George Mason University (Mason) invites applications, expressions of interest, and nominations for the role of Vice President for Human Resources (VPHR).
Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in academics and research. As the largest and most diverse university in Virginia, Mason has students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 135 countries studying in 200+ degree programs. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a culture that is rewarding, exciting, and tied to meaningful work and opportunities to collaborate and create as a community.
Its location near Washington, D.C., fosters access to unique opportunities, resources, and audiences, as it strives to be the best university for the world. With 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of areas of study, Mason was the first university in the country to offer doctoral programs in conflict resolution, information technology, bioinformatics, and computational social science. As a place where "innovation is tradition,” Mason is setting the benchmark for a bold, transformative learning experience through an experiential and global education that serves the evolving needs of students and communities.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the VPHR will provide vital and transparent services, support, structure, and connectedness to the university community. The Vice President serves as part of the George Mason University Executive Leadership Team and is accountable for the planning, development and implementation of university-wide initiatives and strategies that support employee engagement, success, and customer service excellence. This position holds executive responsibility for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of comprehensive Human Resources programs for the University. The VPHR will bring a deep understanding of the current national conversation about higher education. In addition, they will have impeccable integrity and the ability to think creatively, analytically, and strategically. The VPHR will be an effective and collaborative administrative leader with exceptional communication and active listening skills, a high EQ, an open and inclusive leadership style, and the ability to listen to, support, and connect a campus. The VPHR will also be customer-oriented, bringing a visionary and highly collaborative approach to change and innovation on campus. They will help modernize the human resources function at the University, and they will support and empower a skilled and dedicated human resources team at Mason. Grounded in the belief that diversity challenges assumptions, opens minds, and unlocks the collective potential to solve any problem, the VPHR will share the University’s mission to continually foster and support its diverse and inclusive community.
Extensive experience in the field of Human Resources, preferably within higher education, is required; an advanced degree or certification in the field is strongly preferred.
Application materials must include a cover letter detailing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements and a resume. Submission of materials as Adobe PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. For full consideration, applicants must also apply for position number FA48Kz at https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/57338.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in Virginia. Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence to:
Christopher D. Lee, Managing Director
Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Managing Associate
For more information on George Mason University please visit http://www.gmu.edu/
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.