Assistant Vice President for Human Resources- HR Support & Services
Location: Evanston, Illinois
Internal Number: 44658
Department: Office of Human Resources Salary/Grade: EXS/19
Northwestern University seeks an outstanding leader to serve as the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Support and Services (AVP). Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer, the AVP for HR Support and Services will oversee Compensation, HR Operations, Payroll, Tax, and Reporting & Analytics. Leading approximately 40 human resource professionals, the AVP will foster strategic collaborations and build partnerships that drive organizational effectiveness, leverage technology and data analytics, and ensure efficient processes to provide superior service in support of the University’s mission and vision.
Fosters a “One HR” culture by working across HR to eliminate silos and enhance the delivery of services to the University community.
Provides strategic leadership in the areas of compensation, HR operations, payroll, tax and reporting and analytics to ensure transparent, accurate and timely responses to meet all customer needs.
Ensures accurate payroll processes and compliance with all tax laws and regulations.
Leads organizational excellence activities through the use of data analytics and effective project management that supports the entire HR function.
Partners with the Senior Director of HR Communications and Strategy to develop clear, concise communications related to operational processes and procedures.
Provides oversight of Compensation ensuring Northwestern has a modern, competitive structure that is current with the market. Leads creation of efficient and transparent compensation administration processes and education to ensure the application of sound principals and equity across the organization.
Develops and maintains strong working relationships with NU IT and collaborates on the design and implementation of various HR related systems, platforms, and technologies that support HR related activities.
Creates and monitors HR analytical metrics and develops strategies for improvement of HR processes and overall operations.
Ensures maintenance of complete and accurate employee records.
Under the direction of the Vice President and CHRO, leads assigned HR advisory committees to gather input from various constituencies.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, or other related field is required. Master’s degree or relevant certification preferred. • Five years of senior leadership level experience preferred.
Higher education or healthcare (especially academic medicine) experience is highly desirable; and experience working in a shared services environment is preferred. • Experience developing key partnerships across a variety of stakeholders to gain buy-in on initiatives. • Experience in communicating with various stakeholders and presenting to large groups in various forums.
Excellent leadership with a track record of developing and maintaining high performing teams.
Experience implementing change in a dynamic environment.
Demonstrated success leading in a diverse environment.
The AVP for HR Support and Services will need to demonstrate:
Teamwork and collaboration
Superb oral and written communication skills
Ability to make sound and accurate judgments and timely decisions
Ability to collaborate and recommend options, and relate sensitively to internal and external colleagues and constituents
Flexibility with the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks as necessary
Ability to delegate work assignments, set expectations and ensure the completion of delegated activities
Strong presentation and executive engagement, listening, and interpersonal skills
Ability to inspire support and buy-in from diverse individuals and groups
Northwestern requires all staff and faculty to be vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exceptions. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 and Campus Updates website.
The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.