Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture, & Human Resources

Ohio State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture, & Human Resources

The Ohio State University (“Ohio State”) is seeking a visionary, accomplished, and strategic values-based leader to serve in the critically important role of Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture & Human Resources (Chief Human Resources Officer or CHRO).

This position reports directly to Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson, PhD. As a member of the president’s senior administrative team, the CHRO will provide transformational leadership across human resources for the entire enterprise, which includes the Wexner Medical Center, and foster strategic collaborations that drive organizational effectiveness in support of the university’s vision, mission and values.

Ohio State is one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious universities in the country. Its 15 colleges offer a wide range of degree programs to more than 68,000 students on its main campus in Columbus and other regional campuses throughout the state. Ohio State employees total more than 45,000, including almost 7,000 faculty (academic, clinical, research and associated), 25,000 staff and 13,000 student employees. 

With approximately 270 staff members in Human Resources reporting to this position, the role requires an innovative, thoughtful, transparent executive who is motivated and capable of success in a complex environment by connecting and engaging with faculty and staff with a focus on contemporary human resources delivery. Experience in a complex higher education model is required. A bachelor’s and master’s degree in a relevant field are required, with terminal degree preferred.

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Nominations, expressions of interest and inquiries should be sent via email to the university’s consultants, Matthew Vossler, Managing Director, Diversified Search Group, Steve Leo, Managing Director, Storbeck Search and Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate, Storbeck Search, at It is expected that the CHRO will be appointed in Summer 2021 subject to Ohio State University Board of Trustees approval.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

The material presented in this position specification should be relied on for informational purposes only.  This material has been copied, compiled or quoted in part from Ohio State documents and personal interviews and is believed to be reliable.  Naturally, while every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, the original source documents and factual situations govern.

Please note that all applications, nominations, emails, and other inquiries are subject to Ohio Public Records Law (Ohio Revised Code, chapter 149.43).