Associate Vice President - Human Resources
Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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Iowa State University seeks an accomplished Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVP-HR) to provide dynamic and strategic leadership in the development of progressive and responsive programs, services, and policies. The AVP-HR will endeavor to create and sustain an environment that exemplifies the university's strategies for strengthening human resource management and promoting professional development. The AVP-HR reports to the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance. This position is exempt from ISU Professional and Scientific policies and serves at the pleasure of the administration. Areas of responsibility include performance management, employee and labor relations, compensation, recruitment, organizational development, benefits, student health insurance, workers compensation, and childcare services. This position plays a key role in the Kuali HR initiative, as ISU is a founding partner in the KPME project (Kuali People Management for the Enterprise).

As a leading land grant university, Iowa State University values its mission to create, share, and apply knowledge through student-centered education, global collaboration, transformational basic and applied research, and Extension and outreach. ISU fosters a diverse and rewarding work environment. Consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities by U.S. News and World Report, ISU is a distinguished AAU research university. Located in Ames, Iowa, rated one of the top ten best places to live in the country, ISU has more than 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 6,300 employees. More information about ISU can be found at

The successful candidate will be a collaborator, effective communicator, and creative problem solver with demonstrated success as a transformational leader in building a high performing team. This person will have a record of innovation in policy and program delivery, progressive management responsibility and technical expertise in HR, and experience in strategic planning that moves the HR organization tangibly forward. Candidates will have knowledge of human resource issues impacting large, complex organizations.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree and 10 years of related experience; OR Master's degree and 8 years of related experience; OR Ph.D. or other doctoral/professional program and 6 years of related experience. Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
-Master's Degree and additional years of experience in higher education
-Demonstrated strategic business expertise

Commensurate with qualifications.

Special Conditions
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and completion of a background check.

Application Instructions
Nominations, expressions of interest and applications (cover letter, resume and the name and contact information of three references) should be submitted via email to the university's consultant:

Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, Harris Search Associates

Information submitted will be held in strict confidence.

Tel: 614-798-8500 ext. 125 Cell: 614-354-2100 A detailed profile is available for download at

Review of applications will begin immediately and accepted until the position is filled.

For fullest consideration, applications before July 26, 2013 are encouraged.

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