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Job ID: 139002

Vice President, Human Resources
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 20, 2020
Title Vice President, Human Resources
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Human Resources

ufts University is a student-centered research university that educates approximately 11,500 students, almost equally divided between undergraduate and graduate students, in eight schools. At the undergraduate level, it is one of the most selective universities in the country, providing an intimate learning environment marked by an 8:1 student faculty ratio and a strong research profile. The graduate and professional schools are similarly distinguished and selective. Tufts has an operating budget of close to $1 billion, including nearly $190 million in sponsored research funding, and an endowment of $1.9 billion. The university has a longstanding commitment to inclusion, pragmatic innovation, and international engagement, and a track record of multi-disciplinary collaborations in research and education across its different schools. Tufts encompasses four intimately scaled Massachusetts campuses and also operates the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France.

The Vice President, Human Resources provides vision and leadership to ensure that human resources at Tufts is aligned with institutional priorities, attuned to changing workplace demographics and supportive of individual employees. With a proactive and thoughtful approach to people and organization, and with a strong focus on identifying, developing, and retaining talent, the VP HR will work with other members of the leadership team to continue to drive performance improvement and operational excellence throughout the institution. S/he will help build successful human resources programs around talent acquisition, talent management, learning & development, compensation & benefits, employee satisfaction, and diversity & inclusion. This role also oversees the administration of personnel and labor relations contracts/plans/policies for Tufts University employees, performing the duties with discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of university policies and federal and state laws. The VP HR is a core member of the Tufts leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of human resources for the institution.

Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be sent to

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, minorities and persons with disabilities and applications from candidates with diverse cultural backgrounds.


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