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Posting Date: November 11, 2020                                             Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Position: Chief Human Resources Officer                                  Location: Office of Human Resources  

Status: Full Time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University seeking “Excellence in Every Way,” the ideal Chief Human Resources Officer will possess the expertise and willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administer a Human Resources strategy for operations, implementation of programs and coordination of HR processes, systems, policies and procedures pertaining to all HR activities and services that advance the University’s mission and support the well-being of its employees.
  • Assist in developing and planning objectives to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs for the filling of the gaps. Areas of activity will include talent management, training programs and other developmental programs for University employees.
  • Manage the administration of University compensation and benefit programs.
  • Develop strong working relationships with all levels of management and staff to provide support to a variety of organizational units in a wide range of HR specializations using an interpersonal style that is solution oriented and engages individuals from all backgrounds/levels of the organization.
  • Provide employee relations counseling, mediation and coaching for employees and managers.
  • Manage employee relations matters including the investigation and resolution of ongoing employee relations issues and employee complaints. Anticipate issues whenever possible and develop, recommend and initiate appropriate steps for resolution.
  • Ongoing relationship management with vendors, ensuring compliance with procedure and practice, coordination training and ongoing Committee initiatives as appointed.
  • Interpret and review all regulations and policies related to HR activities and advise senior administration on improvement and revisions.
  • Maintain Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification in the Human Resources profession by attending workshops/seminars and reading professional literature.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensure University compliance.
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and independence is responding to HR matters.
  • Ability to evaluate best practices in Human Resources, initiate change and lead improvement efforts through innovative ideas and technology.
  • Supervise all staff in the Office of Human Resources.
  • Provide excellent customer service in a courteous manner.
  • Possess team building and leadership skills and be a team player.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with four to ten years’ related experience or training; or a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Public Administration or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Human Resources Management.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of relevant state and federal employment laws and compliance requirements applicable to Human Resources.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Exceptional analytical, evaluative, research and other critical thinking skills to arrive at valid conclusions and make recommendations and action plans.
  • Strong work ethic, character and personal integrity with ability to work with professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A demonstrated record of leadership in human resources, preferably in a University setting.
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
  • Excellent organizational and project management capability, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience with human resources information systems development and the application of best practice stands for HR information systems.
  • Exceptional ability to work collaboratively in supporting a variety organizational needs within a wide range of HR specializations.

Commensurate with education, training and experience

The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.     


Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, three (3) letters of reference with detailed contact information.  Copies of unofficial transcripts must also be submitted (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet for consideration of the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Completed applications may be mailed or submitted electronically to:
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:     Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.