Vice President of People and Culture

New Orleans, LA Full-time

The National WWII Museum is currently seeking a Vice President of People and Culture.  This position will work collaboratively with the Museum’s CEO and executive leadership team to nurture a mission-driven, innovative, and high-performance workplace that supports all of the Museum’s employees, enabling us to better serve our audiences and advance our institutional goals.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the strategy, development, and execution of initiatives to increase organizational effectiveness – through improved metrics, internal communications, and goals alignments; to plan for and address talent needs – through competitive recruitment, on-boarding, training, mentoring, succession planning, and staff retention; and to promote the Museum’s culture and values – through team building, employee recognition, community engagement, and oversight of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.  With broad responsibility for all strategic and tactical people and culture functions, the Vice President will supervise a dedicated team of three human resources professionals, who will serve as subject matter experts to manage and administer all human resources functions.

Qualifications include the following:

·         Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resource management, or a related field.  Master’s degree is desired, but not required.

·         10+ years of executive-level leadership and management experience in a museum, non-profit, or public or private corporation.

·         Demonstrated experience in building and leading high performing teams.

·         Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a hands-on environment.

·         Knowledge to develop and implement institutional policies, goals, and objectives.

·         Experience with budget development and implementation.

·         Ability to support the President and Board Committees to facilitate active participation of Trustees, staff, and volunteers in accomplishing the Museum’s goals and objectives.

·         Knowledge of the legal aspects of human resources and employee benefit plans.

·         Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership skills.

·         Excellent public speaking and writing skills, including the ability to inspire and motivate all staff and stakeholders to advance the Museum’s mission.

Designated by Congress as the official WWII museum of the United States, the National WWII Museum employs 225 full- and part-time staff and is located in downtown New Orleans on a six-acre campus.  Offering a compelling blend of sweeping narrative and poignant personal detail, the Museum features immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and an expansive collection of artifacts and first-person oral histories, taking visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world. 

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