Chief Human Resources Officer

Georgia, United States
$160,000.00 - $220,000.00
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business needs of Georgia State University while fostering the strategic mission and operational human resources functions; providing guidance and leadership in planning, developing a progressive, innovative, efficient and collaborative HR organization that supports a culture of engagement by implementing programs and policies that recognize the diversity of the University community, enhance organizational effectiveness, and ensure quality retention, training and development of employees.  The CHRO provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the Executive Management Team, as well as represents the University on Human Resource matters associated with the University System of Georgia and Federal/State Agencies.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

The CHRO oversees the day-to-day operations of Central HR Administration, Talent Management & Development, Employee Relations, Classification & Compensation, Employee Wellness & Benefits, Diversity Education & Planning, and the Human Capital Management departments.



  • Serve as the Chief Human Resource Officer for the University. Represents the University on Human Resource matters associated with the University System of Georgia and Federal/State Agencies.  Attends meetings at the USG that involve policy making, compliance matters and long-term strategy that will have an impact on GSU.
  • Establish and implement HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the University’s Mission and Strategic vision.
  • Develop HR plans and strategies to support the achievement of the overall operations objectives.
  • Function as a strategic business advisor to the Executive/Senior management of each College or Unit or specialty group regarding key organizational and management issues.
  • Work with the University community to establish a sound plan of management succession that corresponds to the strategy and objectives of the University. 
  • Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compensation and benefits plans that are competitive and cost-effective.
  • Provide overall leadership and guidance to the HR function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation and benefits. 


 Minimum Hiring Standards: Master's degree and ten years of related supervisory/management experience.


Preferred Hiring Qualifications:

  • HR Certification
  • Legal Certification
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Experience working in a highly diverse campus environment.


FLSA:   Full Time | 1.0 FTE


This position has access to personal and sensitive information and must always ensure the confidentiality & security of this information.

About the University:

Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta,
the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast.  With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 54,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. A national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication, and perseverance. 

Georgia State's main campus in downtown Atlanta — the leading economic center of the Southeast, with the world’s busiest airport and third-most Fortune 500 companies of any U.S. city — knows no boundaries. Internships, jobs and connections to the world’s business, government, health care, nonprofit and cultural communities are just blocks away.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.