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Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development

Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey
$130,000 - $140,000
Date posted
Mar 20, 2024

Job Details

The Vice President for Human Resources and Organizational Development reports directly to the President and provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for the College’s human resources and payroll departments, staff professional development and training, compliance reporting, recognition programs, performance management, benefits administration, employee on-boarding programs and services, and all aspects of the College's organizational development. The Vice President ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and ensures best-practice maintenance of employee records. The Vice President has broad responsibility for developing and reviewing policies and procedures that promote accomplishment of the College's strategic plan and fosters the development of a diverse and innovative work- force. The Vice President serves as an active member of the President's Executive Team.

The Department of Human Resources is committed to attracting, motivating, developing, and retaining highly competent employees to support the College’s mission of “high quality, relevant and varied educational programs and for intellectual, cultural and personal growth for all members of its community.” The department is committed to designing and implementing policies, services, and programs in a professional and customer service-oriented manner.



  • Function as the subject matter expert and strategic advisor to the President, Board of Trustees, and the College’s Executive Team regarding personnel matters in line with the College's operations, objectives, mission, and strategic vision.
  • Administer the College’s collective bargaining agreements.
  • Oversee and lead all functions of the human resources and payroll departments. Manage budgets and monitor expenditures for the department.
  • Provide supervision, oversight, and professional development for human resources staff members. Lead with an ethic of care.
  • Manage and coordinate the College’s performance management system.
  • Oversee Title IX processes and procedures as the institution’s Title IX Coordinator.
  • Receive and understand information pertaining to records, benefits, employee relations, employees, classifications, payroll, and employee information and communication.
  • Develop and manage human resources metrics and monitoring trends, such as performance management, compensation and classification policies, succession planning, internal development and promotion, and benefits.
  • Develop and maintain effective programs for workforce retention, leadership development, and a wide range of employee training.
  • Actively engage, coach, and train college leaders in teamwork, effective leadership, and other development programs.
  • Guide and assist members of the leadership team by providing expertise on performance reviews, performance improvement plans, human resources policies, practices, opportunities, and state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Direct relevant workplace investigations, grievances and complaints, and disciplinary processes.
  • Ensure process improvement initiatives are understood, communicated, and executed throughout the organization, and integrate institutional, statewide, and accreditation perspectives.
  • Assume primary responsibility for select projects and initiatives, as directed by the President.


Education – A Master's degree strongly preferred in human resources management, public administration, higher education administration, business administration, or a related field OR Bachelor’s degree plus extensive experience (10+ years) in human resources and organizational strategy/development management with a minimum of 6 years of related experience in supervision of staff.

Experience – Previous human resources management experience in a unionized environment, preferred. Previous human resources experience in an educational, public, or nonprofit setting, preferred.

  • Strong demonstrated understanding of the mission of the community college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with an ability to synthesize complex information and apply it to strategic initiatives.
  • Must be well-versed in human resources-related federal and state employment laws and practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Experience and knowledge in the use of appropriate technology and the ability to leverage for effectiveness.
  • Ability to prepare and monitor department budgets.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Excellent employee relations skills, including knowledge of current mediation best practices.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with multiple constituencies, both internally and externally.


  • Annual Salary will be within the range of $130,000 and $140,000.
  • NJ Educators Health Plan with free Vision and Dental. NJ State Pension plan.
  • 23 vacation days, 15 sick days, 4 personal days, 2 floating holidays, all designated holidays and 5 non-designated holidays a year. 3 Partial Sick Days.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities for staff and their family 6 months after hire.


Bergen CC

Bergen Community College was founded in 1965 and maintains locations in Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst serving more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs. As of November 2021, it is the largest community college in the state and has graduated more than half a million students with associate degrees and certificates since its inception. With more than 1,500 employees working at Bergen, the College remains a large Bergen County employer and the College was recently recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. Our faculty, instructors and staff are unified and passionate about creating successful outcomes for our diverse student population. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, said "What's happening at Bergen needs to happen across the country" - come find out what's happening at our College, we would love to have you on our team. 

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