Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR Strategy

Job description

Vacancy Type SAAO Tier II Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR Strategy Salary Range   Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with credentials and experience Position Number 00043705 Work Schedule Normal business hours with additional hours as needed Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0 Department 480101 - HR Administration Department University Human Resources Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

University Human Resources (UHR) encompasses the functional areas of employment, classification, compensation, benefits, employee relations, training, onboarding and HR information management. These services are directed, managed, and provided by the division for more than 4,000 SHRA employees, 2,000 EHRA non-faculty employees, 1,800 faculty, and 2,500 temporary employees. In order to support the academic, research, and extension mission and goals of NC State, UHR must implement a strategic university-wide approach for all human resources functions. UHRprovides leadership to the university administration, managers, and employees by being a progressive and innovative provider of human resources services.

Essential Job Duties

Provide senior leadership oversight for the HR strategic function for University Human Resources (UHR). Act as a key change agent to assist in the transformation of the HR operation of the University to align HR services more closely with the needs and strategic goals of NC State. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR Strategy reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC-HR) for Human Resources and will serve on the AVC-HR’s leadership team.

In this senior leadership role, the incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the following four (4) HR functions and services:

  • Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) (Leadership & Management Programs, Skills Based Training, Professional Development & Learning, On-Demand Training, Succession Planning, Career Pathing, and Organizational Development Consultations)
  • Employee Relations (Performance Management, Employee/Labor Relations, Mediation, Employee Engagement, and Unemployment Compensation)
  • Onboarding & Offboarding (New Hire Training and the Exit Experience)
  • UHR Communications and Marketing.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor will have four (4) direct leadership reports:

  • Director for Learning and Organizational Development
  • Assistant Director for Employee Relations
  • Manager for the Onboarding and Offboarding Center
  • UHR Communications and Marketing Manager/Strategist.

Other Work/Responsibilities

  • Function as one of two senior leaders reporting to and collaborating with the Associate Vice Chancellor for HR in driving, leading and executing key HR strategic initiatives that are broad based with university wide impact and implement HR strategic initiatives that promote organizational capacity and organizational competency.
  • Proactively serve as a cultural architect that implements change management and continuous improvement initiatives to adapt to HR’s new institutional model. Responsible for addressing the current and anticipated future talent development and talent management needs of the university, ensuring alignment with the University’s strategic vision, mission and goals.
  • Utilize, leverage and integrate automation and system applications to meet strategic objectives for UHR and the University.
  • Ensure the development and implementation of a comprehensive leading edge and innovative L&OD training plan, and performance management plan, that facilitates job skills and competency based learning initiatives, leadership development, and continuous learning and professional development for NC State employees.
  • In collaboration with the AVC-HR and Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR Operations, lead in the development and implementation of metrics and HR analytics that effectively measure, benchmark, and monitor the learning and development impact to the institution.
  • Ensure the optimization of the employee relations function with the design and implementation of best practices for investigation practices, case management, stakeholder engagement, reporting and analytics of ER cases and trends to improve employee and stakeholder experiences.
  • Develop the employee relations function to incorporative proactive outreach, coaching, and solutions-oriented strategies to aid managers and supervisors in enhancing levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.
  • Oversee the management of the onboarding and offboarding processes, procedures and service to ensure effective and efficient operations that facilitate knowledge of available HR resources. Oversee training on key HR processes relating to the onboarding of new hires and offboarding of faculty and staff.
  • In collaboration with University Communications and Marketing, develop and provide leadership oversight for the communications and marketing function for UHR. Responsibilities include providing leadership and oversight for enhancing HR’s image and branding efforts to campus and external constituents, development of a communications infrastructure within the division, and implementing a comprehensive HR communications and marketing plan.
  • Collaborate with and serve as a consultative and advisor to department heads, deans, campus leaders, and university administrators to promote an engaged HR culture with campus constituents related to University-wide HR Strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the AVC-HR in developing and executing key strategic planning initiatives for UHR relating to budgetary management, cost containment and resource reallocation plans for the division.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education/Experience

Requires a relevant post-baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Minimum of five (5) years of directly related professional experience in strategic planning, communications, talent management, organization development, professional and leadership development and/or employee/labor relations. For candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years may be substituted.

Departmental Required Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and professional expertise to develop HR strategies that will have high operational impact and resolve complex and challenging HR issues in change management and HR organizational transformation.
  • In-depth experience and thorough knowledge in the field of human resources and/or specific functional areas outlined in this position description combined with a broad-based knowledge and experience in other HR components of the organization.
  • Must possess a solutions focused mindset and a results driven leadership orientation.
  • Proven success in developing organizational cultures that foster a culture of accountability, collaboration and organizational excellence.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to attract, motivate, coach, and develop a high performing work team and foster a positive diverse and inclusive work/life environment for NC State employees.
  • Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships with leaders and campus constituents internal to and external to HR.
  • Superior project management, written and verbal communication skills and fiscal management expertise.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of HR supervisory and strategic management experience.
  • Agile leader with superior project and change management skills including demonstrated success in implementing agile, LEAN or Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Technical knowledge with human resources systems and applications.
  • Related training and certification in Association of Talent Development (ATD), Mediation, Labor Relations, Strategic Planning and/or Communications/Marketing etc.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Individuals that are interested in being considered for the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for HR Operations are invited to submit an application at Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.

Please direct all nominations and inquiries to Frank Barragan and Nicole Fleming, preferably via e-mail, at [email protected] with the position’s title in the subject line. Information that cannot be sent electronically may be forwarded to:


Frank Barragan
Campus Box 7210, Raleigh, NC 27695


Nicole Fleming
Campus Box 7210, Raleigh, NC 27695


Individuals are also encouraged to visit the search webpage at, the UHR webpage at, and the HR Strategic Plan at for further information.

Job Open Date 03/21/2019 Anticipated Closing Date 04/30/2019 Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date   AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Posted: 3/25/2019
Application Due: 5/24/2019
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