Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources

Position Overview

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The Opportunity

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the flagship campus for the University of Illinois System, seeks an innovative, strategic, and visionary Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) leader to be its next Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources (SACHR). Reporting to Chancellor Robert Jones and working collaboratively with the system HR office and campus HR leaders, they will define and implement the next generation of Illinois Human Resources (IHR) strategies and policies that will proactively address university-wide human capital issues and opportunities. The new SACHR will be customer service oriented and capable of communicating adeptly across a broad range of audiences.  They will drive strategic change with a collaborative approach that fuels a culture of innovation and cooperation in the context of a large, complex, public research university. They will also ensure human resources policies and practices address the needs of a 21st century university while complying with state statutes and structures. Of utmost importance, the SACHR will foster an equitable and inclusive workplace environment with a clear focus on campus climate and a sense of belonging. They will bring HR best practices with a constant eye toward dynamic innovation in human capital strategies that ensures UIUC is a career destination for exceptional talent.

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Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications mid-August and continue its work until an appointment is made. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by August 27, 2021 and must include:

  • A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile; 
  • Curriculum vitae/resume;
  • Statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Five professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to:

 The search is being assisted by:

Ms. Monica Burton, Principal, / (917) 825-2961

Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, / (484) 554-4542

University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.