CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Child and Family Services
Buffalo, New York
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About Child and Family Services: https://cfsbny.org/
Child & Family Services (C&FS) is a leader in the WNY community, providing support and services aimed at improving the lives of children, families, and individuals. With a commitment to be a catalyst for growth, prosperity, and sustainability, C&FS recognizes the challenges of today, and the need for change in order to deliver viable, responsive, and meaningful services into the future. C&FS is a multifaceted organization offering programs for individual and family counseling, foster care and adoption, domestic violence prevention and support, conflict resolution services, employee assistance, education (Stanley G. Falk School), and residential services.
The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is a strategic leader who is responsible for developing and executing human resource best practices and strategies in support of the overall strategic direction of the organization. By providing overall administration and leadership to the Human Resources Department team, the position ensures that the department advances Child & Family Services’ efforts to be a high-performance organization that has a skilled, engaged workforce and inclusive culture and that the organization complies with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. The position is based in Buffalo, NY, reports to the CEO and serves on the Senior Leadership Team, and directly supervises HR team members at both the organization and Stanley G. Falk School.
KEY COMPETENCIES & LEADERSHIP OVERSIGHT
The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) will be a seasoned HR leader with significant experience leading, strategizing, overseeing, and implementing HR strategies, systems, and processes for C&FS, the Stanley G. Falk School, and other organizations for which HR services are provided under contract. They will work alongside the Senior Leadership Team driving the vision and strategy, built on a strong foundation of accessibility, responsiveness, community support, and inclusion. The CHRO is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team working to build the necessary talent, systems, and culture to support the Mission and strategy and optimize industry and organizational opportunities.
The successful candidate will have a strong, relatable, executive presence, with a collaborative, personable, and supportive leadership style. They will be agile with the ability to craft innovative solutions to complex human resources initiatives and challenges, while having a respect and appreciation for the organization’s success, traditions, and history.
Key competencies include:
The CHRO has 7 direct reports:
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
Executive-Level HR Leadership
The ideal C&FS CHRO will have extensive senior level HR experience leading, designing, and implementing effective HR strategies with a strong focus on compliance. This individual will have the ability to navigate a wide range of complex and varying HR challenges throughout C&FS and its partner organizations. In order to address these challenges, the CHRO will need to be a strategic thinker with a high level of emotional intelligence, balancing the objectives of the organization, with the needs of the employees and clients. The CHRO will accomplish this by:
Talent Acquisition, Retention & Development
In a continual effort to promote an employee-centric culture, the CHRO will be a highly skilled talent acquisition and leadership development specialist with the capability to design and implement innovative recruitment and development strategies, to attract, retain, and promote a highly effective workforce. They will work across the organization with C&FS and their partners to ensure leaders and their team members have the resources they need to provide the highest quality service to their clients. The CHRO will accomplish this by ensuring the effective operation of HR functions in all areas, including, but not limited to:
Mission-Driven, Inclusive & Supportive Leadership Style
The CHRO will be a key contributor to the advancement of the organization’s mission and values with a strong affinity to serving others, a dedication to strengthening families, and a focus on promoting the well- being of children and will ensure that the Mission is incorporated into all HR initiatives. All activities of the CHRO will further the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, and align with the employee created DEI Statement: Within our agency and in the communities that we serve, C&FS is committed to diversity and inclusion with race equity at the center. Every day we work to promote safety, health, and wellness. We will not stop until Black, Indigenous and People of Color are free from racism and experience peace, prosperity and well-being. In order to accomplish this, the CHRO will:
Our Mission: to strengthen families and promote the well-being of children through prevention, intervention, education, and advocacy.
Safe and healthy children, families, and communities.
As an organization, we believe that:
Is strengthened by ensuring that children and families attain their full potential. Benefits from the affirmation and celebration of diversity.
Are the foundation of a strong community and are essential to a healthy society. Have the right to raise children in a safe and nurturing environment.
Every child and adult
ABOUT CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
With a wide range of programs, Child & Family Services is ready to assist anyone in need.
For more than 149 years, Child & Family Services has dedicated its resources to helping individuals and families in Western New York lead healthy and joyful lives. Today, Child & Family Services offers a variety of programs and services that provide support and resources to thousands of individuals each year, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, or economic status. By helping individuals and families develop the skills needed to build bright futures, we are also helping to build a stronger, healthier community.
Programs and services include:
Program Highlight: Stanley G. Falk School
The Stanley G. Falk School is an affiliate of C&FS and its largest program, supporting the special education needs of 45 school districts and employing almost half of the C&FS workforce. This NYS approved private 853 school develops the leadership skills, social-emotional skills, and academic skills necessary to prepare students in kindergarten through high school for success. The Superintendent of the Stanley G. Falk School is a member of the C&FS Senior Leadership Team and a peer of the CHRO.
Learn more at https://cfsbny.org/
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