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Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Franklin & Marshall College invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the CHRO is a visible and valued campus leader who will recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies that put College faculty and staff in the best position to accomplish the institutional mission.

Founded in 1787, Franklin & Marshall (F&M) is a highly selective private liberal arts college that prizes its diverse and collaborative faculty and student communities centered on small class sizes and faculty-student research. The College’s mission is to help students develop their passion – including their intellectual, creative, and leadership talents – so that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. F&M is proud of its nationally recognized talent strategy to build a dynamic student body as well as its College House system, which blends residential community, intellectual exploration, and student self-governance. The College enrolls roughly 2,200 students from the U.S. and around the world. F&M’s faculty are exceptional teachers and active scholars, offering a curriculum that spans the arts and sciences. The College’s operating budget for fiscal year 2022 is approximately $130 million, and its pooled endowment is valued at more than $400 million. Franklin & Marshall is located on 247 beautiful acres in Lancaster, PA, a diverse and progressive metropolitan area of approximately 500,000, with a lively arts culture, historic downtown, and easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, and Washington, DC.

The CHRO is a valued member of the Franklin & Marshall’s leadership team. They will proactively recommend innovative and collaborative ideas to senior staff, as well as implement and evaluate strategies and policies that will ensure that the College attains its objectives related to employee resources. The CHRO is responsible for the oversight and administration of all HR services and functions including a strategic focus on the following:

  • Building and supporting staffing models aligned with College’s new strategic plan
  • Anticipating changing employee needs and proactively improving support systems
  • Identifying areas where the HR Information Systems can be utilized more effectively and efficiently
  • Strengthening partnerships between HR and all divisions of the campus community.

The CHRO will have an influential role at an institution that is a national leader in launching students and alumni to opportunities that make a difference in our community and the world. The ideal candidate will be energized by the opportunity to work within an inclusive, collegial environment that offers the ability to quickly recognize their impact and influence on a dynamic and diverse community that thrives on relationships, excellence, and forward momentum.

Franklin & Marshall is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse community and promotes the full participation and inclusion of all its members. Grounded in the belief that diversity challenges assumptions, opens minds, and unlocks our collective potential to solve any problem, the CHRO will share the College’s mission to create and sustain a campus community that welcomes, understands, supports, and celebrates diversity of all kinds, including race and ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, regional and national origin, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, different learning styles and abilities, and more.

Minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience as an HR professional is required, with experience in compensation and benefit plan design and administration; employment and benefits law; strategic planning; and recruitment. Master's Degree in a related field is strongly preferred.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director

Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Senior Associate

Abby Kallin, Associate

[email protected] 

For more information, please visit Franklin & Marshall College’s home page at

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Storbeck Search via [email protected].

Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

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