Associate Vice President, Human Resources #604979

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Guides and leads several functional areas of HR (benefits, compensation, hiring, etc.) to promote the development of programs and practices. Establishes goals and a strategic vision for Human Resources to direct program changes and improve effectiveness. Responsible for ensuring the University’s commitment to EEO/Affirmative Action to ensure an inclusive campus environment.


Essential Position Responsibilities

Oversees Human Resources unit, which may include multiple Directors or other senior-level individual contributors; leads Managers, Assistant Directors, and Directors through coaching and development; maintains effective leadership culture at all levels; monitors outputs and outcomes of completed work of others to ensure soundness of approach and effectiveness, and delegates complex tasks to others.
Has decision authority for budget/resource matters.
Applies and prioritizes awareness of broad issues and management trends, and advanced knowledge and skills.
Establishes, monitors, and evaluates standards, policies, and guidelines, ensuring alignment with institutional mission, values, and goals.
Exercises autonomy to facilitate the decision-making process for matters with institutional impact.
Reviews individual and team conduct and performance to promote effectiveness.
Responsible for approval of Human Resources processes to ensure adherence with internal controls and external requirements.
Represents the department to key stakeholders and leaders.
Directs the implementation of Human Resources policies, processes, procedures, and programs to promote effective, consistent utilization.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Human Resources OR related field, AND
5 years of management or supervisory experience, AND
8+ years of Human Resources experience.


Preferred Qualifications

5+ years leading multiple HR functions.
Director level HR experience in college or university OR similar complex institution.
Experience leading and coordinating centralized and distributed HR operations.
Experience developling and improving institutional wide initiatives, policies, and programs.
Experience working with advisory and constituency groups on behalf of the HR function.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.