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Chief People Officer


The QTI Group is partnering with Slipstream to hire its next Chief People Officer. 
About the Opportunity
As a member of the executive leadership team, the Chief People Officer (CPO) will be responsible for shaping and executing Slipstream’s people strategy to foster a thriving, inclusive, and high-performing workplace. The CPO will recommend and implement strategic initiatives to drive business success and positively affect employee experience and company culture. 
Structure: Reports to CEO. Direct reports include HR Generalist and Benefits, Compensation and HRIS Administrator.
Location: Hybrid – Madison, Wisconsin, area preferred.
Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and execute a human resource strategy that aligns with the overall business plan and strategic objectives.
  • Ensure that programs and initiatives are designed to enhance employee engagement, foster a high-performing culture, and improve retention rates.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor and business partner to leaders of each functional business group regarding key organizational and management issues. 
  • Lead and guide the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, retention, training, leadership development, compensation, and benefits, and ensuring practical and simplified processes related to each.
  • Design and implement performance management systems to drive development and organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop succession planning philosophy and related activities.
  • Drive equity and inclusion efforts to support an inclusive workplace.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to fulfill human capital needs and strategic goals.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive and cost-effective compensation and benefits plans. 
  • Oversee company-wide employee communications.
Education and Certifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of HR experience, preferably with at least five years of HR experience in a nonprofit organization. 
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification preferred.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Proven ability to act as a liaison between the CEO, department heads, and employees.
  • Extensive HR experience with knowledge of labor and employment law.
  • High emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Expertise in HR and business acumen, with excellent communication and problem-solving skillset.
  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion in hiring practices.
  • Proficient in identifying and streamlining complex systems, such as payroll and performance evaluations, to easily operationalize for employee understanding and use.
  • Skilled in people management, financial budget planning, and compensation strategy.
  • Capable of evaluating and improving company-wide people management systems.
  • Proficient with HR software tools, including employee engagement platforms and applicant tracking systems; Paycom experience is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interviewing skills.
  • Ability to stay informed about industry trends and business developments.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Experience in crisis management preferred.
About Slipstream
Slipstream is a Madison-based nonprofit organization that champions and delivers innovative energy initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all. 
Who is Slipstream?
  • Engineers and analysts who collect and crunch the data of climate solutions
  • Architects and building experts who know how to cut carbon
  • Financing experts who make more energy efficiency upgrades possible for homes and businesses
  • Communicators who keep us ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing industry
  • Technicians who get their knees dirty to weatherize homes
  • Program managers who connect people with the solutions to change their lives
  • Educators who train the next generation of energy professionals
  • Mission-driven changemakers who keep Slipstream focused on climate and equity
Accelerating climate solutions. For everyone.