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Associate Vice President, Human Resources

American Public University System
Charles Town , West Virginia 25414
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

• Reports To: Senior Vice President, Human Resources

• Department: Human Resources

• Office Location: Charles Town, WV

• FLSA Status: Exempt

• Date Closing: Open Until Filled   


Synopsis of Role:

Serves as a member of the Human Resources (HR) Leadership Team, developing and implementing human resources policies and programs including: recruiting, hiring and onboarding, immigration processes, training and development, benefits and wellness, employee performance management, and employee relations.  Collaborates in developing  long-term strategic planning, budgeting, and staffing models.  Responsible for oversight of new employee orientation, American Public University System (APUS) policy and procedure updates, employee recognition programs, and monitoring the performance evaluation process.  This role has supervisory responsibility for seven employees across the recruiting, training and development, benefits, and wellness functions of the human resources department.


Essential Functions:

• Regularly reviews and makes recommendations for improvement of the organization's policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters.

• Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation, and ensures organization's compliance.

• Responsible for coordinating the selection and administration of company benefits in partnership with external broker(s).

• Collaborates with HR leadership at subsidiaries as needed to ensure resources are provided for benefits administration and other functions as appropriate.

• Consults and partners with legal department, as appropriate, on employment and personnel matters.

• Coordinates various functions to include, but not limited to: job evaluations and job classifications, employee recognition program and employee morale events, and training and development program.

• Utilizes the Human Capital Management (HCM) system effectively to maintain employee data base and produce and analyze ad-hoc reports as requested. Maintains employee data as required by the law and the company.

• Acts as a resource to management in resolving discrimination, harassment, performance, and discipline issues.

• Implements and maintains policies such as corrective discipline and attendance.

• Responsible for benefits administration, compensation, performance appraisals, and other human resources functions.

• Manages and coordinates the activities in areas of responsibility to assist managers to achieve full and timely objectives.

• Makes recommendations relating to human resources to assist with change management throughout the organization.

• Oversees responses to requests and attends hearings for unemployment compensation claims.

• Facilitates employee relations for the organization.

• Monitors trends and recommends changes to facilitate recruitment, retention, and on-going motivation of employees.

• Participates on committees and special projects, and seeks additional responsibilities.

• Other duties as assigned.


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

• Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.  Travel to other office locations required as needed to support organizational goals. Occasional remote work may be required, but the breadth of the work should occur in the office on the Charles Town campus.


Required Skills:

• Extensive knowledge of HR generalist roles.

• Ability to work independently of supervision/technical assistance except for difficult assignments.

• Ability to multi-task; requires dedication and focused concentration for extended time periods.

• Superior employee relations skills and considerable knowledge of human resource technology and methodology.

• Technical and supervisory problem solving is a critical responsibility and requires research, investigation, inquiry, and evaluation. Usually all necessary work information is not available and must be developed by the incumbent.

• Incumbent coaches, assists, and collaborates across the department as needed. Regularly works with confidential data requiring care to protect. Complies with all policies, procedures, and work rule guidelines.

• Administers complaint process and corrective action program.

• The incumbent is expected to perform all duties and tasks within his/her department or job and when assigned, in any other department or job to the best of his/her individual skill and ability.

• Superior verbal and written communication skills.

• Experience with standard office software and HR information system, preferably UltiPro.

• Organized, highly motivated, and a quick learner; able to work with limited supervision.

• Proactive, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced, changing environment, which demands a high level of energy and commitment.

• Ability to communicate with all levels of employees in the organization. 

• Problem solving and decision making ability.


Required Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field is required; Master’s degree preferred.

• Minimum of 7 years of direct experience required with 5 years in supervision or closely related experience.

• SPHR/PHR and/or SHRM-SCP/CP certification strongly preferred.




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Charles Town , West Virginia 25414

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