Society for Human Resource Management

  • Chief Human Resources Officer

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

    The Role:

    Reporting to SHRM’s President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Human Resources Officer is responsible for providing comprehensive human resources leadership, vision, and delivery for all things related to SHRM’s organization. S/He will be responsible for the internal function for the largest association focused on HR management. This includes the development and implementation of the foundation’s HR people services and programs, specifically: recruitment, onboarding, diversity and inclusion, training, talent development, HR operations and systems, rewards, analytics, employee engagement, and performance. The CHRO will serve as an advisor to the organization’s senior leaders and manage the process of attracting and developing the global workforce of 400 people in order to support the work of SHRM, the pursuit of its mission, and have impact on the broader human resources landscape. SHRM seeks an agile and versatile leader to who is able to ensure that internal people services support an organization that is “the face” of HR across the globe.


    Your Day:

    • Provide HR strategic planning, budgeting, and leadership, and partners with management to offer solutions
      to address organizational development needs.
    • Function as a strategic business advisor to the senior management team regarding the human resource as it
      relates to the global workforce and the broader organizational leadership.
    • Lead a collaborative and high-performing team, which is committed to customer service and high-touch
      delivery to the organization. Focus on the continued development of this team.
    • Ensure that the organization’s human capital is developed and managed effectively to carry out SHRM’s
      business strategy.
    • Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to promote internal collaboration and
      connection across the enterprise.
    • Leverage a previous commitment to feeding a highly diverse and inclusive environment to grow SHRM’s
      leadership in this area.
    • Identify opportunities to inspire an innovative, engaged workforce. Take the lead to make SHRM an
      "employer of choice."
    • Manage an innovative, effective performance management system, which includes assessment,
      performance and employee development programs, training programs, and succession planning.
    • Develop and implement comprehensive rewards plans that reflect SHRM’s total compensation philosophy
      and that support recruitment and retention.
    • Ensure compliance with, and maintains knowledge of, all pertinent governmental laws and regulations
      pertaining to employee benefits, compensation and employment- and workplace-related issues.
    • Develop, implement, and monitor HR policies, procedures and standards. Operate with a continuous
      improvement mindset.
    • Proactively modify the organizational structure in response to external forces, and align functions and
      responsibilities without negative impact on growth.
    • Drive innovation in HR at SHRM such that it operates at the leading edge in the space. Assess and
      recommendation the strategy and direction for HRIS at SHRM, consistent with the overal strategy and
      direction of the association.


    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.
    • SHRM Certification is required.

    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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