Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: January 4, 2022
Work type: -Executive ManagementMajor Administrative Unit /
College: -AdministrationDepartment: -Human Resources 10070642Sub
Area: -FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary: -Salary Commensurate with
ExperienceLocation: -East LansingCategories: -Human Resources,
Executive Management, Full Time (90-100%),
Non-UnionWorking/Functional TitleVice President and Chief Human
Resources OfficerPosition SummaryReporting to the executive vice
president for administration and chief information officer, the
VP/CHRO will help provide strategic direction and tactical support
of institution-wide human capital management and will serve as a
proactive partner to the presidents cabinet on all matters related
to HR. The VP/CHRO oversees the delivery of HR policies, programs,
benefits, and services for approximately 12,000 full- and part-time
faculty and staff. The VP/CHRO will work collaboratively across
campus to integrate high-quality Human Resources services
throughout all facets of the university. Success in this role
requires an effective communicator and strategic thought partner
with demonstrated experience within a similarly sized and complex
environment.OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES -The successful VP/CHRO
will address the following opportunities and challenges:
- Guide the transformation of the HR function toward becoming a
true strategic partner to executive and administrative leadership
and the populations served by the HR team, focused on both driving
a culture of greater accountability, as well as supporting efforts
in promoting MSU as an employer-of-choice.
- Implement a collaborative strategy to successfully realign MSUs
outdated employee classification system.
- Lead a service-oriented culture of innovation, accountability,
and excellence. Develop and execute a robust talent management
strategy that includes effective talent acquisition programs to
ensure the appropriate recruitment and long-term retention of
faculty, staff, and executive management employees.
- Drive leadership development, performance management, training,
and succession planning programs, geared toward the increasing
interest in MSUs progressive and forward-thinking strategic
- Craft a compensation and classification system and strategy to
ensure market-based, equitable wage and salary programs, and
competitive and cost-effective benefits programs for
administration, faculty, and staff.
- Provide meaningful support to all levels regarding human
resources issues. Assure the timely exchange of accurate
information, reports, data, documents, trends, as appropriate to
effectuate management and decision-making processes.
- Actively cultivate cooperative and productive relationships
with key constituents across the university, while emphasizing
transparency and effective communications with the community, and
improving the constituent experience.
- Foster and provide leadership in diversity, equity, and
inclusion initiatives, ensuring MSUs workforce honors individuality
and protects the rights and dignity of all.Equal Employment
Opportunity StatementAll qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran
status.Required DegreeBachelorsMinimum RequirementsQualifications
and ExperienceThe vice president will bring many, if not all, of
the following professional qualifications, skills, and experiences:
- Progressively responsible track record of demonstrated
successes supporting a diverse workforce in planning,
organizational effectiveness, problem-solving, hiring, retention,
facilitation, and decision-making skills and competencies.
- Demonstrated expertise with a record of achievement in
evaluating proactive and competitive human resources practices and
presenting recommended courses of action for development to
executive and administrative leadership.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as
strong presentation and influencing skills.
- Ability to work effectively and productively in a collaborative
team capacity with creative approaches to organizational
- Ability to create and implement effective communications
strategies to broadly disseminate information regarding human
resources strategies, objectives, and priorities.Key Required
- A proven track record of fostering change management, process
improvement, and development and implementation of effective and
efficient business processes.
- A proven track record of success as an executive HR leader in a
higher education setting.
- Strong management skills with experience working with
decentralized and highly autonomous operating units. Demonstrated
knowledge of the laws, regulations, and executive orders relating
to human resource and affirmative action/equal employment
opportunity issues and concerns.
- Demonstrated expertise in budget management.
- Participative management style advocates team collaboration
with a strong ability to influence. Ability to collaborate with
multiple and diverse constituencies with a strong commitment to
service and providing an excellent constituent experience. A
history of building and developing teams. Displays empathy.
- Demonstrated strong negotiation skills to successfully manage
leadership and employee expectations.
- Previous success providing effective coaching to direct reports
to optimize their capabilities by providing feedback, advice, and
suggestions to ensure success.
- Ability to provide managerial support as needed, an
approachable and compassionate listener.
- Unquestionable ethics in establishing a workplace environment
that promotes the dignity of people and the diversity of talent,
while enabling others to serve society.
- The successful candidate should ideally hold a bachelors degree
in a relevant field, with an advanced degree preferred.Required
Application MaterialsTO APPLY:Michigan State University has
retained the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to
assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, referrals, and
applications should be sent in confidence to:Rebecca Kennedy,
Partner Stephanie Simon, Associate Isaacson, Miller
-Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU
students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with
limited exceptions. Learn more at: -Review of Applications Begins
On01/19/2022WebsiteMSU StatementMichigan State University has been
advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160
years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU
pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships
to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing
life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic
community through more than 200 programs of study in 17
degree-granting colleges.Advertised: -Nov 29, 2021 -Eastern
Standard TimeApplications close: -Nov 29, 2023 -Eastern Standard
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