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Vice President of Human Resources


Santa Fe, NM


Overview: Santa Fe Recovery Center is the story of people who have cared deeply about helping others in their community for over 17 years. It is the story of a behavioral health system that has provided needed care to thousands of residents in New Mexico that have struggled with addiction and mental health disorders as part of its mission to restore hope, health, and wellbeing in a recovery environment that embraces compassion, dignity, and respect.


The Santa Fe Recovery Center envisions recovery for all individuals struggling with addictions and mental health disorders by providing culturally relevant, evidenced- based treatment and education in partnership with other community organizations, the City of Santa Fe, and the State of New Mexico.


As a CARF-accredited substance use disorder (SUD) program, SFRC offers detox services in both Santa Fe and Gallup, short term residential treatment for men and women, long-term recovery housing, outpatient and IOP services, extended residential treatment to assist with recovery, and medication assisted treatment. Intensive Outpatient Services IOP are available Spanish; Santa Fe’s residential program has the capacity to serve pregnant and post-partum women and children under 5 years of age. SFRC is also committed to providing integrated care to ensure its clients medical needs are also being met, it embraces the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria and the Bio-Psychosocial Model for assessments and programmatic development.


This rapidly growing $22m CARF accredited organization is headquartered in Santa Fe and is blessed with having a wonderfully supportive Board and leadership team committed to quality care. With over 200 professionals serving this region, SFRC assisted more than 1400 individuals in 2021 through its diverse set of programs and maintains a close relationship with the Santa Fe community and State of New Mexico.


The Role: This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced Human Resources professional to join SFRC’s Leadership Team to further develop and enhance a sophisticated system to attract and retain staff, and to ensure that systems and processes are in place to build on an already strong and highly regarded system that is further positioning itself to be successful in New Mexico’s rapidly expanding health and behavioral healthcare environment. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Vice President of Human Resources will have the unique opportunity of making an immediate and lasting impact on the culture of this organization.


Ideal Vice President candidates will:

  • possess a passion and commitment to the people we serve

  • Oversee all aspects of human resources, including, but not limited to, strategic human resources initiatives, employee relations, employment law, compensation, benefits, recruiting, talent management and HRIS

  • Collaborate with Risk/Safety officer on compliance and safety issues as related to personnel

  • Monitor, Audit and overall management and administration of employee benefits such as health, wellness, dental, vision, retirement, life, disability and leave of absence (PTO, FMLA, PLS, STD, etc.) as well as compensation plans 

  • Assist with researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values

  • Design human resources department structure, delegating and realigning roles to current Human Resources Staff

  • Frequently visit all campuses along with managers and directors to build direct relationships with organization staff

  • Development of an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, staff development, and high performance.

  • Develop and implement training & development initiatives to address current and future training needs, including on-the-job operational training, department special training, management development, and new hire orientation.

  • Meets regularly with the CEO, and other key staff to provide leadership and strategic guidance on the HR function and to support the overall business and people goals of the company 

  • Develops and ensures adherence to Company policies and procedures 

  • Recommends and implements new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvement in efficiency of all services performed 

  • Tracks and analyzes staffing, retention, turnover, and other HR data and information necessary for providing insights for talent-related business decisions; ensures department is appropriately leveraging technology to facilitate HR operations (e.g., HRIS, other systems) 

  • Manages relationships with outside vendors to provide employee services 

  • Creates and monitors the HR budget 

  • Supports the Finance team in reconciliation of payroll, HR-related bills, and other related HR financial functions 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of broad Human Resources experience and 4 years in HR Management roles; Behavioral Healthcare or Healthcare experience preferred

  • Must have expertise in EEO/AA/ADA laws and regulatory requirements

The Community: Santa Fe is New Mexico’s capital with a population of 85,000 residents and offers a relaxing lifestyle, lots of multi-season outdoor recreation, a rich history, and is a welcoming and culturally diverse community that loves the arts, is committed to preserving the environment, and provides its residents more then 300 days of sun in this 7000-foot-high beautiful part of the country!

Competitive compensation package available.

To compete for this challenging and rewarding leadership opportunity or ask for additional information, please contact:

Dr. Stuart I. Meyers, MBA, EdD

President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 1

Ronald W. Morton, MPA, CBHE

Vice President, The Meyers Group

Executive Search Consultants

(301) 625-5600 X 2

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