21 days old
2018-06-282018-07-28

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Katie Dean
Spokane, Washington
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY

Associate Vice President, Human Resources

 

Gonzaga University (https://www.gonzaga.edu/) , a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic institution of higher learning located in Spokane, Washington, invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR). Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, the AVPHR oversees a talented staff of approximately 18 individuals and serves as the Chief Human Resource Officer across the University. The AVPHR plays a crucial role in providing leadership and development of human resource services, policies, and programs in support of the University mission and strategic priorities as it relates to recruitment, retention, and development of all Gonzaga employees. Gonzaga’s current total number of personnel exceeds 1,293.

 

The primary purpose of the AVPHR position is to provide expertise in the areas of strategic operations, organizational and professional development, institutional initiatives, and business operations management, all within the sphere of human resources. The AVPHR is responsible for leadership and coordination of high-quality, comprehensive human resources programs and services that support the institution’s mission, values and strategic plan. Core services include but are not limited to nondiscrimination, Title IX, diversity and inclusion, employee training, benefits, worker’s compensation, leaves of absence, recruitment, on and off-boarding, appointment, performance management, employee relations, compensation, professional development and organizational effectiveness. As a trusted resource and model for the entire university community, the AVPHR creates an atmosphere of trust, professionalism, integrity, openness and teamwork and acts as an agent for positive change by working with faculty, staff and administration to create and implement efficient and effective human resources practices.

 

The successful candidate for the AVPHR role will have a deep understanding of human resources within the higher education context, including strong knowledge of laws and regulations governing all areas of human resources and environmental health and safety. He or she will bring to the table experience in strategic planning, change management, process improvement, data driven decision making, and system implementation. The AVPHR must demonstrate a strong understanding of and commitment to Gonzaga University’s Catholic, Jesuit, humanistic tradition, mission and values, as well as a proven commitment to diversity related initiatives. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and ten years of relevant experience within higher education , five of which must be at the senior management level. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as is a demonstrated leadership track record. SPHR certification or other relevant HR certifications are preferred, as is a Master’s degree or post-graduate degree.

Gonzaga University has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. For more information or to apply (in confidence), please contact John Coutts at john.coutts@opuspartners.net or Katie Dean at katie.dean@opuspartners.net. Interested candidates will be asked to provide a resume and cover letter.

 

Gonzaga’s Commitment to Human Diversity: Diversity affirms our faith-inspired commitment to an inclusive community where human differences thrive within a campus community of equality, solidarity, and common human nature. We seek to nourish difference in an environment characterized by mutual respect and the sustainable creation of a campus climate that attracts and retains community members from diverse backgrounds. In this context, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, social class, religion, culture, sexual orientations, language and other human differences all contribute to the richness of our academic community life. These differences grace us individually as human being and collectively as a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic university striving to fulfill our Mission. We aspire to create a university environment that is welcoming and accessible to all staff, faculty, students, and other members of the Gonzaga community regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

 

Equal Opportunity: Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources, (509) 313-5996.

 

Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status, veteran status, gender, race or other protected category.

 

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