Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)


Rhode Island College invites applicants for the position of Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO). This is a full-time, calendar year,
continuing position.

The individual will be reporting to the General Counsel/Assistant VP for Human Resources, the CHRO has
overall management responsibility in a unionized setting for all HR functions, activities, policies, programs, procedures, and initiatives.
The CHRO is responsible for developing and maintaining centralized, comprehensive HR programs and services, including benefits,
recruitment, retention, employment, position/classification, wage and salary administration, information and records management
of RIC and State ERP data systems (HRIS), training and development, and employee and labor relations for faculty, staff,
and management. Duties also include the supervision of a professional staff serving approximately 800 employees in the classified civil
service (support staff) and the non-classified service (faculty, administrative and executive staff), as well as 1000+ annual part-time
employees (adjunct and monthly employees).

Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately
6,400 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students through its five schools; the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of
Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are
Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the
vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation
District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high quality
academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other
four-year institutions.

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in HR, business, higher
    education or related field with 8 years of progressively responsible HR administrative experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in HR
    management, business, higher education administration, or related field with 12 years of progressively responsible HR administrative
  • Years of experience must have been in a progressively responsible HR administrative role managing in a collective
    bargaining environment. Experience must also include at least three years as a supervisor of professional HR staff.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Education, Business
    Administration, Public Administration, or related discipline.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible HR administrative experience
    managing in a collective bargaining environment in a college/university or similar setting.
  • Experience managing HR functions in a
    state system setting.
  • Demonstrated competencies in contemporary approaches to managing HR issues.
  • Professional
    certification in the HR field.
  • Bilingualism

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.


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