Chief People Officer

Washington, DC
Nov 09, 2018
Nov 13, 2018
Executive, Chief
Full Time
The Chief People Officer will be an innovative and visionary leader who is excited by the opportunity to support Company's organizational growth and ensure its status as a best-in-class workplace. S/he will be responsible for setting strategy, bringing to life internal talent development systems, practices and mindsets and bringing issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to the forefront. The Chief People Officer is a newly created position that will serve on the executive team, report to the Chief Operating Officer, and be a key strategic advisor. The goal is to create an organization that attracts the best people, ensures that they are highly engaged in the mission, work and culture of the organization, develops them in their careers and abilities, and maximizes their contributions. The Chief People Officer will create the vision for the human capital function at Company and will work closely with the CEO and executive team to ensure that this vision is fully aligned with overall organizational strategy and values. This vision for talent will seek to inspire staff members to do their absolute best work while simultaneously allowing them to bring their most authentic selves to work each day. Specific responsibilities include:Lead, develop, organize, manage and evolve Company's human capital function which includes DEI, talent acquisition/management; learning and professional development; enterprise-wide talent strategy, culture, total rewards, organization development, corporate HR policies and procedures; HR technology; benefits; and staff relations.In alignment with Company's mission and goals, develop the vision and strategy for people and culture at the organization by assuring clarity of objectives, prioritization and development of the timeline and implementation plans.Be a strategic advisor to leaders and teams across the organization in efforts and initiatives to develop and retain a high impact, motivated, diverse and effective workforce that supports the strategic efforts of Company.Ensure existence of positive workplace environment and quality management that supports staff engagement, work life integration and optimum productivity.CORE COMPETENCIES Successful candidates will have at least 10 years of relevant, progressive experience in human resources and organizational development with proven change leadership experience. The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics: Expert in Human Capital Management: The Chief People Officer will have a high level of professional and proven experience, an acumen for human resources leadership, and the demonstrated ability to lead and manage this area for a complex, rapidly evolving organization. S/he will have managed a human resources operation within an organization, will thrive in a creative environment that promotes innovation, and be deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. S/he will evaluate and advise on the adequacy and soundness of the organization's policies and systems concerning human resources and will have the proven ability to implement and execute on programming and systems. The Chief People Officer will recruit, support and manage and motivate the human resources team. Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leader: The Chief People Officer will be a highly experienced leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, a measurable track record of strong results, and an outcome-driven mindset. A proven strategic thinker with the vision, capacity, and experience to understand and balance a complex array of constituent needs, the CPO will serve as a strategic voice for human resources on the executive team. S/he will be a proactive, collaborative change agent who is eager to address the individual and collective needs of the staff as a whole and who works effectively across the organization and in concert with other leaders. Change Management: The Chief People Officer will bring a background in managing significant organizational change and staff development, with a thorough, detailed and wide-ranging perspective on the impacts of these changes on the culture of an organization. S/he will have practical experience in communicating change, including those related to technology or other changes with systems. The CPO will be forward-thinking and comfortable incorporating technology into processes with the goal of improving efficiency and accommodating ongoing growth. Relationship Builder and Collaborator: Critical to success in this role, the Chief People Officer will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships across Company. S/he will be a natural partner with a demonstrated ability to connect, build bridges, work collaboratively and command respect. S/he will be a culture carrier who models a deep respect for people and a commitment to Company's values in all interactions. Through her leadership and example, s/he will position the Human Resources team as a trusted, solutions-oriented source of support for all employees. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Charged with setting and implementing an overarching vision of diversity, equity and inclusion for Company, the Chief People Officer will work to establish a transparent and compassionate culture where staff feels supported and cared for both personally and professionally. S/he will uphold the values of equity and inclusion in hiring, onboarding and developing staff and be willing to lead difficult but necessary conversations around issues of DEI.