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Requisition Number: 170571

Position Overview

Boise State University, powered by creativity and
innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are
encouraged to apply for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVP HR). The Associate Vice
President for Human Resources
(AVP HR) is a senior administrative position reporting to the Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer and serves as a strategic advisor to this Vice President and other university leadership on all human resources issues. The AVP HR
is a key member of the campus leadership team committed to accomplishing the university’s mission and dedicated to promoting a high
performance culture that recruits, energizes and retains an exemplary faculty, staff and student workforce.

The Associate Vice
President for Human Resources serves as an internal consultant and collaborative business partner, and has the ability to think creatively
to meet the needs of the campus, facilitate change, listen, and build strong relationships with academic and administrative leadership and
other key stakeholders. This leader will also have experience transforming a Human Resources function for an evolving organization on a fast

The Associate Vice President for Human Resources will develop and implement the strategic vision for Human Resources and
lead the daily operational management of a department committed to excellent and responsive customer service and operational effectiveness.
Functional responsibilities include employee recruitment, compensation and classification, benefits administration, learning and
development, performance management, employee relations, human resource information systems, affirmative action and equal employment


  • Works collaboratively with all University units and provides advice,
    counsel and training to senior management, administrators, supervisors and employees on human resource and compliance issues.
  • Pro-actively assesses policy and engages leadership and key stakeholders to develop policies to minimize risk. Implements and
    communicates effective policies, programs and efficient processes for the benefit of the campus community.
  • Oversees and develops
    talent management, including faculty and staff recruitment, onboarding, and training and professional development; compensation, benefits
    and wellness; retention and performance management; coordination with HR and budget systems and payroll operations; compliance with federal
    and state laws and regulations; and Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) policies and reporting requirements.
  • Develops and mentors
    a high performing staff through professional development, mentoring, performance management and feedback.
  • Fosters positive and
    productive working relationships within the University and beyond the University with SBOE staff, other higher education professionals,
    state agencies, and regulatory agencies. Serves on local and system-wide committees and task forces.
  • Utilizes surveys, data and key
    performance metrics to assess performance and provide benchmarks to set and improve operational goals.

knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Expertise in HR principles, federal and state employment laws and employee
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. Ability to handle difficult challenges, exercise sound judgment
    and provide appropriate advice and counsel to both employees and managers.
  • Strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Ability to model the University’s Shared Values and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate respect for the individual. Honor diversity and
    difference. Exhibit compassion, optimism, collaboration, and intellectual rigor. Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural
    competency and/or diversity.
  • A demonstrated record of success in creating a collaborative environment that values operational
    effectiveness, superior customer service and cultural alignment with institutional strategies and aspirations. Ability to take an HR
    organization to the next level.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to human resources best practices in organizational leadership and
    human resources, an active leader in developing programs to foster a diverse and inclusive community, effective presentation skills and an
    appreciation for and support of shared governance.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and work both independently and on
    teams on multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of change management and proven ability to implement change in a complex organization.


At a minimum you should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field from an accredited
    institution of higher education required.
  • Eight or more years of experience in human resources management, with at least five years
    of experience in a senior management position handling a complex workforce with a diversity of business needs.

Preferentially, you will have:

  • SPHR or other professional HR certifications.
  • Knowledge of complexities
    associated with faculty and staff issues at a research university.

Salary and benefits: An attractive
compensation package will be commensurate with experience.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, June 22, 2017.

About the Institution:
Founded in 1932, Boise State is Idaho’s metropolitan research university, located on a 175 acre
main campus and situation less than a mile from Boise’s downtown capital city. In its 85th year, Boise State is truly coming of age in
higher education with over 5,000 employees. Award-winning faculty, students, alumni and staff have put Boise State on the map with
breakthrough research and records of achievement.

  • Ranked among the nations and West’s “top up-and-coming schools” in U.S. News and
    World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” issue.
  • In 2016 the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education promoted Boise State University
    to the level of doctoral research institution.
  • Idaho’s first Executive MBA program, accredited by AACSB International, the gold
    standard for accreditation.
  • Students and alumni include two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, a Mitchell Scholar, four Goldwater
    Scholars, a USA Today Academic All-American, several NCAA Academic All-Americans and NCAA post-graduate scholars, and many Fulbright
    scholars and professors.
  • Boise State’s Distinguished Educator in Residence and former NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, shares his
    experience and expertise as a developer and user of cutting-edge technology with students and faculty.

With nearly 24,000
students, the university offers studies in over 190 fields of interest. Undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and technical programs are
available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and the
School of Public Service. Through partnership opportunities and relationships close to home, Boise State is dedicated to research,
innovation and student experiences that drive economic development and contribute to a vibrant and healthy community. For more detail see

Location: Boise, Idaho

Boise City enjoys a high quality of life, low cost of living, and diversified economy with companies specializing in microchip technology,
solar products, aircraft services, rail engines, agribusiness, and regional medical centers. Evidence of Boise’s unmatched quality of life
is readily apparent across the campus. Fly-fishing enthusiasts can hook a trout in the shadow of the Albertson’s Stadium. A walk or ride
down the Greenbelt path, most of it paved, runs along 23 scenic miles of the Boise River and takes you past swimming holes, a whitewater
park, and the ballpark where future Colorado Rockies take their first professional swings as Boise Hawks. Turn in another direction to join
hundreds of floaters and tubers on hot summer days, cyclists, stand-up paddle-boarders and rock climbers who take to the cliffs above the
Boise River. For food lovers, Boise hosts two farmer’s markets downtown and a growing menu of local and national restaurant options from
food trucks and steak houses to unique international cuisine. Boise State alumni, students, faculty and staff are driving forces behind
Boise’s reputation as one of America’s most creative cities. In addition to a visual arts scene anchored by the Boise Art Museum, it is home
to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Boise Contemporary Theatre and the Boise Philharmonic. The relationship between the arts community
and campus will take another leap forward with the completion of a new Fine Arts Building along Boise State’s main entrance and adjoining
the city’s cultural district. Boise, Idaho, is a city dedicated to sustaining the harmony between nature and culture. Nicknamed the “City of
Trees,” Boise is the state’s largest and the capital city.

For additional information on Boise, please visit:

Boise Chamber of Commerce,

City of Boise Idaho,

Boise Active (Visitor’s Bureau),

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution. Veterans preference may be applicable.

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