Chief People Officer

Reporting to the CEO and a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief People Officer (CPO) will lead all aspects of the organization’s People/HR strategies while aligning the function with overall business strategy. The CPO will build upon the positive, engaged culture that works to assimilate the interests, talents, and contributions of employees in a high-performing and inclusive workplace. The CPO will play a critical and strategic role as People/HR advisor to other senior management, while leading a team of professionals and employees in HR (currently 13) and Facilities and related functions (currently 16). The CPO will work from the organization’s NYC headquarters (relocation package available). Remote candidates will not be considered for this role.

Core Responsibilities

  • * Function as a key strategic business partner to the CEO and other members of the Executive Leadership Team on crucial organizational issues.
  • * Build strong relationships and play a leadership role with the Board of Trustees and the Compensation, Diversity, and Workplace Values Committees with respect to compensation and reporting on DEI and other major employee initiatives.
  • * Cultivate a keen understanding of the organization’s business.
  • * Develop and implement People/HR strategies and policies to ensure that People/HR programs are aligned with and support the vision and strategy of the organization.
  • * Broaden existing and build future employee capabilities necessary to meet and exceed business goals and objectives.
  • * Provide expert guidance and direction of all aspects of the People/HR function, including DEI, compensation and benefits, organizational development, compliance, and information management and technology.
  • * Drive organizational health through ensuring alignment with the organization’s goals and objectives, adept execution through management effectiveness and skill development, and an agile approach to meeting client and employee needs.
  • * Provide thought leadership based on existing knowledge and an understanding of relevant developments and trends related to industry best practices.
  • * Embrace and collaborate on change management initiatives to reinforce and model an agile approach to addressing opportunities.
  • * Drive financial stewardship in people-, systems-, and process-related decisions.
  • * Ensure efficient and effective use of the organization’s facilities.

Ideal Candidate

To perform in the CPO role successfully, an individual must be able to perform at a high executive level and model the organization’s values of professionalism, compassion, and trustworthiness.  The individual must possess the credentials, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • * Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Advanced degree, including an MBA or JD, is a plus.
  • * A minimum of 15 years of progressive experience as a People/HR leader, including executive-level experience in a complex environment. Non-HR operational, consulting, or other business experience is a plus.
  • * Expert knowledge of People/HR practices and procedures, including compensation and benefits, organizational development, DEI, HR compliance and employment tax, change management, and other relevant areas of HR.
  • * Experience working with a board of directors or trustees.
  • * Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills.
  • * Ability to establish meaningful business partnerships throughout the organization, acting as a trusted advisor at all levels.
  • * Intellectual curiosity as it relates to the organization’s clients and businesses.
  • * Superior analytical, critical thinking, and strategic skills.
  • * Exceptional communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to inspire and persuade others.
  • * Proven ability to work both strategically and tactically.

Please send your resume to to be considered for this role.