SWIB is seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) to drive and be the strategic leader of the Human Resources function of the organization. The CHRO serves as a member of SWIB’s Senior Management Team, and is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of SWIB, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organization and performance management, training and development, and compensation.
The CHRO is expected to provide effective strategic guidance for the organization on the human resources aspects of key organizational and management issues.
The CHRO reports directly to the Executive Director of SWIB.
- Oversee the development of comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of SWIB.
- Design, implement, and oversee the onboarding process to provide a positive experience for new employees and to retain talent.
- Develop training opportunities to support employees in developing competencies and skills that are needed for success and to develop employees who can meet future organizational needs in replacing departing talent.
- Provide leadership in the development and implementation, and communication to managers and staff for employee performance, competency development, and options to reach development goals.
- Assist SWIB, with the support of the Affirmative Action Officer, in meeting its affirmative action goals.
Administration and Direction of Compensation System
- Assess compensation levels/options in accord with fairness, employee satisfaction, competition, and retention and make recommendations to the Executive Director.
- Manage the compensation plan, including incentive compensation.
- Develop and maintain familiarity with compensation systems in comparable organizations.
- Oversee communications and/or counsel staff when necessary, on compensation matters.
Legal Compliance and Policy Matters
- Develop, implement, communicate, and interpret SWIB’s human resource-related policies assuring that they comply with state and federal laws and regulations and state compensation plans, as applicable.
- Serve as the principal overseer of compliance with all human resources legal requirements.
- Assure that SWIB is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to human resources including but not limited to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, etc.
- Remain current with changes in Human Resources related laws and court interpretations. Provide for changes in SWIB policies and for training of employees as necessary.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Significant breadth and depth of experience as a human resources strategist at the executive level
- Investment industry experience as a lead human resources business partner or significantly similar HR experience with a professional services organization
- Practical experience and knowledge of human resources processes, with a particular emphasis on the areas of competitive talent acquisition, organization change management, compensation, and learning and development
- Ability to effectively partner with the Executive Director, Senior Management, and Trustees to accomplish SWIB’s goals
- Ability to be an impactful partner and communicator to the Board of Trustees and its Compensation Committee
- Demonstrated capability to interface and maintain effective relationships with employees at all levels of the organization in a team-oriented environment
- Experience with the development and implementation of innovative approaches to managing human capital
- Expertise in designing and implementing proactive strategies to address long-term issues
- A broad business and financial understanding and ability to apply them to human capital implications
- Detail oriented, logical, and methodological approach to quantitative problem solving, including spreadsheet modeling capabilities as well as develop human resources analytics reporting
- Ability to provide vision and leadership
- Superior oral and written communication skills
- A bachelor’s degree, with a post graduate degree and/or professional certification preferred, or equivalent human resources experience
- Competitive base salary
- Meaningful, performance-based incentive compensation
- A comprehensive benefits package
- Educational and training opportunities
- Tuition reimbursement
- Challenging work in a professional, team environment
The position requires U.S. work authorization and residency in, or willingness to relocate to, the Madison, Wisconsin area. SWIB is prepared to offer relocation assistance as needed.
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled