Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVP HR). The Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVP HR) is a senior administrative position reporting to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and serves as a strategic advisor to this Vice President and other university leadership on all human resources issues. The AVP HR is a key member of the campus leadership team committed to accomplishing the university’s mission and dedicated to promoting a high performance culture that recruits, energizes and retains an exemplary faculty, staff and student workforce.
The Associate Vice President for Human Resources serves as an internal consultant and collaborative business partner, and has the ability to think creatively to meet the needs of the campus, facilitate change, listen, and build strong relationships with academic and administrative leadership and other key stakeholders. This leader will also have experience transforming a Human Resources function for an evolving organization on a fast trajectory.
The Associate Vice President for Human Resources will develop and implement the strategic vision for Human Resources and lead the daily operational management of a department committed to excellent and responsive customer service and operational effectiveness. Functional responsibilities include employee recruitment, compensation and classification, benefits administration, learning and development, performance management, employee relations, human resource information systems, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
Works collaboratively with all University units and provides advice, counsel and training to senior management, administrators, supervisors and employees on human resource and compliance issues.
Pro-actively assesses policy and engages leadership and key stakeholders to develop policies to minimize risk. Implements and communicates effective policies, programs and efficient processes for the benefit of the campus community.
Oversees and develops talent management, including faculty and staff recruitment, onboarding, and training and professional development; compensation, benefits and wellness; retention and performance management; coordination with HR and budget systems and payroll operations; compliance with federal and state laws and regulations; and Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) policies and reporting requirements.
Develops and mentors a high performing staff through professional development, mentoring, performance management and feedback.
Fosters positive and productive working relationships within the University and beyond the University with SBOE staff, other higher education professionals, state agencies, and regulatory agencies. Serves on local and system-wide committees and task forces.
Utilizes surveys, data and key performance metrics to assess performance and provide benchmarks to set and improve operational goals.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Expertise in HR principles, federal and state employment laws and employee relations.
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Ability to handle difficult challenges, exercise sound judgment and provide appropriate advice and counsel to both employees and managers.
Strong analytical and organization skills.
Ability to model the University’s Shared Values and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate respect for the individual. Honor diversity and difference. Exhibit compassion, optimism, collaboration, and intellectual rigor. Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.
A demonstrated record of success in creating a collaborative environment that values operational effectiveness, superior customer service and cultural alignment with institutional strategies and aspirations. Ability to take an HR organization to the next level.
Knowledge of and commitment to human resources best practices in organizational leadership and human resources, an active leader in developing programs to foster a diverse and inclusive community, effective presentation skills and an appreciation for and support of shared governance.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and work both independently and on teams on multiple projects.
Knowledge of change management and proven ability to implement change in a complex organization.
At a minimum you should have:
• A Bachelor's degree in human resource management or related field from an accredited institution of higher education required.
• Eight or more years of experience in human resources management, with at least five years of experience in a senior management position handling a complex workforce with a diversity of business needs.
Preferentially, you will have:
• SPHR or other professional HR certifications.
• Knowledge of complexities associated with faculty and staff issues at a research university.
Additional Salary Information: An attractive compensation package will be commensurate with experience.
Recognized as a university on the move, Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with enrollment of more than 22,000 students. The University is located in the heart of Idaho’s capital city, a growing metropolitan area that serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, and cultural center of the state. Time Magazine ranked Boise #1 in 2014 for ‘getting it right’ with a... thriving economy, a booming cultural scene, quality health care, and a growing university. Livability.com also ranked Boise first among the top 10 cities to raise a family in 2014 thanks to an abundant quality of life, a family-friendly culture, a vibrant downtown, and great outdoor recreation. To further enhance the superb quality of life Boise offers, the University has committed to sustaining the conditions necessary for faculty to enter and thrive in their academic careers, while meeting personal and family responsibilities.