Asst VP, Human Resources

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Posting Number2021001Posting/Functional TitleAssistant Vice President for Human ResourcesUniversity Pay Plan TitleAsst VP, Human ResourcesLocationSan MarcosDepartmentHuman ResourcesRecruitment TypeOpen to AllJob TypeFull-TimeMonthly SalaryCommensurate with experienceJob Category ExemptRequired Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

The successful candidate must have HR and leadership experience, preferably in a higher education or health care environment, as well as a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. A graduate degree is preferred as is an appropriate professional certification (SHRM Senior Certified Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources).
Additionally, the ideal candidate should have:
▪A deep appreciation for, and the ability to be an active ambassador for and exemplar of, Texas State University’s commitment to inclusion, our diversity, and our culture of caring.
▪ Demonstrated knowledge of current HR best practices, experience in organizational behavior, employee/labor relations, compensation, benefits administration, performance management and employee development.
▪ Established understanding and knowledge of employee engagement and talent acquisition.
▪ Ability to build trust quickly and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues and represent the university with external parties in a professional and ethical manner.
▪ Evidence of advancing institutional efforts regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.
▪ Demonstrated management/leadership skills to build a culture of teamwork and trust, and the ability to motivate, mentor, inspire and empower employees through both in-person and remote engagement.
▪ Proven expertise successfully leading organizational, technical and strategic transformations in human resources in efforts.
▪ Ability to think creatively and strategically, to build consensus and collaborate with others, and to articulate and implement HR programs that reflect university’s strategic plan.
▪ Strategic and operational problem solving and analytical ability to include data analysis, budget management and financial planning.
▪ Ability to foster innovative, inclusive and creative problem solving; active listening and communication skills; and a presence that engenders trust, confidence and respect.
▪ Strong interpersonal skills to allow for effective and positive communication with management across the university; demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience; the ability to deliver sensitive information tactfully and professionally; and conflict resolution skills.
▪ Experience with HR system implementations, business process improvements, advancing innovative initiatives and driving efficiency.
▪ Demonstrated knowledge with HR technology platforms. Experience with SAP, PeopleAdmin, SuccessFactors and state of Texas HR programs a plus.
▪ Evidence of effectively managing and leading others through change in in rapidly evolving environment.
▪ Demonstrated experience and knowledge of interpreting relevant state and federal law employment laws, rules and regulations pertaining to HR.

Preferred Qualifications

10 years or more of Human Resources and leadership experience.

Job Description

The next CHRO will inherit a dedicated and service-oriented staff with an appetite for modernization and continuous improvement. The new HR leader will be expected to aid in their professional development, leverage their expertise in shaping HR strategy, champion their needs for advancement and empower them to engage in HR-related issues across campus. Further, this individual will need to have a holistic view of HR efforts across the university and support the work of staff outside of the Office of Human Resources who are involved in HR-related activities. This ability to support central HR staff and expand HR expertise across the university will help to create more efficient operations and a seamless experience for employees. Enhancing the visibility of human resources

Job Duties

This individual will need to be engaged across the institution in understanding the key issues affecting Texas State’s workforce and collaborating appropriately to identify and implement solutions. This will involve understanding a broad range of employees (faculty, staff and student employees) working across a diverse set of units and divisions. The next CHRO should be able to work across these different groups and units to understand where different approaches are required as well as where common processes and shared technologies can be leveraged. The CHRO will work closely with the Office of Institutional Inclusive Excellence, which is now responsible for staff recruitment, as well as the Office of Faculty and Academic Resources, which is responsible for all aspects of faculty employment aside from benefits.

Additional Information to Applicants

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link,

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search.

For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 7, 2020. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal at this link,

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Sarah Miller, at [email protected]

Job Open Date09/01/2020Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)Open Until FilledYesNormal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayNormal Work Hours Start8:00AMNormal Work Hours End5:00PMPosting NoticesLegal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great professional development opportunities: choose from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and even access educational leave opportunities and reimbursement for academic courses
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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