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Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Davidson College
Davidson, North Carolina
Date posted
Nov 16, 2023

Davidson College seeks a collaborative and experienced leader to serve as the next Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel, the CHRO strategically leads the Office of Human Resources to provide exceptional service to the Davidson College community. The CHRO is responsible for the development and implementation of human resource policies and practices that advance the core educational and operational objectives of the institution. Working collaboratively with leaders across the campus, the CHRO will oversee an effective, innovative, and responsive human resources operation and will promote a high-performing, diverse, and productive culture that attracts, develops, and retains top talent in support of Davidson’s distinctive mission and strategic plan.


The CHRO serves as a member of senior leadership and partners with divisional leaders to define strategic direction and prepare policies, processes and workforce to meet strategic goals in alignment with Davidson’s mission. The CHRO directs the Human Resources functions of the college including employment, workforce planning, performance management, compensation, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee data, employee relations, student employment, and HR legal compliance.


The CHRO provides leadership for a team of 10 professional staff and manages an annual compensation budget of $67.7 million plus a benefits budget of $20.5 million to support almost 2,000 regular, temporary, and student employees. This is an exciting time to lead a team of human resources professionals who are dedicated to centering their work in service delivery and the advancement of best-practices. The CHRO will strengthen an HR team focused on operational and stakeholder satisfaction and will ensure effectiveness of administrative functions and processes, with latitude to build and structure the HR organization to meet ambitious goals.  This is an exciting position for a talented human resources professional who wishes to make a significant contribution to strengthening the quality of services and processes at a mission-driven institution.


A full position profile about this opportunity is available on the Koya Partners | DSG Website, linked here.


Amy Sugin and Laura Bertonazzi of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. 


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions and worldviews, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, veteran status, cultures, and national origins.

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