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Washington State University
Human Resource Services
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Posted: 07/19/2021
Senior Associate Vice President

Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), the Senior Associate Vice President serves a key role, working with University leadership and staff to attract, retain, and develop a diversified workforce to support the University's mission. As the second in command for Human Resource Services (HRS), the AVP has the designation of Sr. AVP and is responsible for providing direction, guidance, and leadership for HRS system-wide. The Senior Associate VP directly administers program activities of the Employment Services unit including setting priorities, establishing goals and objectives, and strategic planning. This position serves as the HRS department head in the absence of the CHRO.

The Senior Associate VP advises and leads the progress monitoring of the HRS team on system-wide policies and initiatives, as well as, HRS strategic projects. Works closely with HRS senior leadership team to implement best-practice strategic initiatives aimed at bringing coherence and strategic relevance to the core functions within HRS. Manages and analyses data to make recommendations to WSU leaders system-wide to assist in their strategic decision-making. Oversees, supervises and supports day-to-day operations of the HRS team. Leads process improvement initiatives aimed at transforming the department’s culture to be data driven and focused on continuous improvement.