Tennessee Tech University seeks a forward-thinking and dynamic leader for Associate Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Planning and Finance, this position will provide leadership in human resource functions for the University’s principal assets: its students, faculty, and staff. The AVP serves as a critical advisor to University leadership on all human resources matters and participates in the development and implementation of the University’s policies and procedures. The successful candidate will lead TTU’s team of HR professionals through extensive knowledge of HR best practices, employee engagement, total rewards, HRIS, analytics and data-based decision making, strategic leadership, and employee relations.
Tennessee Tech provides impact through its engaged students, dedicated faculty, and career-ready graduates known for their creativity, tenacity, and analytical approach to problem solving. As a STEM-infused, comprehensive institution, Tennessee Tech delivers enduring education, impactful research, and collaborative service that creates, advances, and applies knowledge to expand opportunity and economic competitiveness
Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
A Master’s degree in human resources, organizational development, labor law, or other related fields. Minimum of 7+ years of higher education human resources experience in areas such as training, payroll, employment, HRIS, employee relations, compensation, and benefits administration; at least five of those years should have been spent in a leadership role. Solid knowledge of recruiting, performance management, training and development, wage and hour law, benefits, compensation, EEO/AA guidelines, and employee relations. Ability to develop policies and procedures, and to effectively communicate all policies and procedures to University employees and departments. Superior interpersonal communication skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of both internal and external constituents. Experience as a successful facilitator in conflict resolution. Experience designing and implementing successful staff development programs. Demonstrated leadership ability with strong organizational and administrative skills with the ability to balance the daily operations of a Human Resources office with the strategic needs of the University. A strong commitment to customer service, including a demonstrated record of fostering that commitment within HR teams and related work groups.