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Senior Associate VP for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer

Apply now Job no: 494835
Work type: Staff - Full-Time
Location: Main Campus - Administration
Categories: Administration, Human Resources, Full-Time

Title: Senior Associate VP for Human Resources & Chief Human Resources Officer

Department Org: Human Resources - 105760

Employee Classification: U1 - Unclassified PSA FT

Bargaining Unit: Bargaining Unit Exempt

Primary Location: Main Campus - Administration

Shift:  1

Posted Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Job Description:

The University of Toledo (UToledo) seeks a collaborative and seasoned human resources professional to serve as its next Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). As a key leader on campus, the CHRO will provide strategic direction for the human resources functional areas and will be instrumental to the development and demonstration of methods to create cultural transformation.

UToledo desires a savvy HR leader who possesses a sophisticated ability to drive organizational effectiveness across the academic and clinical functions. The CHRO will be an innovative, transparent and strategic professional who will ensure that faculty and staff are engaged, motivated and invested in UToledo’s mission. As a proactive problem-solver, the CHRO will develop and apply best practices to reinforce UToledo’s role as an employer of choice in northwest Ohio. Significant experience in higher education, healthcare and/or public sector human resource management, as well experience in partnering with collective bargaining units, will be essential.

Established in 1872, UToledo is one of just 27 public research universities in the country to offer a comprehensive menu of academic options, with 22 nationally ranked programs. Committed to empowering and educating its 13,000 students to become future leaders, UToledo also offers the only university medical center in the region. The UToledo Medical Center serves over 300,000 people annually and plays a vital role in the health and healing of the greater Toledo community.

To Apply:
The full position profile may be found here https://www.utoledo.edu/depts/hr/executive-search/docs/ut-chro-position-profile-2022122.pdf. UToledo is partnering with BeecherHill Search, with Cindy Hilsheimer, Meredith Harper Bonham, PhD, and Caroline Manahan serving as search leads.

For more information, or to nominate someone for this position, please email utoledochro@beecherhillsearch.com. While the position will remain open until filled, applicants should express interest by December 30, 2022 for full consideration. All conversations will remain confidential unless otherwise stated and agreed. Individuals from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and lived experiences are encouraged to consider this opportunity.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Master’s Degree plus commensurate experience required.
-Significant experience (10+) in higher education, healthcare, and/or public sector human     resource management with progressive work history is required.
-Minimum of 5+ years executive-level experience required.
-Demonstrated experience in organizational redesign and reengineering required.
-Experience in successfully negotiating, public sector, collective bargaining agreements and   partnering with collective bargaining units required.

Communication and Other Skills:

-Effectively able to work collaboratively with Senior Administration, faculty, and staff.
-Superior analytical and execution skills in all human resource disciplines that will allow one to   evaluate HR issues as they arise and offer alternatives and solutions.
-Expert knowledge of organizational development issues and processes to provide leadership   in  the implementation of retention and development programs throughout the University.
-Direct experience in the design and utilization of compensation and total rewards programs   with an impact on cost reduction while still maintaining the program as a valuable retention   and recruitment tool.
-Ability to recognize and implement industry best practices and advise the senior leadership to   affect operational and cultural change.
-Direct experience in the evaluation and use of technology to deliver HR support in a   transaction driven environment.
-Excellent interpersonal skills.
-A focus on customer service excellence with multiple audiences (administration, faculty, staff,   and students).
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Knowledge of current human resources policies and practices.
-Collaborative, team-oriented mindset.


Conditions of Employment:

All UToledo employees on all campuses, including those working on campus and working remotely, are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or have an approved exemption.
To promote the highest levels of health and well-being, the University of Toledo campuses are tobacco-free.  To further this effort, the University of Toledo Health Science Campus Medical Center is requiring candidates for employment to be nicotine-free.  Pre-employment health screening requirements will include cotinine (nicotine) testing, as well as drug and other required health screenings for the position. With the exception of positions within University of Toledo Main Campus and the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, the employment offer is conditional upon successful completion of a cotinine test and Occupational Health clearance.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation. 

The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.

The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request. 

Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo.

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Last Updated: 3/8/23