Texas State University - Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

TX, San Marcos

Texas State University seeks an innovative and engaged leader to serve as its next assistant vice president for human resources. The assistant vice president serves as the chief human resources officer (CHRO) at one of the largest and most vibrant universities in America. The CHRO plays a key role in furthering the university’s academic, research and service missions. Leading a team of over 25 employees, the CHRO is responsible for a wide range of activities, including, but not limited to: working directly with university senior leadership on strategic planning; developing and administering comprehensive, innovative and proactive human resources (HR) policies and procedures; championing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts; effectively communicating information regarding HR programs and initiatives; and representing the university at the state and national levels on HR matters. The CHRO reports directly to Mr. Eric Algoe, vice president for finance and support services.

The successful candidate must have at least 10 years of HR and leadership experience, preferably in a higher education or health care environment, as well as a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field. A graduate degree is preferred as is an appropriate professional certification (SHRM Senior Certified Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources).

Texas State encompasses multiple campuses and locations across central Texas, employs approximately 8,000 people, and offers its more than 38,000 students 98 bachelor’s, 91 master’s and 14 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. The university also has an Honors College. The university’s employees and students are diverse, closely reflecting the demographics of the State of Texas. As an Emerging Research University with a Carnegie classification of Doctoral University: High Research Activity, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Texas State University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 7, 2020. Application materials should be submitted by clicking the Apply Now button below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford and Sarah Miller, at TXST-CHRO@wittkieffer.com.

Texas State University is committed to providing inclusive education and a work environment that offers equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Texas State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunities shall include personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in faculty and senior administrative positions.

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.