Chief Human Resources Officer
Itasca, IL 
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Job Description
Job Details
Job Location
Itasca - Itasca, IL
Remote Type
Optional Work from Home
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
Bachelor's degree
Salary Range
$190,000.00 - $215,000.00
Travel Percentage
Job Shift
Job Category
Human Resources

The Chief Human Resources Officer leads all aspects of the Human Resources function. This strategic leader is responsible for developing and overseeing organization-wide policies and programs regarding employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, talent management, and employee engagement. This position serves as a member of the Executive Team, acts as the Board liaison for the Compensation Committee, and provides leadership on the "People" strategic organizational result. Business partner with the CEO and COO.


HR Strategy and Planning

  • Identify, define and implement appropriate human capital strategies and policies for the organization.
  • Ensure alignment of all HR strategies and policies to meet business goals and ensures compliance with applicable labor laws.
  • Create and execute work plans to align and support the needs of the business, including change leadership, workforce planning, resource allocation, organization design/development including culture change initiatives, talent assessment, recruitment, training, and employee engagement.
  • Lead the approach for performance management, talent management and merit review processes.
  • Succession planning strategy and plan for all senior roles

Employee Relations

  • Partner with leaders on issues related to organizational effectiveness, change management, performance management, compensation, and other matters.
  • Balance the needs of the organization with the best interest of employees in accordance with Human Resource policies and government laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance to CEO and other executive team members on leadership employee relations issues.
  • Oversee resolution of any employee legal matters, in partnership with internal and external counsel.

Organizational Training and Development

  • Plan and manage training and development solutions across the organization at every level.

Supervision and Resource Management

  • Supervise direct and functional reports. Set clear expectations and offer guidance in setting priorities.
  • Provide regular feedback in a respectful and constructive way. Recognize excellent performance and use coaching skills effectively to improve staff performance.
  • Organize and prioritize resources to meet changing work demands.

HR Compliance

  • Ensure compliance by monitoring legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting the Human Resource function.
  • Maintain knowledge of competitive practices, legislation and regulatory changes affecting benefits and recommend changes to leadership.
  • Act in the capacity of the Privacy Officer related to HIPAA compliance, responsible for administering the appropriate discipline for any uses or disclosures that violate these guidelines.

Compensation and Total Value Programs

  • Partner with Board Chair and CEO to ensure alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Assure that the organization compensation program is competitive and equitable and in keeping with the organizations compensation philosophy.
  • Lead the development of strategy and materials for Compensation Committee meetings throughout the year and execute the approved actions.
  • Bonus and other award programs to ensure alignment with organization results and values.
  • Oversee obtaining and evaluating benefit proposals, changes in plan design, cost, record keeping of benefit plans and monitoring of employee usage and satisfaction.


  • Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred)
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant and progressive experience
  • SPHR or SHRM-CP certifications preferred
  • Excellent communication skills with executive presence and poise
  • Proven success at developing high functioning teams and leaders
  • Able to move seamlessly from strategy development to execution

Our Vision

The National Safety Council is a mission-based organization, focused on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury.A

We focus our efforts and thought leadership on impacting safety through three strategic pillars: Workplace, Roadway and Impairment - until the data tells us otherwise.A

Every one of our employees, member organizations and strategic partners have one thing in common: a commitment to enable people to live their fullest lives.A

Our Values

  • Be Safe: I commit to keep myself and others safe.
  • Be Bold: I challenge the status quo, to make the impossible possible.
  • Be Impactful: I exceed expectations for all those I serve.
  • Be NSC: I work with others to achieve NSC results.

DE&I Commitment Statement

At NSC, we demonstrate our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our culture and our values.AOur culture embraces all peopleAregardless of ancestry, color, national origin, race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.* AWeAboldlyAempower our team to model respect and dignity. We findAimpactfulAopportunities for growth and development. We create aAsafeAenvironment that includes mental, physical, psychological, and emotional protections. ToAbe NSCAis to deliver our mission by working together our employees, members, and stakeholders in such a way that everyone feels a sense of belonging.

We believe that you cant be safe if you dont feel safe.AFeeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

*NSC is an equal opportunity employer.


The National Safety Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
$190,000.00 - $215,000.00
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
15+ years
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