Chief Human Resources Officer

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Human Resources Officer

The Opportunity
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, internationally renowned for its innovative academic programs in a range of disciplines, groundbreaking research and scholarship, and leading-edge patient care, seeks its next Chief Human Resources Officer. In a comprehensive new ranking, U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Graduate Schools” list includes 17 UAB programs in the top 25—including a healthcare management program that is ranked first in the nation. As a leading academic medical center, UAB also translates its research into the highest quality medical care for the state and region, treating more than 1.6 million patients annually, including $62 million in charity care.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Chief Human Resources Officer (“CHRO”) will lead an HR organization that includes 107 employees and seven direct reports across Benefits,  Compensation, Employee Assistance & Counseling Center, Employee Relations, Employee Wellness, HR Campus Consultants, HR Communications and support services, HR Information Systems, HR Service Center, Organizational Learning & Development, Records Administration & Compliance as well as Recruitment Services. UAB HR has a strong committed team, at all levels, and the many established relationships provide the trust needed to support a positive employee experience at each point in the employee lifecycle. Forbes recently named UAB Americas No. 1 Best Large Employer and No. 4 in diversity. 

The Search Committee invites nominations of and applications for a collaborative, innovative and dynamic leader who is committed to excellence and who will further UAB’s mission, vision and values outlined in the institution’s strategic plan Forging the Future. The central task for the new CHRO is to support the mission, vision and goals of UAB by developing long-range human capital plans and strategies including recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing faculty and staff. The CHRO will lead a strategic, transparent, and customer-service-oriented HR division characterized by functional and operational excellence to: translate broad strategies into specific structures, plans, and processes that support strategic priorities and implement them in a measured and focused manner to enhance organizational effectiveness; drive execution across all levels of the organization while measuring both group and individual performance against key operational, strategic, and financial results; work closely with UAB’s administration to align human resources, financial, and operational systems for optimal efficiency. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience as a human resources leader, ideally in higher education or an academic medicine environment. A bachelor’s degree is required with a master’s degree preferred.

UAB 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. Korn Ferry will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm at the contact information below:

University of Alabama at Birmingham does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and Institute policies. University of Alabama at Birmingham also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.