Purpose of Position

Responsible for overseeing the human resource and payroll functions of the College, including the centralization, maintenance, and management of all employment records and human resource data; administration of employee relations, benefits, compensation, recruitment, orientation, and training initiatives and programs; management of the Human Resources professional staff; and ensuring College compliance with federal/state employment regulations.  This position reports to the Vice President for Business Affairs and also serves as the principal adviser to the President with regard to human resources policies and personnel-related matters for the College’s senior management team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as senior human resources administrator and advisor for the College;
  • Develop collaborative relationships with all offices and departments of the College;
  • Provide strategic leadership and supervision to the Employee Engagement Department staff and functions; 
  • Develop annual operating and financial plans for human resources in alignment with the College’s overall operational budget and Strategic Plan;
  • Manage and oversee the priority functions of the Employee Engagement Department, including but not limited to the following:
    1. Implement and administer college-wide human resources policies, procedures and practices, including but not limited to; performance management, corrective actions, internal investigations, and organizational changes in accordance with federal and state legal requirements;
    2. Oversee the Talent Acquisition for the College, including placement of advertising, scheduling of interviews, applicant communication, and candidate travel;
    3. Administer new employee orientation, training, and benefit enrollment;
    4. Oversee the annual employee performance evaluation program at the College;
    5. Oversee and assistance with regard to professional development programs for College employees;
    6. Manage and oversee all employee benefits, including compensation, wellness, retirement, workers’ compensation, leave, unemployment insurance, Tuition Exchange, and other benefits programs or issues;
    7. Coach and advise managers and leaders on issues including application of HR policies, processes, restructuring and complex employee issues; 
    8. Monitor and advise managers in the progressive discipline process, reviewing, guiding and approving management recommendations for employee terminations.
    9. Assist in developing solutions through organizational development (i.e. restructuring, roles and responsibility clarification, competency development and succession planning in order to strengthen overall organizational capabilities;
    10. Serve as liaison with external legal counsel for immigration and work authorization needs, J-1, H-1B, etc.;
    11. Oversee the College wide payroll for staff, faculty, and students, ensuring best practices, payroll tax compliance, record keeping and reporting;
    12. Ensure alignment of HR processes, i.e. Performance Management and Development, Compensation Planning, etc. aligns with strategic and operating goals;
    13. Determine and recommend employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and motivation;
    14. Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management and employment law.
    15. Assist employees and supervisors with employee relations, including arrangements for counseling, mediation, guidance and/or legal or Employee Assistance Program (EAP) assistance;
    16. Develop and assist with the enforcement of procedures to ensure compliance with all federal, State, and local employment laws, including compliance with Title VII, FLSA, ADA, ERISA, COBRA, and other regulations; and the preparation of OSHA logs, Vets 100 report and data needed to complete Affordable Care Act reports;
    17. Maintain human resources records and information systems in a confidential and compliant manner;
    18. Serve as the College’s Retirement Plan Administrator;
    19. Create, maintain and review accurate job descriptions for employment opportunities at the College;
    20. Prepare and maintain the Employee Engagement Department annual operating budget, including the budget assigned to the Department for advertising of employment opportunities and the recruitment of employees;
    21. Gather and analyze employment data, including but not limited to, salary surveys and best practices, that will assist the President and other senior leaders in improving the College’s workforce and maintenance of a positive climate for the employees of the College; and
    22. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Business Affairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management or Development; Organizational Management; Public Administration; Business; or related field, strongly preferred.
  • HR certifications preferred.
  • Seven years of progressive professional human resources experience in Human Resources management, leadership, and/or related fields, including experience in a higher education setting in a leadership capacity.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret, manage, and analyze statistical data.
  • Proficiency in human resources records and information systems.
  • Personnel budget oversight experience and strong working knowledge of human resource concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Some staff supervisory experience, with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, and excellent writing and oral communication skills. 

Terms of Employment

This position is a full-time exempt position that may require extended or weekend hours if warranted to meet the obligations of the position.  The College offers a full package of benefits.

Compensation

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.