Job Details

Lamar University
  • Position Number: 1919168
  • Location: Beaumont, TX
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources & Talent Management 496286

Position Type: Staff

Position Number: 20111973

Department: Human Resources Dept

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Job Summary: The Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Management reports to the Vice President, Finance and Operations and leads a team of approximately 14 staff. The Human Resources and Talent Management team has responsibility for talent management, employee recruitment, training, professional development, employee relations, performance management, compensation management & analysis, employee health & wellness benefits, Title IX compliance, human resources technology, and employee engagement programs.

Essential Job Functions:
The Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Management will proactively address the following opportunities and goals:
  • Lead with Vision. The AVP will provide strategic and organizational guidance to senior leaders on human resources issues. The AVP will evaluate and update the current HR policies and procedures and implement best practices while looking to future trends;
  • Collaborative partner. The AVP will build and foster relationships and creativity across organizations and departments while maintain the utmost professional integrity;
  • Guide talent management and workforce development and planning. The AVP will be a future-focused leader and will build capacity among managers and supervisors, both long standing and new, in employment matters such as onboarding, succession planning, performance evaluation, and compensation strategy. The AVP will partner and advise academic leaders on human resource functions such as merit review and compensation studies;
  • Develop and lead a strong HR team. Under the AVP, HR will offer the highest level of integrity and service to a relationship driven workforce while continuing to improve HR policy, programs, and practices that meet the evolving human capital needs of the institution. The AVP will plan, implement, administer, monitor and evaluate the specific functions, programs and services of the Human Resources department, including employment records, discipline and dismissal, equal opportunity/affirmative action, training, and employee relations;
  • Overhaul HRIS design and best practices. The AVP will leverage data and innovative systems to build a culture that drives operational efficiency and optimizes the use of timely reporting and data analysis to present actionable intelligence for the department and the University;
  • Lead compensation, benefits, and compliance. The AVP will provide leadership on the development of compensation and benefit programs, balancing prudency while continuing to offer competitive compensation packages that attract and retain top talent. The AVP will ensure the University is in compliance with state and federal regulation and advise leadership across the University on new and existing policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Build community. The AVP will research, recommend, develop, implement, and administer University-sponsored activities such as wellness and recreational programs aimed to highlight Lamar's employee value proposition. Additionally, the AVP will develop strategies to recognize employees and promote Lamar as one of the best places to work in Southeast Texas; and
  • Align with Lamar's mission. The AVP will lead organizational initiatives that align with the University's mission and goals working collaboratively with all colleges, divisions, and departments.

    The successful candidate is a strategic and process-oriented individual and collaborator, that will translate Lamar's strategic vision into forward-thinking operational plans.

    Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Minimum Education Required: A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university; MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.

    Minimum Experience Required: A minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with at least three years of HR leadership experience

    Certification(s) Required: SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources, HRCI) certification preferred.

    Key Competencies:
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
    Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
    Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
    Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems.
    Ability to implement and manage change in rapidly evolving environment.
    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

    Physical Requirements:
    Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

    Job Conditions: Indoor environment. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

    Lamar Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.

    Security Sensitive Statement:
    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary: Commensurate

    Work Hours:

    Posting Date: 05/22/2020

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions:

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    Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.

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