Vice President of Human Resources

Wingate University
Wingate, North Carolina
Commensurate with Experience
Sep 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Vice President of Human Resources

Wingate University



Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private, coeducational comprehensive university with the mission of developing educated, ethical, and productive global citizens. Following its Judeo-Christian heritage, the University seeks to cultivate in its students: Faith, Knowledge, and Service.

The original campus is located in Wingate, NC, and two additional campuses are located in the Ballantyne neighborhood of Charlotte and Hendersonville, NC. Offering five bachelor degrees, 35 undergraduate majors with 35 minors, nine pre-professional programs, 12 career concentrations, six master’s degree programs, and three doctoral programs, Wingate serves approximately 3,600 students.  As a member of the South Atlantic Conference, Wingate University student-athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports.

Consistently named as a top-ten “Best Value in the South” by U.S. News and World Report, Wingate has experienced rapid growth in enrollment over the past five years.  The University has also been recognized for its exceptional environment for its approximately 550 employees and named a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2016 and a Top Workplace for 2015 by the Charlotte Observer.  For additional information about Wingate University, please visit

In this newly created position and reporting to the CFO, the Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR) will be an active and contributing member of the President’s Cabinet. The VPHR will be responsible for leading the development of a University-wide human resources (HR) philosophy, strategic plan, and operational objectives in relation to programs and initiatives that align with the University’s strategic objectives.  Over time, the VPHR will be expected to structure, build, and lead a department to support multiple HR functional areas including, but not necessarily limited to: human capital planning, recruiting, development, and retention; employee relations and welfare; and benefits and payroll. The VPHR will also function as an internal consultant and partner to all University leadership and management personnel.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, human capital strategist and an entrepreneurial leader who is comfortable using change to advance the University.  With successful HR business partner experience, this well-rounded HR generalist will have the ability to attract, develop and retain talent; establish workplace systems and procedures; manage legal, regulatory, and compliance issues; and remain flexible and nimble in a fast-pace changing environment.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required along with a passion and enthusiasm for the University’s vision and mission.   A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred. Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a base salary and competitive benefits package.

For additional information and consideration contact:

Coleman Lew + Associates, Inc.

326 W. 10th Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

Ken Carrick, President

Janny DeLoache, Consultant

704.377.0362 or 800.533.9523 or fax 704.377.0424



Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists. Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.