Portland State University seeks a forward-thinking and dynamic leader for Associate Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, this position will continue the momentum toward a strategically-driven organization, providing management and leadership in human resource functions for the University's principal assets: its students, faculty, and staff.
The AVP serves as a critical advisor to senior University leadership on all human resources matters and participates in the development and implementation of the University's strategic plans, policies, and procedures. The successful candidate will lead PSU's team of HR professionals through extensive knowledge of HR best practices, employee engagement, total rewards, HRIS, analytics and data-based decision making, strategic leadership, and employee/labor relations.
A Bachelor's degree in human resources, organizational development, labor law, or other related fields.
Minimum of 7+ years of human resource experience in areas such as training, payroll, employment, HRIS, employee and labor relations, compensation, and benefits administration; at least five of those years should have been spent in a leadership role.
Solid knowledge of recruiting, performance management, training and development, wage and hour law, labor law, Title IX and legal compliance, benefits, compensation, EEO/AA guidelines, and employee relations.
Ability to develop policies and procedures, and to effectively communicate all policies and procedures to University employees and departments.
Superior interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of both internal and external constituents.
Experience as a successful facilitator in conflict resolution.
Experience designing and implementing successful staff development programs.
Demonstrated leadership ability with strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to balance the daily operations of a Human Resources office with the strategic needs of the University.
A strong commitment to customer service, including a demonstrated record of fostering that commitment within HR teams and related work groups.
Master's degree in Human Resources related field.
7+ years of experience leading an HR department.
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification.
Experience in employee and labor relations/collective bargaining contract administration, grievances, and arbitration and/or experience working in a unionized environment.
Experience working in public higher education and ideally in a large, decentralized institution.
Experience in overseeing HR information systems and related technologies.
Internal Number: 33777
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state