Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Oregon Tech
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


In 1947, Oregon Tech was founded as the Oregon Vocational School to train and re-educate returning World War II veterans. Today, Oregon Tech is Oregon’s Polytechnic University. Offering bachelor’s, master’s, and soon a doctoral degree, Oregon Tech has exceptional programs in engineering, health technologies, business, technology, communication, and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public, and international communities through applied, relevant learning, and professional practice.


Oregon Tech enjoys a growing statewide footprint, which includes its main campus in Klamath Falls in a rural setting, a Portland-Metro urban campus in Wilsonville, additional educational and applied research campuses in Salem and Scappoose, and a growing online campus. In addition, Oregon Tech also has a campus in Everett, Washington, which has been educating Boeing professionals in the area for more than two decades.



The Associate Vice President of Human Resources (AVPHR) serves as Oregon Tech’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Affirmative Action Officer, and a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The AVPHR is responsible for developing and  executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business needs of the 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 AVPHR provides strategic leadership by articulating HR needs and plans to the Executive and Senior Leadership Teams, as well as represents the University on Human Resource matters associated with employment related matters involving Federal/State Agencies.



The Office of Human Resources (OHR) offers professional human resources services to Oregon Tech faculty, staff, students, and university community. OHR is responsible for developing and administering Oregon Tech’s human resources program that includes talent management, employment, labor relations, benefits, compensation, training and development, recognition, and other employee services. Our mission is to best serve Oregon Tech by being active participants in promoting Oregon Tech’s vision, mission, and values and seeking to model best practices through our Office’s core values. OHR partners with our faculty, staff, and leadership to support them in attaining their goals while protecting the interests of the University. For more information, visit:



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Administration or relevant discipline.
  • Eight (8) years relevant and increasingly responsible experience managing and implementing multi- faceted HR functions including supervisory experience, of which, three (3) years must have been in an institution of higher education.
  • Experience managing and supervising teams.
  • Experience in complex organization working with leadership in the development and implementation of effective HR strategy to meet the organization’s goals.
  • Experience managing HR functions in a union environment.
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations.



  • Masters' degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Direct experience negotiating union contracts.
  • PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification.
  • Knowledge of Title IX and Title VII.


For more information, please review the Position Profile.  If the direct link doesn’t work in this advertisement, please go to and click on Open Positions and Higher Education. 



EFL Associates (, an executive search firm, is assisting Oregon Tech with its search for this important leadership position.  All calls and inquiries should be made through the search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final stage of the search, at which time the express permission of finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy public. 




  • STEP 2: Send us your letter of interest and résumé or curriculum vitae:
    • Send to
    • Email subject line should read “Oregon Tech AVP of HR Application
    • Apply by October 8, 2021 for best consideration




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