Heather Ware | HR Generalist
Former Team Member | (713)870-6838
Partner with schools, divisions and departments across the University to provide professional and leadership development and organizational development interventions, including but not limited to coaching, consultation, strategy, process improvement, resource development, facilitation, team development and a full range of customized solutions.
Partner with organizations to plan, communicate and implement workforce transitions through proven career development and outplacement services, including coaching, skills development and other innovative solutions. Empower and equip exiting employees to find their next professional opportunity, while also reducing risk for organizations pertaining to career transitions
Hired as first Human Resources Director(in approximately two years) to oversee all aspects of human resources, including talent acquisition, on-boarding, orientation, training, leadership development, employee engagement & retention, benefits & compensation administration, employee relations, safety & risk management and compliance.
Recruited for new role at national office due to results and previous success in Leadership Development. Led team to design and develop a full suite of tools, resources and processes for CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP® Competency Model and leadership program for approximately 19, 000 full-time(approximately 250, 000 including part-time/seasonal) employees in 2, 700 YMCAs(900 Associations) nationwide.
Associate VP of Recruitment & Leadership Development (2011-2014); Sr Director (2008-2011); Director of Staff Recruitment and Development (2003-2008); Senior Director-Baxter YMCA (2000-2003); Director (1998-2000)
Promoted twice with expanded responsibilities in Leadership & Executive Development, while maintaining responsibilities for previous roles.
Promoted from Counselor to Clinical Manager within 2 months.
Managed new office/team and provided clinical direction and supervision to counselors, behavior specialists and therapeutic foster parents in regard to emotionally troubled youth. Evaluated caseloads, referrals, home approvals and behavior modification plans and maintained compliance with state (JCAHO) and organizational requirements. Tripled number of youth served and doubled the number of foster parents in 1 year.
Developed and enforced campus disciplinary policies and procedures and counseled students. Supervised, programmed and maintained three residential facilities and instructed required freshman course titled College Threshold Experience. Recognized as Staff Member of the Year (1994). Oversaw Student Life, including campus activity center, student organizations and related events.
Graduate Assistant in Student Development