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Director, Office of People and Culture

Agnes Scott College
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Office: Equity and Inclusion

Reports to: Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Work Period: 12-month

Hours: Full-time

Overtime: Exempt

Job Grade: 11


Directs and manages the operation and administration of human resources related functions within the College including the review, approval, initiation, and processing of personnel for all employees including students, temporary staff, retirees, and faculty while monitoring compliance within the guidelines of federal and state laws, local laws, and Agnes Scott College's strategic plan, office/departmental, division and college policies and procedures. Reports to the vice president of equity and inclusion or other designated person and works with co-workers, faculty and staff, students, job applicants, consultants, vendors and the public to facilitate a workforce engaged and focused on the college's mission, and becoming the place employees would choose to work over any other.

In addition to directing and managing the operational, budgetary, compliance and functions of the Office of People and Culture, this position leads primarily in the following areas:


  1. People Plan - Collaborates with the VP of Equity and Inclusion to translate operational priorities into people initiatives. Implements the vision and the strategic plan of the college in P&C operational practices.
  2. People Engagement - Oversees the Great Place to Work strategic initiative. Works closely with management and employees to improve workplace relationships, build engagement, and increase productivity and retention.
  3. Employee Care - Negotiates contracts for employee benefits programs, manages open enrollment, and serves as liaison with insurance carriers and other outsourcing firms. Administers performance evaluation and compensation programs with the goal of implementing a first-in-class workforce. Oversees Workers' Compensation and COBRA programs.
  4. Employment Compliance - Interprets and administers human resources policies and procedures for faculty and staff affairs providing advice and recommendations to the leadership team, deans, directors and managers.
  5. Audit - Ensures quality control in employee records and record keeping. Works with auditors on annual audits.
  6. Best Practices - Provides insights around workplace trends and challenges, both internal and external, to enable strategic discussions around people management and organizational effectiveness. Provides regular in-depth assessments of potential personnel challenges and root cause analysis. Communicates new policy or changes to existing policy to faculty and staff
  7. Compensation - Facilitates discussions with managers to evaluate compensation and consult on reclassification, promotion, retention, and compensation changes
  8. Employment - Develops and implements a proactive strategy for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.
  9. Employee Retention and Development - Enables engagement and professional growth within the college by developing tools, resources, training, and communication campaigns to increase employee and manager knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures across the college.
  10. Coaching and Supervision - Manages, coaches, develops the People and Culture professionals. Plans and supervises activities of the People and Culture staff.
  11. Other oversight functions within the Office of People of Culture include: files federal and state reports as required for compliance with federal and state statutes relative to benefits and compensation programs; responsible for supervision of overall payroll budget in excess of $19,000,000; supervise employee recruitment functions; prepares office budget and operates within approved budget; serves as the college's Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education : BA/BS in related occupational field of study and professional certification required (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP); graduate degree, masters in related field or MBA preferred.

Experience : Minimum of 5 to 8 years of management experience in Human Resources or People and Culture encompassing multiple specialties. Strong focus on customer experience, organizational development and process design. Extensive employee care experience. Experience in project and process improvement creation and implementation, including change management. A strong working knowledge of all major areas of Human Resources. Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Experience supervising and developing staff and managing complex human resources administrative processes. A demonstrated history of successfully applying HR consulting, negotiating and influencing skills, as well as techniques and knowledge of HR concepts and best practices. Higher education experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :
  • Expert knowledge of general human resources or people and culture best practices
  • Mastery of compensation and benefits plan administration, federal and state laws, and employee relations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain credibility with senior-level managers by demonstrating strong business acumen and a solution-focused approach to problem-solving with diplomacy
  • Considerable knowledge in the operation of HRIS systems and standard office equipment, including spreadsheets, word processing, and software packages as they relate to human resources.
  • Familiarity with modern office procedures, online/virtual platforms, team building and organizational design, and College and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills (verbal, written and listening), and effective interpersonal and organizational skills and experience in public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Maturity, integrity and an ability to work effectively in a workplace that truly values diversity, equity and inclusion
  • This job requires a working knowledge of human resources policies and procedures, especially as to application within a college

Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Please apply online. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Health & Safety Measures

All persons hired by Agnes Scott College must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious reason.

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