The Senior Associate Vice President of Human Resources is the university’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and reports to the Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance. Seven units compose the Human Resources Department: Benefits; Compensation; HR Operations; HR Service Center; Labor Relations & Policy Development; Office of Equal Opportunity; and Training.
The CHRO must provide strong leadership to support various employee groups in the fulfillment of the university’s mission of serving the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university by promoting academic excellence, innovation, and community service across programs and disciplines. This is a strategic position and will serve as a strategic partner to executive leadership at the university.
This position is responsible for human-resource direction and engagement across all of the university’s departments and campuses. Particular emphasis is focused on enhancing employee development, succession planning, organizational assessment and development, labor relations strategy, and benefits strategy.
The position is expected to add value as a credible business partner to the senior leadership team and to department heads and other mid-level managers in departments/units across campus. This requires establishing confidential advisory relationships that support reliable decisions regarding people and organizational issues; serving as a sounding board and problem solver; providing credible counsel on the implications of decisions, actions, and options; and facilitating change.
Specifically, the CHRO must:
A proven organizational leader who has a minimum of 15 years of human resources experience, strategic insight and a track record of success leading a similar function at a company or university known for the excellence of its talent and human resources plans, programs, and initiatives. The ideal candidate is not a “typical” human resources functional leader, but a strategic leader that has served in human resources roles in complex organizations. The person should have broad experience across multiple areas of the human resources function.
|Nominations & Application|
The University of Cincinnati is being assisted by Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Ohio law provides that certain search materials, including nominations and applications, may be subject to public records requests.
Nominations and applications should be addressed to:
Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.
Contact: Cathy Barnes, Administration and Finance Business Affairs
The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, persons with a disability, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences.
Other key qualifications and experience include:
The successful candidate should embody the following: