Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Executive/Director/Management, Human Resources

Classification Title:

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources

Job Description:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is currently seeking an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. UCF is a thriving research university located in metropolitan Orlando, which has ranked #1 in the U.S. for job growth four years in a row. Founded in 1963 to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program, UCF has been making an impact on the state, the nation — and outer space — ever since. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220 degree programs from the main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus and through 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. UCF has more than 69,000 students and 13,000 diverse faculty and staff.

At the University of Central Florida, we challenge each other and ourselves to do extraordinary things. For UCF faculty and staff, that means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. UCF Human Resources department strives to be the leader in higher education human resources by fostering excellence and creating value through service, expertise and technology.

Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, the Assistant Vice President will work with HR professionals to translate the university’s mission and vision into forward-thinking HR operational plans. As a strategic business partner for the university, this role will provide knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the human resources function across the institution, as well as, advance and build support for changes in and enhancements to human resources initiatives. The Assistant Vice President of Human Resources will be responsible for providing leadership oversight for several HR functional areas to further UCF’s human capital initiatives. This leader is expected to make high impact, strategic contributions and nurture the development and implementation of comprehensive talent management and total rewards initiatives that will uplift the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion by attracting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong acumen in several of the following areas: Benefits; Compensation & Classification; Employee Relations & Human Resources Compliance; Employment Services & Records; HR Information Systems; Leave Administration; Learning & Organizational Effectiveness; Payroll Services; Talent Acquisition. Although the selected candidate is not expected to be an expert in all areas, the right individual will have relevant knowledge to understand each functional area with enough depth to contribute and provide insight;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, inspire and lead a team of dedicated professionals in a customer service oriented human resources infrastructure;

  • Strong management skills with experience working with decentralized and highly autonomous operating units; emotional intelligence and experience with an emphasis on a collaborative approach to work and the ability to influence an outcome through a consultative methodology;

  • Track record of demonstrated successes supporting a diverse community through workforce planning, organizational effectiveness, problem solving, hiring, retention, facilitation, and decision-making skills and competencies;

  • Ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical implementation; excellent change management, project management and process improvement skills; ability to respond quickly to changing business needs and priorities;

  • Demonstrated success as a strategic Human Resources practitioner who has a strong understanding of HR best practices and a proven record of visionary leadership



Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

This position is essential to UCF operations and could be required to work at UCF during hurricanes or COOP events.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 10+ years relevant experience with at least 5+ years of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in human resources administration, public administration, business administration, accounting, or closely related field preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of HR generalist experience, with at least 8 years of progressively responsible leadership experience directing a comprehensive Human Resources department with multiple human resources functional areas
  • Previous experience leading talent management and total rewards teams, with emphasis on benefits, compensation & classification, learning & organizational effectiveness, talent acquisition and succession planning
  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP HR certification highly preferred
  • Previous experience in higher education highly desirable
  • Previous experience with Collective Bargaining

Additional Application Materials Requirements:

In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit a cover letter and a current resume (or curricula vitae).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, for full consideration, applicants are encouraged to have complete applications submitted by February 21, 2020.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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