Tulane University — Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Institutional Equity

Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research institutions offering degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine, and public health and tropical medicine. Enrolling over 13,500 students, both graduates and undergraduates, Tulane students represent all 50 states and more than 40 foreign countries. Tulane’s main uptown campus of 110 acres includes over 90 buildings and houses the majority of its schools and colleges. The Tulane University Health Sciences Center in downtown New Orleans includes the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Tulane Medical Center, the School of Social Work, and Technology Services, while the Tulane National Primate Research Center is located in Covington, Louisiana. With 4,400 full-time employees, Tulane is one of the largest employers in New Orleans and is dedicated to attracting and retaining the very best faculty, staff, and students.

Reporting to the vice president and deputy chief operating officer, the associate vice president, human resources and institutional equity (AVP) is responsible for leading the organization in the design, development, and implementation of programs, services, and systems according to established standards and metrics as well as insuring productive business partnerships with university constituents. This includes the leadership management of the following areas: Benefits, Compensation, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, HR Accounting, HR Information Systems, Institutional Equity, Learning and Organizational Development, Payroll, Records, and Talent Acquisition. As a positive, contributing member of the Human Resources & Institutional Equity (HR&IE) executive leadership team, the AVP ensures continuous improvement of HR&IE processes and procedures and works collaboratively with leadership team members to set and achieve the strategic direction of HR&IE. 

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 15 years of diverse human resources experience in positions of increasing responsibility from individual contributor positions to senior management and leadership positions. An advanced degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, or related field is preferred. Candidates must have broad working knowledge of HR functions including regulatory and legal aspects and experience managing and developing HR professionals performing a variety of HR functions. An flexible management style that can adapt to varying and diverse situations as needed to achieve stated goals; the ability to lead large cross-functional teams; the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing and maintaining good working relationships; as well as the ability to maintain confidentiality and be objective in all situations are all desired qualities of the next AVP. In addition, successful candidates will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with individuals and groups at all levels; strong problem solving skills; and demonstrate sound judgement in decision making and follow through on commitments. 

Review of applications will begin November 24, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at hjl@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Tulane University website at www.tulane.edu

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.