Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Denver, CO
Jan 03, 2019
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number A01105 Position Title Associate Vice President for Human Resources Position Number E 522 Salary for Announcement

The final salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Employee Category Administrators Department Human Resources EClass Code Full Time Administrators Position Summary

The Associate Vice President for Human Resources reports directly to the Vice President of Administration, is a member of the President’s cabinet and serves as the chief advisor to the Vice President, President, and other institutional leaders on all matters regarding the employee life cycle. This position is responsible for representing the department on a variety of human resource programs and services as assigned. The position is responsible for employment processes and activities for Faculty, Administrators, Affiliate Faculty, support staff, and student employment. The successful candidate will share the value of inclusive leadership, which is core to MSU Denver’s success with employees.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.


The AVP is responsible for overseeing the University’s:

•Hiring Process
•Employee Relations
•University Benefits
•Employee Professional Development

Overseeing the Human Resources/Talent functions for the University, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

•Leading the comprehensive employee life cycle and talent processes which places emphasis on hard and soft skills needed for each position on campus.
•Working closely with the Equal Opportunity Office to ensure MSU Denver’s workforce diversity.
•Leading the development of policies and procedures related to human resources.
•Planning, directing and coordinating the department’s strategic planning and process improvement initiatives that impact the University as a whole.
•Overseeing the continued improvement of the annual performance planning, goal setting, and performance measurement processes.
•Overseeing employee data and employment records to ensure compliance with state, federal, and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures.
•Advising supervisors and employees regarding employee relations matters and the University’s discipline processes.
•Serving as the institution’s representative on inside and external committees, such as the President’s Cabinet, Colorado Higher Education Insurance Benefits Alliance (CHIEBA) Trust, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Management, or Business Administration or related field.
•Ten years of executive, director or associate director level human resource related experience.
•Experience working with multiple employment groups that includes three or more of the following employee classes: contract, administrative exempt, classified employees, hourly, temporary, para professional and professional employees, faculty, staff and/or student staff.
•Human Resources experience that includes two or more of the following: recruitment, on-boarding, benefits, performance management, policies and procedures development, training, and records retention.
•Experience with dispute processes and conflict resolution and managing/conducting workplace investigations.

Preferred Qualifications

•Master’s, PhD or Ed in Human Resources, Management, Business, Higher Education or related field.
•Human Resource experience serving as a Director of Human Resources in Higher Education.
•Prior experience working with state/public employment.
•Prior experience as a supervisor over 5 or more employees in a large organization.
•State of Colorado certifications in Personal Services Contracts reviews, Selection and Evaluation.
•HR Certifications.
•Understanding of data, establishing data integrity, and conducting data analysis to produce reports and aid in data driven decision making as needed.
•Experience working with Equal Opportunity and/or OFCCP regulations.
•Strong track record and references that can validate the candidate’s human resources, leadership, and /or change management experience.

Posting date 11/08/2018 Closing date Closing Instructions Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by November 30, 2018 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled.

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
Optional Documents
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