Description: This vital Human Resources leadership position requires significant HR knowledge. The Assistant Vice President reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer and provides day-to-day leadership, management and vision to the operational, administrative needs which include reporting requirements, and systems in place to effectively stabilize and grow the department. The AVP develops and implements strategic and tactical, short and long term Human Resources plans for Emerson College to ensure a quality client experience and operational efficiency. In particular, The AVP will focus on processes, procedures and technology to provide Service and Operational Excellence to the entire Emerson Community. The AVP is responsible for internal and external analysis and assessment of HR systems, policies, procedures, operations, compensation and benefits ensuring that HR processes are efficient, legally compliant and sustainable. The AVP leads and supervises HR professionals that are responsible for developing and administering HR systems, programs, policies and processes. They are responsible for developing HR staff while providing direct daily support and guidance. They will lead the HR team in identifying areas for process improvement. The successful candidate will poses strong interpersonal, people management, and influencing skills along with critical analytical ability and creative problem solving skills. AVP will partner with the HR Leadership Team in building a culture of excellence.
Campus Location: Boston Campus
Required Knowledge: Bachelor degree in a business or an analytical discipline and minimum 15 years of related experience Considerable professional human resources experience across multiple HR functional areas Acumen in program and project management Experience in operation management with HR Strong technical background and prior experience with HR/Payroll systems such as Workday Consulting expertise and negotiating skills in an evolving and rapid paced professional culture Union and non-union experience Effective application of human resources best practices, principles, concepts Seamlessly managing multiple competing and shifting priorities Demonstrated ability to coach, train and influence diverse groups of HR professionals, and build and sustain professional business relationships Excellent oral and written communication skills Thought leadership, conflict management and critical thinking skills essential, as well as ability to effectively problem solve, gather and analyze data, and make sound judgments.
Preferred/Desirable Knowledge: At least 5-7 years of experience in managing multiple teams or business functions Previous experience managing multiple projects and working with various departments within an organization The successful candidate will have a balance of people skills and analytical skills with demonstrable evidence of achieving measurable results and influencing change. Workday experience
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Diversity Statement: Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
Emerson College is the nation’s premier private college dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers. The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and 48 states. Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity – in its people, in the curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural and geographical communities. Our inclusive excellence framework recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Members of historically under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.