Chief Human Resource Officer Job Description & Template

CHRO job description, chief human resources template

The position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is a complicated one and one that has a variety of jobs and responsibilities making this role very unique for each organization. Writing job descriptions for C-Suite positions like CHRO is a challenge. A job posting is part of your company’s talent brand marketing, while job descriptions like the one you see below are meant for your career site and for links in job postings to give your prospective CHRO candidate more detailed information. Job descriptions must contain all the important information about the role and should be optimized with keywords that will drive traffic to the listing on your career site. We’ve put together a basic set of guidelines on how to write an effective job description posting and template.

Chief Human Resource Officer Job Description & Template

For larger organizations, the CHRO or Chief Human Resources Officer reports directly to the CEO. This individual is part of the executive team and often working with the board of directors and investors to provide updates, reports, and information relative to the overall business plan and strategic direction of the company. The CHRO is focused on the strategy people human capital and how HR programs grow revenue and the organization for the broad and often global organization and for the longer term. A number of companies are calling the CHRO role the Chief People Officer. This position is truly strategic and is an exempt level executive position.

The average pay for a Chief HR Officer is $154,000 per year. Those in the 90th percentile make $238,000 per year, and those in the 10th percentile have an income of $95,000.

The following is an example of a job description that you can use for your job postings. You only need to change the relevant information and exchange it for your company’s information.

Chief Human Resources Officer Job Description [Template]

Company ABC is a staffing agency in the U.S. known for our creative, marketing, and executive talent placement. We place permanent and contract-to-hire professionals in hard-to-fill positions for organizations from startups to the Fortune 50.

We’re looking for an exceptional Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for a leadership role in human resources at our corporate headquarters in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota. This is a salaried position, full-time, onsite, and responsible for benefits and compensation packages as well as employee relations for our contract workforce.

A typical day as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) includes:

Design human resources practices and regulations, as well as present any proposals for changes to senior management and oversee implementation.

Manage the day-to-day operations of the human resources department.

Oversee and ensure rewards programs are comprehensive, competitive, and align with business goals.

Develop and improve recruiting practices and succession planning strategies.

Account for and maintain human resources disciplines such as compensation, benefits, training, talent acquisition, and diversity.

Communicate frequently with departmental and executive stakeholders to understand the unique needs of our workforce.

What you’ll like most about working in Human Resources at Company ABC:

We take great pride in offering our workforce the best benefits and compensation packages in our industry, and we think you will too.

Everyone at ABC Company contributes to the development of programs, regardless of role. Your input will not only be heard; it will be encouraged.

As a leader of our HR team, you’ll be driving our company culture and what makes us an amazing place to work.

We’re looking for candidates who:

Have a bachelor’s degree in HR, business administration, or related field.

Have SHRM PHR certification.

Have 8+ years of experience that includes supervising human resources staff.

Working on the compensation and benefits aspect of human resources with proven success metrics.

Have solid communication and time management skills.

Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree in HR, Business Administration, or related field.

 Proven experience in designing human resources practices and regulations.

Experience in analytics, statistics and reporting on specific HR metrics and KPIs.

What we offer our employees:

A competitive compensation and benefits package, plus performance-based bonus incentives. Our corporate HQ offers on-site concierge services for dry cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping delivery, as well as catered lunches and a stocked snack and drinks pantry. We’re a culture that thrives on training and development and offers several ongoing management training and leadership programs.


With three decades in the staffing industry, Company ABC has become a standout among its peers as a talent-driven, creativity-focused agency. Our employees and contract workforce have ranked us in the top 50 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor every year since 2002. Talent is what makes Company ABC successful, and we’re proud of our ability to deliver top talent to hundreds of well-known organizations for their unique marketing and creative staffing needs.

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell is the founder of Workology, a digital resource that reaches more than a half million HR and workplace leaders each month and host of the Workology Podcast. Jessica lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, daughter, and an assortment of furry family members.


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