The Vice President of Human Resources (“VP”) will provide comprehensive human resources leadership for the Raiders including: culture creation, organizational development, integration, executive coaching, diversity, strategic direction, policy development, recruiting, employee relations, benefits and compensation.  The VP will serve as the strategic driving force behind the collaborative effort to develop and implement the future framework of the Raiders’ franchise through the identification of the very best talent, the integration of talent across business lines and the development of programs to further skill- and culture-based employee engagement.  Additionally, the VP will drive all HR-related functions, including benefits, compensation, compliance, employee evaluation and employee relations.

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Background:

Just months after the American Football League was formally organized in August 1959, the Oakland Raiders officially entered professional football.  In 1963, the Raiders hired a San Diego assistant coach, Al Davis, as their new head coach, and the destiny of the franchise changed forever.  From AFL Coach of the Year to AFL Commissioner to Managing General Partner, Mr. Davis directed the growth of the franchise for more than fifty years, transforming it into one of professional football’s premier organizations while boasting 15 total Division Championships, 5 total Conference Championships, 1 American Football League Championship and 3 Super Bowl Championships.

The entire Raiders organization adheres to numerous corporate and football mantras, including the lasting “Commitment to Excellence.”   The loyal passion of the Raider Nation fan base reflects that commitment, clearly displayed by the widespread, global presence of the brand.  Within the walls of the stadium, Raider Nation creates one of the most imposing atmospheres for opposing teams in professional sports, participating in the commitment to the success of the team on the field.

As the Oakland Raiders enter the next chapter of their franchise history, owner Mark Davis and General Manager Reggie McKenzie hired Jack Del Rio as the team’s new head coach.  Coach Del Rio’s commitment to the use of innovation to drive the maximization of performance on the field mirrors the opportunities for growth in the front office.  In 2015, Mr. Davis officially named Marc Badain to the position of President of the Oakland Raiders, the first in franchise history, with responsibility for directing the team’s business operations and steering the new stadium project for the organization.

The Oakland Raiders have retained Turnkey Search to search, screen and recruit qualified candidates for the role of Vice President of Human Resources, guiding the franchise through the next phase of its history in the continued development and future growth of the business operations team.

Please do not contact the Oakland Raiders directly as this will only delay consideration of your qualifications. Please contact Turnkey for further information.

Position Overview:

The Vice President of Human Resources (“VP”) will provide comprehensive human resources leadership for the Raiders including: culture creation, organizational development, integration, executive coaching, diversity, strategic direction, policy development, recruiting, employee relations, benefits and compensation.  The VP will serve as the strategic driving force behind the collaborative effort to develop and implement the future framework of the Raiders’ franchise through the identification of the very best talent, the integration of talent across business lines and the development of programs to further skill- and culture-based employee engagement.  Additionally, the VP will drive all HR-related functions, including benefits, compensation, compliance, employee evaluation and employee relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Vice President of Human Resources will direct the overall strategy creation and implementation of the organizational development of the Raiders’ franchise and its full deployment across all business lines, including, but not limited to:

Recruitment, Culture and Organizational Development and Employee Relations

  • Drive strategy creation and implementation to realize the franchise’s talent acquisition, talent management, organizational and people development needs and goals.
  • Envision the organizational structure for the future of the franchise and guide the necessary recruitment programs to meet those needs.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for all talent acquisition needs to support each business line, including the Raider Image retail business line, as needed; drive the overall recruitment process including sourcing candidates, screening applicants and candidates, and full control over the interview and hiring processes.
  • Develop training and development initiatives to provide additional learning and growth opportunities for internal staff; work with departmental leaders to identify content and course materials for continued development of staff.
  • Orient new employees and ensure adherence to all employee policies and benefits, company culture, human resources programs and employee resources.
  • Partner with all managers to evaluate current team performance, identify ways to elevate productivity and output and create all development initiatives to realize optimum team performance and integration.
  • Manage any and all personnel issues, including but not limited to: job satisfaction evaluation, employee engagement, resolving workplace conflict, termination/severance, etc.
  • As necessary, manage the relocation process for all current franchise employees.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Drive all compensation practices including compensation reviews, research and reporting.
  • Assist with company health and welfare policies, FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.
  • Drive the development and administration of all insurance and retirement plans and enrollments; partner with all necessary service providers to implement programs.

Compliance

  • Manage workers compensation claims including compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations.
  • Drive the development, implementation and adherence to policies and procedures to ensure fair employment practices and safe working conditions.
  • Ensure compliance with NFL collective bargaining agreement.
  • Drive full compliance with all federal, state and local reporting requirements.
  • Serve as liaison with club counsel on all Compliance-related issues.

Additional responsibilities and duties may apply; the VP will partner with President and EVP/General Counsel to drive the overall organizational culture and staff development in full compliance with all applicable law.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Psychology or related degree; Master’s degree preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Human Resources, preferably in sports, entertainment, hospitality or related field.
  • Proven experience in the management of a significant talent acquisition initiative.
  • Proven success in the development of an internal HR function preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment; utilizes creativity and strategic thinking in the development of internal policy and procedure.
  • Highly analytical, detail-oriented, thorough and collaborative.