Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Chester, Pennsylvania
Dec 18, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 Widener University

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Widener University seeks an insightful, strategic, and compassionate leader to serve as Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVP). The AVP will find the Widener community to be highly collaborative and the human resources division staff to be talented and forward-leaning. The AVP will continue the progress Widener has made in modernizing and innovating its processes and policies, as well as prepare the community for the future of work and wellness in a post-pandemic world.

Reporting to incoming Vice President for Finance and Administration Linda Kiraly Gilbert and working closely with Chief Diversity Officer Michelle Meekins-Davis, the AVP for Human Resources will be a human resources expert as well as a critical partner in ensuring that the university community is one in which all are welcome and all can thrive. 

The AVP will manage a staff of eight and serve on the Vice President for Finance and Administration’s Senior Leadership Team, providing strategic leadership for the human resources division and working collaboratively with individuals and leaders across Widener’s eight schools and colleges and three campuses to support the University’s mission.

The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree in a related field and hold relevant professional certifications. Whether an individual comes from inside or outside higher education, they must bring a high degree of skill in working collaboratively with a wide range of constituencies. 

To view the full position profile, please visit:

Please send all nominations and applications to:

Sue May, Partner

Alyssa Perez, Senior Associate

Storbeck Search

[email protected]

Widener University is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment practices on any basis including sex, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or other protected status covered by federal, state or local law.

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