The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer to manage the strategy and processes related to building a talented, engaged, and diverse team that is focused on delivering value and results for EEI’s member electric companies, while also leading and engaging directly with the Chief Human Resource Officers of EEI’s member companies.
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for more than 220 million Americans and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to our U.S. members, EEI has more than 65 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
In the spirit of Thomas Edison, EEI strives to make significant and positive contributions that benefit electricity customers and support the long-term success of the electric power industry in its vital mission to provide the safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy that fosters economic progress and powers our quality of life.
In this role, the Chief Human Resources Officer will develop and implement an organization-wide human resource strategy and ensure timely implementation. They will stay current on workforce trends and member interests, contribute to and help refine our organizational vision, and build action plans to establish policies and culture that allow all employees to grow and develop to their full potential. This position is a critical member of EEI’s officer team and reports directly to the President for all strategic and operational human resource matters.
Develop, promote, and implement a human capital strategy aligned to EEI’s current needs and future objectives.
Partner with members of EEI’s executive team to execute and support organizational design and the strategic management processes, including hiring, succession planning and promotion, professional development, and training.
Develop and own the fiscal management of EEI’s annual and three-year salary and employee benefits budgets.
Create new and maintain existing programs that drive employee engagement through onboarding programs, rewards, recognition, and oversight of the internal employee activities committee.
Partner with EEI’s leadership team to advance EEI’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy.
Foster collaboration, networking, and knowledge transfer within EEI’s member companies HR committees, core program areas, and entities focused on workforce, DEI, supply chain, employment testing, and labor management issues.
Play a critical and prominent role in determining the future of work model for EEI while maintaining a strong corporate culture based on the goals and vision of the organization.
Drive critical processes related to the attraction, selection, onboarding, and retention of talent from a broad array of experiences and perspectives, ensuring that the quality and levels of talent are aligned with EEI’s organizational needs.
Interface with EEI member company chief human resource officers and lead related member company committees and taskforces.
Sponsor the DEI-focused internal employee council and coordinate Board/member DEI initiatives. Update or expand programs as needed, ensuring a DEI lens.
Champion, drive, and refine the ongoing performance management and compensation practices and processes.
Deliver and support all aspects of the EEI benefits offering, including stewardship, development, adjustments to the suite of benefits offered to active employees and retirees, the annual plan renewal process, and benefits administration for onboarding and offboarding.
Oversee the payroll, timekeeping, and leave processes across the organization.
Manage all aspects of HR compliance, including the Employee Handbook, various reporting and audit obligations, and required legal notifications and submissions.
Provide coaching and counseling for both employees and management on sensitive employment matters.
Lead the facilities management function in the organization to support core business operations and ensure a safe and comfortable work environment.
Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities
10+ years of related experience, including the leadership and development of human resources staff and/or cross-functional teams.
Experience leading Human Resources for an industry association or other not-for-profit organization.
Experience with compensation and benefits aspect of human resources including working closely with Board compensation committees.
SHRM-S/CP or S/PHR certification desired.
Bachelor’s degree in HR, business administration, or related field is required, a master’s degree is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including interpersonal, and conflict resolution to interact effectively with a wide range of people and situations.
Experience with ownership and administration of online HR employment, performance, and payroll solutions including Paycom and iCIMS.
Strategic leadership founded on analytical skills and innovative problem-solving.
Well-versed in and able to leverage best practices and emerging trends on issues such as DEI, evolving workforce habits and preferences, and how to leverage advancing technology to improve outcomes.
Demonstrates extreme discretion, quickly builds and maintains trust, and adept at influencing all levels of the organization.
About Edison Electric Institute
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly and indirectly employ more than one million workers.
Safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy powers the economy and enhances the lives of all Americans.
EEI has dozens of international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.