Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

Job description

Position Title::

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time


Human Resources

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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The University’s Office of Human Resources serves a workforce of approximately 850 permanent employees, including 300 tenure and non-tenure track faculty and 120 temporary employees.

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources reports directly to the Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff and is charged with providing campus-wide leadership in the planning and administration of the Human Resources Department. Human Resources (HR) provides service to exempt and non-exempt employees subject to the N.C. Office of State Human Resources Act (OSHR), as well as Faculty, EHRA Non-Faculty (Administration), temporary staff and student employees.

This position oversees the comprehensive human resources services in the operational areas of Employment, Benefits Administration, Classification, Compensation and Equity; Performance Management, Professional Development, interpretation and enforcement of policies; and Human Resource Information Systems. The position also represents FSU and serves as liaison on human resources issues to the UNC System Office.

This position serves as the senior advisor to the Chancellor’s Executive Staff on matters pertaining to the management of Human Resources; maintains direct dialogue with the UNC Systems Office and the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) in matters involving management of the University’s Human Resources and interacts regularly with Vice Chancellors, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and University General Counsel. Routinely, but less frequently, the position interacts with the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), the Office of the Attorney General, the Division of Employment Security (DES), the Office of Federal Compliance (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Fayetteville State University’s Office of Human Resources serves a workforce of approximately 850 permanent employees, including 300 tenured and non-tenure track faculty and 120 temporary employees. The office of Human Resources is comprised of 17 full time positions and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for all aspects of the university’s human resources strategies and services.

This position serves on major university committees; accreditation committees, councils and leadership teams are a part of the responsibilities of this position. The position is responsible for ensuring the university’s compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations and serves as the EEO and ADA Compliance Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the university.

Description of Work Continued::

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

•Providing effective HR services through a combination of generalists and functional specialists.
•Recruiting and developing staff to create an environment in which HR professionals act as expert advisors and deliver value to clients through consulting, coaching, creative problem solving, and proactive interventions.
•Developing innovative and cost-effective HR policies and programs that are focused on recruiting and retaining the best employees and that encourage the development of the best staff talent.
•Utilizing technology and efficient business practices in the design and delivery of services.
•Supporting the University Executive Staff in strategically addressing staff and faculty compensation, benefits, and other employee issues; present information, issues, proposals, and policy analyses regarding HR matters.
•Managing the HR function to assure the accomplishment of department goals and objectives, maximize the productivity of staff, maintain effective internal and external communications, assure appropriate delegations of responsibility and authority, direct professional development, career management, performance assessment and rewards and recognition for all HR staff.
•Establishing strategies, metrics, and standards to maintain high quality responsive HR services; assess and quantify employee morale and commitment to the university.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

An earned master’s degree from an accredited institution in
Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration/Management or
a related field, plus at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience related to human resources; or an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and at least seven (7) years
of progressively responsible experience related to human resources.

Knowledge skills and abilities::

•Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of principles, best practices, laws and current trends of human resources.
•Demonstrated supervisory skills with the ability to motivate, organize, prioritize, execute and manage people to deliver desired results.
•Demonstrated ability to interpret regulations, policies, federal and NC laws, NC general statues and UNC Code that provide regulatory guidance and mandates to the university for both exempt and non-exempt personnel.
•Demonstrated analytical ability and sound judgment with a track record of success in problem solving, time management, organizing, project management and performance management.
•Demonstrated ability to successfully lead various segments of human resources services and develop professionals who manage these segments.
•Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate orally and in written form; skills to manage appropriate individual and organizational flow of information regarding sensitive, confidential and complex material.
•Demonstrated knowledge of human resources information systems (HRIS) and oversight of data collection, analysis, and reporting of employment trends.
•Demonstrated ability to execute risk management strategies and ensure integrity with departmental budget, personnel files, HRIS systems and salary administration in conjunction with internal audit.

Preferred Qualifications::

•Senior HR experience in Higher Education/university or public sector environment.
•HR experience within the University of North Carolina System
•SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.




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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time