Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Job title: Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer

Company: Pennsylvania State University


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The Pennsylvania State University seeks an accomplished and visionary leader to serve in the critically important role of Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer (“CHRO”). Reporting to the President, this executive will have university-wide accountability for human resource policies and practices (exclusive of Penn State Health). As a member of the President’s senior executive council, the CHRO will provide leadership across all human resources organizations and foster strategic collaborations that drive organizational effectiveness in support of the university’s mission and vision. The CHRO collaborates with Penn State’s academic, interdisciplinary research, and administrative leaders as they exercise leadership in the care and development of people throughout the university and system. This highly visible leadership opportunity calls for an innovative, highly driven executive who is connected and engaged with faculty and staff and focused on contemporary human resource delivery practices.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all its forms. Penn State embraces individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. Penn State values inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of their public service mission.

Penn State Human Resources strives to deliver solutions that attract, retain, and engage a diverse workforce that will contribute to the university’s identity as a world leader in higher education. Penn State’s CHRO will help strengthen the people at Penn State. They will be the principal steward for the university’s human capital, providing strategic leadership and service to sustain the university’s reputation as an employer of choice. The CHRO will establish and promote a vision and strategy that attracts, develops, and supports a workforce of human resources professionals who will advance the university’s mission.

The successful candidate will possess broad human resources knowledge; expertise in strategic, collaborative, and consultative services; a sophisticated approach to organizational leadership; and technical expertise in key areas of human resources. Moreover, they will be a leader who understands a range of employment experiences, situations, and circumstances found in a complex interdisciplinary research-intensive institution of higher education. This leader will require excellent communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with a wide range of diverse constituents, and the demonstrated ability to negotiate and advocate in a manner that advances the mission of the University. The ideal candidate will bring experience leading human resources staff and programs in very large, complex, and multi-discipline enterprises.

Penn State has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive search consulting firm, to assist in the search. A detailed position profile is available.

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that highlight the applicant’s personal vision and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence, to:


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

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Location: Pennsylvania

Job date: Fri, 13 May 2022 07:49:18 GMT

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