Sr. AVP & Chief HR Officer

Location
Las Vegas
Posted
Aug 09, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Community College

Senior Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
College of Southern Nevada


CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
The College of Southern Nevada seeks applications for the position of Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources (SAVP-HR). Reporting to the Vice President of Finance & Administration, the SAVP-HR leads human capital initiatives and strategies that will support high level employee engagement, promotes customer service excellence, and attracts and retains high performing employees. The SAVP-HR oversees all aspects of human resources including talent acquisition and management; compensation, benefits, and wellness; employee relations; employee development and retention; and performance management. In addition, the SAVP-HR has administrative responsibility and oversight for the Office of Institutional Equity that handles matters pertaining to EEO/AA, ADA/ ADAAA, and Title IX and will act as the Chief Human Resources Officer.

ABOUT CSN
The College of Southern Nevada is a comprehensive, multi-campus community college and the largest and most ethnically diverse institution of higher education in the state of Nevada. The college is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) by the U.S. Department of Education. CSN is one of four community colleges within the Nevada System of Higher Education, which also includes two universities, a state college and a research institute.

Founded in 1971, CSN is the largest college in the state, operating in over 50 locations including three main campuses and eight learning centers in Clark County, covering over 8,000 square miles. CSN educates more than 50,000 unique students annually in credit, non-credit and workforce development programs. Three of every four students attend part time, 57 percent are female, and nearly two-thirds are students of color. Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, CSN offers educational opportunities in more than 70 academic programs featuring more than 180 degrees and certificates (26 degrees and certificates available entirely online), including nine bachelor's degrees.

CHARLESTON CAMPUS
The College's Charleston Campus is located in the city of Las Vegas. The campus is situated on a 76-acre parcel and has 743,000 square feet of academic, student service, and support space. The Charleston campus is home to the Ralph & Betty Engelstad School of Health Sciences, which houses cardio-respiratory sciences, nursing, surgical technology and sonography. Dental assisting and hygiene programs, along with a state-of-the-art veterinary technology program, are located on this campus alongside general education classrooms and science labs. Executive administration, the CSN Foundation and human resources offices are located on this campus, as well. In addition, a new student union opens in the fall 2019 semester, which includes a food court, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center and other student services.

The campus location is home to unique partnerships with Clark County Library District, KNPR, southern Nevada's public radio station, and City of Las Vegas Fire Station 6 that also serves as a learning laboratory. Located adjacent to Bonanza High School, the Charleston Campus houses CSN High School West, a collaboration with the Clark County School District that ranks among the highest achieving schools in the nation.

NORTH LAS VEGAS CAMPUS
The College's North Las Vegas Campus is located on a 71-acre parcel. The campus has 612,000 square feet of academic, student service, and support space. Unique features of the campus include the only planetarium in Southern Nevada, the Nicholas J. Horn Performing Arts Center, Fine Arts Gallery and the CSN recreation center, home to the women's volleyball team. In addition, a new student union opens in the fall 2019 semester, which includes a food court, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center and other student services.

This was CSN's first campus location in the Las Vegas Valley, established in 1971. Featured academic programs at this campus include automotive technology, hospitality and gaming, early childhood education, information technology and music alongside general education classrooms and science labs. Our student-run restaurant, Russell's, as well as financial services and print services are located on this campus. The North Las Vegas Campus houses CSN High School East, a collaboration with the Clark County School District that ranks among the highest achieving schools in the nation.

HENDERSON CAMPUS
The College's Henderson Campus is located on 72 acres and includes 218,554 square feet of building space. This campus features a variety of general education courses and specialized classes in fields such as air conditioning, aviation, welding and police training. It is also home to the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy, and the Morse Stadium and Lied Sports Complex, used by CSN's national championship baseball and softball teams. Solar panel arrays on many of the buildings at this campus showcase CSN's commitment to green initiatives.

In addition, a new student union opens in the fall 2019 semester, which includes a food court, meeting rooms, study space, courtyards, student government offices, advising offices, a multicultural center and other student services. Construction will begin in fall 2019 on a new 73,000-square-foot health and science building that will be operated in partnership with Nevada State College.

HISTORY
Clark County Community College opened its doors to 402 southern Nevada students in August 1971 and enrollment grew rapidly. By the early 1990s more than 20,000 students studied at what was then called the Community College of Southern Nevada. In 2007, the name was changed to the College of Southern Nevada to reflect the addition of niche bachelor's degrees. Today, CSN serves more than 35,000 students across the Las Vegas Valley each semester. Each of CSN's campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson cover approximately 80 acres, with other sites and centers throughout southern Nevada. CSN specializes in two-year degrees, niche bachelor's degrees and workforce development that lead directly to high-demand careers or transfer to a university. The College has become an economic force within the region, with an estimated $1.1 billion annual impact.

INNOVATION FOR REAL-WORLD APPLICATION
CSN provides a grounded education based on real-world applications for real life. An academic curriculum, diverse programs and hands-on teaching delivery allow students to learn and apply practical solutions for their educational success and personal growth. The College provides excellence in teaching with an innovative, student-centered education through active learning and appropriate technology. The faculty steps outside traditional approaches, consistently demonstrating an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit while the facilities reflect the College's commitment to the latest in technology. CSN provides access for all to higher education, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or economic barriers. The college community is a welcoming one for a wide range of students, faculty and staff.

CSN creates opportunities and enriches lives with inclusive learning and working environments that support diversity and student success. Situated in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, CSN's mission ensures the College serves the diverse educational needs of the communities and businesses within the southern Nevada service area.

An Institutional Advisory Council helps link the College to the community it serves and to anticipate regional educational trends. The council, comprised of community and business leaders, provides input on college operations to the College President and state higher education officials.

The college's Division of Workforce and Economic Development helps meet the training needs of southern Nevada's workforce and employers.

The Division is an entrepreneurial and self-supporting arm of CSN that works with the region's business and key industry sectors in the assessment, design and implementation of customized curricula and training programs. It also provides services to students, employers, employees and adult learners seeking education opportunities, new skills and career advancement.

CSN is a growing and influential network that enables students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to advance personally, professionally and intellectually. Its vibrant network of people and programs creates lifelong benefits for all students. As the communities of southern Nevada continue to grow in both population and diversity, CSN's commitment is to remain highly accessible to serve the diverse needs of an increasing population.

LOCATION

The selected candidate will discover an environment where professional satisfaction and career achievement are paired with optimal quality of life in a locale with abundant opportunities for work and play. Las Vegas has drawn millions of visitors and trillions of dollars in wealth to southern Nevada, and the economy is on the rise, named the No. 11! “Best City to Start a Business” by Forbes in 2014. Las Vegas is an excellent base camp for outdoor recreation. Popular nearby hiking and rock-climbing spots include Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon, the National Conservation Area, Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, and Valley of Fire State Park. Residents enjoy pleasant suburban communities, including the cities of North Las Vegas and Henderson, world class restaurants and beautiful parks. Las Vegas features an ultra-reasonable cost of living, with affordable prices on everything from housing to utilities to groceries compared to most major cities across the nation. Thanks to its mild winters and ample sunshine, Las Vegas appeals to a variety of age groups, from retirees to millennials. There are plenty of kid-friendly activities available to keep families busy including Springs Preserve, which offers family-friendly events, in addition to its museum exhibits, botanical gardens, and unique, desert-themed playgrounds. It's all here for the human resources professional prepared to step up to this key leadership role.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources (SAVP-HR) leads human capital initiatives and strategies that will support high levels of employee engagement, promotes customer service excellence, and attracts and retains high performing employees. The SAVP-HR oversees all aspects of human resources including talent acquisition and management; compensation, benefits, and wellness; employee relations; employee development and retention; and performance management. In addition, this position also has administrative responsibility and oversight for the Office of Institutional Equity that handles matters pertaining to EEO/AA, ADA/ADAAA, and Title IX matters and will act as the College's Chief Human Resources Officer.

The SAVP-HR will collaborate on initiatives with the College's senior leadership and will be a member of the leadership council as designated by the President of the College.

CHALLENGES
  • Establish effective coordination and collaborative approaches with internal and community stakeholders to ensure consistent information is shared within the College, and with its leadership and the community.
  • Act as an advocate by promoting the mission of the College and sharing information to ensure that all necessary individuals and entities have current and accurate information about the College.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • As a strategic leader, collaborates in the development and execution of the College's Mission, Vision, and Values to create a diverse, qualified, and engaged workforce through initiatives and programs that primarily focuses on human resources management - talent acquisition, development, and retention, compensation and benefits, HRM systems, performance management, employee relations, organizational development, and succession planning;
  • Creates, develops, and motivates a strong professional HR team that delivers excellent customer service and brings discipline and consistency to HR processes throughout the College;
  • Ensures the acquisition, development, and retention of talent through progressive and vision aligned recruitment, employee development, and purposeful retention efforts;
  • Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Equity and the Office of Inclusive Learning and Engagement, to ensure a diverse and inclusive employee population and advance the principles of equity, inclusion, and accessibility through the development and implementation of policies, practices, initiatives, and protocols; and
  • Creates, enforces, and evaluates HR policies that are aligned with state and federal legislation, Board of Regents (BoR) and Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) regulations, and other CSN policies;
  • Analyzes, interprets, and ensures compliance with state and federal legislation, BoR and NSHE regulations, and CSN policy;
  • Utilizes technology and software platforms to provide reports for compliance with state, federal, and statutory requirements.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Management, Leadership, or a closely related field from a regionally or nationally accredited college, or equivalent work experience in a similarly sized higher education institution or company.
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible human resource experience with at least (5) five years of experience as a senior human resources professional.
  • Experience working successfully in a complex, centralized environment.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Human Resources experience in Higher Education;
  • Experience working under a Collective Bargaining Agreement;
  • General knowledge of technology and information systems used in human resources applications, i.e. Microsoft Office, Workday, Instructure - Bridge; and
  • Relevant HR certification(s), such as SPHR, PHR, CCP, ODC

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledgeable of and demonstrated skill in leadership, emotional intelligence, mediation, conflict resolution, and change management principles;
  • Knowledgeable of and demonstrated skills in designing and executing successful human resources programs;
  • Working knowledge of relevant federal/state regulations and laws governing employment and personnel management;
  • Excellent interpersonal, project management, customer service, organizational, and communications skills (oral, written, and listening);
  • Demonstrated skill in managing difficult situations with tact and diplomacy, multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment, and maintaining confidentiality;
  • Knowledgeable of and demonstrated skill in designing and implementing organizational development and planning programs/initiatives that develop, train, and engage employees at all levels;
  • Strong personal and professional commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and groups representing numerous perspectives and interests; Sensitivity to issues associated with diversity and multiculturalism;
  • Proven track record of success in senior leadership (director level or above) positions within HR and/or organizational development/planning/efficiency departments;
  • Proven ability to coach and develop others at all levels (direct/indirect reports);
  • Leadership experience in HR, personnel, and/or organizational planning/development/efficiency in both private business and higher education and/or public sector;
  • Experience with implementing and improving the functionality of large-scale human capital software systems;
  • Ability to initiate and lead continuous improvement efforts through innovative HR solutions and technology and to create, implement, administer, and evaluate best practices in human resources programs and services; and
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation that has produced significant positive organizational outcomes on multiple and measurable dimensions.

    Personal/Professional Attributes
  • Proven ability to foster a cooperative work environment internal and external to the department/division among unique and diverse individuals;
  • In-depth knowledge of creative, forward thinking, contemporary principles of human capital management and organizational development; and
  • Creativity, bold leadership, and a fundamental reimagining of the human resources practices leaders use to manage a rapidly changing labor market.

    Salary
    CSN provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits depending upon the skills and experiences of the individual we hire.

    The College of Southern Nevada has retained the executive search services of Gold Hill Associates to assist in the recruitment and evaluation of potential candidates for the position of Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources. The position description can be found at https://www.csn.edu/jobs-csn, or at https://www.csn.edu/sites/default/files/u69216/svphr_profile_v1.pdf. Submission of application materials will be accepted only by email to: [email protected].

    TO ENSURE FULL CONSIDERATION, CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 20, 2019:
    1. A cover letter addressing the candidate's qualifications and experience.
    2. A current resume or CV
    3. Reference contact information (required only for those selected as semi-finalists)

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
    Dennis Michaelis, Ph.D.
    Search Consultant,
    Gold Hill Associates
    [email protected]
    254-297-9896

    COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
    The College of Southern Nevada is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability (whether actual or perceived by others), religion, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status (military status or military obligations) in the programs or activities which it operates.

    GOLD HILL ASSOCIATES
    Gold Hill Associates is dedicated solely to community college executive searches. Operating since 1990, Gold Hill Associates has assisted over 100 community colleges in searches for new presidents and executives. We are the most comprehensive independently owned community college executive search firm in the country. We work in colleges throughout the country, from small rural institutions to sizeable urban multicollege districts. Our search procedures are effective and rely on input from all college constituencies. At all times, we respect the need for confidentiality and ensure all applicants that their application materials will be honored as such.





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