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Chief People Officer

KG Workforce Solutions
June 20, 2024
Columbia, South Carolina
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The Chief People Officer (CPO) will be the driving force behind the daily and strategic operations of the HR Department, ensuring that policies, procedures, and practices are implemented consistently and executed with excellence. The CPO’s responsibilities include designing and evaluating career paths, overseeing all HR functions, and crafting strategies that meet the organizational goals. Your leadership, guidance, and support will foster a culture of compliance and exceptional HR operational execution. The CPO also provides leadership and supervision of facilities management and select administrative positions for the Organization.

The Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance with available HSA and FSA options
  • Long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Generous PTO and paid holidays
  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful work supporting a growing non-profit with a mission to improve our communities and their health

Location: Columbia, SC (onsite)

Essential Functions of the Chief People Officer:

  • Collaborate with other executive leaders to contribute to strategic planning initiatives.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the talent acquisition process that attracts and retains top talent.
  • Deliver onboarding processes that align with the organization’s culture and candidate experience expectations.
  • Develop and execute effective and compliant offboarding practices.
  • Oversee and administer benefits.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to ensure the appropriate data collection and cleansing of payroll records for payroll processing.
  • Manage leaves of absence, workers’ compensation claims, etc.
  • Develop and/or advise on developing performance improvement plans (PIPs) and corrective action documentation.
  • Steer career and succession development plans.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers and team members on HR-related matters, including performance management, employee relations, and conflict resolution.
  • Design and facilitate the performance evaluation processes; guide leaders in helping them develop and assess employees’ progress toward their goals and job expectations; provide feedback on their performance; and identify areas for improvement.
  • Identify training and developmental needs within the organization and coordinate the delivery of comprehensive training programs, workshops, and learning opportunities tailored to enhance team member skills and performance.
  • Stay current on HR trends and best practices.
  • Oversee and manage the HR administrative staff and facilities management staff.
  • Provide guidance to other leaders on coaching and staff development best practices.
  • Manage HR data and analytics to track key metrics; develop dashboards, reports, and visualizations to communicate HR insights and metrics to stakeholders.
  • Ensure ongoing compliance with employment laws, regulations, and organizational policies.
  • Maintain updated policies, procedures, and handbook; serve as a change advocate to steer effective change and adoption of new policies and procedures as needed.
  • Actively participate in special projects, events, cross-functional teams, or workgroups that support the entire organization's work.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and administrator for the organization’s HR systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or another related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in HR Management.
  • SHRM CP/SCP or PHR/SPHR certification or willingness and eligibility to obtain within 12 months of employment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including relationship-building, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Experience collaborating effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership skills, including inspiring and motivating teams towards common goals.
  • Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations, particularly in SC.

This position requires travel, estimated up to 15%, and generally within the State of SC. A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel are required.

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