Job Bank - 8 current listings:
Avid -- SVP/Chief Marketing Officer
C&K -- Vice President of Finance
EcoTarium - President
PTC - General Manager / Executive Vice President of Augmented Reality

Southern New Hampshire University -- CFO & Treasurer
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals -- Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals -- Senior Director, HR Business Partner
Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC) -- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

(full position descriptions below)

Avid -- SVP/Chief Marketing Officer
Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, Nexis®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. Our digital audio and video solutions continue to revolutionize the art of creative storytelling, and have earned us hundreds of awards, including two Oscar® statuettes, a Grammy®, and 15 Emmys®

Job Summary: Seeking a talented Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, who will be a key member of the executive team, drive the processes of aligning marketing efforts to the company’s strategy and implementing the strategic and tactical plans to meet company objectives.  The successful candidate will have accountability for creating and implanting a go-to-market strategy that includes support for current products, worldwide markets and channels as well as technological expansions. This position requires a dynamic leader, an outstanding and motivating communicator who is self-driven, highly creative and able to lead staff, peer groups and executives in all areas of marketing.

Responsibilities & Duties: •    Work closely with the executive team to develop strategic marketing plans that reflect the company’s aggressive business goals.•    Build and implement a marketing strategy that brings marketing influence and messaging consistency into all of the company’s communications inside and outside the organization.•    Develop and manage the execution of brand and marketing campaigns to reinforce the company’s dominant position and to introduce innovations into new markets with the greatest possible impact.  •    Oversee development and creative implementation of the company’s annual marketing budget in a fiscally responsible manner.•    Create an inclusive, dynamic working environment that brings out the best in reporting managers and creates clear paths for staff growth and development.•    Develop internal and executive communications strategies and plans that enhance employee and company performance•    Serve as a true business partner with sales in helping the company to aggressively gain market share, expand client wallet share and fuel growth•    Support Investor Relation Activities •    Manage Media Relations•    Driven by a strategic framework, set the marketing plan and priorities to enhance the company’s brand and messaging and to effectively position the company and its offerings. Lead an integrated approach to brand messaging and customer experience•    Effectively support current products/services while helping to develop and launch new cutting-edge solutions for the media Industry•    Develop Competitive Intelligence Briefings •    Coordinate internal and external customer and partner events•    Be proactive, results and ROI oriented, ensuring that marketing activities drive higher returns.•    Identify new integrated marketing directions that bring brand vision to life. Integrate all communication strategies. Develop and manage strategic partnership programs as appropriate to advance the brand•    Re-engineer Demand Generation process and focus•    E-Commerce Commercialization and Digital Optimization

Qualifications & Skills: •    The ideal candidate will have experience in a large, global organization as well as an earlier stage company, including:o    An accomplished leader with 10+ years of technology marketing experience with multi-faceted technology products and software solutions. Both enterprise and digital sales experience is important, direct digital consumer experiences is a very strong plus.o    An undergraduate degree or equivalent is required. An advanced degree such as a Master’s degree in marketing is desirable.o    Success in building, developing and managing marketing teams; working effectively in partnership with the other executives of the company. o    Financial acumen and discipline is essential and there is P&L responsibility for the digital business.•    A proven track record of taking strategic plans and vision and implementing plans which the company can take to market, realizing measurable and profitable growth because of this effort.•    Demonstrated success as a Marketing leader deploying initiative to transform organizational culture and an aptitude for strategic planning.  •    Possess hands-on marketing experience; capable of staffing, managing, mentoring and driving marketing teams to deliver products, manage communications/messaging, competitive intelligence, PR, events and media relations.  •    Will have built, led, mentored, and motivated teams in to deliver revenue / profit targets. Possesses teamwork, communications, and management process skills needed for success in a rapidly growing and changing organization.

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C&K -- Vice President of Finance
C&K  is  a  leading  supplier  of  electromechanical  switches  and  specialized  connectors.  It  designs,  manufactures and sells a broad portfolio of products,  ranging  from  very  high  volume  ‘commodity‐like’  products to fully customized ones. The C&K brand is  trusted  by  customers  worldwide  for  its  range  of  products,  quality  and  reliability  at  competitive  prices.  The  company  serves  many  customers  throughout  the  world  in  a  variety  of  market  segments  (Automotive, Industrial, Consumer, Medical, Server,  Telecom,  Aerospace),  with  a  specific  focus  in  the  Automotive and Industrial segments. Customers are  served  through  various  sales  channels,  including  direct,  distribution  and  rep  firms  across  three  continents. C&K  was  formed  by  the  combination  of  C&K  Components  of  Newton,  MA  (USA),  Rudolph  Schadow  of  Berlin  (Germany),  and  the  Jeanrenaud switch company of Dole (France). In 2012, C&K made  a  major  acquisition  in  Asia,  purchasing  Comax Company of Huizhou (China). In 2017, Sun European  Partners acquired C&K.  C&K’s  focus  is  electromechanical  switches,  but  the  company’s  products  also  include  specialized  connectors  targeted  to  the  smart  card  and  space  industries.   With more than 1,500 employees, C&K is organized  as  a  global  company,  leveraging  international  and  local  organizations. The  company  has  offices  throughout the world, with two vertically integrated  production sites in Dole, France and Huizhou, China. Core competencies include R&D, plating, stamping,  molding,  and  manual  and  automated  high‐speed  assembly.   C&K  generates  revenue  of  approximately  $180m  with high EBITDA returns, and plans to grow to over  $300m within the next five years.  

The  Vice  President  of  Finance  provides  overall  strategic and operational direction to the company’s  finance,  budget,  tax,  insurance  and  accounting  functions.  The  Vice  President  of  Finance  also  provides leadership and collaboration with the CFO  in establishing financial strategic objectives as well as  operational  policies  and  procedures  to  ensure  attainment of corporate objectives. This position reports to the CFO and will be located  in the Newton, MA headquarters.

The Vice President of Finance will be responsible for:

  • Financial  leadership  of  C&K  with  a  focus  on  growing EBITDA and adding equity value
  • Providing strategic and operational direction  to the company’s finance, budget, and  accounting functions
  • Ensuring timely reporting to Sun European Partners to satisfy debt service
  • Managing the balance sheet, liquidity, financial  reporting and compliance
  • Driving continuous improvement in all  financial processes, leveraging technology and  staffing resources for a global business
  • Developing and overseeing best in class  finance functions such as cash flow  management, working capital management,  weekly cash and covenant monitoring tools and forecasting
  • Overseeing monthly and quarterly  consolidated financial statement preparation,  including investor reporting
  • Providing leadership to a global decentralized  staff, including employee performance  management, training and development, and  succession planning.
  • Providing timely and accurate analyses of  budgets, financial reports, and trends to assist  the CFO and other members of the senior  leadership team in performing their responsibilities
  • Developing appropriate metrics that are  translatable for use in critical decision making
  • Leading the corporate long‐ and short‐term business planning processes
  • Overseeing the annual external audit of the  company 

The requirements  for the Vice President of Finance  have been identified as:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in financial  leadership roles, with a proven track record of  success in a growth‐oriented, decentralized  business
  • Deep knowledge of the functional elements of  finance and strong technical management  accounting skills, including budgeting and  forecasting, financial reporting, analytics, standard cost accounting, GAAP, margin  monitoring, and consolidations skills
  • Ability to execute a timely, effective, and  streamlined monthly financial statement close  process, providing direction to accounting and  financial analysis functions. Prepare monthly  financial narratives. Ensure financial  statements are prepared in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Experience working with investors and  negotiating with banks
  • Revenue and EBITDA consolidation and  growth/cost control
  • Manufacturing/industrial/automotive sector experience preferred
  • Expertise in treasury and cash management  including liquidity
  • Practiced in setting up lean reporting systems
  • Global finance and accounting experience
  • Track record in delivering growth plans  organically as well as through M&A, including  the integration of acquired businesses and set  up tracking systems to ensure synergies are  achieved
  • Strategic, confident management style  supported by deep business knowledge and  experience
  • Strongly analytical and detail oriented
  • Highly resilient, driven and determined
  • Good communication skills, able to get buy‐in  from all levels and across the business
  • Down‐to‐earth, energetic, pragmatic and  willing to “roll up their sleeves”
  • Unwavering personal and business integrity
  • Internationally mobile and willing to travel
  • Strong strategic mind‐set, with an ability to  assess, prioritize and interpret business  performance and determine clear‐sighted  business plans relevant to each area of the  business
  • A proactive self‐starter with an  entrepreneurial mind‐set; capable of working independently and pro‐actively, anticipating  challenges and exploiting opportunities
  • Highly commercial individual whose primary focus is on growing EBITDA and adding equity value

The required education for the Vice President of Finance: Bachelor’s degree in accounting required;MBA or CPA preferred

Contact: Bob Nephew, Managing Partner, RM Nephew & Associates LLC, 617‐830‐1731 (o) 781‐799‐3038 (c) rnephew@rmnephew.com
Denise Amari, Partner, RM Nephew & Associates LLC, 617‐830‐1734 (o) 603‐858‐8112 (c) damari@rmnephew.com
Paula Maloney, Recruiting Director, RM Nephew & Associates LLC, 617‐830‐6883 (o) 617‐529‐7916 (c) pmaloney@rmnephew.com

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EcoTarium - President
The EcoTarium, located in Worcester, New England’s second largest city, seeks its next President to lead this award-winning, mid-sized museum to its next level of growth and excellence.  Founded in 1825, EcoTarium’s mission is to “inspire a passion for science and nature” by engaging individuals and families in an interactive and vibrant indoor/outdoor experience on 55 acres. The hallmarks of the 61,000-square foot museum are its permanent and changing interactive exhibits, enlivened by a rich array of educational programs and unique special events. The museum’s latest permanent exhibit, City Science: The Science You Live, opened in January 2017.The ideal candidate will possess at least 10 years of increasing experience with fiscal responsibility in the museum, cultural, educational sectors or a similarly complex organization. A strategic and visionary thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, the ideal candidate will have experience evaluating and growing institutional programs and exhibits. The candidate must have a strong track record of decisive and effective leadership and have proven operation, development, and financial management skills.  A talented friend-raiser and fearless fund-raiser, the successful candidate will build on the recently completed Phase II of the Third Century Capital Campaign to consolidate and grow the museum as one of the premier science-based, informal learning family destinations in the region and beyond.   The EcoTarium is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants.  For more information and to apply, please click here

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PTC - General Manager / Executive Vice President of Augmented Reality
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is a global software company that delivers a technology platform and solutions to help companies design, manufacture, operate, and service things for a smart, connected world. At PTC we turn possibility into reality. Our leading industrial innovation platform and solutions help companies quickly capitalize on the promise of technology today. PTC is changing the way we create in our new interconnected world.

THE POSITION: As a member of our executive staff, reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible with leading our Augmented Reality Business Unit through exciting expansion and rapid growth. In this role you will contribute and bring new perspectives to drive the advancement of products that are changing the way we enable the new interconnected world.  As GM you will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic planning, go to market strategies, business expertise, financial planning and broad executive management. To achieve this, you will be expected to build a dynamic and motivated team, achieve revenue and profit objectives through organic growth, and build strategic partnerships that could include acquisitions. If you are motivated by both the opportunity and challenge to take the organization beyond its current success by creating and delivering new goals unparalleled to the past, this could be you.

THE CANDIDATE: To succeed in this role, you must have demonstrable success growing a software business through organic growth, acquisitions and the establishment of strategic partnerships and strong executive presence.  It is imperative that you have exceptional business capabilities and excel at being a team player and a strong leader. We value leaders who will really roll up their sleeves to get the job done, even if it means creating your own spreadsheets and files on occasion.  

Proven cross-functional experience scaling a business as a CEO, COO, President or GM in a high-growth, results-driven environment is required.  If your experience includes working with rapidly changing technologies and understanding the value of agility at scale, this will provide necessary background for this role. To be successful you must excel in establishing customer and analyst relationships with a demonstrated track record of success in executing deals. We are looking for a passionate, intellectually curious leader who is ready to motivate others and change the world with us.

If being part of a team that creates and drives strategy by gaining alignment and ensuring each team has what it needs to execute, then this could be you. If conducting and leading with integrity and trust is critically important in all aspects of what you do, then this could be you If you are an innovative thinker that leads with energy and passion, and you want to work together to make a difference – a big difference – in the way the new interconnected world works, then talk to us to learn more now.

REQUIREMENTS:
•    General Manager experience
•    Strong executive presence
•    Proven success creating high growth
•    “Hands on mentality”
•    Strategic business and financial planner
•    Go to market expertise
•    Cross functional partner
•    Build strong teams
•    Demonstrated brains and passion (figure it out and get it done)

COMPENSATION: A competitive compensation package will consist of base salary, bonus opportunity and a long-term incentive plan.

CONTACT:
Kathy Cullen-Cote at kcullen@ptc.com
Peter Polachi, Partner at 508-650-3609 or email: peter@polachi.com
John Atsalis, Senior Associate at 508-737-7467 or email: john@polachi.com 

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Southern New Hampshire University -- CFO & Treasurer

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a leading provider of higher education and the second largest non-profit provider of online higher education in the U.S. The University’s culture and growth strategies are based on its motto, “We measure our success by the success of our students.” SNHU currently enrolls 3,000 traditional learners, over 90,000 online learners, and envisions educating 150,000 learners by 2021. The University offers over 250 programs, including business, education, liberal arts, and STEM. Today, SNHU generates over $700m in revenue, up from $100m in revenue 5 years ago. The organization employs over 9,000 people. Upcoming opportunities present the possibility for further growth and, over time, Southern New Hampshire University believes it can create a $1b organization. In order to reach this goal, it will pursue globalization and continue to offer expanded programs. SNHU has received numerous academic and business awards, including: • The 21st Century Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Technology by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) (2017) • The Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward) by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) (2017) • US News & World Report ranked SNHU #1 on its list of Most Innovative Schools of 2017. • Fast Company named SNHU the 12th most innovative organization in the world in its “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” edition. (2012) • The Chronicle of Higher Education named SNHU “one of the best colleges to work for.” (2017)

The Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer (CFO) will be responsible for the financial management of SNHU, which has over 9,000 employees and generates over $700m in revenue. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will be responsible for providing financial leadership in support of the overall strategic direction of the University. The CFO will develop, design, and deliver financial services to support organizational performance and growth. S/he will also provide financial insight into the risks and opportunities related to the University’s short and long-term plans. The CFO will be responsible for planning, controlling, and directing the University’s fiscal management program. The CFO will provide counsel to the Senior Leadership Council and the Board of Trustees on all matters regarding finance, investments and treasury functions, risk management, cash management, debt management, capital, and facilities. The CFO will also proactively serve and support institutional goals. SNHU’s culture and people are viewed as essential components of its success. The CFO will play a critical role in driving an interdependent culture into and across the organization, and will exemplify its core values. Beyond the technical requirements for the position, it is important that the candidate demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills, as well as a willingness to build solid working relationships across the organization and, specifically, with the Leadership Council and the finance organization. The position is suited to an individual who is seeking an exceptional degree of responsibility, and who thrives in a fast-paced, complex, and high-growth environment.

The Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supports the University mission and strategy by providing financial insights into the risks and opportunities associated with SNHU’s short- and long-term plans.
  • Strategically partners with the Leadership Council members to leverage the expertise and value of the finance operation, to proactively secure and support institutional goals.
  • Leads strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.
  • Provides timely and accurate analyses of budgets, financial reports, and trends to assist the President, Chief Operating Officer, Board of Trustees, and other members of the senior leadership team in performing their responsibilities.
  • Ensures that internal accounting and financial reporting policies, programs, and procedures are compliant with regulatory bodies, including GAAP, banks, the IRS, and the Department of Education.
  • Directs, plans, and executes cash management and debt-management strategies.
  • Accountable for a system of internal controls as they relate to financial reporting, including controls that detect and prevent financial statement errors and fraud.
  • Provides oversight of the annual external audit of the University.
  • Provides strategic financial leadership in a dynamic, fast-growing organization.
  • Provides advice, performs research, and renders opinions on the accounting ramifications of various transactions from a regulatory, tax, and GAAP standpoint.
  • Participates as a senior leader-manager of the University, contributing to strategy and policy development.
  • Responsible for all external financial reports, including those that are required by regulatory bodies.
  • Oversees procurement policies, practices, and purchasing operations for the University, ensuring fiscally-responsible purchasing decisions.
  • Responsible for capital planning, capital budget, and facilities management for all University locations.
  • Responsible for selecting, managing, and developing talent within the University’s accounting, finance, procurement, capital, and facilities divisions. The CFO has 7 direct reports and a total staff of 200 in finance and facilities. 

The requirements for the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer position have been identified as:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in financial leadership roles, with a proven track record of success in high-growth and innovative organizations.
  • Deep knowledge of the functional elements of finance, including budgeting and forecasting, financial reporting, analytics, and GAAP.
  • Prior service as part of a collaborative leadership team, including active contribution in the establishment and implementation of the team’s business strategies and goals.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and to foster teamwork by demonstrating integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a state-of-the-art finance operation in a rapidly-evolving industry environment.
  • Experience developing and championing a best-in-class, empowered finance organization.
  • Ability to bring immediate credibility to the finance function through his/her professional qualifications and leadership skills.
  • Must work confidently and comfortably in an environment that eschews territoriality and rigid organizational structures.
  • Superior interpersonal communication and presentation skills, as well as proven organizational skills.
  • Strategic, confident management style supported by deep business knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to inspire trust and confidence, encouraging all teams to achieve their highest standards of performance.
  • Energetic, growth-oriented problem solver.

Personal characteristics:

  • Unassailable integrity: sets the standard for personal integrity, honesty, teamwork, transparency, and public accountability, motivating the entire organization to the highest levels of commitment and personal effort.
  • Mission-driven and flexible: Must have the personality and sensibilities to work in a highly interdependent environment in which organizational agility and dedication to the University’s mission are top priorities.
  • Results-driven: Must exhibit professional managerial skills in a complex and dynamic organization.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence and intellectual agility.
  • Curious, humble, and hardworking; willing to “roll up his/her sleeves.

The required education for the Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer position is:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree required

Contact: Denise Amari, Partner, RM Nephew & Associates, LLC 617-830-1734 (o) 603-858-8112 (c) damari@rmnephew.com
Paula Maloney. Director, RM Nephew & Associates LLC, 617-830-6883 (o) 617-529-7916 (c) pmaloney@rmnephew.com 

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Sunovion Pharmaceuticals -- Senior Director, Talent Acquisition
At Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., patients are at the center of everything they do. They are creating innovative psychiatric, neurological, and respiratory therapies that help transform people's lives, while at the same time playing an increasingly active role in the future of global health. The company has reinforced its track record of bringing new therapies to people with serious psychiatric and neurological conditions, including treatments to address schizophrenia, bipolar depression, and partial-onset seizures associated with epilepsy. Sunovion pioneered a unique approach to discovery in the CNS space based on a systems neurobiology platform that facilitates rapid clinical development. Building on its heritage in respiratory health, Sunovion has expanded its portfolio to include treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sunovion has developed and supported leading advocacy programs, working with national advocacy partners in the U.S., and has also supported hundreds of other advocacy events held regionally in the U.S., as well as in the U.K. and Canada. They proudly support hundreds of employees donating thousands of volunteer hours to the local communities in which they live and work.

The Role
Reporting to the Vice President Human Resources, the Senior Director will act as a strategic advisor and business partner to the executive/management teams to enhance and develop talent acquisition strategies that strengthen Sunovion’s position as an employer of choice. The Senior Director will lead and manage a seven-person team to attract, develop, and maintain the organization’s talent, and will translate business needs into talent acquisition solutions to fulfill talent acquisition requisitions. The Senior Director will identify talent acquisition opportunities and risks to the organization based on knowledge of organizational capability and internal and external environments.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership and expertise for talent acquisition solutions activities such as employment branding, candidate experience, employee referral program, corporate leadership rotation program, job fairs, and university relations.
  • Create programs around brand development and drive focused efforts on diversity and inclusion recruitment by establishing external relationships and related programs.
  • Leverage social networking and other cutting-edge recruiting technologies and tools to connect with a broad and diverse talent network.
  • Lead and manage the workforce planning process.
  • Partner with executive search firms and recruitment vendors to lead, manage, and assess progress. Oversee the Contingent Worker Program in partnership with on-site vendor.
  • Develop and implement metrics on recruiting and retention, including cost-per-hire, applicant flow, hiring manager, and new employee satisfaction.
  • Ongoing evaluation of existing hiring systems and processes to be assessed and evolved as appropriate.
  • Recruit talented executive and senior leaders into the organization by developing a network and effective outreach and partnerships.
  • Achieve and maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal, and operational rules and procedures by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sunovion are carried out with the best industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a Master’s degree preferred.
  • 10 to 12 years of experience in internal corporate recruitment or talent acquisition.
  • 5 to 7 years of leadership/management experience managing a high-volume team.
  • Pharmaceutical or Biotech experience preferred.
  • Workday Recruiting experience preferred.
  • Expertise in effectively managing full life-cycle recruitment, including thorough prequalification screening, creative sourcing strategies, interviewing, negotiating, and closing candidates across multiple levels and disciplines.
  • Must have experience and a record of proven success in working as part of a business leadership team to achieve positive business outcomes in human capital and talent acquisition.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with all levels of management/leadership and staff, along with effective vendor management experience.
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically about related HR functions, including impact on business, long-term ramifications, etc.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to define scope, program, process, or project objectives, identify business needs, stakeholders and their interests, plan steps, and provide authoritative advice on coordinating and allocating human, technological, and fiscal resources to accomplish goals and objectives in a resourceful and timely manner.
  • Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary.
  • Requires a high level of initiative and independence.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Contact Karen Pappas Managing Partner direct: 617-585-3038 mobile: 617-448-8896 karen@pappas2.com

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Sunovion Pharmaceuticals -- Senior Director, HR Business Partner

The Company At Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., patients are at the center of everything they do. They are creating innovative psychiatric, neurological, and respiratory therapies that help transform people's lives, while at the same time playing an increasingly active role in the future of global health. The company has reinforced its track record of bringing new therapies to people with serious psychiatric and neurological conditions, including treatments to address schizophrenia, bipolar depression, and partial-onset seizures associated with epilepsy. Sunovion pioneered a unique approach to discovery in the CNS space based on a systems neurobiology platform that facilitates rapid clinical development. Building on its heritage in respiratory health, Sunovion has expanded its portfolio to include treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sunovion has developed and supported leading advocacy programs, working with national advocacy partners in the U.S., and has also supported hundreds of other advocacy events held regionally in the U.S., as well as in the U.K. and Canada. They proudly support hundreds of employees donating thousands of volunteer hours to the local communities in which they live and work.

The Role
In this senior HR generalist role, the Senior Director will build strong relationships with the G&A client community to anticipate and support their business needs in the areas of leadership effectiveness, change management, organizational design, performance management, employee relations, and talent management. In close partnership and collaboration with resident HR subject matter experts, the Senior Director will develop and facilitate the implementation of human capital strategies and actions required to achieve business results. As an individual contributor, the Senior Director will support several members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and an internal client group of approximately 220 employees.

Core Responsibilities
Credible Activist:

  • Deliver client-level results with integrity.
  • Share relevant information with clients to educate and inform, providing learning opportunities as appropriate.
  • Build trusting relationships across stakeholder community and with HR colleagues.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take appropriate risks, provide candid observations, and influence decision-making.
  • Deliver human capital solutions that are consistent with corporate, legal, and ethical requirements and guidelines. 

Cultural Steward:

  • Recognize, articulate, and help shape Sunovion’s culture.
  • Facilitate the adoption of the company’s core values and work culture.
  • Ensure that client-level culture is aligned with Sunovion’s broader corporate culture.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values and work culture.
  • Help client community to personalize Sunovion’s core values and work culture.

Talent Manager/Organizational Designer:

  • In collaboration with resident HR subject matter experts, facilitate comprehensive talent management strategies and operational plans for assigned client community.
  • Influence client-level organizational “shaping” efforts.
  • Foster proactive and thoughtful relevant communication across client and HR communities.

Strategy Architect

  • Gain a keen understanding of the business model and client challenges and opportunities.
  • Provide insight to organizational strategies that enable achievement of business objectives.
  • Engage client community as a trusted business partner and leverage resident HR expertise to deploy HR solutions that address client needs.
  • Influence appropriate changes to help clients sustain strategic agility.

Business Ally

  • Establish compelling “value proposition” to internal client community.
  • Proactively help client community identify organizational success factors.
  • Deploy business-relevant and measurable human capital solutions.
  • Leverage appropriate business technologies.
  • Educate client community on HR contemporary trends and, where appropriate, influence adoption of competitive practices in collaboration with resident HR subject matter experts.

Operational Executor

  • Administer client-level and enterprise-wide HR programs and services.
  • Facilitate client-level adoption of HR technologies.
  • Facilitate client-level compliance of corporate policies and procedures.

Ideal Candidate

  • Masters in relevant discipline or Bachelor degree with SPHR certification preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in the Life Sciences industry, preferably with a mix of biotech and small to mid-size pharma.
  • Previous experience supporting integrated businesses (Commercial, R&D and G&A) with a specific focus on G&A.
  • Demonstrated track record of performance and career progression.
  • Previous experience operating in a parent-subsidiary operating environment a plus.
  • The ability to work independently in a high-growth Life Sciences environment.
  • Strong customer focus with excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Demonstration of high quality reasoning and problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and written and oral communication skills to drive a high volume, fast paced human resource function for the internal client group.
  • The ability to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • The ability to multi-task, provide good judgment, take initiative, and make sound decisions to proactively identify and resolve issues.
  • Demonstrated competencies in analytics, program development, contract negotiations, and vendor management.
  • Strong business acumen and influencing skills.
  • The ability to travel 10% domestically.

Contact Karen Pappas Managing Partner direct: 617-585-3038 mobile: 617-448-8896 karen@pappas2.com

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Technical Education Research Centers, Inc. (TERC) -- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer (DEIO)       Job Ref. #18-07
TERC, an innovative 501c3 not-for-profit organization focused on STEM education research and development and located in historic, college-rich Cambridge, MA, is seeking a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer to lead its diversity and inclusion functions and related outreach efforts. This is a new position. The person in this role will report to the President and will receive part-time administrative support.

Founded in 1965, TERC is committed to improving math and science education for all learners. TERC works at the frontiers of theory and practice to: contribute to a deeper understanding of learning and teaching; enhance instruction through teacher professional development; develop ways of applying new technologies to education; create curricula and other products; and support curricular and pedagogical reform, both in school and informal settings. TERC programs involve learners of all ages—early childhood, K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and adult education. TERC imagines a future in which learners from diverse communities engage in creative, rigorous, and reflective inquiry as an integral part of their lives—a future where teachers and students alike are members of vibrant communities where questioning, problem solving, and experimentation are commonplace.  This vision is grounded in the belief that science and math literacies are vital for strengthening and preserving a democratic society.

About the Position
TERC’s principal goals include diversifying our staff, engaging staff in professional development, broadening our outreach into the communities we serve, and enriching our own workplace culture and understanding. With the creation of the DEIO position, we commit to equity, inclusion, and diversity in its many facets, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, national origin and religion. Presently, we are focusing our efforts on expanding our outreach into historically underserved racial/ethnic populations: African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer will play a critical role in achieving our immediate and long-term goals.

The individual in the DEIO position will: (1) assist the organization in attracting, retaining and fostering a diverse, inclusive workforce, (2) develop training and initiatives to strengthen and foster an open and inclusive work environment, and (3) connect TERC with new external partners that represent and/or support underserved and historically underrepresented communities.

The DEIO will be responsible for developing and crafting the overall vision and strategy for diversity based upon TERC’s stated mission and history of accomplishments to date. Priorities include working with staff to:
●    Develop and implement a plan to broaden TERC’s recruitment networks with the goal of increasing the number of staff from underserved communities across the organization.
●    Conduct assessments of current policies and practices, and recommend programs and structures that will enable TERC to strengthen and sustain a culture of inclusion and support for members of the TERC community from underserved populations.
●    Build on recent efforts; develop TERC’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy; design initiatives; engage staff in professional development and translate goals into action steps.
●    Attend and contribute to diversity and equity outreach efforts, including education conferences; expand partnerships with community-based organizations, universities, funders and research organizations that work with underserved populations; and oversee and enhance TERC’s internship program (TERC Scholars Program), initiated in 2017.

The DEIO will initially work with Principal Investigators to gain insight into TERC's culture and staff, its research and development work and the opportunities and challenges of a grant-based, soft-money organization. The DEIO will team with the Director of Human Resources and the Diversity Council to further develop TERC's recruitment resources and retention plan, and will work with staff on its implementation.
The ability to raise awareness of and garner support for attainment of diversity, equity and inclusion goals is fundamental to the success of this new role at TERC.
Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:
●    A Master’s degree and a minimum of four years of successful experience directing or leading diversity, equity and inclusion functions and related outreach efforts in organizations.
●    A fundamental understanding of current issues and challenges facing individuals from underserved communities; familiarity with the key processes in recruitment and promotion focusing on individuals from underserved communities; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
●    Demonstrated experience applying diversity, equity and inclusion theories, principles, and practices.
●    Demonstrated experience educating, coaching, and consulting with staff and co-workers on diversity, equity and inclusion issues.
●    Ability to communicate the critical relevance of diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations.
●    Ability to function as an organizational change agent seeking increased alignment with stated diversity, equity and inclusion values.
●    Ability to establish TERC’s diversity vision and support the attainment of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies as a fundamental component of TERC’s mission.
●    Strong organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
●    Strong leadership and coordination skills, particularly the ability to engage others by using democratic principles while serving as the key decision maker.
●    Ability to establish credibility and confidence with stakeholders.
●    Exceptional collaboration and problem-solving skills, and the ability to effectively engage with all personnel within the organization.
●    Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
●    Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and/or supervision.

We will consider applicants seeking an 80-100% position. The salary range is $90,000-$105,000, commensurate with experience.
Please submit the following via email to liz_lagattolla@terc.edu :


•    A resume or curriculum vita;
•    Statement of interest; and
•    Describe a challenge you encountered in your role as a change agent for diversity, equity and inclusion, how you responded and what you learned (two pages maximum).

Applications are due by 5:00 on Friday May 18th.