Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Associate Vice President for Human Resources

Whitman College invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR).

Whitman College provides a rigorous liberal arts education of the highest quality to passionate and engaged students from diverse backgrounds. Whitman students develop their intellectual and creative capacities in a supportive scholarly community that prioritizes student learning within and beyond the classroom. The College helps each student translate their deep local, regional, and global experiences into ethical and meaningful lives of purpose. Situated within the rich and complex landscape and history of the Walla Walla Valley, Whitman’s town of Walla Walla, Washington, boasts an award-winning downtown with boutique shops and gourmet restaurants, world-class outdoor experiences, and a mild climate with ample sunshine. Its close-knit, caring community provides the perfect environment in which to live and learn.

Reporting directly to Vice President for Finance and Administration, Jeff Hamrick, the Associate Vice President for Human Resources (AVPHR) has overall responsibility for the vision, strategy, integration, and implementation of all human resources policies, initiatives, operations, and systems, with an eye towards the College’s strategic plan. The Office of Human Resources is committed to furthering Whitman College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; its reputation as a great place to work; and its status as an employer of choice known for the caliber, commitment, and engagement of its diverse workforce. The ideal candidate will bring skills in strategic leadership and organizational effectiveness, ideally developed in a higher education or similarly complex organizational setting, along with high emotional intelligence and relationship-building skills. A bachelor’s degree or related credential is required, and a master’s degree in industrial relations, a Master of Business with an emphasis in human resources, or an equivalent relevant advanced degree is preferred.

The full position specification can be found here:

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications, which should consist of a CV/résumé and letter of interest, to:

Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Managing Associate
Anne Koellhoffer, Managing Associate
Storbeck Search

Whitman College is building a diverse academic community of highly qualified students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is fundamentally important to the character and mission of Whitman College. Diversity enriches our community and enhances intellectual and personal growth. The College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.