Associate Vice President for Human Resources


Northland Pioneer College (NPC), located in Holbrook, Arizona invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources. The College District Established in 1972, Navajo County Community College District, or Northland Pioneer College (NPC), is a publicly supported community college located in Navajo County, Arizona. Northland Pioneer College (NPC) is driven by the mission to provide, support, and promote lifelong learning throughout its entire rural service area and beyond. NPC currently serves over 5,000 students annually throughout Navajo and Apache Counties on its four campuses and five remote centers. The 21,000 square-mile service area includes the tribal homelands of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and White Mountain Apache peoples and is governed by a five-member elected District Governing Board.

Northland Pioneer College (NPC) is seeking a seasoned professional with experience and leadership in a high-functioning HR (Human Resources) environment to serve as the Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR). The AVPHR will work to become a leader and partner in delivering strategic and consultative HR advice and solutions throughout the College. The AVPHR will also be a proven strategic, innovative, collaborative individual that will join the leadership team and report directly to the President of NPC.

More specifically, the AVPHR will plan, organize, and direct the Human Resources Department. The AVPHR will also develop, review, recommend, and implement human resource-related policies and procedures. In addition, the AVPHR is responsible for developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with all levels of staff, maintaining a high degree of confidentiality, and demonstrating professionalism. The AVPHR must provide internal responsibility and leadership for the Human Resources Department, thereby ensuring its effective and efficient operation. The AVPHR must positively promote the college internally and externally.

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Northland Pioneer College has retained Academic Search to assist with this search. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to . The search is open until the position is filled, but only those applications received by March 15, 2023, can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Dr. Carlos N. Medina at , or by phone at 518-461-9027.

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