Victoria Johnson (MSHRM ’05)

Victoria Johnson

Graduate Degree: Master of Science in Human Resource Management, College of Business Administration, Florida International University

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Professional Management, NOVA Southeastern University

Current Employment: Human Resources Director, Fellowship House, Miami, Florida.

Mission of Fellowship Miami: To assist adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities and individuals who also have co-occurring substance abuse disorders achieve the maximum level of community integration and self reliance. This mission is accomplished by providing a comprehensive continuum of programs and services offering supportive opportunities for vocational and social rehabilitation as well as residential options and psychiatric and case management services. Fellowship House is committed to helping the people it serves to better understand their illnesses, develop coping strategies, improve their quality of life, and experience recovery.

Job Responsibilities: Include all human resource functions: avoidance of lawsuits, advising executive staff on HR matters, reviewing and creating HR policies, and employee relations.

Most Rewarding Aspect of Her Job: “It is a great experience. Even though I’m not in direct service, I know that, by hiring the right people, I am enriching someone else’s life.”

Certifications and Professional Associations: Profession in Human Resources Certification (PHR) and a member of Greater Miami SHRM and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Exciting Opportunity: Johnson has been selected for a three-year term to serve on SHRM’s Special Expertise Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility.  She is one  of 15 people who have been selected nationally with a background in corporate social responsibility. Her committee will create a tool kit for HR practitioners.

Advice on Social Responsibility: “There is something for everyone to do. Companies can collect toys for Toys for Tots or allow their employees to volunteer half of a day for Meals on Wheels.  Companies can do more than donate money.”

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