Chief Talent Officer

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The Chief Talent Officer leads all aspects of WFAE’s Human Resources function. This strategic leader is responsible for developing and overseeing policies and programs regarding employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, diversity equity & inclusion, talent management, and employee engagement. Equally important, this person is expected to a champion and steward of WFAE’s values, an advocate of WFAE’s employees, and be a driving force to cultivate and ensure a healthy, diverse, and inclusive culture.

This position reports to the President & Chief Executive Office and is a member of the senior executive team.

HR strategy and planning
• Re-define, improve, and implement appropriate human capital strategies and policies for WFAE
• Ensure alignment of all HR strategies and policies to meet WFAE’s mission, DEI commitments and compliance with applicable labor laws and Corporation of Public Broadcasting operating requirements
• Create and execute work plans to align and support the needs of WFAE, including change leadership, workforce planning, resource allocation, organization design/development including culture change initiatives, talent assessment, recruitment, training, and employee engagement
• Lead the approach for performance management, talent management and merit review processes
• Succession planning strategy and plan for all senior roles
Employee relations
• Partner with Senior Managers on issues related to organizational effectiveness, change management, performance management, compensation, and other matters
• Balance the needs of the organization with the best interest of employees in accordance with Human Resource policies and government laws and regulations
• Provide guidance to CEO and other executive team members on leadership employee relations issues
• Oversee resolution of any employee legal matters, in partnership with internal and external counsel
Organizational training and development
Plan and manage training and development solutions across the organization at every level.
Supervision and resource management
• Supervise direct and functional reports. Set clear expectations and offer guidance in setting priorities
• Provide regular feedback in a respectful and constructive way. Recognize excellent performance and use coaching skills effectively to improve staff performance
• Organize and prioritize resources to meet changing work demands
HR compliance
• Ensure compliance by monitoring legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the Human Resource function
• Maintain knowledge of competitive practices, legislation and regulatory changes affecting benefits and recommend changes to leadership
• Act in the capacity of the Privacy Officer related to HIPAA compliance, responsible for administering the appropriate discipline for any uses or disclosures that violate these guidelines
Compensation and total value programs
• Partner with CEO to ensure alignment with strategic objectives
• Assure that the organization’s compensation program is competitive and equitable and in keeping with the organization’s compensation philosophy
• Lead the development of strategy and materials for Compensation Committee meetings throughout the year and execute the approved actions
• Bonus and other award programs to ensure alignment with organization results and values
• Oversee obtaining and evaluating benefit proposals, changes in plan design, cost, record keeping of benefit plans and monitoring of employee usage and satisfaction

• Minimum 15 years of relevant and progressive experience
• SPHR certification preferred
• Employment subject to a criminal background check and affirmative Covid-19 vaccine status