Society for Human Resource Management

  • Chief Human Resources Officer

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2018-1236
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Role:


    The Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for leading, developing, and implementing comprehensive and innovative organizational human resources and diversity functions. This position provides leadership for Human Resources and Diversity, including Total Rewards and Analytics, Talent Management and Inclusion, Organizational Learning and Talent Development, and Employee Engagement and Culture. The Chief Human Resources Officer will drive thought leadership focusing on critical human capital issues.


    Your Day:


    Prepares and delivers requested media interviews on all facets of Human Resources.


    Raises awareness of the organizational brand and industry influence nationally and globally, through key presentations and speeches.


    Provides guidance and Human Resource expertise to develop the organization’s leadership position as the “go-to” organization for human capital issues.


    Delivers best-in-class Human Resource processes and programming to the organization and for Human Resources professionals.


    Assists in the development and execution of Diversity and Inclusion Conference and Exposition, including an active role as keynote speaker, conference lead, and master of ceremonies for banquet dinner.


    Develops and implements exemplary organizational Diversity and Inclusion plan and culture.


    Serves as spokesperson for the organization including assistance on advocacy and will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Leadership Team, and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.


    Ensures Human Resources alignment with strategic objectives of the organization to contribute directly to growth strategy and financial objectives.


    Assists with the development of strategic objectives for the organization.


    Partners with Executive Team to establish overseas offices and partnerships.


    Supports world-class recruitment, hiring, and onboarding policies, procedures, and logistics to hire and retain employees of highest competency and caliber.


    Provides leadership and management reinforcement for strong and responsive Total Rewards and Well-being functions.


    Drives and sustains a culture of accountability and transparency.


    Effectively and efficiently delivers core and value-added Human Resource services.


    Acts as a sounding board for organizational content, thought leadership, and advocacy.


    Supports a culture of customer service in all areas of Human Resource service delivery.


    Other duties and projects as assigned.


    Must Haves:

    • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business, economics, psychology or related field.
    • SHRM-SCP or the ability to obtain within one year.
    • 10 years as the head of Human Resources or as divisional head of Human Resources of a global company or sustainable operating unit with significant international operations.
    • Successful service as a trusted advisor and thought partner to Chief Executive Officer, Executive Team, and Board of Directors.
    • Experience as Human Resources generalist with expertise in leading and developing Human Resources professionals.
    • Experience developing and implementing leading-edge projects and programs on time and on budget.
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Globally-minded, team player, and knowledgeable.
    • Strong program execution and financial acumen.
    • Ability to align Human Resources to support and enhance the organization’s goals.
    • Ability to lead, develop, and motivate.
    • Ability to effect change through influence, and drive cultural change.
    • Recognized as a thought leader.
    • Effectively collaborates to adopt and transfer best practices.

    Let us know if you also have:

    • Advanced degree in human resource management, business or related field.

    Physical Demands


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.


    Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.


    Work Environment


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires moderate travel 20-30%.


    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).


    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.


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