Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Employer:Elon University

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Position Description:Elon University seeks an experienced, effective, and strategic leader to serve as its Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR). The AVPHR is responsible for policy development and operations of the Office of Human Resources and will provide functional leadership and oversight for the following areas of HR: salary and compensation; employee benefits; employee relations; labor relations; recruitment; employee development and training; employee recognition programs; faculty and staff wellness programs; workers’ compensation program; performance appraisal processes; and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Elon seeks an engaged leader passionate about the role that higher education plays in the development of people and society.

Reporting to Bob Shea, Vice President for Business, Finance, and Technology, the AVPHR will be expected to brief and interact with Elon’s senior leadership on strategic human resources issues impacting the University and its people. The position has campus-wide impact and interacts with faculty, staff, and administrators across the University community. The AVPHR will lead Human Resources as a collaborative strategic institutional partner through programs, policy and process development and implementation, and participation on Elon’s University-wide committees.

Founded in 1889, Elon University has held its core values constant throughout its history: close working relationships between faculty and students, a culture that supports constant innovation, and a strong sense of community. Elon is a selective, mid-sized private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. Students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship. Consequently, Elon’s four-year graduation rate is 82% making it a top 100 university in this essential output metric. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. Elon University’s success can be attributed to a stable team of strong leaders working within a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture in which new ideas are welcomed and frequently realized. Change is a constant, rooted in the University’s core commitments to excellence, student success through engaged learning, the teacher-scholar model, wise use of resources, and rigorous, flexible planning.

Elon University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this critical recruitment. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be directed in strict confidence to Rebecca Kennedy, Partner, Emily McCarthy, Senior Associate; Isaacson, Miller. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged via:

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

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