Chicago, IL The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) seeks an engaged and experienced human resource and organizational development professional to manage all organizational development, employee relations, employee engagement, and human resource functions for the organization. The position, which is new for the organization, will report directly to the CEO/Executive Director and be critical in building a strong culture, supportive work environment, and focus on employee development.
Summary Position Description:
Guide and manage the overall human resource services, policies, and programs for GFOA
Provide guidance and leadership to the organization on human resource policies, compliance, and best practices in human resource management
Lead and manage recruiting and onboarding efforts for new employees
Provide support for employee relations
Administer employee benefits programs
Design and coordinate professional development program for GFOA staff
Coordinate internal supervisor and peer review process
Promote a professional and positive work environment while working with staff to develop strategies to improve employee satisfaction
Develop and help implement strategies to improve teamwork, workplace culture, and overall communications
Assist GFOA’s Executive Director and Center Directors in managing teams and improve cross-team collaboration
Provide and/or facilitate training for GFOA staff on various topics
Chair GFOA’s employee wellness and workplace satisfaction committee
Founded in 1906, GFOA's mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management. Currently, the organization has more than 19,100 members representing over 8,200 government organizations including cities, counties, school districts and other special districts, retirement systems, states and state agencies, and the federal government. Members look to GFOA as a leader in providing guidance on best practices, technical resources, publications, and professional development and networking opportunities, and as an advocate within the public finance profession.
GFOA currently employs approximately 55 employees in its Chicago, Illinois, office, and three employees in its Washington, D.C. office. The organization is governed by an 18 member executive board elected by GFOA’s membership. The executive board appoints an executive director/CEO to manage the association.
Minimum Candidate Qualifications:
Candidates must be able to effectively communicate with GFOA Directors, staff, and members on important human resource issues
Knowledge and experience with risk management strategies for human resources
Knowledge of federal and state legislation affecting various facets of human resource functions
Candidates must have demonstrated success in organizational leadership and management in a business, government, non-profit, educational, or other non-profit association environment
Ability to manage and organize documentation including position descriptions, employee handbook, and various administrative policies
Candidates must be approachable, collaborative managers with the ability to lead and develop GFOA staff at all phases of their careers
Candidates must possess strong networking and outreach skills to help build relationships with GFOA staff, GFOA members, and outside organizations
Maintain confidentiality of issues and serve as trusted resource for GFOA staff
Competitive salary and benefits
Participation in GFOA 403(b)
The successful candidate will be expected to live in the Chicago metropolitan area
Relocation assistance is available
Candidates who are interested in applying for the position should submit their resume and cover letter, along with contact information for five work-related references, by January 31, 2018. Apply electronically to: http://www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment.
For more information, or for questions about the position, please contact:
Heidi Voorhees, President GovHR USA 630 Dundee Road, Suite 130 Northbrook, IL 60062
About Government Finance Officers Assocation - GFOA
GovHR USA provides comprehensive executive recruitment, human resources and management consulting services for public sector and not for profit clients. Comprised of Voorhees Associates and GovTemps USA, GovHR has a seasoned team of executive recruiters, human resource consultants, management consultants, staffing specialists and professional development experts. Owners Heidi Voorhees and Joellen ...Earl each have more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions in the public sector and in consulting with public sector clients. Since our inception in 2009, Voorhees Associates has served 177 clients in 12 states. Established in 2011, GovTemps USA has served 67 clients in 7 states. We look forward to serving your organization’s needs.