Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

SUNY Upstate Medical University | Syracuse, New York 13210

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: April 16, 2021
Opportunity Code: 27573


Strategic and transformational leader responsible for all aspects of the Human Resources function


SUNY Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate) has partnered with AMN Leadership Solutions on a search for a new Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The CHRO is a key member of the leadership team at SUNY Upstate and is a strategic and transformational leader responsible for providing oversight for all aspects of the Human Resources function for the organization, including compensation and benefits, recruitment, employee and labor relations, professional development and learning, and employee and student health. The CHRO will have responsibility for the delivery of high-quality, customer focused, and progressive human resources services across SUNY Upstate.  


SUNY Upstate is one of four academic medical centers of the State University of New York. SUNY Upstate has an annual budget of more than $1.8 billion. More than 10,000 people work at SUNY Upstate, which is the largest employer in Central New York. Each year SUNY Upstate educates nearly 1,600 students in more than 30 highly specialized upper-division and graduate programs (including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Graduate Studies and Health Professions) and provides graduate medical education to approximately 600 residents and fellows. As a clinical system, SUNY Upstate sees patients at its two hospital campuses and through an extensive network of outpatient sites. There are 19 clinical departments, five basic science departments and two academic departments. SUNY Upstate conducts over $35 million in annual funded research dedicated to improving human health.


  • The successful candidate will possess a graduate level degree in a related field (i.e. human resources, business administration, JD).  
  • A minimum of 10 or more years of progressive human resource leadership experience with  demonstrated management capability and broad knowledge of HR services
  • Experience working in a union environment is critical for success.

This search is being led by the Executive and Physician Leadership Search Group of AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation.

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