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Vice President of Human Resources – Alexandria, VA

America250 is the multi-year commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States of America that peaks on July 4, 2026. It is a once-in-lifetime opportunity to deepen understanding of our past and ignite shared optimism for our future through engaging programs and experiences. Together we are inspiring the American spirit within all Americans and each American, grounded in our nation’s founding principles, for our continuing journey toward a more perfect Union.

The America250 Foundation (Foundation) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is the primary operating entity for the U.S. Semi quincentennial Commission. The Foundation works collaboratively with the Commission and public and private entities across the country to bring the vision for America250 to life through national programming, commercial and noncommercial partnerships, marketing, and fundraising efforts. For more information visit

The Foundation is seeking a Vice President of Human Resources to lead and direct the routine functions of a Human Resources (HR) department including hiring and interviewing staff and enforcing and implementing company policies and practices. Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff, the Vice President of Human Resources will also work closely/collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officer and members of the Senior Staff. The Foundation currently uses a PEO, and this position will be required to provide the main interface with the PEO and serve as the in-house resource for staff and management.

  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy, particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
  • Provides support and guidance to HR generalists, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations and investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
  • Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for managerial, exempt, and professional roles; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development  opportunities for employees.
  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations. • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance. • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Implements appropriate annual training for employees, supervisors, and management.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.  • Manages payroll processing and benefits administration in collaboration with providers of these services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficiency with, or the ability to quickly learn or develop the organization’s HRIS and talent
  • management systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of six years of human resource management experience. 
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP is highly desired.

This is a full-time position that will require, at the appropriate and safe time, significant weekly time in America250 Foundation headquarters located in Alexandria, VA. 

Our client adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws and does not discriminate based on race, religion or creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, marital status, sex or gender (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related circumstances), gender identity, gender expression, age, citizenship, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.