Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Strategic Initiatives-2007675
It is an exciting time to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, CMU has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, the university continues to be renowned for creativity, solutions to real-world problems, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Our alumni have earned distinction around the globe — from Nobel-Prize recipients to Tony-Award winners, from Wall Street CEOs to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and from groundbreaking educators to pioneering researchers.
Are you someone who thrives in an environment where you can make a difference? The Office of Human Resources is searching for an experienced leader to take on the newly created role of Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Strategic Initiatives (AVP-HRSI). In this role, you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of organization-wide programs, policies, and strategic aspects of human resource management. The AVP-HRSI will play a key role leading change across the CMU community and will ensure that the strategic goals of the HR organization, and CMU as a whole, are met through effective and strategic management practices.
Human Resources at Carnegie Mellon is committed to supporting faculty and staff members' success through every stage of their employment at the university. We support the Carnegie Mellon 2025 strategic plan through driving efficient, effective, and nimble business practices to support the needs of an evolving university community. We recruit and retain outstanding people at all levels while fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion, and support for professional and personal development.
In partnership with the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and university senior leadership, you will assess current and future human capital needs and play a pivotal role in forward-planning and strategy development for the university. You will be challenged to navigate our decentralized environment by seeking opportunities for success and advancement, and identifying strategies to effectively execute on HR strategic initiatives.
Partner with HR & CMU leadership to develop, execute, and operationalize CMU's HR strategic plan
Ensure that HR strategies are integrated within the Carnegie Mellon's 2025 strategic plan
Lead the implementation of relevant HR initiatives focused on institutional needs and aligned with compliant and innovative HR practices
Provide strategic direction and leadership on the development of appropriate HR policies across the organization
Critically assess current programs and policies in order to ensure programs are meeting university needs
Manage and lead end-to-end program management activities such as project reporting, project development and planning, issue/risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, internal client management, relationship management, and other project documentation preparation for projects of high complexity
Assemble information, identifies key partners within the university, design strategic models, craft solutions teams, and develop/present proposals and projects to relevant audiences
Work in conjunction with HR senior leadership to build workforce plans and performance indicators that align with the university's short, mid-term, and long-term goals
Manage all internal and external audits
Supervise and manage others
Other duties as assigned
Are you skilled in creating and building programs and initiatives? Do you excel in using influence to accomplish your goals? We are looking for someone who believes in the mission of Carnegie Mellon and demonstrates a deep commitment to our values and goals.
You should demonstrate:
A collaborative work style
Superior interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt to a variety of situations and audiences
A highly developed sense of cultural competence and emotional intelligence
Capability to initiate, analyze, assess, evaluate and alter strategic development plans to achieve goals.
In-depth knowledge of organizational governance, administration and operations
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.