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Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief People Officer

Requisition Number:

39671

Location:

Boulder, CO

Employment Type:

University Staff

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

27-May-2022

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) seeks a forward-thinking and strategic executive to serve as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief People Officer (CPO). This is an exciting opportunity for the CPO to lead and strategically elevate the university's human resources function in support of achieving CU Boulder's strategic priorities. The university community is poised for new leadership in the next CPO and will welcome a collaborative, compassionate and empathetic leader to enhance the employee experience university wide.

Boulder is often recognized as the number one college town in America and CU Boulder is one of America's leading research universities and the flagship of the University of Colorado System. As a comprehensive public doctoral Research University, CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified as an R1 University. The university has nine schools and colleges offering over 150 academic programs and enrolling 35,000 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. The CPO is responsible for developing human resource strategy in support of the academic, research and creative mission, specifically in the areas of organizational development, succession planning, talent acquisition, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development and compensation. The CPO provides strategic leadership and demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the Institution.


Reporting directly to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, the CPO is an active member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and the University Executive Leadership Team and serves as the principal steward for the university’s community of employees, providing institutional leadership to sustain CU Boulder as an employer of choice. The CPO is charged with ensuring that human resources support an optimal environment for recruiting, developing and retaining faculty and staff. The CPO oversees a current budget of $6 million and a dedicated staff of approximately 100 employees. The Boulder campus has approximately 5,000 faculty, 5,000 staff and 14,000 students/temporary employees.


Please Note: The University of Colorado is partnering with executive search firm WittKieffer to conduct this search. All expressions of interest should be submitted directly through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. Applications should not be submitted through the CU Boulder Jobs website for this position. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the WittKieffer website for the search: https://www.wittkieffer.com/position/23749-senior-associate-vice-chancellor-and-chief-people-officer/. Electronic submission of materials is required through the above link.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CU Boulder is one of America's leading research universities and the flagship of the University of Colorado System (CU System). As a comprehensive public doctoral Research University, CU Boulder is a member of the Association of American Universities, and is classified as an R1 University. The university has nine schools and colleges offering over 150 academic programs and enrolling 35,000 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. CU Boulder’s Human Resources organization serves as a strategic partner to achieve campus goals, and contribute to the significant role CU Boulder faculty and staff play in the future of CU Boulder’s students, community and the world. The CPO will assist the campus in its efforts to maximize the potential of every individual to be outstanding at what they do.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement
  • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The hiring range for the CPO is $250,000-$285,000. Relocation assistance and a sign-on bonus are available per department guidelines.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

The successful candidate will possess experience leading high-performing teams through organizational change within a large complex enterprise, have a strong understanding of the academic mission and possess exceptional communication and leadership skills. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, as is eight years or more of progressively complex professional experience, including at least five years at a senior management level. Experience working in higher education, including an understanding of the challenges and collaboration present within the higher education context preferred. 

Special Instructions

Please Note: The University of Colorado is partnering with executive search firm WittKieffer to conduct this search. All expressions of interest should be submitted directly through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the WittKieffer website for the search: https://www.wittkieffer.com/position/23749-senior-associate-vice-chancellor-and-chief-people-officer/. Electronic submission of materials is required through the above link.

Applications should not be submitted through the CU Boulder Jobs website for this position and will not be reviewed

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu