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Loyola University Maryland (Loyola) seeks a strategic, transformational, and people-centered leader to serve as its Chief People & Culture Officer (CPCO) and Associate Vice President for Human Resources.

The Chief People & Culture Officer will have an exciting opportunity to provide strategic institutional and thought leadership and cultivate a culture of care, engagement, and professional development at Loyola. A member of the President’s Cabinet, the CPCO will develop a long-term strategy for talent and organizational development and strengthen HR technology and infrastructure while ensuring the well-being and success of Loyola’s exceptional workforce and championing an institutional commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.

Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit institutions of higher education in the United States and the first to bear the name of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Today, the Loyola community encompasses a diverse population of approximately 5,260 undergraduate and graduate students, more than 500 full-time and part-time faculty, 682 staff and administrators, and more than 64,000 alumni. At Loyola, deep bonds and close, lifelong connections are forged through the Jesuit charism and educational experience. Intellectual interests and beliefs are explored freely, and community members are united in the pursuit of a purpose-driven life as persons for and with others. Learn more about

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the CPCO will join Loyola at an exciting moment in its history. Under the leadership of recently inaugurated President Terrence M. Sawyer, the University community is actively engaged in a strategic planning process that will inform the pursuit of Loyola’s vision to be a pre-eminent comprehensive university with a foundation in the liberal arts, defining its place among leading higher education institutions and its role as an anchor institution in the City of Baltimore.

The ideal candidate will have a record of successfully managing change, strengthening institutional culture, and improving operational effectiveness, and possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to align the University’s human resources processes, policies, and programs with Loyola’s strategic goals and priorities.

A bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of eight years of progressive HR leadership experience in a complex organization are required. An advanced HR degree and/or certification and prior experience in higher education administration are preferred. To learn more, download the detailed leadership profile

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applicants will be considered until an appointment is made. Candidate materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang and Sarah Palmer at [email protected].

Loyola University Maryland welcomes applications from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola Maryland is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, regardless of religious affiliations.

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