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Chief Human Resources Officer

Posting Information

Posting Information

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Posting/Functional Title

Chief Human Resources Officer

University Pay Plan Title

Associate Vice President, Human Resources


San Marcos


Human Resources

Recruitment Type

Open to All

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Funding Source


Monthly Salary

Commensurate with experience

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

The successful candidate will bring experience leading in evolving and complex environments; a vision for achieving human resources best practices and a record of innovative leadership; a collaborative approach that emphasizes effective communication and engagement with constituents; and the ability to adapt and problem-solve to drive change and navigate challenges. This individual must have a record of progressive human resources leadership, preferably in higher education, as well as a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. A graduate degree is preferred as is an appropriate professional certification ( SHRM Senior Certified Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources).

Preferred Qualifications

Job Description

Texas State University , one of America’s largest and most vibrant universities, seeks a visionary Chief Human Resources Officer ( CHRO ) to lead the institution’s efforts to redefine human resources in higher education and elevate workplace excellence, satisfaction, and innovation.

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link .

Texas State encompasses multiple locations across Central Texas; employs more than 7,000 faculty, staff, and students; and serves more than 38,000 students. The University’s strategic vision sets ambitious goals for elevating student success, running to Carnegie R1 status, and being an employer of choice. The university’s students are diverse, closely reflecting the demographics of the State of Texas. TXST was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution ( HSI ) in 2011, earned the Seal of Excelencia in 2022, and is #16 in the U.S. for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. TXST has long served a significant number of first-generation and Pell-eligible students.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer, the CHRO will provide strategic leadership for the University in the planning, development, and implementation of high-quality, integrated human resources programs and services, including staff relations, benefits, employee well-being, talent management, and compensation and classification, among others. The CHRO serves as a strategic partner to the executive team, providing insight and guidance on workforce-related matters that impact the organization’s overall success. The CHRO engages directly with diverse constituents, from new employees to the University President, to develop and implement policies and initiatives that promote a positive and empowering work culture.

Additional Information to Applicants

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by May 17, 2024.

Applications, nominations, and inquiries can be directed to:

Ryan Crawford and Luis Bertot at TXST .

Job Open Date


Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)

Open Until Filled


Normal Work Days

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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Posting Notices

Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including, but not limited to, criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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