Associate Vice President for Human Resources
The Associate Vice President for Human Resources, reporting to the Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs, is responsible for developing and maintaining a high-quality, comprehensive human resources program that supports the institutional mission, vision, and values at the university’s Dayton and Lake campuses.
University of Idaho
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Executive Director, Center for Strategic Initiatives and Continuous Improvement
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 163 Student Union
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- Focus on employee life-cycle management, support of applicants and employees of all backgrounds, and full development and performance of all employees
- Plan, develop, and implement human resources processes, systems, and policies that support the university’s mission and that ensure compliance with federal and state employment regulations
- Build, motivate, and provide continuous stewardship of a strong, solutions-oriented HR organization and culture that is viewed by the university to be collaborative, trustworthy, fair and equitable, efficient, and innovative
- Model and develop systems, programs, and self-service platforms to promote operational transparency, multi-directional communication, and information-sharing with an emphasis on responsive, client-centric services
- Provide strategic consultation and guidance to all levels of administration, faculty, and staff concerning human resource matters, employee relations issues, and organizational development needs with a high degree of confidentiality, integrity, and judgment
- Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve university goals related to diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity in employment, and affirmative action
- Develop and maintain appropriate policies and programs, with a holistic, university-wide view, for effective management of the people resources at Wright State and maintain knowledge and compliance of HR policies, programs, laws, and issues
- Provide timely, accurate, and relevant reporting and analysis as well as periodic evaluation of human resource structures and plans for continuous process improvement
- Bachelor’s degree required in human resource management or other related field
- At least 10 years of broad human resource experience with extensive management experience, preferably in higher education
- Experience in the implementation or use of enterprise HR systems that support automation and integration as a means of streamlining processes and promoting self-service
- Demonstrated commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce
- Ability to work effectively in a creative, intellectual, and process-oriented environment
- A demonstrated record of action and responsiveness with a sense of urgency
- Demonstrated success in evaluating and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and implementing new strategies and procedures
- Strong communication, conflict management, negotiation, interpersonal, and teambuilding skills
- Record of building strong, collaborative relationships across the organization and effective communication that successfully supports and advances issues that impact faculty, staff, administrators, and the university in general
- Record of demonstrating and encouraging ownership and accountability
- Master’s degree in human resource management or other related field
- At least 15 years of broad human resource experience with extensive management experience in higher education
- SPHR or PHR Certification
- Direct experience in Banner, the enterprise system used at Wright State
- Demonstrated proficiency in and understanding of technology as a tool for the HR department of the 21st century
Nominations and applications are due August 16, 2013, and review of applications will begin on that date; however, the position will remain open until filled. Salary for the position is competitive; the starting date is expected to be January 1, 2014.
Applications should be submitted to jobs.wright.edu. Applications should include a letter of interest addressing the responsibilities and qualifications listed above, full resume, and the names and contact information of five professional references. To nominate a candidate for the position or to ask questions, please contact Buddy LeTourneau, Search Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org, (704) 668-3569. Additional information concerning Wright State University can be found at www.wright.edu, with statements of mission, vision, and values, and the strategic plan at www.wright.edu/about/foundational-principles.
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About Wright State
Named after the world-famous Wright brothers, Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, continues their spirit of innovation. Located in a beautiful 557-acre wooded setting, the state-of-the-art university serves nearly 18,000 students on two campuses, offering 91 bachelor's degrees and 88 master's, doctoral, and professional degrees with 891 faculty and 1,497 full-time staff. A spirit of collaboration underscores the Wright State organizational culture, motivating faculty and staff to work together to provide an exceptional educational experience for students.
The university’s sports and entertainment complex is not only home to most of its Division I athletics, but is ranked as one of the top 10 arenas of its size in the world and a premier stopping point for major concert tours. Dayton, a metropolitan area of more than one million people, is home to a rich cultural entertainment mix including a symphony, opera, and ballet companies.
Wright State currently ranks as one of Ohio's top universities in federal research funding. External sponsored programs exceeded $100 million in the last year. The university has maintained solid stewardship over its finances, and consequently is in sound fiscal condition. Tuition increases have been moderate, making the institution one of the best values for higher education in Ohio. Through strategic capital projects, nearly every academic building has undergone expansion or renovation. Residential facilities are among the most modern and spacious in the Midwest. Importantly, Wright State University is strongly committed to diversity and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive campus.
Wright State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and specifically encourages applications from member of underrepresented groups.
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