Penn National Gaming, Inc.

VP of Human Resources

Location US-LA-Baton Rouge
Job ID
Casino Property
L' Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Human Resources



Don’t just work. Work Happy.


A career in gaming? At L'Auberge Baton Rouge, we think you'll enjoy an exciting industry, fast paced days and nights, diverse, enthusiastic co-workers, unlimited growth and support from one of the leaders in the industry.

An individual could be successful if they possess the following.

Your daily responsibilities include

Strategic Design & Execution

  • Participate with the senior leadership team in the creation and execution of business growth and performance strategies.
  • Contribute to the short and long term strategies of the organization through a review of business requirements, and lead the development of a responsive, integrated human resources operation in alignment with those requirements.
  • Evaluate organizational structure to verify alignment with strategic business goals; embed processes to ensure this evaluation occurs throughout the year as talent changes occur, via promotions, departures and or other moves.
  • Establish and monitor meaningful metrics to track leadership effectiveness as well as the impact of programmatic efforts on turnover, retention and engagement survey results.
  • Lead bi-annual succession planning and talent review processes to ensure proper identification of high potential talent, as well as any current or future talent gaps and key actions for development. Ensure ongoing conversations occur throughout the year as well as during formal session.



  • Build, lead and grow a strong HR leadership team that is perceived as credible, responsive and commercially minded.
  • Set clear expectations and provide ongoing feedback and development opportunities for individuals throughout the HR function.
  • Create and manage the budget and other financial measures of the Human Resources Department.
  • Establish and monitor compensation and benefits administration according to company guidelines and policy.
  • Implement and oversee processes to ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable national, state, and local employee relations regulations and laws.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching to leaders for problem resolution and to strengthen leadership skills and solidify cultural values.


Team Member Engagement

  • Identify effective communication platforms to translate the strategic vision into actionable items for team members to understand their unique role in driving the overall business results.
  • Create and oversee practices that ensure each team member clearly understands and is held accountable for their respective performance expectations. Evaluate leader performance through talent review and provide appropriate guidance and/or recognition.
  • Ensure effective engagement with department heads and consistent flow of information in both directions in order to reinforce a culture of collaboration, trust and open communication.
  • Identify key community oriented activities to reinforce the philanthropic focus of the organization while strengthening team member connections.
  • Oversee local recognition efforts


Recruiting & Development of Top Talent

  • Identify advanced workforce planning and recruiting strategies to proactively address an increasingly competitive landscape in the broader employment market.
  • Develop team capabilities in recruiting techniques that rely on community networking, social recruiting strategies, local and state university partnerships and other lead generation activities.
  • Evaluate and oversee on-boarding efforts to ensure newly hired team members establish a strong bond with our company through effective and frequent communication, clear expectations and consistent feedback channels.
  • Oversee delivery of established Leadership Development programs and inspire the HR team to innovate with local activities to address specific development leads.
  • Build a learning culture by encouraging operational leaders to teach more through formal classroom activities as well as during on the job training and support.

To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

  • 10 years of increasingly responsible leadership experience, with 3+ years in a senior leadership role is required.
  • Experience in hospitality, retail, entertainment or other consumer-driven service business is highly preferred; experience in a 24/7 environment is required.
  • Undergraduate degree preferred, with an advanced degree a plus.
  • Proven expertise with leadership coaching and development is essential for success in this role.
  • Experience navigating a complex, matrixed environment is key.
  • Professional expertise in the development and/or implementation of programs in key areas of human resource management, including organizational and cultural development, performance management, succession planning, talent acquisition and employee engagement is preferred.
  • Must have experience developing strategies to support, develop and engage a diverse workforce.
  • Must be a hands-on professional with strong creative and conceptual skills, and exhibit a strong sense of urgency in exceeding company goals and objectives.

Something to leave you with

Whether you prefer being at the center of it all or working behind the scenes, there’s a role for you at Penn National Gaming. We are a growing company but as big as we are, we still feel like family.  The areas of career opportunity with Penn are ideal for just about any skill set.  Our company wide commitment to making sure our guests smile as much as we do means you’ll enjoy a fun working environment anywhere within the organization.

Equal Opportunity Employer



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