Chief People Culture & Strategy

Falls Church, VA
Sep 19, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Full Time
The Role As a member of the executive team, this leader will play a crucial role in integrating organizational planning and execution and centering Company 's people practices and systems around its enduring values. Critical leadership opportunities and challenges include:Talent, Culture, and ValuesProvide overall leadership and guidance to the Human Resources (HR) function by overseeing HR strategy and practice, talent acquisition, talent and leadership development, employee relations, people operations, compensation, and benefits.Ensure organization-wide practices and norms around leadership, talent and culture are aligned with organizational values and strategy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.Participate in organization-wide decision making and provide critical insight as to human resources implications of all decisions to the senior management team.Support the HR Director in adopting and institutionalizing leading-edge human resources methods, systems, and tools that elevate Company's human resource capacity and establish consistent best practices.Support the HR Director in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plan to attract employees with the skills and experience to meet the needs of the organization.Support the HR Director in leading development and implementation of a total rewards philosophy that integrates workplace experience, compensation, and benefits to attract, retain, and recognize employees.Support the HR Director in leading a learning and development strategy that provide employees at all levels with pathways for development.Ensure the clarity and consistency of Company 's culture across all locations. Actively model and promote Company 's values and ensure organizational alignment with our values throughout all teams. Organizational Planning, Integration, and AccountabilityIn partnership with the CEO and senior management team, oversee the articulation and implementation of the organization 's periodic and annual strategic plans and implement processes and approaches to achieve them.In partnership with the CEO and senior management team, reinforce policies and practices to ensure equitable, efficient, and consultative decision-making throughout the organization.Lead the organization-wide performance management process with an eye to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as staff development.Shape the vision for People and Culture at Company, driving forward key objectives related to transforming organizational culture, systems, and processes to ensure that they are best in class.Support the organization through change by keeping all internal stakeholders apprised of the vision and objectives, the status of deliverables, and progress to goals. It is imperative that this individual be willing to engage with and coach staff at all levels of the organization.Ensure consultative and inclusive approaches to developing policy and process changes and to negotiating projects and deliverables across departments so that staff feel included, understand their roles, and are engaged in decision-making processes.Diversity, Equity, and InclusionIn partnership with the senior management team, align Company 's commitment to being an equitable, inclusive, anti-racist, and multicultural organization with tangible plans, goals, and metrics, and hold staff and leadership accountable to those outcomes. Support the rollout and execution of organizational priorities outlined in Company 's Equity Framework to create a culture that fosters accountability around HR policies and procedures, including professional growth and development, compensation, performance management, and recruitment. With an understanding of best practices in building inclusive and engaged workplaces, help to instill cultural awareness and sensitivity across Company, applying a racial and gender equity lens to every aspect of the work and ensuring that Company attracts and retains diverse talent. Build and foster a culture of care, accountability, and honesty, where Company 's staff thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment.Requirements Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:Mission Driven - commitment to Company 's mission, vision, and values including a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change Capacity Building - experience effectively building organizational and staff capacity, and developing a top-notch and diverse workforceTalent Management - thorough understanding of General HR functions along with broad experience with related business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, finance, information systems, and marketing.Consultation - experience developing and leading consultative decision-making processes to ensure the organization runs smoothly while still valuing all perspectivesStrategic Vision and Agility - ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends across lines of difference, and incorporate them into an organizational plan consistent with our commitment to equityLeadership and Organizational Excellence - exceptional capacity for managing and leading a diverse team; experience in scaling up organizations while maintaining lean processes; ability to connect staff across lines of difference both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeedAction Orientation - enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation when needed but also willing to share power; can overcome resistance to and among leadership and take unpopular stands when necessaryResults Driven - proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, humility and judgment; high level of business acumen; the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of a budget; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulnessEquity and Inclusion '" experience leading organizations through transformation toward increased implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion values and principles; deeply believes that racial equity and social justice are important and is driven to act on this belief; recognizes ways that race and other identities intersect and play out in the work, especially with communities we serve; understands the historical context for racial inequity, and its present-day implications, continually able to hear, reflect, and act on feedback re: identity and equity with the aim to learn.Preferred Qualifications 10 years or more experience managing teams in organization-wide leadership rolesExperience in a multi-site organizationAbility to travel as needed to Company office locations Experience leading a values-driven organization Bachelor 's Degree, with an MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired