University of North Carolina Asheville — Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Institutional Equity

The University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Institutional Equity. The University seeks a visionary, strategic, and experienced leader who is committed to the distinctive role of a public liberal arts and sciences university to lead this division.

Reporting directly to the Chancellor and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice Chancellor will be the institutional leader for the areas of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity and Compliance, and Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. This visible campus leadership role will be responsible for the strategic direction and effectiveness of the University’s workforce programs and services for faculty, staff, and students, and provide leadership for diversity, inclusion, and equity programs university-wide. This critical role is responsible for providing strategic, transformational leadership and administration in the development and implementation of all matters relating to human resources, human capital management, institutional equity, and diversity. The new Vice Chancellor will be customer service-oriented, be committed to employee commitment and engagement, and will bring best practices and forward-thinking people orientation as UNC Asheville embark in this new post pandemic paradigm.

The University seeks candidates and nominees who bring expertise and leadership to engage employees and to foster a welcoming and equitable campus climate. The Vice Chancellor is expected to create talent acquisition strategies to build strong pipelines for current and future hiring needs, enhance the organization’s multicultural understanding and practice, and provide a variety of programs and services that support, develop, leverage and recognize employee strengths. The Vice Chancellor will serve as a strategic partner to the Chancellor and provide counsel and support to the leaders of the senior team, Faculty Senate, and, with the Chancellor, to the University’s Board of Trustees. 

Required minimum qualifications, attributes and more information regarding Human Resources, Institutional Equity and UNC, Asheville can be found in the leadership profile: https://www.agbsearch.com/searches/vice-chancellor-for-human-resources-institutional-equity-university-of-north-carolina 

AGB Search is pleased to assist UNC Asheville with this leadership search. To apply for the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Institutional Equity position, candidates are requested to submit the following: (i) a resume or curriculum vitae; (ii) a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and (iii) contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date). Application materials should be sent to UNCAshevilleVCHRIE@agbsearch.com by September 23, 2022 for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Dr. Rod McDavis
Managing Principal
rod.mcdavis@agbsearch.com
C: (804)514-1982

Ms. Monica Burton
Principal
monica.burton@agbsearch.com
C: (917) 825–2961

Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton
Principal
margaret.plympton@agbsearch.com
C: (484) 554–4542 

Ms. Anne Hoffman
Executive Search Associate
anne.hoffman@agbsearch.com
C: (805) 490–9161

UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants, and employees. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, and UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.

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