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ACF seeks Chief People Officer


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The Arizona Community Foundation announced today that the process for accepting applications for candidates interested in the newly created Chief People Officer (CPO) position has opened. ACF selected Duffy Group—a Phoenix-based recruiting firm—to lead the search.

ACF’s Chief People Officer will be responsible for developing and executing the foundation’s human resources strategy in line with core organizational goals, building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals and enabling them to achieve their highest potential. This transformational leader will be a core partner in the overall strategic planning process, which will have an impact across the state.

The CPO is a key member of the executive team and will be responsible for developing and supporting ACF staff members, including regional staff located in offices around the state. They will create and implement a plan for coaching, professional development, career pathways, and succession planning.

The ideal candidate holds an advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Business, or a related field and has a proven track record that includes a minimum of five years leading people operations staff at an executive level.

For prospective applicants interested in learning more about the opportunity, please click here to view the position description and send a resume and cover letter to Duffy Group Senior Recruiter Beth Christensen at