State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.

State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 23 state tables comprised of over 800 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration) and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).

It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, and single women. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.

To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to the people within our community, State Voices has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for its next Chief Talent Officer (CTO).  The CTO will collaborate with the CEO in managing human resources and the work of “EPIC” — Equity, Personnel, Inclusion and Culture — implementing a comprehensive culture strategy within the organization. The CTO is responsible for directing the full suite of people functions for the organization and partnering with the CEO to develop the internal culture as well as that of the Board.  State Voices is looking for an experienced Human Resources professional with deep HR knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit to design, advance, implement and promote scalable people strategies, policies, and a healthy working culture.  The CTO will lead the work of the HR consulting team, provide sound advice and thought partnership to senior management, and support and develop managers and staff regarding all HR and talent matters.

As a strategic partner and member of the Executive Team, the CTO will assist in developing the organization’s plans and programs, particularly from the perspective of the impact on people.  The CTO will enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce creative HR policies and procedures for the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization across locations, programs and departments.

S/he/they will work to ensure that their Human Resources team is respected and trusted across the organization.  The CTO will coach and lead the HR consulting team to deliver excellence and efficiencies in all aspects of the company’s day-to-day and overall HR and recruiting operations including, but limited to: talent acquisition, onboarding and exit interviews, leadership development, training, benefits management, compensation planning, policy setting, performance evaluations, employee relations, HRIS and employee engagement.  The CTO is expected to remain current on regulations, laws, industry trends and best practices; and to keep the organization compliant by advising management and making timely changes in practices and policies.  The CTO must have experience creating and maintaining an organizational culture that attracts, motivates, and retains a diverse, talented staff to blend skill sets, meet objectives, and provide efficient program execution.

The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Organizational Development, or a related field, with at least ten years of experience in Human Resources with a minimum of five years in an executive role; HR certification preferred.  S/he/they will possess demonstrable experience in employee relations, employment law, compensation, organizational planning, recruitment, organizational development and employee engagement.  The position requires someone with a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and equity, the ability to think strategically in seizing opportunities, assessing risk, and streamlining processes and procedures across multiple locations.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated success owning all aspects of HR operations as a part of a strategic leadership team with the ability to create and execute an innovative and scalable HR roadmap and vision aligned with State Voices’ overall strategic goals. It is essential to have demonstrated expertise in handling employment legal claims and developing/implementing risk management strategies.  This position requires a leader with the poise, knowledge, and communication skills to be an influential business partner and coach to executive staff and maintain effective relationships with employees at all levels.  The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial nature and thrive in an environment where servant leadership is respected.

For consideration, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter must address your experience and qualifications being sought. Send materials to: execsearch@nonprofithr.com “ATTN: State Voices CTO Search” in the subject line. Electronic submissions highly preferred. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Please visit: www.statevoices.org for more information about the organization. To obtain further details about this opportunity, contact Danisha Martin, Executive Search Consultant at danisham@nonprofithr.com.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@statevoices.org