Oregon State University (OSU), an internationally recognized, innovative, and mission-driven land-grant and research university, seeks a collaborative, inspiring, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The CHRO will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the university's human resources (HR) functions and partner with the university's leadership team to help shape the future of the university. This revitalized position reflects the university's commitment to inclusive excellence, employee success, social justice in employment, teaching, research, and community. The CHRO will be a leader in seeking new and innovative approaches to human resources management at a complex and diverse public higher education institution.
It is an exciting time to join Oregon State University. The university continues to climb the excellence ladder, keeping a clear focus on valuing student success, advancing and disseminating knowledge, and serving the people and the state of Oregon. With campuses in Corvallis, Bend, and Newport, OSU remains one of only two universities in the country to hold the Land, Sea, Space and Sun Grant designations and is the state's only institution to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification. The university is now in the third phase of its strategic plan and continues to make measurable progress in all areas, including the growth and diversification of faculty and high-achieving students and creation of a more inclusive and welcoming community. Research grants and expenditures have continued to increase dramatically, and the faculty has outpaced peer institutions for prestigious grants and partnerships, while maintaining deep commitments to engaged learning and public service. OSU has also successfully increased revenue from private fundraising, corporate partnerships, research grants and technology transfers culminating in the university's first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, which exceeded its $1 billion goal nearly a year ahead of schedule. These successes have fueled OSU's rise as a land-grant university for the 21st century.
Now more than ever, the university needs a new leader of HR to re-envision and reenergize the way that human resources is managed and linked to the institution's overall success. The OSU Office of Human Resources provides comprehensive human resources services for OSU's nearly 13,500 employees who work across the state, the nation, and the world. The successful candidate for the CHRO position will be an experienced and innovative HR leader who can help the university deliver world-class human resources programs and services to OSU's dedicated staff and faculty members as they carry out the university's mission. The CHRO reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) and will be responsible for leading, implementing, and managing a comprehensive human resources program. The CHRO will also be responsible for certain academic administrative human resources services, as delegated by, and in coordination with, the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
Working collaboratively with leaders and human resource professionals across the university, the CHRO will:
Develop and lead the implementation of an innovative and progressive strategic vision for HR at OSU
Serve as a trusted and strategic thought partner for leaders across the university
Further cultivate an aligned and effective human resources unit
Provide inspirational leadership to a team of human resource professionals committed to excellence and customer service
Recruit, develop, and retain an engaged and diverse workforce and help ensure an inclusive and welcoming community
Oregon State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6294. Electronic submission of materials is required.
Julie Filizetti and Sheila Bharucha
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.