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Chief Human Resources Officer - 500119

Employer
University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA

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Chief Human Resources Officer - 500119

The Opportunity

The University of Richmond is the nation’s only top liberal arts college that is also home to a highly regarded undergraduate business school, and is home to the first undergraduate school of leadership studies in the nation, a highly regarded school of law, and a school of professional and continuing studies that reaches thousands of individuals in the region each year. The University offers both the close-knit community of a small college and opportunities that rival those of larger institutions, including innovative research, a strong Division I athletics program, and the nation’s only Spider mascot.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Chief Human Resources Officer (‘CHRO”) will lead through a combination of influence, empathy, strong partnership, business acumen and the demonstration of exceptional functional expertise. In this culture, the CHRO will require excellent communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of constituents, and the demonstrated ability to negotiate and advocate in a manner that advances the mission of the university.

The CHRO will lead a strategic and -service-oriented HR division characterized by functional and operational excellence to drive execution across all levels of the organization while measuring both group and individual performance against key operational, strategic and financial results. The CHRO will work closely with Richmond’s administration to align human resources and financial and operational systems for optimal efficiency. Ultimately, the CHRO will work to fulfill the University’s aspiration of creating a work environment in which every employee can work at their natural best.

The ideal candidate will have more than 10-years of HR leadership experience in higher education or other large, complex, decentralized organizations and have proven experience leading organizational change. A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred.

The University of Richmond has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive recruiting firm, to assist with this search. All nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the university by Monday November 7th.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the university at the contact information below:

Victoria Antolini, Principal

Ken Kring, Senior Client Partner

Richmond specific email: [email protected]

The University of Richmond prohibits discrimination and harassment against applicants, students, faculty, or staff on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state, or federal law.

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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