Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEWayne State University is seeking a talented HR leader to serve as the Associate Vice President of Human Resources (AVP HR). The AVP HR leads human capital initiatives and strategies that will support high levels of employee engagement, promote customer service excellence, and attract and retain high performing employees. The AVP HR oversees all aspects of human resources including labor and employee relations, compensation, benefits & wellness, talent acquisition, HR data and technology, payroll, and performance management. The AVP HR will work collaboratively with the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Personnel who is responsible for faculty and academic staff affairs and academic labor relations. The AVP HR reports to the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSDevelop the team, structure and processes to manage the departments and programs within the division of human resources;Analyze and interpret related legislation, and establish methods for incorporating legislation into the functioning of the university; Ensure alignment between human resources practices and the University's mission, vision and values;Oversee negotiating and interpreting non-academic collective bargaining agreements;Review and assess existing, and proposed programs and systems and implement changes which improve efficiency and effectiveness of human resources processes;Lead human resources and the entire university community in developing policies, practices, and protocols that help foster a diverse and inclusive employee population and advance the principles of equity, inclusion and accessibility;Serve as a strategic advisor on a variety of HR matters; Motivate, develop and create a strong and professional HR team that delivers excellent customer service and brings discipline and consistency to HR processes throughout the university;Develop new systems to provide timely and efficient reporting of employee information
Qualifications: EDUCATIONMBA or a Master's Degree in HR or closely related field. EXPERIENCEA minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible human resource experience with at least 5 years of recent experience as a top human resources executive leading a broad range of human resources functions in a union environment. Experience working successfully in a complex, decentralized environment. University experience is a plus. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESAbility to initiate and lead continuous improvement efforts through innovative HR solutions and technology, and to create, implement, administer and evaluate best practices in human resources programs and services. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively, persuasively and credibly with all levels of employees. Effective management and leadership skills. Demonstrated strong interpersonal abilities.PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY:Wayne State University has retained the executive search firm, Kaye/Bassman, to recruit candidates for this position. Nominations, expressions of interest and questions should be addressed to Dr. Richard Jordan, the executive search consultant supporting this search.Dr. Richard JordanKaye/Bassman International Corp.(972) 265-5337 -Directrjordan@kbic.com -EmailApplications and letter of interest should be submitted electronically to Wayne State University via this website. For questions, recommendations and further information contact Dr. Richard Jordan, who is leading the search process.
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About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.