Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)/Assistant Vice President - HR (ASVP-HR)

Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 28, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)/Assistant Vice President - HR (ASVP-HR)

Athens State University

Closing Date: 1/20/2021

Job Duties:
The CHRO/ASVP-HR is the head of Human Resources for the University and is responsible for ensuring that all human resources strategies align with the mission, vision, values, and direction of the university. The CHRO/ASVP-HR is responsible for the development and implementation of the University's strategic human resources priorities. The CHRO/ASVP-HR leads all aspects of a comprehensive human resources operation including, but not limited to, recruitment and retention, employee relations, benefits administration and counseling, oversight of compensation programs, performance management, employee training and development, aspects of payroll, and HR policies, federal and state regulatory compliance, HRIS, and processes and data and records management. The CHRO/ASVP-HR will report directly to the Vice President for Financial Affairs.
  • Provides leadership to the Office of Human Resources; oversees the areas of Benefits Administration, Compensation & Classification, Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, Employee Relations, Human Resource Compliance, and Training & Development;
  • Addresses matters of recruitment and hiring of University personnel and the development of strategies for addressing future needs relating to personnel;
  • Ensures that hiring practices are effective and comply with state and federal laws and guidelines, while ensuring that the needs for new or vacant positions are met;
  • Builds a human resources culture that is faculty and staff focused;
  • Leads and directs the HR staff in all activities; establishes goals, objectives, and priorities for staff, and assesses staff performance and success at regular intervals;
  • Works with Vice President for Financial Affairs to collect and interpret data that supports University salary schedules and hiring practices to ensure that the University attracts and retains a quality workforce;
  • Works with managers, directors, and department heads to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and to reinforce the mission of the University regarding equal opportunity employment;
  • Works with campus leadership regarding departmental competencies and provides coaching/consulting on various Human Resource related matters;
  • Participates at the strategic and operational level to build trust and lead through transparency, inclusion and respect;
  • Support training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, sexual harassment, building a climate of equity and inclusion, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values;
  • Provides the leadership to build and maintain “best practices” in Human Resources, including the development of a strong team and relationships at all levels;
  • Provides counsel on employment policies, procedures and appropriate practices;
  • Ensures that the Office of Human Resources' mission and goals align strategically with those of the University as a whole;
  • Responsible for the development of initiatives in Human Resources, including but not limited to the development of HR policies/procedures, Compensation Programs, Onboarding process, Professional development, Talent Acquisition; federal and state compliance;
  • Oversees the application of laws, procedures, and policies;
  • Ensures that proper communications and training is provided for employees and supervisors in the areas of campus policy, employee relations, benefits, etc.;
  • Designs and develops strategic planning in relation to personnel programs and trends in human resources management;
  • Establishes and implements long-range programs in all aspects of Human Resource functions;
  • Manages workforce analysis and compliance with Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Title VII, Title IX, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other applicable requirements;
  • Assists with the development of and manages the human resource information software to extract, analyze and report data;
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation pertaining to all Human Resources matters;
    (Direct Reports)
  • Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Classification and Compensation Specialist
  • Human Resources Employment Specialist
  • Collaborates with the Cabinet, College Deans, and Associate/Assistant VPAAs on identifying employment needs and work with those respective groups in developing actions that address specific Human Resource needs, including hiring and recruitment, training and development and problem resolutions;
  • Delegate appropriate tasks to direct reports;
  • Communicates regularly with the College Community regarding changes to Human Resources processes;
    (Other Duties)
  • Serve on Administrative Council and other committees as needed;
  • Routinely practices self-monitoring by assessing current performance and credentials;

    Required Qualifications:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or a related field
    • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or an equivalent field or SPHR/PHR, SHRM-SCP certification or equivalent certifications;
    • Minimum of (10) ten years of progressively responsible managerial experience;
    • Minimum of (5) five years’ experience in a Senior Human Resources management position with multiple direct reports;
    • Computer proficiency in software applications including Excel, Word and other Microsoft programs;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Extensive knowledge and application of Federal laws and guidelines related to Human Resource applications;

    Salary Schedule:
    Salary Band: A223
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    Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

    Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

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    About Athens State University
    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.