The AVP-HR will provide overall strategic and increasingly progressive HR leadership to the University. This role will be especially exciting to leaders who seek an opportunity to establish best practices across a substantial enterprise. At this time, HR structures at the University are often fragmented and overly focused on transactional issues without the needed emphasis of policy guidance, nor strategy to drive the desired employer brand recognition. A new leader will have the unique opportunity to significantly raise the bar for HR and improve the effectiveness of University academic and administrative units in the process.The AVP-HR will lead all aspects of human resources operations including staff recruitment, benefits, compensation, performance management, staff development, employee and labor relations, HR information systems, and union negotiations. While the overwhelming majority of University employees are non-unionized, the union population is an important element of the overall human resources eco-system at UChicago. The AVP-HR will also lead the Community of Practice for HR and serve in a major governance role related to HR service delivery as a new Shared Services Center is being developed.Key areas of focus:- Human Capital Management and Leadership Development - The AVP-HR will ensure alignment between human resource practices and the University's strategic direction while ensuring effective support for organizational and people strategies across the institution.- High Level Influence - The AVP-HR will actively collaborate with the President, Provost, VP/CFO, Deans, and Officers of the University and report to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.- Board Interaction - The AVP-HR may be expected to present to the Board of Trustees on various topics related to human capital management, HR compliance areas and talent recruiting and retention.- Talent Selection, Development & Retention - Develop innovative recruiting and development strategies and tools that will continue to attract and retain key talent across staff areas while developing a learning strategy that fulfills the education and learning mission of the organization's employees.- HR Systems - Identify and deploy appropriate technology solutions to enhance employee access to human resources information and develop the best means to deliver high-volume transactional services- Staff Selection and Development - Motivate and develop a team of human resource business partners and functional experts to drive best practices and services that meet the needs of internal clients and facilitate the achievement of the University's strategic goals
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with their request.
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