College of Wooster — Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Closes: Open Until Filled

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Location:Woster, OH

About The College of Wooster:

Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes: Health, Dental, Retirement, and Tuition Remission.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Business, the Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVP) leads the Human Resources Department which supports all facets of employee recruitment, development, and experience. The department oversees appropriate compensation and benefits packages for all employees and supports staff recruitment, hiring, development, and appreciation. The AVP will be responsible for strategic leadership and management of all aspects of human resources and will analyze and oversee critical data and human resources-related compliance. The AVP will provide leadership in advancing staff success and continue the development of College policies and best practices to maintain a positive and fair working environment that attracts, develops, supports, and retains a qualified, high-performing, diverse, and inclusive workforce.


The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in human resources, organizational development, labor relations, or a related field, with a master's degree preferred, and a minimum of seven to ten years of progressive and successful experience, including supervisory experience, in a broad array of human resources functions. The successful candidate will also possess proven managerial ability with specific training in supervisory/management skills and responsibilities; demonstrated success in managing complex projects; demonstrated experience building consensus, working with teams, exhibiting sound judgment, practicing flexibility, and working within a constantly changing environment. Highly desired qualifications and skills include the ability to lead change and foster continuous improvement across an organization; experience overseeing and managing technology related to human resources operations; a solid commitment to customer service, working courteously and effectively with students, faculty, and staff, excellent administrative, organizational, oral, and written communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills; commitment to a team-oriented leadership style; ability to build enduring, collaborative working relationships that engender trust and respect; and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and to promoting an inclusive campus climate.

Additional Information:

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit:

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin September 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Laura Puckett-Boler at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.


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