Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Vice President for Human Resources (VP/HR) will have university-wide accountability for proactively leading human capital strategies and programs to build an effective and inclusive high-performance culture. The VP/HR leads, directs, implements, and exercises primary responsibility for all HR functions advancing best practices and human capital strategies in support of university goals.
The VP/HR will work closely with all executives, deans, academic departments and programs, faculty and staff in establishing and maintaining positive employee/labor relations. The successful candidate will be forward-thinking with the ability to cultivate trust. The VP/HR serves as a trusted confidante and problemsolver on some of the University's most sensitive and important issues and nurtures a spirit of mutual respect through open and effective communication, that leads to principled agreement and consensus.
The preferred candidate will be an experienced strategist who can develop an organization that is adaptive to change with comparable experience leading in a multi-faceted complex organizational environment with both centralized and decentralized operations. The VP/HR will have a proven track record of innovation, inclusive excellence and best practices when partnering across an organization and improving an organization's capability through the alignment of strategy, structure, people, rewards, metrics, and management processes. The VP/HR will leverage HR to accomplish key business objectives, implement cultural and organizational change, and ensure that the university has the capability, leadership, and bench strength to achieve its mission and long-term growth strategies.
Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. Harris Search Associates is assisting Oakland University for this search. Please send your application to the email address below or contact:
Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.
Tel: 614-798-8500 Cell: 614-354-2100
For further information regarding this position please view the full posting at www.HarrisSearch.com
Internal Number: 20885
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.