Chief People Officer
Fully Remote Charlotte, NC

Essentia is seeking a Chief People Officer who’s passionate about company culture and

scaling workforces to help lead us through our next phase of high growth. The right-fit

candidate will bring an innovative mindset to the traditional HR function.


•  Will have their finger on the pulse of Essentia’s company culture. Effectively and

urgently responds to opportunities and challenges to maintain and elevate their

status as a Great Place to Work.

•  Develop and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and bring to life

Essentia’s purpose, mission, vision, and values.

•  Build and deploy plans for the strategic recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of fulltime

staff and subcontractor partners – compressing timeframes without

compromising Essentia’s high standards.

•  Oversee career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership

development, compensation, and benefits.

•  Work cross-functionally to develop a best-in-class recruitment brand.

•  Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are

competitive and cost effective.


•  Has led a company through high-growth – and made it to the mountaintop.

•  Participates in HR-focused organizations, programs, and accolades that celebrate workplace culture.

•  Expert knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

•  Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

•  Proven ability to balance the administrative tasks demanded from the HR function with activities contributing to culture, growth, and retention.

•  Has a BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.

•  10+ years leading an organization’s people and HR functions with a focus on innovative practices and tools.

•  SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification preferred.

•  Experience leading HR for a remote workplace is a bonus.