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Chief Human Resources Officer - Feed More

Chief Human Resources Officer

Feed More is searching for a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) who will be a hands-on leader with the goal of creating a best-in-class organization that recognizes people as its most important resource. The significant areas of responsibility within this position include all aspects of HR and volunteer services. This includes all aspects of the employment life-cycle, organizational culture, recruitment, on-boarding, talent development, performance management, compensation, benefits and employee relations. In addition, the CHRO leads the strategy and direction for Volunteer Services.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall business operation objectives.
  • Consults with department leaders on an ongoing basis to assess volunteer needs, develop new volunteer opportunities and to collaborate on recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive recruiting and retention plan to meet organizational goals.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, retention, training, and leadership development.
  • Develop and lead culture programs and diversity initiatives.
  • Ensure the existence of a positive workplace environment that supports staff engagement, work/life integration, and optimum productivity and performance.
  • Plan, lead, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization.
  • Administer or oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to: compensation, benefits, leave, employee relations and investigations, performance and talent management, culture, safety, and training and development.
  • Monitor and ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.

 Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred. A minimum of 15 years of HR experience, with at least ten years of generalist HR experience and at least five years of leading HR programs. SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification preferred.

To Apply

Feed More has retained the services of Warren Whitney to assist with this search. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, salary requirements, and your resume (in Word or PDF format) to

At Feed More, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team and the communities we serve. Feed More is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.


Director of e-Commerce

Are you looking for a new challenge that combines creativity, development, technology and the opportunity to lead a successful team to obtain stellar goals? If so, read on!

This position will offer an exciting opportunity to step into a leadership role with a Central Virginia company that leads its sector in the region as a large single store that draws loyal customers from the mid-Atlantic region. The company has an online presence and is ready to invest to grow that segment of its business.

The Director of e-Commerce will be the accountable leader behind our client’s online retail strategy and execution through collaboration with the product development, merchandising and planning teams to deliver sales growth and margin through the online channels. This role is key in establishing and executing best-in-class practices for advancing online retail experience and requires a proven e-Commerce leader to manage and accelerate this business.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for the image of the company including an eye for marketing and generating sales through the internet. Ultimately the e-commerce team will deliver online experiences in new and exciting ways by defining product vision. The new Director will report to the President/CEO and oversee a talented team of web and software developers who contribute to the look and systems of the retail website.

Duties of the e-Commerce director:

  • Create and maintain an online business plan and budget to support the plan
  • Deliver a new vision within the leadership team in order to secure organizational support and the resources required to deliver on the strategy
  • Hire and manage a team of technicians, designers and marketers
  • Be responsible for all online activities; affiliate marketing programs; software and data trends
  • Keep current knowledge of online trends in e-Commerce
  • Vet website for both mobile or computer systems to appeal to current and future customers
  • Provide analytic reports of online sales
  • Engage Search Engine Optimization (SEO), PPC, CMS, Social Media, Email marketing.

Requirements of the role:

  • Minimum of 5 years in e-Commerce/e-Retailing
  • Leadership experience successfully driving a team to achieve financial goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated execution capabilities with ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, decision making and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated success in defining, implementing and advocating effective e-Commerce processes, methods and tools
  • Expert understanding of e-commerce best practices and experience/technology trends
  • Experience with agile development processes and monthly or weekly product release cycles
  • Expert at project planning and data analysis
  • Good understanding of database design and information architecture

Experience, Education and Certifications:

  • Leadership, management and motivational skills
  • Prior experience building and expanding an e-Commerce department
  • Digital marketing experience and keen interest
  • In depth understanding of web design, SEO and web analytic software
  • Knowledge of Bulk Editing, Multi-Attribution modelling, Bid Management across networks, A/B testing of adverts, Google ad words
  • BS or BA in Digital Marketing, Information Technology or any related field


Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

APPLY by sending your resume and salary requirements to This position will remain open until filled. Note: ECOMM in the subject line of the email.

EOE M/F/D/V On behalf of its client, Warren Whitney reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.



Director of Human Resources - VPM

Director of Human Resources – VPM


On behalf of our client, VPM, we are conducting a search for a Director of Human Resources responsible for the development and monitoring of HR programs and practices to support and advance the goals of VPM’s strategic plan. This role is a trusted partner and advisor in all areas of HR including, but not limited to: employee relations and culture building, organizational structure and development, succession planning, compensation, training and development, employee recruitment and retention, diversity and affirmative action, and supervisory consulting. Along with an HR Assistant, this department is responsible for performing advanced, specialized and administrative duties in all areas of human resources and requires active, hands on involvement in both day to day and long-term deliverables and other VPM projects, as needed. Reports to the President.

VPM is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in Central Virginia. As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM provides the best of PBS, NPR and locally developed programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services designed to make an important impact in the areas of arts and culture, news, history, science and education. Each week, the stations are accessible to nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

VPM has 100+ full time employees and a budget of $16+M. This non-profit organization offers a friendly, collaborative work environment and the opportunity to have a positive impact on their mission which is to use the power of media to educate, entertain, and inspire! Learn more at

Summary of Job Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Develop, implement and administer human resources programs, policies and procedures including but not limited to: recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation and benefits, safety and security, HR related regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, and vendor management.
  • Plans, organizes and continuously improves all activities of the function. Participates in developing functional goals, objectives and systems. Evaluates reports, decisions and results of HR initiatives in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of HR and services performed. Decisions concerning strategic HR initiatives such as HR metrics, HR IT systems, HRIS/payroll systems, employee relations, etc.
  • Acts as an internal consultant, through solid practical and theoretical knowledge and by analyzing and recommending solutions to human resource issues (e.g., employee relations and culture building, organizational structure and development, succession planning, compensation, training and development, employee recruitment and retention, diversity and affirmative action, supervisory consulting, etc.) relating to the function.
  • Implements and annually updates the performance management process and compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool (salary budget); analyzes compensation; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Advises and works with management team to develop, revise and implement HR policies and procedures; Board approval, as needed. Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures.
  • Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, and is part of team for annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness. Establish and maintain vendor/consultant relationships including contract negotiation.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt, nonexempt and temporary workers; writes and places advertisements; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; extends job offers; coordinate and oversees new employee orientations; monitors career-path program and employee relations counseling; conducts exit interviews.
  • Establishes and maintains human resources records and reports. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars.
  • Ensures compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and all federal, state and local employment laws. Conducts periodic audits of human resource activities to ensure compliance with laws, policies and procedures. Develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data for reports and special projects. Prepares and maintains special internal and external reports as needed. Decisions to involve legal counsel or other specialized consultants.
  • Works on special projects; May lead special and cross-functional project teams.
  • Coordinate resources (internal & external) and presents training sessions.
  • Demonstrates effective and proactive communications, coaching, training and development. Models a combined approach of collaboration and accountability against established performance goals.
  • Performs additional responsibilities related to the success of the organization.

Key Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

 Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or closely related area.

  • Current HR certified (e.g., SHRM-S/CP or HRCI S/PHR) or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire.
  • Minimum of ten years varied Human Resources experience with progressive responsibility.
  • Emphasis in recruitment / selection and staff training / development preferred.
  • Effective and proactive leadership, team communication, facilitation, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Effectively uses discretion and independent judgment, and without supervision.
  • Evidences the highest level of ethical behavior and practice; able to generate trust among colleagues, staff, and leaders.
  • Written and oral communication proficiency, consultation and relationship building.
  • Non-profit and / or public media industry experience a highly preferred.
  • Maintains strict adherence to the organization’s policy on confidentiality in all matters and other business information about the organization.
  • Skilled with Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as experience with standard office equipment.
  • Experience with automated systems, especially payroll systems including system implementation and integration experience; Dominion Payroll Services highly desirable.
  • Seeks and participates in continuing education or professional development related to the position, the organization, or both.
  • Typical work schedule is Monday through Friday; this full-time role is not a telecommuting opportunity. Minimal travel.
  • Successfully complete pre-employment background screening.

 Competitive Salary & Benefits Package including health, dental, basic life, AD&D and voluntary life insurance, STD & LTD, Flexible Spending Account, PTO, 403(b), and more!

 APPLY by sending your resume and salary requirements to   This position will remain open until filled.

EOE M/F/D/V VPM reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.


Executive Director - Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates

The Opportunity

The Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote a safe and permanent home for abused and neglected children.  CASA achieves its mission by providing trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children through involvement in the juvenile court process. The Chesterfield CASA is seeking a new Executive Director to lead the organization into a successful new chapter, building on the foundation of over twenty years of success. Since 1997, Chesterfield CASA has made a difference in the lives of over 1,600 abused and neglected children in our community.

The organization fulfills its mission by recruiting, training and supervising volunteers from the community who are appointed as a child’s advocate to protect and promote their “best interest.” CASA advocates are appointed by juvenile court judges to be the eyes and ears of the court in complicated abuse and neglect cases. CASA volunteers work to be a unifying force on behalf of children – gathering information, communicating with all parties, and ensuring that children in foster care have a caring and consistent adult speaking up for them and making sure they are receiving the care they need and deserve.

The search for a new Executive Director is an opportunity for CASA to capitalize and build on its proven successful program.  The Executive Director will partner with the Board of Directors, staff, the Juvenile Courts, and community partners to execute the strategic vision. She/he is a passionate voice in conveying the mission of CASA, the impact on children’s lives, the need for systemic change addressing the needs of foster children and the reasons volunteers and funders should support the work. This position calls for a leader with outstanding strategic, fundraising and management skills, along with an enterprising spirit and a strong commitment to CASA’s mission.

The Executive Director reports to a Board of Directors and oversees a staff of five employees, a Program Director, and three Advocate Supervisors (one of whom is part-time). The Advocate Supervisors spend the majority of their time supervising the volunteer advocates so they feel supported in their roles. All staff share the responsibility of recruiting, screening, and training new volunteers interested in joining the program. CASA’s annual budget is approximately $335,000.


Background and Current Situation

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational and cultural backgrounds. They are selected on the quality of their objectivity, competence, and commitment, and undergo a rigorous application, screening and training process.

For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives in which foster parents, social workers, lawyers, teachers and mental health providers can change frequently. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to find a safe, permanent home, is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system, and is more likely to succeed in school.

The CASA model was first introduced in 1977 when a Seattle Juvenile Court Judge, concerned about making drastic decisions with insufficient information, conceived the idea of citizen volunteers speaking up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom. From that first program has grown a network of nearly 1,000 CASA and guardian ad litem programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Chesterfield CASA was formed by a group of local citizens concerned about the increasing number of child victims in our community. Our program joins 26 others in Virginia providing advocacy through the CASA model. The organization serves the 12th Judicial District Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, with jurisdiction in Chesterfield County and the city of Colonial Heights. It received 501 (c) 3 status in 1996 and began assigning volunteers to cases in 1997.


The Role of the Executive Director

The new Executive Director will inherit a highly regarded organization and is responsible for the overall management of the organization and all aspects of its operation.  The Executive Director is employed by the Board of Directors and reports to the Executive Committee.  The Executive Director’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, resource development, long-range planning as well as oversight of the organization’s fiscal management, personnel management, community relations, and board relations.  More specifically, the new Executive Director will provide:

Strategic and visionary leadership

  • Provide overall leadership for the organization and identify and address areas challenging CASA’s evolution and growth.
  • Thoroughly understand CASA – its history and culture; governance structure, staff, Board of Directors, funding streams, programs, outreach, community network, political landscape and constituencies.
  • Interpret, own and implement current staff work plans, organizational development and financial sustainability; ensure that goals and objectives are clear with regular check-ins to assess progress or impediments; through collaboration with staff, prioritize and balance workflow with intended outcomes.
  • Stay abreast of developments and trends in the foster care/child welfare arena; consider and introduce ideas that advance CASA’s mission.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, motivates and develops a diverse, high-quality staff, volunteers and Board of Directors; create an environment that embraces collaboration, innovation, accountability and diversity of opinion.

Resource development

  • Oversee, develop, and implement fund development plan; research, solicit, and obtain program funding in conjunction with the Board of Directors, research, write, and manage public and private grant funding. Cultivate relationships with community donors; develop and maintain a donor base for monetary and non-monetary resources and create, plan, and oversee all details related to special events.

Long-range planning

  • Develop and initiate time-oriented strategic plan in conjunction with the Board of Directors to establish organization goals; review program and organizational progress and compare to goals and objectives; ensure agency compliance with Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services regulations and National CASA Association standards.

Community relations

  • Coordinate public relations to increase and promote community awareness of CASA, its programs, and other activities; produce community newsletter and annual report; develop public relations materials and conduct social media activities aimed at volunteer/board recruitment and fund development. The Executive Director will foster positive relationships with all appropriate groups, agencies, and organizations that will contribute to the success of CASA. The Executive Director will be available for public engagements that will increase and/or enhance CASA’s identity in the community

Fiscal management

  • Manage daily fiscal and business operations, including developing and executing the approved budget, entering into contracts and agreements, developing and managing all grant reports and records, paying bills, and making deposits; review all financial reports (monthly, quarterly, annually) and maintain documentation support for reports and develop the organization’s annual budget in conjunction with the Board of Directors.

General office administration

  • Ensure CASA is in compliance with all legal and business requirements for nonprofits
    (i.e., communication with the IRS, State Corporation Commission annual filings, annual registration to solicit in VA); order supplies and ensure maintenance of all equipment and oversee all back-office activities required to keep CASA operating.


Candidate Profile

The Executive Director will be a visionary but pragmatic leader possessing the following key qualifications and characteristics:

  • A commitment to the mission of CASA; an understanding of the needs and challenges of foster children, either as a nonprofit leader in a related field, a current or former CASA, public official or nonprofit board member, with five plus years of management experience.
  • A strong track record in attracting financial support, whether as a nonprofit executive or board member, or from the commercial sector, from individuals, foundations or businesses; a strong partnership/relationship builder.
  • Decisive and resourceful, with the organizational sensitivity to gain the support and confidence of the Board of Directors and staff at all levels; a team builder and collaborator, confident and competent, with strong skills in management and leadership; one who trusts and empowers the employees and volunteers, understands the subtleties of recruiting, motivating, directing and retaining a diverse group of personalities with different work styles.
  • One who is creative and can identify and convey the synergies and mutual benefits that come from collaboration; a contributor who works well with diverse stakeholders, partners and collaborators; politically savvy.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.



Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.  Experience in public speaking.  Prior experience with a non-profit organization and fund development.  Ability to plan, implement, and monitor organizational goals and activities.  Ability to write and administer grants and budgets.  Ability to work effectively with a volunteer board and committees.  A Master’s degree or equivalent experience in social work, public administration, human services, law, or business is preferred.


To Apply

Chesterfield CASA has retained the services of Warren Whitney to assist with this search.  To be considered for this immediate opening, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements

At Chesterfield CASA, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team and the communities we serve. Chesterfield CASA is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law.  We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.


Tax & Accounting Group Director - SIMA Financial Group



Have you worked hard since beginning your career in public accounting? You know that your current employer appreciates your work but you are anxious for a new challenge. Do you want to expand your focus on building relationships, client development and leadership in addition to your CPA and tax work?  With strong core values, ethical business practices and a keen business acumen – you are ready. The potential exists for partnership consideration for the successful candidate. Is it time to consider this opportunity with our client?

Warren Whitney is a leading the search for the next Accounting Group Director for SIMA Financial Group – a highly regarded CPA firm and financial services boutique firm in Richmond, VA. The candidate will be an experienced Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and demonstrate expertise in a variety of individual, partnership and corporate tax and business accounting practices. The candidate must have the ability to manage, retain and expand services to clients and potential clients while serving clients with professional, personal and principled care upholding exceptional standards. Just as critical is helping manage and foster a morally-rich, values-driven firm culture.

SIMA is looking for a Director who will work closely with businesses and individuals to provide a superior experience to their diverse clientele that includes business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. The firm professionals identify and implement financial strategies to more effectively manage both business and personal finances for our clients.

Initial qualifications that must be met:

  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA a plus; CPA with a strong tax background
  • Leadership skills and desire to be involved at a strategic level
  • 10+ years of individual, corporate and partnership tax experience
  • Professional presence; effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and effective decision-making skills

Be an integral part of a professional services firm that employs a talented, client-centered team of professionals and support staff.  This is a unique opportunity to grow quickly in a new role while providing leadership and a vision of success.

For more information about this opportunity and to be considered, please apply by sending your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to hr@warrenwhitney.comIn the Subject of the email please enter:   TAXCPA2019

This posting will remain active until the opportunity is filled.

Competitive Salary, Performance Bonus, and Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, paid time off, 401(k) with employer matching, and professional continuing education reimbursement.

EOE M/F/D/V on behalf of our client, Warren Whitney reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.

Equal Opportunity Employer