Vice President of Human Resources

The College of Wooster   Wooster, OH   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on January 24, 2023
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Vice President of Human Resources

The College of Wooster, a highly selective liberal arts college located in northeastern Ohio, seeks an exceptional and collaborative leader with an extensive record of professional accomplishments in Human Resources to join its vibrant community as the inaugural Vice President of Human Resources (VPHR).

Known as America’s Premier College for Mentored Undergraduate Research, every student works one on-one with a faculty mentor for one year to conceive, organize, and complete a significant piece of original research, scholarship, or creative expression. This Independent Study project, known to generations simply as I.S., is the centerpiece of Wooster’s commitment to mentored research and a badge of distinction for all graduates as they head into the world of work. Participating in mentored research helps develop independent judgment, creativity, project management and time-management skills, self-confidence, and strong written and oral communication skills: precisely the abilities prized by employers and graduate schools alike.

Reporting to the President and serving on the Cabinet, the VPHR leads the Human Resources Department, which supports all facets of employee recruitment, development, and experience. The department oversees appropriate compensation and benefits packages for all employees and supports staff recruitment, hiring, professional development and training, and appreciation. The VPHR will be responsible for strategic leadership and management of all aspects of human resources and will analyze and oversee critical data and human resources-related compliance. The VPHR will provide leadership in advancing staff success and continue the development of college policies and best practices to maintain a positive and equitable working environment that attracts, develops, supports, and retains a qualified, high-performing, diverse, and inclusive workforce.

The VPHR serves as a lead in resolving employee concerns and is responsible for continued growth of a climate of trust, collaboration, and responsibility. The VPHR partners with the community to discuss important issues facing the College and questions relating to employee policies and benefits, and to develop fruitful approaches to communication and collaboration across campus. The VPHR will work closely with the President, the Cabinet, and other campus leaders on all aspects of the College’s activities to provide subject matter expertise and guidance in all areas of human resources and will contribute to the institution’s strategic planning goals, which enable the mission of the College.

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For best consideration, please send all inquiries, nominations, and applications – electronically and in confidence to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Christopher Lee, PhD, Managing Director
Jeffrey Alston, EDD, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit The College of Wooster’s home page at

It is the policy of The College of Wooster to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment, and to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment all persons, regardless of their status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy applies to all employment actions, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Employees of and applicants to The College of Wooster will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisting in a review, investigation, or hearing, or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights related to any federal, state, or local laws regarding EEO for minorities, females, qualified individuals with disabilities, or qualified protected veterans.