Chief People Officer, VP of HR
Company: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Inc.
Location: New York
Posted on: March 20, 2023
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accommodation by visiting the following page: As an organization
whose mission is to translate science into global public health
impact , working on vaccines and therapeutics, IAVI has a vaccine
policy which states that subject to applicable law, we require all
U.S. and Puerto Rico based employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19,
unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption or
accommodation. We are committed to supporting our employees during
this process as we work to ensure a safe and healthy work
environment. Position DescriptionTitle: Chief People Officer
Location: New York, NY
Reports to: Chief Operating OfficerIAVI's greatest asset is its
People - and to that end, we are seeking to expand our global
Leadership Team with a Chief People Officer (CPO) who is an
innovative team player, who is enthusiastic in driving our People
function forward to attract, engage, develop, and retain top
talent. Our perfect candidate is experienced in life sciences
globally and in the US, is experienced across several areas within
human resources, and who embodies IAVI's core values of being
mission driven, collaborative, innovative and holds themselves to
the highest level of integrity.If you are that person, consider
applying and join a high-impact, ambitious and values-driven team
in the inspiring mission of translating scientific discoveries into
affordable, globally accessible public health solutions!!Key
Responsibilities: -Develop IAVI's Talent vision and strategies,
define annual objectives and key results, identify key systems and
resources to enable IAVI's talent vision.
- In partnership with other members of IAVI's global Leadership
Team, update IAVI's Talent vision as necessary enabling continuous
growth and evolution of the organization, and to attract, engage,
develop, and retain top talent.
- Formulate key strategies and define annual organizational goals
in the Talent area, including key results, timelines, resources
needed, and supporting systems.
- Key sponsor of IAVI's culture: in charge of updating key
elements (values, policies), fostering cultural alignment across
the Leadership Team, and ensuring that necessary mechanisms are in
place to ensure IAVI maintains a common culture across its global
footprint reflective of its values, in particular as the
organization grows and evolves.
- Support IAVI's Leadership Team in the strategic evolution of
the organization of their areas of responsibility, being a thought
partner in strategic organizational evolution, talent development,
and succession planning.
- Ensure that IAVI has comprehensive approaches to employee
engagement, culture, and retention by refining compensation and
benefits, career paths, succession planning, and learning and
- Incorporate feedback and partner with IAVI's Board of
Directors' Compensation Committee, ensuring appropriate reporting
and review and approval of key decisions. Ensure that IAVI's HR
team has an appropriate organizational structure, is well
resourced, and key coordination mechanisms are in place to
effectively support the organizational needs in all geographies
where IAVI operates.
- Ensure that IAVI has HR operations, processes, data, systems,
and resources (budget and staff) that enable our vision, in all key
geographies where the organization operates.
- Clearly align interfaces across key human resources areas to
enable high impact and drive efficiencies across the team,
including coordination mechanisms between global centers of
excellence and regional HR.
- Establish an effective mechanism by which the HR team partners
across the organization with key business leaders supporting them
in their objective and key results.
- Ensure that key interfaces with other areas (legal, finance)
operate effectively and that IAVI is compliant with all global
- Partner with Finance in overseeing departmental budgets and
- Partner with IT on HRIS and related systems, protocols,
capabilities, and upgrades.
- Partner with Legal to ensure compliance & to mitigate
organizational risks.Lead the global and regional HR teams and
oversee US operations and Global Compensation.The HR team is
currently organized around 3 global areas (Development,
Administration, Acquisition) and 4 Regions (United States, Africa,
- Inspire, coach, and manage the HR managers and leaders for each
area, helping them to reach their highest potential. Ensure that
each team leader has clear objectives and personal development
- Oversee execution across the different areas, being a key
thought partner for functional leaders in HRIS, Performance
Management, Learning & Development, Talent Acquisition, Engagement,
Benefits, Rewards, Immigration, Policies and Compliance.
- Oversee compensation practices and lead on the development of a
compensation philosophy to ensure salary benchmarking and surveys
are completed and updated on a regular basis.
- Oversee key HR elements for US-based personnel.
- Ensure compliance across all geographies with policies and
regulations, including at the state and local level.
- Support and/or directly address internal personnel cases, in
partnership with legal.Ensure that the HR team is a key partner in
fostering IAVI's culture of empowered, engaged and diverse talent.
- Coach and counsel the Leadership Team in professional
development for themselves and their teams to achieve improved
performance and engagement, developing leadership bench strength
capable of addressing the challenges of a highly dynamic and
- Direct and manage HR Leaders ensuring they are equipped to
counsel, coach, and guide managers and staff in addressing employee
relations and performance.
- Sponsor IAVI's Global Diversity and Inclusion Committee,
ensuring leadership visibility and support for initiatives and
- Serve as a leader across the organization, driving culture,
communicating key messages, and embodying core values.
- Establish a "People culture" that cultivates open dialogue
between staff and HR, ensuring employees feel listened to and
supported, and see HR as the place to go for any challenge that
they might have. -Education and work Experience: -
- Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree or MBA preferred.
Certifications in HR preferred (SPHR, GPHRm SHRM). -
- Minimum of 15 years professional experience, including 10+
years of progressive HRBP experience is required.
- Minimum of 3 years' experience managing people and teams of
various sizes in dispersed locations is required.
- Experience and expertise in 2 or more HR areas is required (ie.
HR administration, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition,
Organizational Design) with deep knowledge in Talent Development
being highly desirable.
- Experience managing HR resources in the US is required.
- Experience in pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology, drug product
development, life sciences, or related industry is
required.Qualifications and skills
- Experience building strong, highly skilled, and engaged
workforce in evolving and advanced technical industries is
- Demonstrated success as a trusted HR Business Partner
supporting senior leadership and executives.
- Experience in implementing and leading Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion and Belonging initiatives.
- Experience utilizing HR data to develop HR key performance
indicators to drive decision making and planning is required.
- Experience working on cross-functional topics that span HR,
Legal and Finance, collaborating and ensuring input across relevant
- Experience managing or working on a global team, particularly
Africa, India and Europe is highly preferred.
- Excellent communications skills - written, verbal and
interpersonal - and an ability to tailor communication style to
diverse audiences globally.
- Experience maximizing value of HRIS systems.
- Embodies IAVI Core Values - Mission-driven, Collaboration,
Innovative Evolution and Integrity.
- A team-player, who is willing to roll up their sleeves to do
the work and who is motivated and inspired by IAVI's mission and
- Innovative leader, able to challenge the status quo and to see
the opportunities. Organizational Overview: IAVI is a nonprofit
scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent,
unmet global health challenges including HIV and tuberculosis. Our
mission is to translate scientific discoveries into affordable,
globally accessible public health solutions. Through scientific and
clinical research in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S., IAVI is
pioneering the development of biomedical innovations designed for
broad global access. We develop vaccines and antibodies in and for
the developing world and seek to accelerate their introduction in
low-income countries. IAVI programs and partnerships are grounded
in the regions of the world where the disease burden is the
greatest, and our approach emphasizes sustainability. Our network
of clinical research center partners in Africa and India helps
strengthen in-country research capacity and supports the training
and education of the next generation of scientists. The global
impact of our science includes fundamental contributions to
understanding the biology of HIV infection, which IAVI and others
are applying toward advancing vaccine science and immunology. IAVI
accelerates scientific discovery and development by fostering
unique collaborations among academia, industry, local communities,
governments, and funders to explore new and better ways to address
public health threats that disproportionately affect people living
in poverty. Our global reach, including a clinical research network
in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and in India, has allowed
us to make fundamental contributions to understanding the
epidemiology, transmission, virology, and immunology of HIV. This
work played a key role in facilitating the design of promising HIV
vaccine candidates, as well as the discovery of broadly
neutralizing antibodies that are now being advanced as promising
approaches for HIV prevention. Our integrated capabilities in
vaccine and antibody discovery, development, and clinical research
take advantage of bio-pharmaceutical industry expertise to
accelerate the development and testing of prevention methods for
HIV and other diseases. Through the Product Development Center, we
support external researchers with technical and scientific
expertise to accelerate the development of their own products.
Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management's
right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job
at any time. The above statements are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by individuals
assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required
of personnel so classified. This document does not create an
employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will"
relationship. IAVI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants
will be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, veteran or disability status. - IAVI IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER actively committed to fostering a diverse and
inclusive global organization. IAVI believes that diversity and
inclusion among our teammates is critical, and we seek to recruit,
develop and retain the most talented people from a representative
candidate pool. At IAVI, we celebrate the spectrum of colleagues'
experiences and believe that dedication to our mission above all is
essential to our success as a scientific global non-profit. IAVI
upholds these principles through IAVI's Global Diversity and
Inclusion Committee. IAVI has zero tolerance for discrimination or
harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, caste, national
origin, home language, ancestry, religion, marital or civil
partnership status, age, physical or mental disability, HIV status
and any other medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and veteran
status, in addition to any other status protected under the law in
any of our locations worldwide. Compensation and Benefits
Information for US-Based Candidates: - The annual base salary for
this position is targeted at $250,000-310,000 with some variation
based on experience level. In addition, this position offers
competitive benefits such as annual bonus, generous retirement
savings plan, three health insurance plans to choose from, and
other benefits.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected
Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not
discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or
applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees
or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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