Vice Chancellor for Human Resources - West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in Charleston West Virginia

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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Charleston, West Virginia 25301

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The position serves the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and the West Virginia Council for Commuinity and Technical College Education (Council).

Full-time, Non-Classified, Exempt, Benefits Eligible  

The Commission and Council seek to employ a Vice Chancellor for Human Resources to provide vision, leadership and direction for the human resources system comprised of the employees of the Commission, Council and governing boards of the state’s higher education system. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform functions, tasks and responsibilities necessary to carry out the policy directives of the Commission and Council.
  • Oversee and monitor all issues related to the personnel system for higher education employees.
  • Provide technical support to organizations as directed or requested on all issues related to the design, development, implementation and administration of the personnel system established by statute and duly promulgated rules.
  • Provide support to the Chancellors and organizations on a highly diverse range of issues including assistance with developing a culture of constant improvement in a rapidly changing, complex market. 
  • Develop and implement business-related initiatives involving organizational design, labor cost management, executive recruitment and compensation, leadership and management development, human resources data and technology, and compensation and benefits programs.
  • Responsible for coordinating compensation and benefits programs for all employees, including design and support for each higher education organization in implementing the programs.
  • Maintain the classification system including a regular review of jobs.
  • Ensure market comparison studies are conducted and provide a report annually on the status of relative market equity among the employee classifications.
  • Analyze and determine training needs and develop plans, procedures and programs to meet specific training needs as defined in statute.
  • Conduct performance reviews of personnel who administer human resource functions at each organization.
  • Serve      on statewide coordinating committees, including chairing the Job Classification      Committee and the Compensation Planning and Review Committee, serving as      liaison to classified staff and overseeing ad hoc committees focused on      system wide projects. 
  • Develop      and manage a consistent human resources information system.
  • Establish      best practice metrics and lead the systematic review of institutional      efforts toward best practice implementation.
  • Work      with the Chancellors and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration      in developing policy and programs for each system and individual campuses.     

Knowledge, skills and abilities:   The successful candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of higher education personnel administration processes and policy to support classification and compensation practices of various categories of employees.  Must have the ability to maintain comprehensive classification system and conduct market study analyzes.   Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative personnel as well as various constituent groups including, but not limited to, institutional chief human resources officers, classified employees and faculty.  Must have the ability to effectively communicate complex compensation methods and human resource best practices to various stakeholders.  Must have competence in maintaining human resources information management systems. 

Education and experience:  A master’s degree in human resources or a related field is required.  Five years as an administrator in human resources is also required.  Management experience in a higher education campus setting or coordinating / governing body is preferred.

The successful candidate must demonstrate significant experience in the administration of employment law, including state and federal regulations.  The candidate must also have experience in developing recruitment and selection techniques; building employee relations; and, overseeing legal reporting and compliance requirements.

Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating an ability to coordinate activities across a diverse higher education system and who possess knowledge of policies and procedures established for West Virginia institutions.

Salary:                    Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Closing date:         September 12, 2014.

Application process:  Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and contact information for three professional references. Finalists are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks.  Submit all information electronically via e-mail with “Vice Chancellor for Human Resources in the subject line to:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia are equal opportunity employers. To that end, we endeavor to provide equal treatment in employment and provision of services to applicants, employees and those we serve without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability or veteran status.  The Commission and Council provide a collegial, respectful and inclusive environment that values the diversity, creativity and contributions of its staff.

Keyword Phrases

  • higher education personnel administration
  • human resources administrator
  • administration of employment law
  • compensation practices
  • Human Resources Executives
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 9/12/2014