Associate Vice President of Human Resources
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Nevada State University (NSU) invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President of Human Resources (AVP-HR). Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Business Operations, the AVP-HR is responsible for overseeing, administering, and setting the strategic direction of Human Resource (HR) operations for NSU. The person in this role will provide leadership and direction for HR functions including talent acquisition, employee onboarding, training and development, performance management, labor and employee relations, EEO/AA, compensation and classification, workforce planning, HRIS/records management, Conflict of Interest, Disability Compliance, and Title IX matters for the campus community.
The person in this position is responsible for the collaborative creation of HR policies, programs, and practices on campus as well as aligning with the Compensation Philosophy of the university. The AVP-HR oversees coordination with a centralized system office that processes payroll, benefits, leave, and employee assistance programs. The AVP-HR must stay abreast of federal, state, system, and local laws and industry best practices.
The AVP-HR oversees a team of six, including an Assistant Director of HR, Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity, Learning and Development Manager, Coordinator of Benefits, Leave, and Wellness, Human Resource Generalist, and a Personnel Analyst. The successful candidate will be a proven leader experienced in managing change in a team focused environment, sensing and responding to customer feedback, and committed to a strategic, integrated, analytical, and proactive approach to service delivery. The successful candidate must have a strong customer service orientation and demonstrated dedication to supporting a rapidly growing, diverse workforce.
The successful incumbent will foster a high quality, progressive, innovative work environment by providing strategic leadership to anticipate, identify, analyze, and balance institutional and employee needs, thinking critically regarding business efficiency and effectiveness, and emphasizing utilization of technology in business processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The AVP-HR will work with employees and managers to resolve conflicts, will serve as internal consultant to institutional leadership, and serve as the faculty/staff ADA Officer. They will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles, will be committed to the tenets of the NSU's mission and vision, and will add strategic value to the University.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement:
Nevada State University, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), Nevada State is a university where teaching and student support are valued above all else.
A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 12% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 7% are multiracial.
We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the university and progress its mission, the university dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of Nevada State University, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.
We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.
We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.
Ensure that viable human resources strategies, programs, and initiatives are developed and or maintained and that the products and services provided by HR are valued, accurate, and dynamically formulated and implemented to meet the change work environment and changing priorities. Responsible for administrative oversight of ongoing operations of HR.
Ensure that NSU's organizational strategies, initiatives, and programs (professional development/training, recruitment, and retention) are developed and effectively implemented.
Oversee a robust employee relations process and verify employee relations matters are handled confidentially, impartially and in accordance with all relevant laws, rules, regulations, policies and practices. Ensures relevant training is developed for employees and/or supervisors.
Administer, oversee, and manage of all aspects of the NSU's EEO/AA and Title IX functions. Ensures campus-wide compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies related to EEO/AA, ADAAA, and Title IX.
Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Business, or a related field
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources administration
Thorough knowledge of the Human Resources field including federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (Nevada State does not sponsor employment-related visas).
Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.
Salary & Benefits
Experience in higher education or state or local government
Knowledge of Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) regulations
Budgeted salary range for this position is $145,000-$150,000. Nevada State University offers excellent benefits, including 17.50% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.
This Posting is Open Until Filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Best consideration will be given to those applications received prior to January 15, 2024. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.
Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants
Nevada State University employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSU, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the "Browse Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at Nevada State and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Browse Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.
If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at [email protected]
Please upload the following documents:
Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State University;
Names and contact information of three references (you will be notified before references are contacted).
Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
Nevada State University does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
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