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Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 8, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Working Title

Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus


Human Resources - 35700


Chancellor - 25000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

This position functions as the chief human resources officer for the University of North Carolina Wilmington and ensures all HR programs and initiatives are integrated and effective in supporting the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the institution. The chief human resource officer directly participates in institutional planning and decision making as a member of the university’s executive cabinet. In addition, the AVCHR is responsible for providing comprehensive human resources services, including efforts for recruitment, retention and development for faculty and staff Exempt from the State Human Resources Act ( EHRA ) as well as those staff subject to the State Human Resources Act ( SHRA ). As such, the incumbent reviews, updates, and when necessary, drafts UNCW policies related to staff and EHRA non faculty employment. Further, the incumbent interprets these policies and educates the campus to facilitate UNCW compliance with federal and state employment laws, HR policies and procedures from the UNC Board of Governors and the Office of State Human Resources.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Related master’s degree and three years’ experience in human resources is required which should include some supervisory or management experience, OR a related bachelor’s degree and five years’ directly related experience in human resources that includes some supervisory and management experience may be substituted in lieu of a master’s degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
• Knowledge of contemporary principles of human resource management and public personnel practices; federal and state employment laws and regulations; and public sector employment policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of contemporary diversity and inclusion principles and ability to support the university’s D&I vision through services, programming, and resources for all employees.
• Ability to interpret and advise on the application of EEO /AA laws and regulations to public sector faculty/staff hiring processes; to interpret business and operational needs and develop integrated, creative solutions; and to analyze problems and develop creative solutions to complex human resource issues.
• Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques; computerized information systems used in human resources applications; alternative dispute resolution processes; federal and state wage and salary laws and regulations; faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Familiarity with NC policies governing Human Resources; experience in higher education setting preferred.

Required Certifications or Licensures


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The Office of the Chancellor is staffed to provide direct resources to the chancellor with regard to relations with the Board of Trustees, relations with the General Assembly and UNC System Administration, internal and external communication, legal counsel, human resource administration, institutional diversity, athletics administration, and audit. These programs assist the chancellor in fostering a rich, diverse learning environment, setting the vision for the university, and directing academic and administrative resources through the vice chancellors.

The Office of Human Resources provides strategic leadership and direction to all facets of human resources management and includes employment, classification, and compensation; salary and benefits administration; human resources information systems ( HRIS ); talent development; and employee relations and retention for an employee population of 2,170 – including EHRA, Faculty, SHRA and temporary employees. Human Resources is recognized for contemporary and innovative human resources administration, contributing to the advancement of the profession through its external associations, and for exercising leadership within the UNCW community in providing excellence in customer service and continuous improvement of administrative processes.

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

This recruitment is being managed through Wittkieffer. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should provide, as two separate attachments, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile at .

These materials should be sent via e-mail to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s consultants Sarah Miller and Bree Liddell at .

Months Per Year

12 Months


1.0 (40 hours per week)

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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