Position: Social Impact Director


Location: Greater NYC Area

Posted: July 9, 2020


Position Summary:

Hudson Valley Property Group (HVPG) is an innovative New York City-based real estate firm committed to the preservation of affordable and mixed-income housing. We provide quality, well-managed affordable and workforce housing to the communities we serve through investment in and renovation of residential properties. We identify as a double bottom line company: a for-profit company that prioritizes social impact in our real estate investments. We currently have holdings of 5,100+ units across 30+ properties in NJ, NY, MD, PA and FL. We are in contract to close another 2000+ units in the next 12 months.

HVPG is creating a new position, Social Impact Director to help the firm realize its social, corporate and community outreach goals. The duties of this role will include building and managing Social Impact programs and maintaining related Social Impact Metrics. Expanding our community relationships to actively manage, communicate and promote our Social Impact programs both internally and externally will be a primary focus.

Hudson Valley, while being a strong player in the affordable housing industry is also a leader in caring for its residents and making a strong impact on the communities that are served.  As we employ and partner with multiple third-party property management companies, we want to create uniformity in the quality of services that are offered at our sites, and tailor to the specific needs of the residents and communities, be it resident programs, senior programs, children programs, etc. By working with partners, local officials, and our management firms we believe we can create industry leading programs to benefit our residents and the surrounding communities while addressing our social impact goals.


This role will involve:

  • Oversight of HVPG’s management company’s site based social programs:

    • Create new social programs to serve HVPG’s residents at our various sites.  Ex. children, seniors, and general populations levels.

    • Ensuring the institution of eviction prevention, advocacy, counseling and referral services for our residents and applicants at each of our various management companies. 

    • Responds to big picture concerns around tenant issues and establish and maintain tenant relationships on behalf of HVPG

    • Research and Oversee programs and resources that HVPG can provide residents & individuals seeking apartments utilizing available resources.

    • Assist in developing and executing PR strategy

  • Oversight of Local Outreach in areas which HVPG currently has a presence or is a market which HVPG is expanding to:

    • Initiate outreach to an extensive network of community-based organizations surrounding HVPG properties

    • Establish relationships with elected officials in both our current and future communities

    • Oversight of Social Impact Data and Initiatives:

    • Own the management of our SI data, ensuring that we highlight information relevant to employees as well as current and potential clients

    • ESG research and integration

    • Create relevant policies/documentation related to Social Impact/Corporate Responsibility

    • Monitor evaluation of comprehensive progress against SI goals and share regularly with relevant stakeholders

    • Serve as key content creator for all SI related presentation materials and oversee related spreadsheets and other documents as necessary to ensure consistent firm-wide messaging

  • Internal Communications and Strategy:

    • Serve as a thought partner to the Principles in establishing the firmwide Social Impact vision, strategy and multi-year implementation plan

    • Partner with key internal stakeholders to regularly discuss strategy and goals, monitor progress and highlight challenges:

    • -work closely with our asset management team on formulating and maintain current and future programs

    • -work closely with our acquisitions team on developing key relationships with local elected officials, organizations and tenant associations related to new acquisitions

    • -support HVPG construction project managers by scheduling meetings with stakeholders, residents, and writing necessary correspondence when needed

      • -consult with HR to research and advise on best practices for sharing data externally.

      • Keep abreast of external Community Relations and Corporate Responsibility trends, both within and outside of the real estate industry, and make recommendations as to those warranting HVPG review and discussion

  • Requirements:
    Seven years minimum of social service, community relations and corporate responsibility experience. A strong background in project management and a successful history of ground up creation of resident programs. Additional strengths in social impact metrics and communications including the design and implementation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies. Minimum requirement of a bachelor’s degree, Licensed Social Worker preferred but not required.

    • Salary commensurate with experience.

    • HVPG is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    • HVPG is committed to creating a diverse environment that showcases pride in being an equal opportunity employer. Our dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in our pursuits and across our brand. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in identifying qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, religion and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to thrive and do their best work.

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Position: Associate Director, HR

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Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ and Sparks, MD

Posted: July 9, 2020


Position Description:

Based in either Franklin Lakes, NJ or Sparks, MD, this Associate Director, HR position will be responsible for providing strategic HR leadership, coaching, consultation, and operational support to assigned client groups in the IDS business.  The successful incumbent will primarily support Specimen Management leadership team, Global Technical Services Life Science leadership team, Regulatory and Innovation whilst understanding client groups may be adjusted.  He/She will proactively designing and executing the HR strategy to offer HR solutions to drive the business agenda while focusing on a balance mix of day to day workforce management as well as change management and organization effectiveness and culture.  To drive superior business outcomes, the position will have a strong focus on:  Credibility, Capacity, Capability, and Community. The incumbent will act as a trusted advisor to client leaders, strategically and proactively partnering with clients on matters related to organization effectiveness, talent and capability and culture that support customer focus and business outcomes.  He/She will be part of the Specimen Management and Global Technical Services leadership team.

This role requires the incumbent to be in Franklin Lakes 60% of the time and in Sparks 40% of the time as there will be client groups in both locations. The incumbent will also act as the Specimen Management, Franklin Lakes, NJ site HR leader.




Organizational Effectiveness & Development

  • Lead Organization Effectiveness and development efforts with business, functional, and HR Strategy and Key Driver Goals, proactive HR business partnering support for Client Leaders, works with the respective LTs and people leaders to identify and resolve the corresponding business needs, develop and implement appropriate organizational plans, and build key capabilities required to achieve business objectives.

  • Leads and supports client groups with organizational capability and capacity analyses and strategic workforce planning, organization design, associate engagement, organizational announcements.

  • Acts as the trusted advisor of client leaders to support them in carrying out their business and functional plans.

  • Identifies and capitalizes on opportunities to drive &/or lead change. Facilitates change management initiatives within assigned client units incorporating a methodology that includes:  a business case for change, identification of primary stakeholders, process mapping, communications planning, action/transition planning, visioning sessions, conflict resolution, team building, and after-action review assessments.

  • Develops & conducts team development/team building strategies both proactively and when necessary to improve team performance.

  • Presents options to managers on organizational structure, roles & responsibilities, staffing levels, matrix management, etc.

  • Contributes effectively to client strategy discussions and decision making

  • Demonstrates deep understanding of client market spaces including external talent trends, culture, reward systems, and organization models.


Talent Management & Acquisition

  • Identifies opportunities and guides leaders to fill competency gaps through talent acquisition and talent development

  • Be the talent advisor, facilitator and champion to ensure strong succession pipelines for critical roles

  • Partners across BD and with Talent Management and Talent Acquisition teams to align top talent to highest priorities while ensuring inclusion and diversity outcomes

  • Participates on key interview teams and effectively counsels hiring leaders/teams in selection process

  • Participates in/facilitates the Performance Management process (i.e. calibrate PxP at LT levels)

  • Coaches managers with all aspects of the annual performance management and development process

  • Guides managers to escalate issues of poor performance to AccessHR where required

  • Consults with clients to understand training and development needs across their functional groups, to identify trends, patterns, etc., and works with the TM COE to present recommendations as part of organizational training needs assessment.

  • Acts as advisor/approver for select job changes initiated by managers

  • Facilitates talent reviews and follow through on development actions by driving accountability in client leaders supports by the HR organization


  • Provides consultative guidance for compensation and facilitate appropriate compensation reviews

  • Works with leadership team members during annual Compensation Planning time to ensure alignment of rewards to performance, and that rewards are used as organizational levers.

  • Provides consultation and benchmarking insights for job offers based on strategic need

  • Reviews periodic compensation reports to check for compensation changes and follow-up with leaders, required

  • Associate Engagement & Relations

  • Partners with client groups on employee engagement/retention/team culture initiatives to enhance associate experience

  • Guides managers to AccessHR for all employee relations and performance issues

  • Provides HR advisory support for complex HR issues and activities while working closely with other HR COEs and the legal team

  • Looks for trends and root causes as opportunities to improve organizational/team and associate satisfaction. Tracks claims & charges and measures improvement.

  • Actively uses data and metrics to drive client engagement and drive accountability for outcomes both with client and the HR organization

  • Monitors and addresses attrition and retention proactively and work closely with AccessHR to understanding leading and lagging indicators for observed trends

HR Function Effectiveness

  • Is the face of HR to the client groups and lives ‘one HR’ everyday

  • Coaches managers to utilize and manage their workforce through Workday

  • Partners with the ASC and AccessHR and consistently meet with both groups to understand trends, discuss escalated items etc

  • Partners with COEs to engage them on Organization plan for client’s organization to enable a more holistic HR support and better business outcomes

  • Facilitates a warm transfer to the ASC or AccessHR, when appropriate

  • Partners with COEs to design, develop and deploy updated processes or changes


Other Responsibilities

  • May be asked to manage special projects or processes related to process or program improvements for the global business

  • Lead special site-wide projects that arise.  Understands the goal, develop and implement project process and develops and presents sound proposals.  May also implement selected solution.  

  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the team and interpersonal dynamics.  Has the ability to model and manipulate data to build an understanding and then communicate findings to LT in a coherent manner.

  • Responsible for other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, HR Management or related field required.

  • Advanced degree (MBA/ Masters in HR or equivalent) is a plus

  • Professional of Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) Certification desired

  • Minimum of 10-12 years professional experience in HR, with at least 5 in a generalist capacity that required change management, organizational effectiveness/development, policy development and administration, recruitment/selection, compensation, employment law, positive employee relations, performance management, HRIS and/or employee and management training/development.

  • Experience supporting a diverse client group ranging from hourly operating associates to professional business functions to PhD technical associates.

  • Experience working in mid/large complex environments and matrixed organization is preferred.

  • Experience working with other geographies is preferred.

  • Has experience in working with others in the process of restructuring an organization (organizational design).


  • Critical thinking skills are essential

  • Working knowledge & understanding of all HR related disciplines including talent acquisition, retention, reward & recognition, development, succession planning, organizational design, change management etc

  • Action oriented & results driven including the ability to make decisions in the face of ambiguity

  • Process thinking and ability to provide project execution leadership to HR solutions

  • Demonstrated agility in responding to business and environmental needs

  • Analytical skills demonstrating the ability to extract, format, analyze and interpret data

  • Organizational savvy to apply managerial courage and maintain relationships when confronted with complex and/or difficult situations

  • Able to manage change through taking a proactive role in bringing about change and following proven change frameworks.

  • Challenges the status quo

  • Interpersonal and Cross-cultural Savvy

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills across multiple levels, functions and cultures

  • Coaching/mentoring skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, Power Point, Word


  • Business Acumen - Proficient

  • Organization Development - Proficient

  • Building/Developing High Performing Teams - Proficient

  • Leading and Managing Change - Proficient

  • HR Integrator - Mastery

  • HR Analytics - Proficient

  • HR Advocacy – Mastery

  • Talent Assessor and Developer - Proficient



About BD:

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