Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID#2336

The Associate Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is responsible for the delivery of human resource services to Miami University's 23,000 students, faculty and staff.  

The CHRO must demonstrate respect for all employees and for shared-governance processes. As an institutional leader, the CHRO must respect Miami’s history, traditions and culture while challenging the University to change continually to be more nimble, and move quickly and efficiently.

The successful CHRO brings best practices from leading-edge human capital organizations, and idea generation and innovation to further the University’s goals. The CHRO should be a leader who anticipates change, and recognizes impediments to executing change and can adjust the pace and timing of changes as may be needed.

It is essential that the CHRO has strong managerial experience and be a decision maker who makes informed and sound decisions based on data and an understanding of the organization and its culture. To adapt successfully to the Miami culture, the CHRO will need to build collaborative relationships across the University and communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies and should possess the following attributes:

  • Highest integrity and ethics
  • Engaging and inspiring
  • Collegial and collaborative
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Open and transparent

This is a highly visible position and the CHRO must understand and respect the requirements of working in a public university environment.

The CHRO reports jointly to the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Senior Vice President for Finance & Business Services. The Office of Human Resources comprises five departments: Benefit Services, Staff Development, Compensation and Employment Services, Labor Relations, and Payroll Services.

The CHRO, leading a team of 35+ and an operating budget of $3 million, is responsible for delivery of human resources services to all University departments and campuses, including faculty on human resources administrative services (e.g., benefits). The Assistant Provost, reporting to the Provost, is responsible for faculty matters, such as recruitment, compensation, processing appointments, etc.


The following Key Objectives have been identified to measure, in part, the CHRO’s performance.

  • Promote a service and continuous improvement culture within Human Resources and throughout the University focusing on needs of students, departments, faculty and staff, and other constituent groups.
  • Develop a Human Resources strategic plan consistent with the University’s 2020 Plan.
  • Evaluate and, if necessary, restructure the Human Resources organization to ensure resources are aligned with the needs and positioned to accomplish the University's goals and objectives.
  • Partner with the Assistant Provost, Chief Diversity Officer, and Director of Equity and Equal Opportunity to move the Office of Human Resources and these offices to a more integrated model, while preserving each office’s autonomy, to strategically support the University’s goals and priorities.
  • Review and, if necessary, improve the service delivery model to ensure efficient, service oriented and cost effective delivery of services with a focus on recruitment of staff and student employees, and investigation and conflict resolution processes.
  • Lead a review of the position classification systems and develop recommendations for adopting a contemporary system that aligns with the dynamics of today’s workplace.
  • Lead a review of staff and student employee compensation, and if necessary, recommend changes to ensure the University is competitive to attract and retain top talent.
  • Evaluate and, if necessary, improve the performance evaluation system to support talent management initiatives, retention and promotion.
  • In collaboration with University leaders, develop and implement talent development programs, and promotion pathways and succession planning strategies for key positions.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, organizational development or a related human resources field and 15 years of relevant human resources experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, extensive experience in compensation, succession planning, talent management, recruitment and experience working in higher education or public sector organizations. Evidence of leading the development and implementation of significant change initiatives in a complex organization is also preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Contact Hudepohl & Associates, at 614-854-7300 or for more information.

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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