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Director of Human Resources

Morton College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, 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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Position Details

Job Title Director of Human Resources Reports To and Evaluated by Chief Financial Officer Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, Business Administration or a related field plus 8 years or more of combined human resources, talent management or organizational development and supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential tasks of the job. Human Resources Certification ( PHR or SHRM -CP). Experience with Labor Relations and the ability to negotiate and administer Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs). Experience cultivating onboarding and professional development programs and compensation strategy. Demonstrated knowledge of hiring, retaining, and performance management best practices. Ability to coordinate compliance with internal policies and external agency requirements. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking. Must be able to manage conflict resolution. Experience handling matters of a confidential nature.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth. Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in HR Management, MBA, or a related field. 10 plus years of human resource management experience and 3 or more years of supervisory experience. Senior Human Resources Certification ( SPHR or SHRM - SCP ). Strong leadership qualities and demonstrated experience leading an HR team. Experience negotiating union contracts and resolving union related issues. Experience in the Illinois higher education system. Knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ) and Title IX. Ability to use Human Resources Information Systems ( HRIS ) such as Ellucian and Applicant Tracking Systems ( ATS ) (e.i. PeopleAdmin). Working knowledge of all HR topics. Membership in a professional development group and evidence of continued professional development. Be well-organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Demonstrate good judgement and the ability to work well with others in a multicultural environment. Job Summary
The Director of Human Resources is responsible to lead the HR department and be a subject matter expert on all HR related topics by providing a high level of service to Morton College employees. Utilizing a hands-on, collaborative approach and decision-making process, this position develops HR strategies and implementation of human resources best practices in talent acquisition, employee/labor relations, professional development and engagement, compensation, performance management while ensuring legal compliance. Function as a Cabinet member and advisor to the President of Morton College. The Director of Human Resources will serve as the Title IX Coordinator and Chief Diversity Officer for the College in addition to managing a team of HR professionals. Specific Job Duties
  • Administer, interpret, and enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) for all union groups and ensure employees’ adherence to the College’s policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all Union and employee related issues, respond promptly and conduct investigations as needed.
  • Lead the negotiation team in all collective bargaining and facilitate training for staff and faculty with interpretation of the CBAs.
  • Conduct sensitive investigations into National Labor Relations Board ( NLRB ) matters and respond to all NLRB charges in a timely manner.
  • Provide leadership in investigating and resolving complaints related but not limited Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ( EEOC ) matters in a confidential and expedient manner.
  • Write, approve, and/or review all workplace policies, procedures and rules with Administration, this includes updating employee handbooks.
  • Counsel and coach supervisors on organizational, employee and labor relations to ensure corrective action is applied equally, fairly and appropriately.
  • Monitor and ensure institutional compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, as well as Morton College Board policies; investigate complaints of non-compliance, recommend corrective measures as appropriate to maintain compliance.
  • Serve as the Title IX Coordinator by exercising judgement regarding the resolution of Title IX complaints, including informal and formal investigations.
  • Develop and implement Affirmative Action Plans and generate EEOC reports.
  • Serve as the Chief Diversity Officer for Morton College.
  • Develop, initiate and maintain effective programs to attract, maintain, and retain top talent; this includes but not limited to leading the recruitment and selection process that align with the overall objectives of the institution and consistent with the College culture.
  • Monitor position management by utilizing the applicant tracking system.
  • Ensure accurate, complete and secure employee records are being maintained according to existing laws and policies.
  • Prepare personnel reports and data collection and analysis as required by the College and outside agencies.
  • Coordinate and support performance management processes including performance review, goal setting, coaching and feedback, and staff development.
  • Create, monitor, and maintain all job descriptions for every position in the institution this includes advising and assisting staff in the development and maintenance of new job descriptions for new and revised positions.
  • Coordinate and participate in job classification review, conducts regular compensation market surveys.
  • Develop, manage, adjust, and administer the compensation program, including monitoring salary structures. This includes making recommendations for salaries and equity strategies.
  • Oversee and monitor all employee benefit programs to ensure compliance with legislation and policy.
  • Review all employee benefit programs annually and lead conversations regarding benefit strategies and making recommendations for changes or retention.
  • Review and approve all professional development funds for eligible employees.
  • Conduct training sessions on HR topics for all employee groups.
  • Direct the design and implementation of high quality, comprehensive onboarding and training programs for all new and existing staff to ensure consistent knowledge and skill, as well as increase productivity and satisfaction across the College.
  • Evaluate and monitor training and development program outcomes to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Ensure records of all employee education and training are maintained.
  • Assume fiduciary responsibility for the HR budget and all line items related to HR matters.
  • Assist with the strategic planning for the institution and participate in long-range planning to support department needs relative to human resources.
  • Ensure that the institution operates in an ethical and lawful manner this includes conducting periodic HR audits to monitor compliance.
  • Reduce risk and exposure to the College by assisting the Board Attorney.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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Posting Details

Posting Number Admin00058PU Desired Start Date 03/01/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 11/18/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
    • Morton 'careers' website
    • Internal posting
    • Monster
    • Careerbuilder
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed jobs
    • HACU
    • newspaper/trade journal
    • LinkedIn
  2. * What is the highest degree completed?
    • H.S. Diploma
    • Associates
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • PhD
  3. * How many years of experience do you possess?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 7 years
    • More than 7 years
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letters of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Other

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