HCI Talent Officer

Employer:Huntsman Cancer Institute
City:Salt Lake City

Position Information

Position Description:Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, invites applications for the position of HCI Talent Officer. Reporting to the Chief HCI Transformation Officer, the successful candidate will provide exceptional vision, leadership, guidance, and oversight for projects of high importance. At a pivotal moment in the growth of this young, dynamic organization, the Talent Officer will play an important role in guiding organizational HR strategy, transformation, and purposeful, meaningful change. The Talent Officer will provide oversight and guidance to improve institutional effectiveness while adhering to culture and values. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. Relies on extensive experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. Collaborates with governing University human resource division(s). Confers regularly with senior leaders of both HCI and University.

Requires Bachelor’s degree and at least 15 years experience in the field or longstanding experience in relevant positions at institutions of similar size and/or scope. Demonstrated success as a motivational and transformational leader. The highest standards for personal and professional ethics and integrity. The ability to excel in a complex, high-demand environment, managing multiple priorities simultaneously. A profound respect for diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education.

Preferences include advanced degree in human resources, business administration, management, public administration, or equivalency. Certification as a human resource professional (HRCI-PHR or SPHR, SHRM-SPC or similar HRM certification) Experience in guiding organizational change management. Successful experience with an appreciation for and support of shared governance. Evidence of success in utilizing data to guide recommendations. Demonstrated success serving as human resources leader in higher education or academic cancer institution.


1. Recommends, develops, implements, and administers talent strategies.
2. Helps guide organizational transformation.
3. Oversees human resource matters for HCI while coordinating efforts/projects with the governing University HR division(s.)
4. Fosters innovation; leads and directs work of others; responsible for day-to-day operations within the department.
5. Interprets, coordinates, and evaluates existing strategies, policies, laws, programs and procedures pertaining to HCI faculty and staff.
6. Fiscal responsibilities and signature authority of HCI personnel/talent issues including salary and/or position changes.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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