Vice President of Human Resources

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Vice President of Human Resources


The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks an experienced human resources professional with strong administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and an unwavering commitment to faculty and staff excellence, to serve as its next Vice President of Human Resources, replacing the incumbent VP of HR, who is retiring effective September 30, 2019.

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a nationally recognized four-year accredited college of art and design. An educational cornerstone in Cleveland since 1882, CIA is an independent college committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education. CIA wins widespread acclaim for the quality of its programs and the achievements of its alumni. Groundbreaking artwork from graduates and faculty can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The College’s design and entertainment arts alumni are sought-after innovators at corporations that include Proctor & Gamble, Ford, GM, Nissan, Motor, Hasbro, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony and Electronic Arts.

The Cleveland Institute of Art offers an exceptional experience to students in 15 undergraduate programs. The CIA experience includes cross-disciplinary studies, opportunities for exploration, development of critical thinking and practical business skills. In addition, every CIA student participates in projects involving real-world challenges and outside clients or partners. CIA’s highly engaged faculty include exhibiting artists, scholars, and award-winning designers who continue to make significant contributions to their fields and win national recognition for their art and scholarship. CIA has approximately 200 employees, including 50 full-time and 70 adjunct faculty members.

As a member of the president’s executive leadership team and reporting to the President, Grafton Nunes, the incoming VP of HR serves to ensure alignment of HR policies, processes and practices. He or she is responsible for planning, administration and assessment of programs that increase effectiveness and visibility of HR at the College. The position provides direct oversight of recruitment, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion and employee relations.  The VP HR also serves as CIA’s Title IX Officer.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until August 31, 2019. Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a resume and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the detailed leadership profile, which will be provided to interested applicants. These materials and informational requests should be directed to:

Larry S. Imely

Lawrence Stephen Partners

The Cleveland Institute of Art is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. CIA’s policies, programs, and activities comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity and/or expression or sexual orientation.