Chief People Officer | Alumni Ventures Group

Alumni Ventures Group, a fast-growing, 90-person organization that builds and manages alumni venture capital funds. Our corporate headquarters, located in Manchester, NH, provides back-office support and other resources to our funds across the country. On an annual basis, these funds raise money from sophisticated investors to invest in a portfolio of top venture capital deals. AVG has successfully launched 20+ venture funds over the past five years and is looking to launch another half-dozen or so funds over the next few years. We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.

As AVG moves forward, we are looking to continue to grow and create value – with the goal of eventually becoming the most valuable venture capital firm in the world. To that end, we're seeking an experienced, full-time CPO who can contribute to building our people resources, processes, and priorities.

This is a full-time position based in our southern NH headquarters. You will report to and work closely with the AVG Chief Executive Officer, as well as directly oversee and collaborate with the executive team of AVG. The entire HR department will report to you. This is a salaried position, with a comprehensive benefits package, and some travel as required to fulfill your responsibilities.                                                

Basic Qualifications                       

  • Significant HR and recruiting experience in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Strong leadership and management experience and DNA
  • Impressive work ethic
  • Superior intellect, with a passion for learning and growing
  • Strong process experience and capabilities
  • Very high EQ
  • Strong recruiting skills and ability to sell the AVG story
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks

Requirements for an Ideal Candidate

  • General
    • Excellent work ethic and professional demeanor
    • Demonstrated interest and experience in human resources
    • Experience successfully managing multiple, complex projects at the same time
    • Strong writer and verbal communicator, excellent listener
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, balanced by ability to get and communicate big picture
    • Self-starter and independent manager, but good team player and personnel manager
    • Strong teamwork orientation and ability to get along with a variety of personalities
    • Analytical, with passion for intelligently measuring and assessing results
    • Ability to work with strong, and often difficult personalities
  • Domain Skills
    • Broad HR experiences
    • Familiarity with a variety of HR approaches, frameworks, tools, and philosophies
    • Superior salesmanship, with ability to create rapport, enthusiasm, and trust and nurture relationships with individuals both inside and outside the organization
    • High level of respect and understanding of how AVG works and who will succeed within our system
    • Enjoys change and continuous improvement
  • Management
    • Experience hiring, firing, managing and building a team
    • Track record of being able to build meaningful relationships
    • Ability to manage up to a CEO, across to other executives, and down to the HR staff
    • Outstanding public representative, with facility at serving as company spokesperson
    • Experience and comfort with engaging very smart, talented Partners and executive team members

Role / Responsibilities

  • Establish and meet HR goals as set in collaboration with the CEO
  • Establish, manage, and grow your personal relationship with CEO
  • Establish and communicate company mission and goals to team
  • Oversee the securing, fit-up, and maintenance of all facilities
  • Continually monitor and suggest changes to company and department organization
  • Drive the hiring and management of the AVG executive team
  • Build the companies people assets: resources, processes, systems
  • Build and nurture AVG work culture
  • Drive the AVG comp processes
  • Drive the AVG feedback processes
  • Oversee the AVG training and career development processes
  • Create all job descriptions, tours of duty, and comp packages
  • Establish and update carry policy (coordinating with CEO and CIO
  • Create and establish an AVG alumni group
  • Lead continuous improvement
  • Manage PeopleBuilder and WealthBuilder initiatives
  • Oversee HR vendor and plan selection for benefits programs
  • RP for Landmark AVG real estate strategy
  • Supervise creation of mico-trainings and employee information, guideline docs to educate on HR policies, processes, systems
  • Manage the buildout and maintenance of the AVG intranet
  • Assure compliance in key operational HR requirements
  • Help establish succession plans for all key positions

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