Chief Human Resources Officer
Job Posted: 17 February 2023
Company: Alfred University
Closing Date: 4 May 2023
Location: Alfred, NY seeks a strategic and innovative leader to serve as its Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Alfred University is a small, successful, private, comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university. The University enrolls approximately 1,600 undergraduate students and 240 graduate students at the Alfred campus, with an additional 475 graduate students enrolled in the New York City metro area programs. Located in, a village in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains about an hour west of Corning, an hour and a half south of Rochester and two hours from Buffalo.

This position has recently been elevated from director level and will serve as a member of Alfred University’s Executive Council and will report to the President. The CHRO will provide strategic leadership and direction to all facets of human resources programs at Alfred University. This individual will partner with senior university leaders to recruit and retain exceptional faculty and staff (approximately 585) while building an effective and diverse workplace culture to advance the student experience. The CHRO will be a strong advocate for employees and contribute to creating a supportive culture for all employees. The successful candidate will advance employee development opportunities, benefit options, and employee recognition across campus. The CHRO is responsible for effectively managing all human resources processes and operations, including benefits administration, budget and planning, labor and employee relations, compensation, wage and salary programs, performance management, human resources information systems and all human resources related compliance mandates. The CHRO role requires strong strategic leadership and change management skills and a willingness to collaborate with other campus leaders in order to implement and operationalize current best practices in human resources across the University.

WittKieffer is partnering with Alfred University in this search. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. The review of candidates will begin immediately and remain open until the position is filled. Applications should include, as separate documents, a resume and a letter of interest. For fullest consideration application materials should be submitted by Monday, March 27, 2023.

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Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Jeff Compher and Lucy Leske at

Alfred University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified persons without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military, veteran status or any other protected status or classification under federal, state or local law.