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EVP/Chief Human Resources Officer

Wichita, KS, USA | Equity Bancshares, Inc.

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    20+ years
Job Description:
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Jump start your career at Equity Bank! We are currently hiring energetic, team oriented, and community focused individuals to join our team! With a team of best-in-class customer service experts, you'll help to build and expand on client relationships, deliver the banking products and services that meet the unique and individual needs of clients, and create and uphold an atmosphere of superior experience and service. At Equity Bank we’ll help you invest in your community through volunteer opportunities which align with our company initiatives and core values.

Job Summary: The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The CHRO provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the Executive Management Team.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Executive Leading Human Resources for Equity Bank

• Develop and implement the Human Resource strategy and program for the bank.

• Provide leadership and coordination of the bank’s Human Resource Functions.

• Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate department staff

Major responsibilities

• Accountable for the development and implementation of major personnel programs and for advising the Chief Operating Officer and/or the Chief Executive Officer on matters pertaining to personnel management.

• Create policies and procedures that abide by the legal requirements in the human resources field

• Maintain a compensation and benefits program which meets the needs of Equity Bank and employees

• Oversee a fair and equitable recruiting and hiring process

• Provide guidance to Executive Management on strategic related organizational needs

• Recommend and maintain an organization structure and staffing levels to accomplish company goals and objectives

• Develop, maintain and enforce personnel policies and procedures

• Oversee compliance with local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations that effect Equity Bank employment.

• Work to foster positive employee relations and serve as a sounding board, counselor and/or independent party to issues

• Work to ensure that rules, policies, procedures and regulations are enforced consistently, firmly, tactfully and impartially

• Evaluate procedures and technology solutions to improve human resources data management

• Develop and manage annual budget for HR department and overall salary budget guidance for the organization

• Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operation procedures

• Attend Compensation Committee meetings and other meetings as requested

• Oversee the employee relations services

• Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills & Education

• Experience within a SEC directed company

• Experience with an 8-billion-dollar financial institution or equivalent experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or other comparable degree required

• 25 years Human Resources management experience

• 20 years supervisory experience

• Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe and Outlook, and HRIS systems


• Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor

• Employee is responsible for understanding and following the applicable laws and regulations for their job responsibilities including but not limited to Equity Bank Business Ethic and Conduct policy, Bank Secrecy Act, Information security, and Suspicious Activity reporting requirements.

• Travel is required up to 25%

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