Job Details

Viterbo University
  • Position Number: 2203726
  • Location: La Crosse, WI
  • Position Type: Administrative Vice Presidents

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Institutional Equity

Viterbo University, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, seeks a dynamic and strategic leader of human resources and institutional equity who can provide excellence in the design, development, and implementation of programs, services, and systems and drive Viterbo to be an inclusive, welcoming environment. The position is available beginning July 1, 2021.

Viterbo University was founded in 1890 as St. Rose Normal School by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration to prepare Sisters to teach in elementary schools. A warm and welcoming community for students, faculty, and staff of all faiths, Viterbo's proud Catholic and Franciscan heritage can be felt throughout campus. As one of only 23 Franciscan universities in the U.S., Viterbo's mission to prepare students for faithful service and ethical leadership provides a values-based education grounded in leadership through service, with a strong emphasis on ethics.

The next Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Institutional Equity will set the strategic direction for human resources and institutional equity, and will develop, implement, and maintain equitable and inclusive personnel policies and practices that are compliant with federal/state laws and university guidelines and support the university priorities. The Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Institutional Equity will also provide management for the Human Resources and Payroll Department and serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Additionally, they will serve on the Dean and Cabinet leadership group and other key institutional committees.

Application and Nomination Procedure
The search is being assisted by Academic Search, Inc. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics for the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Institutional Equity, at under the "Open Searches" tab.

Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda and qualifications/characteristics listed in the position profile, a current, long-form resume or curriculum vita (showing relevant administrative responsibilities and accomplishments) and the names, phone numbers and addresses of at least five professional references, with an indication of the candidate's relationship to each reference. References will not be contacted until a later stage in the search, and only with the candidate's foreknowledge. Nominations and application materials should be sent to

To arrange a confidential conversation about this position please contact the senior consultant managing the search, Dr. Jerry Israel ( The position is open until filled, but only applications received by May 5, 2021 can be assured full consideration.

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