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Job Summary

The University of Michigan seeks candidates for the position of Associate Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources. The University of Michigan, with its size, complexity, and academic strength, the breadth of its scholarly resources, and the quality of its faculty, staff and students, is one of the world’s great public universities and premiere research institutions. The university is a community of outstanding faculty, talented students, and committed staff who learn and work in a stimulating intellectual environment enriched by diverse cultural and social opportunities. Its faculty of more than 15,000 offers instruction in more than 600 academic disciplines to over 63,000 students on three campuses. A dedicated staff of more than 36,000 is essential to its excellence.

The AVP directly leads the central University Human Resources Department and provides indirect oversight of human resources personnel and functions in the various schools, colleges and administrative units across all campuses. The AVP is responsible for developing and administering human resources policy, and provides long-term vision, creativity, operational expertise and exceptional leadership to the University Human Resources Department. The AVP functions as a strategic advisor to the President and executive officers and frequently attends meetings of the executive leadership of the university. The AVP reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

University Human Resources strategically partners with the university community, offering comprehensive, innovative, and results-oriented services modeled on the very best human resources practices. The department leads efforts to attract, retain, develop, and engage world-class faculty and staff and to establish and maintain a supportive work environment. The AVP acts as steward of employee resources in service to the university’s academic, service and research missions and educational and administrative objectives.

Additional Information

University human resources seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.