Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Western Washington University invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources. Western seeks an accomplished Human Resources senior professional who will proactively lead and oversee the Human Resources function. This position reports to the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs and is a member of the University’s Executive Team.
Western Washington University enrolls over 15,000 students in more than 160 academic programs at the Bellingham campus and seven satellite locations around the Puget Sound area. The main campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of over 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands, and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western, which first opened its doors in 1899, is perennially ranked as the best public, master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest and No. 2 in the West, according to U.S. News and World Report college rankings.
The Associate Vice President for Human Resources serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Western Washington University and reports to the Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs. The successful candidate is expected to be a strategic partner and provide leadership and policy direction. The Associate Vice President (AVP) will also provide line management oversight for all University human resource management functions, including staff employee and labor relations, diversity outreach and engagement, organizational and talent development, recruitment and onboarding, retirement and insurance, human resource information systems and data management, payroll, employee disability accommodations, and staff classification and compensation programs. The AVP oversees and ensures compliance with the collective bargaining agreements for classified employees as well as the Professional Staff Handbook. The AVP serves as a member of the Vice President’s senior management team, and is part of the University’s Executive Team.
The position is a full-time, 12-month executive position with an excellent benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Western Washington University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For best consideration, please submit applications materials by August 30, 2021. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Application materials should include the following:
Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
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