Langston University (LU) invites confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications for the Director of Human Resources position. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and having extensive working relationships with the university executive leadership in academics, student affairs, other related offices as well as with the business and industry leaders. The Director will provide leadership to human recourses personnel and budget while planning and implementing a fully integrated HR program that ensures goals are met in areas of continues improvement, innovative solutions, employee development as well as other organizational goals as well as fair and equal employment opportunities.
Langston University, a public, 1890 Land-Grant University, offers 36 degree programs, including master and doctoral degrees. The University has approximately 2,000 students. Most traditional undergraduate students are enrolled at the Langston campus located in a rural setting east of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Langston University also serves an urban mission, with campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa as well as a nursing program in Ardmore.
The Director of Human Recourses will coordinate all functions of the Office of Human Resources as well as provide administrative services to the University through the Fiscal Affairs division. The Director of Human Resources will develop and implement strategic Human Resource plans and goals, as well as policies and procedures that address the Human Resource requirements of a complex university (faculty, staff, and students) while enhancing diversity in the workforce. The Director will provide leadership for the planning and implementation of a fully integrated Human Resource program centered around the framework presented in Who, a book by Dr. Geoff Smart and Randy Street, as the foundation for our talent acquisition process. The Director will ensure organizational goals (e.g., continuous improvement, innovative solutions, employee development) and fair and equal employment opportunities. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for leading the Human Resource function in ensuring quality employee relations; fair and equitable compensation decisions and opportunities for all personnel; fair and equitable training and employee development opportunities; a reliable and accountable position appointment, payroll, and benefits system; a comprehensive performance evaluation process; systematic recruitment, selection procedures utilizing “Who” concepts, and comprehensive onboarding of employees; retirement counseling and other related programs. This position is responsible for management of the Human Resource Office personnel, and office budget. A successful Director will routinely collaborate with other statewide and national entities involved in the planning and development of Human Resources programs, policies, and procedures.
In addition, the Director must have the vision to realize the expansion of talent management appropriate for a twenty-first-century university per the mission and vision of Langston University.
- Earned Master’s degree in business or related field from an accredited institution
- Minimum of five years of administrative leadership experience in Human Resources field.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- A record of commitment to talent management.
- Demonstrated experience in budget and personnel management.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and professional integrity.
- Evidence of previous involvement with service to minority and underserved populations.
- A strong commitment to fostering community/university collaboration and partnerships.
APPLICATION AND NOMINATION PROCESS
Academic Search is partnering with Langston University for this search. Those who are considering applying are encouraged to schedule a confidential conversation with Ms. Kate Nolde, the Senior Consultant leading this search, by emailing her at Kate.Nolde@academicsearch.org or scheduling a conversation by utilizing her online calendar.
To apply, a candidate should attach these four separate PDF documents to an email addressed to LangstonHR@academicsearch.org
- A detailed letter of interest addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications as outlined in this posting.
- A full resume/curriculum vitae with relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments.
- A Statement of Contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
- A list of five professional references, including names, titles, organizations, phone numbers, and email addresses, noting the candidate’s relationship for each reference.
Note: References will not be contacted until later in the search process and only with the candidate’s permission. A background check (including identity, degree verification, and criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position.
Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, please submit materials by February 9, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The new Director may start as soon as available.
Please submit nominations by sending an email to LangstonHR@academicsearch.org. Be sure to include the position for which you are submitting the nomination, the nominee’s full name, position, institution/organization, and importantly, an email address so that we can contact the prospective candidate.
Langston University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All persons will be offered employment and promotion on the basis of qualifications and capabilities without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, qualified ADA recognized disability or veteran status.