Mercedes Swan mdswan

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University of Florida: Human Resources

 

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

 

The University of Florida is currently seeking an assistant vice president for University of Florida Human Resources (UFHR). The University of Florida is the flagship university for the state of Florida and a Top-10 public research university. Located in Gainesville since 1906, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs.  All are based at the university’s 2,000-acre main campus, joining its historic core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas, and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts. UF has 56,000 students, 31,000 employees, including 5,500 faculty members, a $6 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida.

 

The University of Florida Human Resources’ strategic commitment to the university community aligns with the University of Florida’s strategic goals. This commitment directly supports UF’s aspiration to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership as well as UFHR’s obligation to help create the conditions needed to achieve preeminence through people. Keeping a long-term focus while identifying short-term priorities, the UFHR strategic commitment outlines how we will better meet the needs of the university as we all work together to fulfill the University of Florida’s strategic goals for the decade ahead. We are committed to integrity, responsiveness, valuing people, excellence, and collaboration.

 

This position will serve as one of two assistant vice presidents for UF Human Resources, reporting directly to the vice president of Human Resources. The assistant vice president will be responsible for providing leadership in planning, developing, and administering UF’s complex and comprehensive human resources programs that aligns with UF’s institutional strategies and efforts toward preeminence. Works closely with the vice president and senior leadership within UFHR with the coordination, guidance, direction and supervision in discharging the overall duties and responsibilities of UFHR, with specific responsibility for Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Benefits.  As such, supervises the performance of the leaders associated with these programmatic areas of responsibility.  Also responsible for strategic activities designed to drive institutional success.  Provides general oversight—primarily via policy interpretation—to the university’s volunteer operations.

 

UFHR

 

The Office of Human Resource Services is strategically committed to the university and has a strategic commitment which aligns with the University of Florida’s strategic goals. This commitment directly supports UF’s aspiration to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership as well as UFHR’s obligation to help create the conditions needed to achieve preeminence through people. Keeping a long-term focus while identifying short-term priorities, this road map outlines how we will better meet the needs of the university as we all work together to fulfill the University of Florida’s strategic goals for the decade ahead.

 

Our vision is to create a competitive advantage for the university through people—strong individual contributors, high-functioning collaborators and teams, and excellent leaders—where their best work is encouraged, enabled, expected, and recognized. Our role must be about preeminence through people. We must be agile, forward-thinking, and bold in our solutions—and those solutions must proactively anticipate and be directly aligned with the needs of a preeminent university

 

We are committed to integrity, responsiveness, valuing people, excellence, and collaboration, and we look forward to working with you.

 

 

Qualifications Requirements

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience.

 

The ideal candidate will:

 

Have extensive experience with legal, labor relations and employment law experience or with a Juris Doctor. Additionally, candidates with strong hospital or medical administration background are highly desirable.

 


 

The University of Florida

 

The University of Florida ranks 7th among public research universities and is the flagship of Florida’s state university system. Located in Gainesville since 1906, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs.  All are based at the university’s 2,000-acre main campus, joining its historic core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas, and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.

 

 

UF has 56,000 students, 31,000 employees, including 5,500 faculty members, a $6 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities. It is ranked seventh among public universities in the U.S. News &World Report Best College Rankings, second in Kiplinger’s Best College Values and sixth in The New York Times College Access Index. UF has 45 members of the National Academies and American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 51 fellows with the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and two Pulitzer Prize winners. A record 41,400 students applied for 6,500 positions in the 2019-20 freshman class.

 

Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the State of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities, supporting this effort since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like the state of Florida, now the nation’s third largest and among its fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues its overarching aspiration “to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”

 

Expected Salary

 

Expected starting salary is $150,000 to $165,000 commensurate with education and experience. The University of Florida offers a generous benefits package.

 


 

Application Instructions

 

Apply directly online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/512544

 

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume.

 

This position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 13, 2020.

 

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Mercedes Swan, mdswan@ufl.edu , 352-273-1703.

 

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US.

 

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

 

The “government in the sunshine” laws of Florida require that all documents relating to the search process, including letters of application/nomination and reference, be available for public inspection upon request

 

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Mercedes Swan mdswan
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