barbara , Vice President, Human Resources - Corporate Office, Santa Barbara, CA, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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