The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR). This position reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and provides leadership for the University’s human resources programs and services. As the University’s chief human resources officer, the Associate Vice President is responsible for leading campus human resources efforts in collaboration with Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, faculty and staff. The central human resources organization includes 90 staff members who provide programs and services to approximately 11,600 faculty and staff and more than 5,800 retirees.
UGA Human Resources (HR) serves the University and its employees through strategic counsel, employee engagement and the efficient management of operations. As a resource to people, HR is engaged throughout the employee’s lifetime at the University of Georgia. The HR team navigates sensitive situations and information, and assists in the resolution of complex work-related issues. Sharing expertise in all aspects of the employee work experience is the hallmark of the team.
A detailed leadership profile outlining the qualifications and responsibilities for the AVPHR is available at this link.
The University of Georgia will be assisted by WittKieffer in this search. Initial review of applications will begin no later than July 26, 2021. Applications received by that date will be assured of full consideration. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and a statement describing the applicant’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applications should be submitted through WittKieffer's candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to UGA's consultants Lucy Leske, Ryan Crawford and Sarah Miller at UGAAVPHR@wittkieffer.com
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (HRWeb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline.
At least 10 years of progressive experience in human resources administration.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all members of the University community.
A history of responsible management and leadership experience.
A record of fostering an inclusive culture, promoting equity and advancing diversity.
Master’s degree in an appropriate academic discipline.
Relevant certifications, such as a PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CPLP, etc.
Ten or more years of progressive higher education experience in human resource areas.
Experience with enterprise human capital management, strategic system implementations and shared service models.
Internal Number: Witt Kieffer 22513
About University of Georgia
The University of Georgia, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA was founded in 1785 as the first state-chartered university in the country. More than 235 years later, the University of Georgia remains a national leader in higher education. The University is located in Athens, GA, approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the country.