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Boise State University
  • Position Number: 3835805
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Chief Human Resource Officer
Boise State University
Boise, Idaho

Boise State University (Boise State) seeks inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Named one of the most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Boise State, Idaho's largest public research university, seeks a seasoned, strategic, and forward-thinking human resource executive to serve as its next CHRO. Reporting directly to a visionary President, Dr. Marlene Tromp, and working alongside an exceptional and highly collaborative Executive Team, the next CHRO will ensure human resources units is on the leading edge for best practices to support a University focused on providing a transformational learning experience for all students.

Boise State provides an innovative and equitable educational environment that prepares students for success, advancing Idaho and the world. Often described as "Blue Turf Thinking" after its iconic football field, this mindset shapes the scrappy, creative, and boundary-breaking style of its academic enterprise, grounded in ethics at its core. It is home to more than 26,000 students from every state and more than 60 countries and has 3,197 employees; 668 are part-time, and 2,529 are full-time. Of these employees, 784 are full-time faculty, and 584 are part-time faculty.

The CHRO will work closely with the President and Executive Team to achieve the institution's strategic plan objectives and the State of Idaho to position the University well for its anticipated continued growth. To be successful, the CHRO will bring the contemporary expertise in all matters related to human resources to be attuned and responsive to the evolving landscape of higher education today. The CHRO will make sound assessments and incisive decisions, and create short- and long-term solutions to complex organizational challenges. The CHRO will be a critical, strategic resource to the University community and will build and develop a proactive, innovative, and collaborative human resources unit that recruits, compensates, retains, and develops a highly talented and engaged workforce. In doing so, the CHRO will effectively address the following key opportunities and challenges:

Create and implement a clear, focused, and contemporary vision and strategy for HR
Determine the appropriate organizational structure and professional development needed to cultivate a strategic, efficient, and effective team
Serve as a strategic partner and trusted advisor across the university, to the President, Executive Team, and externally in the State of Idaho
Lead HR in crafting, streamlining, augmenting, and implementing processes, policies, and systems that promote efficiency, consistency, compliance, and creativity where possible

The successful candidate will have at least ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources management, with a strong preference for at least six years in a senior leadership capacity in higher education human resources, overseeing different categories of employees. A bachelor's degree is required for consideration, A recognized HR credential (e.g. PHR, SPHR, or SHRM-CP), or SHRM-SCP is preferred.

Boise State University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: Electronic submission of materials is required.

Lindsay Gold, Carley Davenport, Leslie Lemus, and Julia Hochner
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111

Boise State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment as provided for by federal, state, and local law. The University endeavors to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees in all job titles in accordance with the University's Affirmative Action Program. All other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status as protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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