28 days old

AVP Human Resources

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title AVP Human Resources
Requisition Number RE27443
Working Title
Department Name 3J510:Human Resources Administration
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 00
Salary Range
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require: communicating effectively; building positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abiding by University guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; prioritizing and managing work effectively; providing exceptional customer service; perform work in a sedentary position; report to meetings at different locations both on campus on off campus; interact with individuals from various levels throughout the university.


Primarily days with core hours from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Additional hours required as workload demands.

Job Summary

University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development. UK, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky’s borders and beyond. UK nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity. To help UK achieve its mission, the AVP Human Resources partners with student success, research, provost, finance, healthcare, and president sectors in areas including organizational development, workforce planning, and career development.

With a direct reporting relationship to the Chief Human Resource Officer, the AVP Human Resources promotes UK’s agenda. The agenda aims to accelerate UK’s movement toward academic excellence in all areas and gaining worldwide recognition for its outstanding academic programs, its commitment to undergraduates, its success in building a diverse community, and its engagement with the larger society.

The AVP Human Resources provides strategic leadership and vision to the UKHC HR Business Partners and UKHC Enterprise Learning. Additionally, this role will advise executive leadership of workforce bench strength, making recommendations on adjustments; work closely with HR unit directors and managers to communicate and coordinate the HR support for UKHC.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate must understand higher education both operationally and financially and be able to speak to the business of a large university; must also have significant professional knowledge of all areas of Human Resources.
Must have the ability to multi-task; solid time management, critical thinking and follow through; excellent project planning and organizational skills; leadership skills to include the ability to lead and direct others toward goal setting and attainment, taking into account divergent demands while managing scope and timelines.
Must possess exceptional communication skills (written & verbal); strong ability to engage and motivate others; collaboration, customer service, confidentiality, honesty, integrity, commitment to diversity, and active listening skills; enjoy working independently as well as in a group; and a thorough understanding of resource and employee management.
Must have strategic thinking, change management, planning and organizing, and effective project management skills.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer degree in HR, business, management or related field. 10+ years Human Resources experience preferred. Human Resources executive-level/C-Suite experience in a higher education environment and/or academic medical center is highly preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/13/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-04-14 Expires: 2021-05-14

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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Lexington, KY 40507

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