Chief Human Resources Officer

The Anchorage Museum is for people, place, planet, and potential, in service of a sustainable and equitable North, and with creativity and imagination for what is possible. We strive to be a place of ideas and transformation, narratives and perspectives, resilient and relevant communities, and responsive to a rapidly changing world toward a better future for all. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.

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The Anchorage Museum is seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer to help develop and lead human resources initiatives in furtherance of the Museum’s strategic human capital goals: to be one of the best places to work in Alaska; to ensure a culture of respect and inclusion; to advance professional development, and continuous learning; and to enhance the recruitment and advancement of the best creative talent. As a member of the leadership team, the incumbent will act as a strategic partner, including working with staff members and other colleagues on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion culture initiatives. 

This is a full-time position, 40 hours a week, with a salary range of $90k, DOE.

Essential Functions

  • Understand, research, lead and implement HR best practices to help ensure the Museum as a leading employer, designed to enhance the overall employee experience
  • Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future
  • Contribute to and support the museum’s strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion
  • Design and implement strategies, including contributing to ongoing education programs, to build the capacity to work effectively, respectfully, and equitably in alignment with DEAI priorities and plans
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, and a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives
  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of HR programs, policies, and strategies tailored to meet Museum needs and programmatic goals; evaluate strategies to measure the achievement of established goals and provide for effective management of resources
  • Act as an advisor, leader, and resource on all related organizational development and human resource matters; provide consultation to management on organizational design and talent management issues
  • Drive employee engagement and retention efforts, collaborating with leaders to develop effective internal communications strategies, processes, tools, and training to promote a positive institutional culture
  • Develop human resource management policies, systems, and processes that contribute to the acquisition, retention, motivation, and development of museum managers and teams
  • Nurture a culture of belonging and trust to attract and advance diverse talent, and ensure that systems that affect advancement are fair and equitable
  • Develop an innovative vision for talent acquisition and establish best-in-class recruitment practices to meet current staffing needs and build a pipeline for the future
  • Develop strategy for ensuring diverse slates of candidates (internal and external) and establish and implement processes for external hiring, internal role changes, and promotions
  • Implement talent management tools including analytics, compensation surveys, and performance management processes to strengthen a strategic, goal-driven management and culture
  • Act as a strategic partner with leadership and drive results for all human resources efforts
  • Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the organization’s mission and strategic vision
  • Provide coaching and counseling to management and staff to enhance individual contributions
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective for the museum
  • Serve as benefit plan administrator for organizational benefit and retirement plans
  • Ensure compliance with all required federal, state and local employment related statutes and processes
  • Manage employee grievance process
  • Develop and implement staff trainings
  • Manage the HR department budget; review and negotiate HR-related contracts and agreements
  • Comply with all organization policies, procedures, and programs



  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze and problem-solve situations of both technical and personal natures
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Achieves goals and aligns interests through cooperation and collaboration with other groups and cross-functional teams, even where no direct reporting relationship exists
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, confident and effective in explaining concepts and situations to employees at all levels, including Board members
  • Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, professionalism, poise, tact, and diplomacy to accomplish work objectives
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Problem-solving, the ability to identify root cause, realize, and implement solutions
  • Demonstrates vision, passion, commitment, and integrity, transparency, taking responsibility and building trust
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate
  • Motivated self-starter



  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or related field or a combination of education and work experience may be substituted
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4-6 years broad-based HR experience with 3-4 years at a management level, preferred
  • Two years’ experience as a people manager
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP certification preferred

If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please log on to our website to review the complete job description. Interested parties may complete an employment application and submit it along with a resume and cover letter via email, or mail. Please note we are unable to accept resumes in place of an employment application.

Anchorage Museum

Attn: Human Resources
625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 929-9217 tel

The AMA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or marital status or who is a 'qualified individual with a disability,' as that phrase is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. AMA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status or physical or mental disability.

Anchorage, AK

1 month(s) ago