Executive Vice President, Corporate Support
Our client is a highly respected nonprofit organization in the Washington, D.C. region with revenues of over $90 million annually and a scalable, sustainable business model. As Executive Vice President of Corporate Support (EVP, Corporate Support), you will report directly to the chief executive officer and provide the strategic direction for critical business administration functions, including corporate planning and programs, human resources, enterprise risk management and compliance, contract administration, and real estate. You will lead the evaluation of new business opportunities and will drive corporate business planning and policy development. Your work will create a significant and lasting impact on the organization and for the people they have the privilege to serve.
Key Responsibilities of the Executive Vice President, Corporate Support
- Corporate Planning and Programs. As an integral member of the senior management team and a resource to the board of directors and committees, you will participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs, including the annual strategic planning process. You will evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range plans, the introduction of new programs/strategies, proposed alliances or mergers and acquisitions, and overall corporate business policies.
- Human Resources. You will ensure compliant, mission-focused, strategically-oriented corporate human resources including corporate-wide HR policies, employee relations, recruitment, talent development, and relationships for collective bargaining agreement. You will drive the renewal and/or selection of a cost-effective health insurance plan. You will oversee employee relations and work with the CEO and outside legal counsel/attorneys regarding any employee grievances and/or HR litigations. You will oversee HR compliance requirements to control and mitigate HR-related risks. You will oversee the strategic direction, implementation, and communication of the organization’s rewards programs, including compensation, salary administration, job classification, wage and hour compliance, and benefits. You will maintain competitive programs that enable the organization to attract, retain, and motivate employees. You will chair a committee that administers the tax-deferred and retirement plans.
- Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance. You will direct the corporation’s enterprise risk management function to identify, address, mitigate, and potentially eliminate risks through process improvement and enhanced value creation. You will chair a committee to ensure all compliance-related requirements are met accurately and in a timely manner. You will work closely with brokers and insurance carriers in managing corporation property and casualty coverage. You will partner with outside attorneys for all corporate legal and risk matters.
- Contracts Administration. You will lead and direct all contract administration activities including the planning, development, and implementation of policies and procedures in accordance with the organization’s objectives. You will interface with the operating and business development departments with pricing activities to support proposed, new, or ongoing contracts.
Qualifications of the Executive Vice President, Corporate Support
- Bachelor’s degree in business administration or similar, and 15-20 years of progressively responsible experience. Master’s degree is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in organizational administration, including oversight of multiple business-critical functions and areas. Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and prepare complex financial, human capital, and operating documents.
- Demonstrated experience in business negotiations (especially contract pricing, analysis, administration, and compliance, preferably with government contracts). FAR, CAS, ISO 9000 a plus. Government contracting, Service Contract Act, and labor union negotiation experience strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of human resources policies, compensation structure, collective bargaining units, and other personnel-related issues.
Attributes of the Executive Vice President, Corporate Support
- An experienced leader with a passion for results.
- An energetic, forward-thinking, and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
- A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and strong operational focus.
- Strong coaching, interpersonal, and communication skills, plus expert relationship-building and collaboration skills at all levels of the organization.
- A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
- A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor.
- A decisive individual who possesses a “big picture” mission perspective, is well versed in human resources best practices, and can appropriately understand and make recommendations for managing an organization in support of the organization’s mission.
- Ability to work effectively as a supervisor and peer to accomplish necessary work.
- Effective internal and external customer relations skills; ability to participate in and respond effectively to sensitive projects, negotiations, complaints, and team activities.
- Ability to deliver effective presentations on complex business topics to the board of directors, selected committees, or other stakeholder groups.
What’s Attractive to the Right Executive Vice President, Corporate Support Candidate?
- You will be joining an organization with high ethical standards and colleagues who are well-versed in following structured processes for evaluating and mitigating risk. Their consistently exemplary audits reflect the importance of risk management in the culture.
- You will be leading a team of highly competent professionals with a deep respect for each other.
- The organization has a strong mission and an innovative business model that generates sustainable recurring revenue to fund operations. In this role, you will have the resources and support to “do things right” and make strategic investments that reduce risk.
- This is a highly visible role – both within the organization and with external entities. You will have the opportunity to work with highly skilled leaders in all areas of the organization (including finance, IT, HR, contracts, and programs) to find inventive solutions to interesting, high-impact challenges.
Detailed Responsibilities of the Executive Vice President, Corporate Support
- Participate in long-range planning for the corporation, including the annual strategic planning process. Evaluate, plan, and develop organization policies and goals and growth and structural program objectives. Contribute to the establishment of company objectives, development of strategic plans, and identification of company strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve service goals, business opportunities, growth, and financial health, in concert with other senior management team members.
- Continually interact with the board of directors and relevant committees (e.g., Finance, HR, and Audit) regarding matters requiring the board’s and committees’ attention.
- Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies, procedures, and systems of areas of oversight responsibility to maintain the overall operation and effectiveness of the departments and the corporation.
- For areas of oversight responsibility, evaluate the department structure and team; plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the department and provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
- Oversee the development, implementation, and enforcement of the corporate-wide human resources function.
- Provide expert advice and counsel to executive leadership regarding all human capital-related matters.
- Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans and lead the staffing function to meet current needs and build a talent pipeline for future roles in support of the organization’s strategic goals.
- Design and execute talent development strategies, programs, and approaches to equip leaders for the future and support work across the organization.
- Oversee the development of strategies and processes to identify capability, knowledge, skill set and headcount gaps, and develop specific initiatives to monitor and fill gaps.
- Develop and maintain performance management and appraisal programs.
- Work closely with the health insurance broker in annual negotiation for a cost-effective health insurance plan with the current (or potentially new) healthcare provider.
- Oversee employee relations initiatives, including employee practices and grievances.
- Work closely with the CEO and appropriate legal counsel/attorneys in resolving pending HR litigations, if any, for just and fair settlements. Assist, as needed, on grievances and the records thereof, preparing for and conducting any resulting arbitrations, and the development and interpretation of related company-related HR policies and programs.
- Work cooperatively with the operating group in formulating corporate strategic objectives in collective bargaining agreement negotiations.
- Enact and direct policies and practices that provide protection to the organization in all areas including employment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, equal employment opportunity, diversity, and protection from harassment and discriminatory practices.
- Manage and direct the Compliance Committee in risk identification, risk mitigation, and process improvement to potentially eliminate HR-related risks.
- Provide leadership in the design, planning, and execution of the organization’s compensation and benefits programs in conjunction with the organization’s strategic objectives, contractual agreements, and other requirements.
- Develop an effective total rewards strategy and administer rewards programs across the spectrum of compensation and benefits mix.
- Ensure rewards programs are aligned with other talent programs, are market-competitive, and are financially sustainable.
- Manage the Tax Deferred Thrift Plan and Retirement Plan and compliance with all ERISA requirements; continue to improve on tax deferred participation and deferral.
- Monitor and make continuous improvement on both plans’ investment choices based on changes in market condition.
- Work closely with the external auditors and deliver an unqualified annual audit of both the Tax Deferred Thrift Plan and the Retirement Plan.
- Deliver an annual presentation of human resources status and environment to the HR Committee and the board of directors.
- Develop and maintain processes that ensure documentation needed for accurate and timely submission of Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan.
- Oversee and manage any regulatory audits (i.e., OFCCP, IRS, etc.) with respect to compliance with rules and regulations.
- Manage and direct all facets of safety, security, risk management, and loss prevention measures affecting the corporation’s strategic objectives.
- Collaborate with business leaders through the corporation, including Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, and Contract Management, to develop, communicate, and maintain corporate policies and programs directed at mitigating risk and ensuring compliance.
- Monitor the quarterly report of enterprise risk management for risk trend, business process improvement, and enhanced enterprise value for all operational and support functions’ identified risks.
- Work with the CEO and other top leadership in defining and steering the risk culture of the organization.
- Present an annual enterprise risk management report to the board of directors.
- Develop, implement, monitor, enforce, and periodically update an effective compliance program to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
- Ensure that the organizational structure and competencies, along with tools and processes, are designed and deployed to ensure that the corporation is effectively managing towards its enterprise risk management objectives in all high-risk areas.
- Manage and direct the annual negotiation of renewal and/or selection of all insurance and risk portfolio for adequate coverage and premium optimization in conjunction with effective risk management and loss prevention programs throughout the corporation.
- Work with respective outside attorneys on compliance-related issues, as needed.
- Support business development efforts with pricing activities to support proposed, new, or ongoing contracts.
- Serve as an advisor on any contracts into which the corporation may enter.
- Represent the corporation in negotiations as required, for example, healthcare, property/casualty negotiations, or leasing/real estate.
- Oversee compliance with applicable federal and commercial contracting regulations including the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
- Manage and direct all efforts in risk identification, risk mitigation, and process improvement to potentially eliminate contract administration-related risks.
- Manage the corporation’s real estate portfolio, potentially including research, evaluation, selection of properties for acquisition/leasing, preparation of proposals, property evaluation process, and the closing process; make decisions to align the real estate portfolio with the organization's goals, needs, and acceptable risk levels.
- Oversee real estate long-term lease negotiations (as a lessor or lessee) to align the real estate portfolio with the organization's goals, needs, and acceptable risk levels.
- In the area of real estate and facility management, determine the adequacy of location from the perspectives of marketing and sales, logistics, and human resources for both present as well as future needs of the organization.
- Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of work.
- Participate in the annual update of strategic and business plans.
- Participate in all other training required by funding source(s) and/or the corporation, such as human rights training.
- Participate in executive team meetings and activities.
- Make presentations to internal or external stakeholders as directed by the CEO.
- Accomplish all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
To Apply for the Executive Vice President, Corporate Support position:
Simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at firstname.lastname@example.org with “EVP, Corporate Support #2018-2428 SA” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email, and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.
Alternative Titles: Director of enterprise risk management, VP of compliance
Staffing Advisors has been engaged to find the right candidate and is committed to helping create a diverse work environment for our client. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.