Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) - Human Resources

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) reports locally to the NYUAD Chief Administrative Business Officer (CABO) as well as NYU’s Vice President for Human Resources (VPHR). The CHRO directs the university’s Human Resources department and is responsible for:

  • Developing, recommending, and implementing university-wide employee policies and  practices
  • Providing direction, guidance, and implementation support to the campus
  • Creating and delivering the strategic vision of the HR department
  • Resolving HR issues to ensure appropriate resolution
  • Establishing and monitoring service metrics and adjusting HR processes, procedures, and  staffing

Detailed information on key CHRO responsibilities, skills, and competencies is available upon request.

Please do not apply via this portal.  This search is being managed externally by Korn Ferry, applications, including a current CV and letter explaining interest and relevant experience should be sent to the following address exclusively:

All communications will be held in strict confidence.

Required Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s in Human Resources or a related discipline 

Required Experience:

  • 10 years or more senior-level HR management experience within a large academic,  government organization, or non-profit entity

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience in HR administration in the Middle East
  • Arabic or other regional language skills 

Other Information

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.