Director of Human Resources
Reports To and Evaluated by
Chief Financial Officer
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
Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of
compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and
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.
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
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
- Conduct sensitive investigations into National Labor Relations
Board ( NLRB ) matters and respond to all NLRB charges in a timely
- Provide leadership in investigating and resolving complaints
related but not limited Title IX, Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission ( EEOC ) matters in a confidential and expedient
- Write, approve, and/or review all workplace policies,
procedures and rules with Administration, this includes updating
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Monitor position management by utilizing the applicant tracking
- 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
- Conduct training sessions on HR topics for all employee
- 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
- 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
- Reduce risk and exposure to the College by assisting the Board
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
- Morton 'careers' website
- Internal posting
- Inside Higher Ed
- Higher Ed jobs
- newspaper/trade journal
- * What is the highest degree completed?
- H.S. Diploma
- * 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
- Cover Letter
- Letters of Recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae