About UnidosUS

We empower Latinos to define and achieve their own American Dream. We believe in an America where economic, political, and social advancement is a reality for all Latinos, where all Hispanics thrive and our community’s contributions are recognized.

For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger.

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza) is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through our unique combination of expert research, advocacy programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels.

For more information on UnidosUS, please visit website.

The Opportunity

The Deputy Vice President (DVP) of Human Resources (HR) is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the UnidosUS Human Resources portfolio and working in partnership with the Leadership Team to develop and execute HR strategy to support the strategic direction of UnidosUS.  The portfolio includes employee relations and engagement; recruitment and talent management; compensation and benefits; HR compliance and reporting; and HR training, data, and analytics; The DVP also provides leadership and guidance to HR operations, which includes managing one Director and an overall team of five staff.  The DVP is expected to work closely with the Finance Team in the execution of core HR work, and as a business partner to other Vice Presidents.

Success in this role requires strong technical skills on all HR matters as well as significant empathy/emotional intelligence aligned with UnidosUS’s overall philosophy and organizational culture.  It also requires strong ability to oversee this function in relation to the big picture.  The successful candidate will be highly collaborative, with a focus on presenting solutions to facilitate the organization’s effectiveness and growth, and supporting the HR needs of teams to advance the mission of UnidosUS.

The DVP’s responsibilities will include: 

Leadership and Management 

  • In conjunction with the COO, establishes the organization’s human resource philosophy and practices. Identifies key performance indicators for the organization’s human resource and talent management functions; assesses the organization’s success and market competitiveness based on these metrics.
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive HR practices and policies, including compensation, benefits, performance review, and employee incentive programs.
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the leadership team; assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues. Collaborates with the leadership team on all aspects of HR to execute on the organization’s priorities and goals; identifies ways to support strategy and advance mission.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Recruits, hires, and onboards HR staff
  • Direct supervision of one Director and one Manager
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the component
  • Provides consistent constructive feedback and timely performance evaluations

Administration and Compliance

  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements, including Benefits Form 5500 submissions; ACA 1095-C & 1094-C Tax Forms; Annual Notices (401k, benefits), etc.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations and changes, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Develops and implements comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Drafts and implements the budget for the human resource component.

Collaboration with Finance Team

  • Collaborates with COO and CFO on key external partnerships: Fidelity; Insurance Carriers, etc.; helps to lead benefits negotiations each year; and plan and implement Open Enrollment.
  • Partners with Finance Team to ensure the smooth operations of the organization, on matters including Benefits Management; Leaves of Absence, including COVID-19 leaves; 401(k) Compliance; Payroll; ADP WFN Management.

Employee Relations

  • Provides confidential and expert support to colleagues on a range of professional, workplace, team and personal matters central to employee performance and engagement.
  • Interacts with employees, managers of people, Leadership Team and others to identify and resolve workplace issues, measure employee satisfaction and morale, and provide support and input to performance management and salary increases based on market values.

Candidate Profile

While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, a successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of human resource management experience, with strategic talent management, and/or business development experience and extensive knowledge of HR practices and policies with emphasis in employee relations.
  • Ten (10) plus years of supervisory experience
  • SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, SPHR certification preferred
  • Steadfast commitment to UnidosUS mission and values of Excellence, Accountability and Respeto
  • Familiarity with, and commitment to, the U.S. Latino community
  • Respect and care for all confidential information required
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Acute attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with human resources information systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment and both independently and as a member of various teams and committees
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bilingual (Spanish-English) skills a plus


  • Integrity– Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, authenticity, and acceptance of responsibility. Follows through on commitments. Accepts responsibility for one’s own conduct in creating a climate of inclusive excellence. Takes personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and failures.
  • Leadership– Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Collaboration– Brings a spirit of shared responsibility to the organization; works with colleagues to foster an environment that will support mission achievement.
  • Analytical– Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills– Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Teamwork– Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
  • Change Management–Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
  • Business Acumen– Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Diversity– Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment- free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics– Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Strategic Thinking– Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Judgement– Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision- making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Professionalism– Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

Compensation & Benefits

For this role, salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and will be discussed directly with interested candidates. A comprehensive benefits package is offered as well.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Erin Reedy here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

UnidosUS is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

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