UNC Asheville offers an education that is adaptive, affordable, and endlessly relevant as the only liberal arts and sciences campus in the University of North Carolina System. Our small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster connections between curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility.
Learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects that make a profound impact at home and around the world. About 3,000 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with a genuine hunger to take on new challenges and opportunities through the more than 30 majors offered.
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in one of America's great small cities, Asheville, North Carolina, UNC Asheville offers an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there's room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier.
Classification Title : Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Department : Human Resources
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. This critical role is responsible for providing strategic, transformational leadership and administration in the development and implementation of all matters relating to human resources and human capital management.
Reporting to the Vice Chancellor/Chief Operating Officer, the Associate Vice Chancellor will be the institutional leader for the areas of human resources and equal opportunity compliance. This role will be responsible for the strategic direction and effectiveness of the University's workforce programs and services for faculty and staff.
The University seeks candidates and nominees who bring expertise and leadership to engage employees and to foster a welcoming campus climate. The Associate Vice Chancellor is expected to enhance the organization's multicultural understanding and practice, create talent acquisition strategies to build strong pipelines for current and future hiring needs, and provide a variety of programs and services that support, develop, leverage, and recognize employee strengths.
The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) will provide leadership in the areas of:
Human Resources – strengthen alignment between the institution's values and human resource practices, overseeing all HR functions, including Benefits, Compensation, EEO/AA, HR Information Systems, HR Policy, Employee Relations, Employee Orientation and Development, and Talent Acquisition, and Retention. Lead and execute HR strategic initiatives that are broad based with university-wide impact and implement HR strategic initiatives that promote organizational capacity, competency and salary matters. Foster a campus culture of support, engagement, and recognition. The associate vice chancellor will align HR services and technologies more closely with the strategic needs and goals of UNC Asheville.
Equal Opportunity and Compliance – monitor, develop, and implement the University's recruitment, hiring, and Equal Employment Opportunity policies and procedures, ensuring the University's compliance with related state and federal laws, and university policies, regulations, and rules. Promote activities and training that arise from the University's commitment to foster equitable treatment to employees and students and its obligation to comply with employment laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX, Title VII, and other related state and federal laws and regulations.
The Associate Vice Chancellor will develop, implement, coordinate, and evaluate Human Resources strategies, policies, programs, and procedures and oversee HR functions and the HR team in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the University.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree. May also consider a Bachelor's degree and significant equivalent experience.
Minimum of seven years of leadership experience in higher education or comparable environment.
Deep knowledge of Human Resource functions, including applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
Ethical and clear communication, open interpersonal and team building skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills in complex environments.
Career history that shows progressively increasing responsibility in Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance related fields.
A visionary, strategic, and inclusive leader committed to the highest standards of integrity, problem solving and communication.
Proven leadership abilities to establish department/division goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve. Strong supervisory skills to maintain an effective staff.
Current working knowledge of applicable laws pertaining to Title VII, Title IX, ADA and related state and federal laws.
Commitment to university-wide leadership.
Advanced written, verbal, and presentation skills to influence and facilitate sustainable and collegial cultural change and shared governance.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Management, I/O Psychology, Organizational Development, or a related field.
The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The AVC will demonstrate a commitment to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.