Reporting to the CHRO, the AVP will join an HR team that has been changing and transforming into a dynamic and strategic business partner. The AVP needs to be a collaborative partner that demonstrates both personal and professional integrity. S/he is transformative, collaborative, flexible and creative but can also be a hands-on problem solver with a track record of designing and delivering customer-focused services modeled on best practices. The AVP will serve as a mentor, resident expert, business partner and strategic advisor to the organization to ensure alignment of policies, processes and exceptional quality service.
The Associate Vice President, Human Resources provides oversight of Staffing, Compensation, Organization Development, Benefits, Shared Services and HRIS in the Human Resources Department. Responsible for operations, assessment and program enhancements that serve to increase productivity, visibility, and effectiveness of all areas of the University, the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Cooper School of Medicine at Rowan University.
The successful candidate will bring a high level of professionalism and exceptional communication, customer service and organizational skills. The AVP is a significant leadership position. This individual will be deeply dedicated to employee well-being, and the value of people to the university mission. This individual will foster an equitable and inclusive workplace culture with a clear focus on employee engagement and a sense of belonging. This position will work closely with the CHRO, the AVP of Employee Equity and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Major responsibilities include:
Provide leadership, direction and development to HR operations covering staffing, talent acquisition, onboarding, training, benefits, HRIS and performance and talent management.
Works collaboratively with the CHRO to create and deliver a transformational strategic vision for HR and to position HR as a leadership partner
Supervise, manage and develop HR staff in support of their functions
Collaborates with the AVP of Employee Equity and the AVP of Labor Relations to create synergistic employee relations
In collaboration with the VP oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of the strategic action plan
Directs a process of organizational planning and development that evaluates structure, job design and human capital forecasting.
Responsible for HR compliance and reporting
Collaborate with the Director of Benefits and Organizational Effectiveness to create efficient and effective processes for HR delivery systems
Responsible, with Director of HRIS, to provide oversight for direction of HR technology and efficiency opportunities.
With Director of Staffing and Compensation, provide leadership to compensation function and create a compensation philosophy in accordance with university mission and in compliance with NJ Equal Pay Act.
Proactively partner across the university and provide credible guidance to university stakeholders.
Responsible for developing informative employee communications designed to keep employees and management knowledgeable about people initiatives.
Enhance organizational development program to enhance university talent management; provide cross-functional training; Collaborate with Director of Organization Development to enhance leadership development
Coordinate ongoing review, in coordination with VP and AVP of EE, for all policies, programs and practices to ensure compliance and research-based best practice programs for human capital development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expertise across all HR functional areas
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Capable of delivering operational excellence including eliminating process time and improving response time
Ability to inspire and mentor a committed HR team
Ability to balance being progressive and innovative while being mindful of the parameters of a public institution
Ideal candidate has a comprehensive background in public sector including labor relations and change management
Ability to work across channels to promote strong working relationships with constituents across the system.
Strong business acumen; drive results through strong analytics
Graduate degree in Business or related field required
10+ years of demonstrated progressive leadership and supervisory experience human resources
Experience in public higher education or academic healthcare strongly preferred
Experience working with diverse populations required
HR certification preferred
Internal Number: 493819
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