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Job Title: 

Deputy Director of Human Resources

Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Job Location: 
Richmond, VA
Full Job Description: 

Fahrenheit Advisors is assisting our client, Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority, in the search for a Deputy Director of Human Resources to join their team. This position is based in RRHA's new downtown offices in Richmond, VA.

The Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority transforms the lives of families and communities in the belief that opportunity begins with living in a safe, affordable home. The Deputy Director of Human Resources is an integral part of RRHA’s mission and responsible for managing the comprehensive human resources program, including HR planning, policy development & interpretation, legal compliance, talent acquisition, and employee relations. The Deputy Director of Human Resources serves as an internal consultant to management, supports the Vice President of Human Resources and leads a team of four HR professionals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the recruiting process and develops strategies to attract, retain and effectively manage talent and improve morale.
  • Advises supervisors and management on personnel needs and makes recommendations regarding personnel planning, procedures, and transactions.
  • Manages and participates in administration of the Workmen's Compensation law, Fair Labor Standards Act, and other laws affecting the work force.
  • Investigates employees' complaints and grievances; explains policies, procedures, rules, etc.; advises superiors in formal grievance procedures cases; advises management on labor relations. Assists the VP HR as needed with administration of the grievance policy.
  • Meets with all levels of RRHA staff and officials to analyze, develop, and implement a wide variety of personnel programs. Disseminates information to employees about programs.
  • Conducts semi-annual maintenance wage study including researching, compiling, and analyzing data to make salary recommendations
  • Conducts position classification studies by scheduling and conducting job audits and formulating recommendations and/or class specifications.
  • Assists in the development and/or coordination of training programs; participates in supervisory training, orientation, and in other training areas.
  • Interprets personnel policies, procedures, and regulations to employees, supervisors, and managers. Counsels employees on work rules and job requirements.

Behavioral Competencies:

Effective Communication

  • Responds to client inquiries about complex technical issues in a way that maximizes understanding

Customer Service

  • Ensures the planned solution aligns with the client’s requirements
  • Maintains effective client relationships, even during difficult times


  • Encourages team members to continually look for opportunities to improve programs and services
  • Guides team members in analyzing and evaluating the application of new methods, processes, procedures, tools, and/or techniques

Job Knowledge

  • Coaches and motivates others to continuously expand their knowledge and learning
  • Eager to develop self broadly, including skills needed for client and team leadership

Responsiveness and Accountability

  • Has the courage to make and implement negative decisions


  • Resolves issues across departments by seeking win-win solutions

Problem Solving and Analysis

  • Anticipates organizational problems and strategies to counteract potential impact
  • Coaches others on the analytical techniques and problem-solving methods

Program and Project Management

  • Identifies and manages risks to the project by assessing potential risks and building contingencies into project plan
  • Uses input from strategic analysis and other resources to develop departmental projects and/or program changes
  • Sets the tone for the department in terms of direction, motivation, and inspiration to achieve highest project results

Strategic Capability and Leadership

  • Sought out for expertise in functional area as well as overall business acumen
  • Empowers others to deal with complex and ambiguous situations
  • Achieves agreement or consensus in an adversarial environment


Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with substantial course work in personnel or business administration, labor, or industrial relations, industrial or personnel psychology, public administration and government, or closely related areas.

Experience: Minimum five years’ experience in a diversified general personnel management program with increasing responsibilities including management experience and understanding of labor laws.

To Apply: 

To apply please go to: https://jobs.crelate.com/portal/fahrenheitgroup/job/xy4nrzpm4ha5h3x1ygykh5t57r

Date Posted: 
Friday, December 2, 2022
Posting Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Job Location Details: 

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