Senior Vice President, People and Culture

January 22, 2021

Colorado Public Radio is a growing, major media organization with a simple but essential mission: To deliver meaningful news, music, and cultural experiences to everyone in Colorado using the power of the human voice in all its forms.

CPR is seeking a new role, the Senior Vice President, People and Culture to be the senior executive in charge of CPR’s human resource management, leadership development, and employee engagement.

The SVP will provide the strategic leadership to assure CPR has the people, the culture, and the diversity to fulfill the organization’s mission.

The SVP reports to the CEO as a member of the executive leadership team and contributes to CPR strategies including strategies for all employees to foster a workplace culture committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The SVP is a thought leader and peer among the executive team, functioning as the expert on people and organizational issues. They will develop CPR’s human resources strategy and nurture our culture, with a focus on cultivating a caring, learning environment and an empowered workforce.

CPR consists of CPR News, Southern Colorado public radio station KRCC, local online news outlet Denverite, and music stations CPR Classical and Indie 102.3. In addition to news and music on the radio and online, CPR produces original podcasts and curates engaging live events. CPR employs nearly 200 people with offices in Denver, Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, and remote employees across the country.

With 44 signals around the state, CPR reaches over 90% of the population of Colorado by radio signal. Via its digital platforms, CPR reaches over 900,000 users per month. CPR is supported by over 58,000 members and hundreds of corporate sponsors.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the executive project leader for the Equity Project working with executives and leaders across CPR to ensure we establish and are accountable in meeting our equity goals.
  • Oversees all employment matters including recruiting, hiring, career development, compensation, benefits, leave management, compliance, organization-wide training, performance management, conflict resolution, and counseling.
  • Designs and develops the HR strategy, personnel policy and procedures, talent and performance management processes, succession planning for key positions, and compensation and benefits structures.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates CPR human resource policies and practices. Ensures that policies and practices utilize an equity lens and reflect a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Regularly reviews compensation and benefits across the organization and makes recommendations to ensure equity and inclusivity.
  • Builds talent acquisition strategy and develops innovative programs to identify, recruit, develop, and retain key talent across the organization. Leads the implementation of an inclusive recruiting and hiring process including providing hiring managers with training, resources, and support.
  • Provides executive sponsorship for workplace focused task forces and committees including the employee engagement committee and a DEI committee.
  • Maintains knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management. Implements changes as needed.

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Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Education, certification, and work experience relevant to this position.
  • Team or departmental leadership on a scale relevant to CPR.
  • Experience creating, socializing, and implementing organization wide initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success in leading or implementing strategies to strengthen an organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Experience developing and/or implementing leadership development and training programs that strengthen people and culture.
  • Understanding of regulatory framework for human resource management.

Application Requirements:

To apply, submit a cover letter that includes how your experience and skills match this role, along with, resume and three professional references to with "SVP, People and Culture" in the subject line.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

No phone calls or drop ins please.

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Benefits Summary:

Colorado Public Radio is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package that reflects our culture of caring. Our employees have access to: 100 percent employer paid individual health, dental, life, and disability coverage; an outstanding paid family medical leave policy plus paid holidays and a very generous sick, vacation, and personal time off plan; voluntary offerings such as vision; a competitive retirement plan match with no waiting or vesting periods; flexible schedules; engagement and development opportunities; and a casual atmosphere.

Colorado Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages workplace diversity.