Vice Chancellor Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Human Capital Officer
The University of North Texas System (UNTS) – the only public Texas university system exclusively dedicated to serving the North Texas Region and whose flagship institution is the largest and most comprehensive university of the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex – is seeking a Chief Human Capital Officer. The Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) reports directly to the Chancellor and is responsible for providing direction, supervision, leadership and strategic planning in all human resources areas including, but not limited to, employee relations, training and organizational development, organizational effectiveness, benefits, compensation, recruitment, employment, employee information and records management, equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion, and other employee-related services.
The CHCO will be based in North Texas and will supervise employees in four locations including the UNT System Office in Dallas, the UNT Health Science Center in Ft. Worth, UNT Dallas, and UNT Denton. He/She will provide strategic direction, operational and organizational leadership, advice and counsel on effective human capital management to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Presidents and senior leaders across the UNT System.
In this role, she or he will plan, organize, coordinate and direct the UNT System human resources and employee relations programs and services to meet the needs of UNT System institutions. The CHCO will also be responsible for ensuring that human resource programs align with the institution’s growth of system components and are linked to business objectives to attract, retain and motivate employees. Additionally, the CHCO will direct the philosophy, framework, methodology, and measures of success for talent recruitment and retention for the System and its constituent institutions. In doing so, he or she will establish and implement short and long-range human resources goals, objectives, policies, operating procedures, and customer service measures.
Additional responsibilities of the CHCO will include:
• Utilizing HR information systems expertise and proven onboarding success;
• Working collaboratively with Legal, Finance, IT and other university stakeholders as a team to resolve problems and plan strategically to meet short and long-term human resources goals;
• Directing a comprehensive classification pay plan, compensation, and rewards and recognition strategy;
• Ensuring effective and efficient procedures and accuracy for HR data, employee benefits, and payroll;
• Delivering and tracking training and development, and performance planning and evaluation, system-wide;
• Coordinating UNT System equal opportunity programs to achieve diversity goals;
• Providing Organizational Development and evaluation of organizational culture and providing recommendations on changes to accomplish organizational goals and objectives;
• Developing and managing annual budgets for human resources and performing periodic cost and productivity analyses;
• Evaluating, recommending, and implementing solutions to improve Human Resource policies and practices to increase efficiency and keep abreast of current trends and practices, to include human resourcing outsourcing opportunities;
• Representing the Human Resources Department at key functions, including Board of Regents meetings, and present oral and written recommendations as required;
• Managing large scale special projects requiring design, support and communications expertise;
• Serving on planning and policy-making committees as assigned.
• A degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field and ten years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• A history of progressively responsible management and leadership experience in areas of significant, complex, and high-level responsibility in administrative, human resources, and financial operations;
• Proven executive level management experience in a large, complex, and diverse organization;
• Demonstrated experience in effective organizational leadership, personnel management, management of risk, collaborative relationship building, conflict management, innovation, and interpersonal and organizational communication, as well as a proven track record of high ethical standards and strong business acumen;
• Strong working knowledge of administrative, operational, human resources, and financial activities;
• Demonstrated success and expertise in broad operational leadership roles;
• Demonstrated success and experience with shared services, including strong customer service measures;
• The ability to interpret and advise on the application of human resources related federal and state statutes and regulations;
• Proven oral and written communication skills to a diverse range of audiences and organizational levels;
• Demonstrated successful strategic and tactical planning, policy development, and problem solving.
• Degree in business, operations or related field;
• Experience as a business, financial or operations executive, including setting policy, developing and successfully leading complex large-scale implementations, and collaboratively developing strategic plans to support a variety of business initiatives;
• Experience in Texas higher education and knowledge of state reporting requirements.
• A well-read proven catalyst of excellence with the leadership skills to excel as chief human capital officer of a system desiring to compete in the modern academic landscape, who possesses the vision, passion, energy and relational skills to refresh and enliven the system, its mission and its people.
• Demonstrated sound business judgement. Effective and creative problem-solver skilled in making sound judgments in a complex environment. Decisive, yet inclusive. Possesses ability to analyze existing paradigms and create streamlined processes.
• Physical and emotional energy to serve a dynamic and fast-paced system of component institutions.
• Supports and strengthens a culture that values transparency, integrity, honesty and direct communication. A trusted adviser within the organization with faculty, staff and system/university and community leaders.
• Maximizes synergy, collaboration, integration, and effectiveness in a shared governance environment across and at all levels of the institution.
• High ethical standards. Possesses integrity beyond reproach reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.
• Demonstrates mutual respect for diverse cultures and inclusivity, a record of accomplishments in an environment with a rich mix of diversity, and a commitment to a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
• A developer, advocate and promoter of professional colleagues, students, faculty, staff.
• Skilled in delegation and in empowering others; not a micro-manager.
• Strategic and future-oriented, with robust commitment to the mission and growth strategies of UNT System.
• Ability to sell a point in a non-polarizing manner. Effective social skills. Trustworthy, with the ability to readily engender confidence and trust. The instinct to be politically astute, yet not political.
• A hands-on, sleeves-rolled-up work ethic and management style.
• Outstanding communication skills (written and oral); the ability to inspire and inform.
• A change agent with change management skills to lead within an evolving environment. Demonstrated experience, patience, and diplomacy to successfully challenge status quo, to work collaboratively and effectively with and across diverse teams and disparate viewpoints to bring about alignment, elevated results and positive change.
• Driven to take on challenges, weigh risks, and take decisive action for the greater good of the UNT System.
• Possesses high leadership courage and willingness to speak with candor in an environment of trust and respect. Able to “take the heat” for decisions made and actions taken.
• Confident, well-grounded, with a bias for action, a record of setting and surpassing objectives, and the proven “can do” conation and drive to execute strategies and produce results beyond expectations.
• An outside the box thinker and strategist with broad vision yet attention to detail.
• Servant leader who possesses humility and a servant heart.
• Respectable, and respected. An approachable, positive minded, charismatic, likeable persona with a sense of humor and exceptional relational skills.
• Able to facilitate multiple competing priorities with excellent follow through skills.
• Effective social skills. Excellent public speaking skills. Proven to be discreet with confidential information.
• Unflappable; maintains composure under pressure.
• Interacts with consistency throughout the organization.
• Ability to foster/engender an environment that promotes teamwork and consensus building.
• Ability to sell a point in a non-polarizing manner. Possesses talent to influence people positively, be a catalyst for progress, to make a decisive impact.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
About University of North Texas System
The University of North Texas System includes the University of North Texas in
Denton, the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and the
University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT System is the only public university
system headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth – the fourth-largest metropolitan area
in the United States. The UNT System is dedicated to serving our students and this
diverse region through a wide offering of degree plans and research initiatives. With
combined enrollment of nearly 44,000 students, the UNT System awards more than
9,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral
degrees in the DFW region. The UNT System has an annual budget of $1 billion and
boosts the Texas economy by $5.2 billion each year.