Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Cal Poly Humboldt

Cal Poly Humboldt is accepting applications for their Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer position. The ideal candidate will be a people-centered leader with a verifiable reputation for positive organizational and employee impact. The successful candidate is able to align cross-functional goals and objectives, build successful collaborations, and deliver on commitments. Second, the ideal candidate will be a balanced strategic and hands-on tactical leader who can grow and evolve the Office of Human Resources to support the university’s polytechnic vision. The successful candidate will be strong in organization development, planning, and change, able to anticipate and scale HR processes to meet growth demands while mentoring HR team members. Notable competencies sought include:
  • Strategic: Ability to understand the transactional elements while elevating human resources to a strategic level in support of the transformation to a polytechnic university.
  • Leadership: Leads by example, demonstrates high ethical standards, remains visible and approachable, and interacts with others on a regular basis. Provides direction in alignment with the university vision.
  • Collaboration: Promotes a cooperative work environment that can distinguish between rules and guidelines, working to get to “yes” through co-created solutions.
  • Coaching: Creates an environment that actively promotes the growth and development of others.
  • Partnership: Successfully engages with all levels throughout the university. Creates and maintains positive and productive partnerships. Operates successfully in a highly unionized environment and creates shared wins.

Location: Arcata, California
Salary: $155,000 – $180,000
Final filing date: January 31, 2023

Please make sure to have your Resume, Cover Letter, and List of References ready for upload before you start the application process. One combined document that includes all three items is preferred.