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Associate Vice President - Human Resources

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan 49401
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 Job Summary
The Associate Vice President for Human Resources is the university's chief Human Resources Officer and reports to the Vice President for Administration. This position is responsible for strategic planning and oversight of the delivery of human resources services and programs for the university community, including leadership of human resources policies and procedures, staff relations, bargaining, employee benefits and wellness, recruitment, compensation and classification, performance management, training and professional development, HRIS, and record keeping.


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Required Qualifications and Education:

The successful candidate will have a strong background in Human Resources and will be required to have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Management, Business Administration, Organizational Development, or a related field
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible human resources experience as well as supervisory experience in a Human Resources leadership and management capacity
  • Extensive knowledge of benefits, workforce development, classification, compensation, human resources technology systems, organizational development, policy review, employee relations, labor relations, training and development, industry trends, employment law, and federal rules and regulations governing human resources administration in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic planning for the Human Resources Department and for the organization
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, fairness, confidentiality, and solid, unwavering ethical values
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, public speaking, and conflict resolution skills; ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Excellent organizational skills, and must have the presence, the intelligence, and the demeanor necessary to effectively interact at all levels within, and external to, the university
  • Excellent budget preparation and fiscal management skills
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