Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

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St. Norbert College (SNC) seeks an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Human Resources who will provide strategic direction and oversee the management of the HR portfolio that includes talent acquisition, community outreach, compliance, employee relations, organizational effectiveness and development, and compensation and benefit functions, professional development programs, and workplace safety initiatives. This position will collaborate with all levels of the College, serve as a trusted advisor to both administrative and academic leadership, and be a key leader in advancing the college’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The successful candidate will possess expertise in HR strategy, organizational design, cultivating high-performance cultures, and building consensus in a higher education environment. Reporting to the Vice President for Business and Finance, this position shall serve as a strategic partner to the SNC leadership.

About St. Norbert: St. Norbert College is a liberal arts institution rooted in the Norbertine practices of communio and localitas and welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The institution is healthy, financially stable, and future oriented. St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, international focus, and leadership and service opportunities, is situated on an attractive, riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. The college has seen remarkable recent development with robust entering student classes, $150 million of construction and renovation expenditures in the last decade, and a major increase in the endowment in the last 30 years. The college’s mission includes providing an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual, and personal development for its 2,000 students. The college seeks those who will contribute to its mission and support its commitment to building a vibrant, diverse, and spiritually engaged community. The mission statement is available here.

St. Norbert College is organized into four academic divisions – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts – and the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics. St. Norbert offers more than 40 programs, backed by one of the best four-year graduation rates in the Midwest. St. Norbert College employs 185 faculty, 127 of whom are full-time. The student-to-faculty ratio is approximately 13:1. The student body consists of 2,000 undergraduate students and 72 graduate students. Nearly all of the students live on or near the campus, which creates a strong sense of community at St. Norbert.

The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top-tier schools, and world-class health care. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. Additional information is available here.

Qualifications for the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources: The ideal candidate will have a significant and progressively responsible leadership experience in human resources management including leading people, developing major initiatives, and implementing programs; a bachelor’s degree; SHRM-SCP or SPHR certification or a Juris Doctorate; previous experience in higher education, including, collaborating with faculty and staff on strategic initiatives; and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. It is preferred that the candidate have demonstrated experience in academic personnel, faculty policies, or with best practices in Human Resources.

Additional information on the institution and position, including an institutional profile with a full list of requirements and responsibilities and an organizational chart, can be found here. The college offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance; a retirement plan; paid time-off; and a tuition waiver.

How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to:

[email protected]

Assisting St. Norbert College in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo ([email protected]) and Chris Butler ([email protected]), consultants with Academic Search, Inc., of Washington, D.C. Further information about St. Norbert College is available at

St. Norbert College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas, and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 12/7/2020
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