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Vice President of People and Culture

Location : Western MA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10+
Required Education : Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
Travel : Yes
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Have you led culture- and employee-focused initiatives to create high-performing, happy and passionate teams which collaborated to produce exceptional results?  Do you have experience supporting teams with strongly held values which moved mountains to achieve their goals? Are you a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, an effective communicator and successful at engaging employees to achieve their best?

If this sounds like you, your energy and special mix of people and organizational development skills will find a great home at The Community Foundation of Western Mass.  The newly-created position of Vice President of People and Culture offers an opportunity for a senior h.r. and management leader to leverage their skills and experience to create a world-class team focused on positively impacting our region.  Key responsibilities of this critical role include: direction and promotion of DEI efforts;  co-design and implementation of organizational strategies as part of the leadership team; managing h.r. (recruiting employees and volunteers, staff hiring, training, employee relations and development); leading organizational development and workplace culture initiatives and oversight of internal communications.

We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at  Resumes will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. EOE

The Community Foundation is committed to increasing equity and opportunity so that all who live in the Pioneer Valley have access to a satisfying quality of life. We believe that a core strategy to this end is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our organization and within the larger community we serve. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who reflect the diversity of our region’s 3 counties and 69 cities and towns.


Required Qualifications :
Key qualifications include 10+ years of progressively responsible h.r. experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment; leadership of DEI efforts; development of organizational structure and workplace culture initiatives; outstanding project- and people-management with a focus on building cross-functional, collaborative teams. Knowledge of the state and federal employment law. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and bilingual skills preferred. 
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