The Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources (AVC HR) leads the strategic HR function and serves as the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration, Finance, and Technology. The AVC, HR is also an active member of the Chancellor's Cabinet. Strategic system-wide support to include regular interactions with System's 23 college presidents and other senior executives within the Commonwealth are among the primary responsibilities for the incumbent. Additionally, the AVC, HR provides general guidance and direct supervision of the System Office's HR staff which includes Regional HR Consultants, a System Diversity Officer, a System Office HR Director, and other administrative staff. The AVC, HR also will be expected to effectively lead strategic projects for the entire system to include shared services implementation, HR transformation, technology updates and implementation, and ongoing strategic analyses. General responsibilities for the annual HR budgeting and HR initiatives are expected. The next AVC, HR will be a strategic visionary well-seasoned in talent management; diversity and inclusion; cultural transformation; compliance; and policy development, implementation, and interpretation. Understanding the complexity of the VCCS, the incumbent will be comfortable interacting with multiple colleges simultaneously in support of our 20,000 employees, including college level executives such as local CHROs, Vice Presidents of Finance and Administration, and Vice Presidents of Academics. Further experience interacting with the state Attorney General's office, or other legal executives, and other appropriate state level agencies to find comprehensive solutions to system-wide needs is also required. The system has identified the following key characteristics that will contribute to the success of the VCCS: - Effectively communicate in multiple mediums across all levels of the organization - Leader of diversity, equity, and inclusion - HRIS and technology leader - Knowledge of Talent Management for a changing workforce (succession planning, strategic recruitment, and retention) - Training design and Professional Development - Workforce Analysis to include compensation, benefits, and general workforce trends - Rewards and Recognition Programs
To accomplish the above, qualified candidates must have a master's degree and demonstrated successful senior executive experience at the highest levels. Previous experience must include significant responsibility for overall HR programs and processes. The successful candidate must have proven leadership abilities along with excellent communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to implement a strategic vision in a complex environment. The incumbent must also be able to effectively navigate state policies and procedures. Qualified candidates should have substantial experience interacting in Higher Education or a similar industry. SHRM - SCP or SPHR, and earned doctorate preferred
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Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.