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Chief Talent Officer

Job Title:

Chief Talent Officer

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

Grade 139/12 Month Contract

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Central Office

Immediate Supervisor:




General Description:
Richmond Public Schools (RPS) is seeking a results-oriented Talent professional to serve as Chief Talent Officer (CTO) of its 24,000 student system.  The CTO’s mission is to transform the HR system from a traditional transactional structure to a strategic arm of the administration that attracts the best and brightest to teach, lead and serve in RPS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a comprehensive human capital strategy around strategic recruitment and hiring, performance management, retention, benefits/compensation, and employee development
  • Support the three Talent Office Departments (Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, and Benefits/Compensation) in setting and meeting ambitious performance goals
  • Coach Directors to effectively manage their teams, including developing skills such as delivering feedback, facilitating difficult conversations, and setting and monitoring ambitious team goals
  • Evaluate performance of direct reports against Office goals
  • Maintain strong customer service oriented climate by ensuring the Office provides helpful, responsive, and timely support to employees and prospective staff
  • Modernize, consolidate, and monitor human capital systems to institutionalize and develop scale processes
  • Serve on the senior leadership team, act as strategic advisor, functional expert, and thought partner on organizational issues as well as key talent acquisition, employee relations, and benefits/compensation strategies
  • Demonstrate integrity and clarity in all communications and interactions


  • At least 7 years of senior level experience
  • Human capital work experience preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or Public Administration preferred
  • Society of Human Resources Management or Human Capital Institute certification preferred