Associate Vice President, Human Resources / Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


Oversees all aspects of the College’s Human Resources division, to include Employment; Employee Relations, Corrective Counseling, and Conflict Resolution; the Performance Management Program; Training, Professional Development, and Succession Planning; Compensation and Benefits Administration; Workers’ Compensation; Unemployment Compensation; Payroll, and HRIS. Oversees the College’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Ensures compliance with all EEO and other local, state, and federal laws regarding all aspects of employment, hiring, training, benefits, and compensation, i.e. FLSA, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Serves as the College’s Title IX Coordinator. Plans, develops, and/or conducts various training and development programs. Oversees the operations and administration of the College’s Benefits program; Monitors and analyzes cost-effectiveness of benefits offered. Oversees the operations and administration of the College’s Compensation program; Conducts salary surveys as required, and monitors and updates salary structure as needed. Oversees the operations and administration of Payroll. Investigates employee concerns of inappropriate behavior, unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Acts as the liaison with the College’s legal counsel on matters of compliance for the College-at-large. Counsels faculty, staff, and administration on matters relating to their employment at the College. Oversees the Human Resources budget. Liaises with the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees. Participates on accreditation/approval teams.


Bachelor degree required. Master’s Degree preferred in Business, Human Resources, Labor Relations, or related field with a minimum of eight (8) years’ progressive experience directing a comprehensive Human Resources Department. Experience within higher education preferred. Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) preferred. Demonstrated commitment in leading a diverse workforce as well as experience creating and sustaining an inclusive work environment. Demonstrated ability to form and maintain positive relationships with both internal and external constituents. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and resolve disputes calmly. Must be objective and able to convey to individual(s) involved the basis for decision. Project and time management skills that enable the accomplishment of many tasks on a concurrent basis. Exhibits sensitivity to the needs and concerns of the College Community. Demonstrated experience with assessing outcomes. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS, with the ability to learn and use technologically current applications. In addition, demonstrated expertise in research and the use of the Internet and web-based electronic resources.


Regular Full-Time/Exempt


Day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, as required.


President & CEO


May 1, 2020. Internal candidates must post for the position within ten (10) calendar days from the date posted.


Please submit a letter of interest as well as a current resume to: Dr. Mary Ellen Caro - President & CEO, Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102; or email to We strongly encourage materials be submitted via email.

Letters of interest should address how the candidate's experience and qualifications have prepared them for the role.  Submissions accepted until the position is filled, but for fullest consideration, applications should be received by June 5, 2020. We will contact only those candidates who best meet our requirements.


Peirce College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring equal opportunity in all employment decisions, policies, and practices.

The College will not engage in or tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on account of a person’s age, sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran's status, military status, or membership in any other group protected under local, state, or federal law.


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