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Vice President of Human Resources

Company: McHenry County College
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job TitleVice President of Human ResourcesDepartmentHuman Resources DepartmentFLSA StatusExemptJob TypeAdministrativePosition GradeNREmployee TypeFull TimeHiring RangeCommensurate with Experience and QualificationsWork Year12 MonthsTypical Work ScheduleFlexible schedule to meet department/division/institutional needs.Bargaining Unit EligibilityNoWork Week40 HoursSpecial Instructions to Applicants IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS: The Vice President of Human Resources is an experienced, innovative, and progressive human resources leader with a strong commitment to ethically serving employees with respect, honesty, objectivity, and encouragement. The VPHR balances strategic thinking with timely project management and implementation, while inspiring the HR team to consistently strive for excellence. This proven leader has excellent listening and communication skills, appreciating diverse thought and feedback, and is highly ethical, trustworthy, and approachable. The VPHR has the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships with all employee groups of the College, as well as community organizations, using sound judgement, with a commitment to delivering responsive, consistent service standards and behaviors that reflect the mission and values of the institutionPosition IntroductionWe seek our next Vice President of Human Resources to join our successful, progressive institution. The ideal candidate for the position of Vice President of Human Resources is an experienced leader who is able to balance strategic thinking and strategy with creativity and forward thinking, ultimately inspiring human resources team members to strive for excellence and innovation. This highly critical thinker has an adept ability to problem-solve and has strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills that allow for the utmost collaboration with staff and community partners. The candidate has appreciation for diverse thought and opinions, and is highly ethical, trustworthy, and credible. Ultimately, the candidate for Vice President of Human Resources has the ability to collaborate and delegate using sound judgment and expert planning skills.Position SummaryThe Vice President, Human Resources (VPHR) serves as a key member of the President's Cabinet and senior leadership team of the College. As the College's chief human resources officer (CHRO), this person serves as a principal trustee for the people who work at McHenry County College. She/He/They provide leadership and vision to ensure that all Human Resources Office behaviors, attitudes, programs, and initiatives are integrated and focused on the overall mission, vision, values, and goals of the college. With a proactive and thoughtful approach to the performance, satisfaction, and success of employees, the VPHR will foster a climate of consistent with the College's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion. The VPHR will work with College leadership to continue to drive performance improvement and operational excellence throughout the institution and to build successful human resources programs.Reports toPresidentEssential Functions and Responsibilities Serve as the subject matter expert and provide administrative leadership for the full suite of human resources functions, to include, but not limited to, talent acquisition; talent management; benefits; leave management; onboarding; compensation; employee relations; regulatory compliance; employee learning and organizational development; employee satisfaction; labor strategy and negotiation; diversity, equity and inclusion; human resources policy development and administration; and HR systems, data, metrics and related reporting Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate the College's human resources function to ensure optimum organizational effectiveness Build a network of collaborative relationships and partnerships across the College, serving as a trusted advisor and resource to staff, faculty, administration, and leadership Support the College mission and actively work toward achieving the College's goals and strategies, translating the College's strategic and transactional plans into HR strategic and operational plans Build and develop a strong HR team, operating at the highest level of integrity and service, while providing policy, programs, and practices that meet the evolving human capital needs of the College Working alongside the College's AVP for Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion, champion the building of a college environment that champions diversity. Identify evidence-based practices in recruitment, retention, and promotion of a diverse, engaged workforce. This includes, but is not limited to, the review of policies and procedures through a DEBI framework for recruitment, hiring, orientation, continuous development, and retention of employees. As assigned by the President, serve as a key member of the negotiation team during contract negotiations, managing contract negotiations and contract administration with the College's four bargaining units Responsible for the development and administration of the College's personnel policies, provide interpretation regarding policy applications and procedural issues; evaluate changes in state, federal and Board policies, and recommend changes to maintain compliance Support leaders in organization development activities to build the capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness by adding new positions, eliminating or restructuring existing positions, changing work assignments, or modifying reporting relationships Oversee the College's talent acquisition and employment services; provide leadership for developing comprehensive talent acquisition plans for the College to attract and hire qualified employees Oversee administration of the College's compensation and classification programs, including monitoring of compensation trends, job audit function, and recommendations of annual salary adjustment guidelines, working with external compensation consultants when retained by the College Oversee the administration of the College's performance evaluation systems Administer procedures for maintenance, security, and confidentiality of paper and electronic personnel records; administer a records and retention program in compliance with state and federal laws governing employee records Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are established, practiced, periodically reviewed and revised to ensure utilization of best practices in the HR field Promote a positive and inclusive culture, including the creation and execution of internal employee engagement activities that celebrate the diversity, equity and inclusion of College employees Participate in projects and initiatives and represent Human Resources on committees, task forces, and working groups Serve as College Ethics Officer and member of College's Title IX team Serve as liaison with College attorneys regarding employment law matters Develop and monitor HR and/or any other assigned business unit budgets Assess and monitor HR computer systems as necessary for Human Resources functions and office Communicate and meet with other community college Human Resources personnel and with state and local agencies as required to perform job responsibilities Represent the needs of employees to the College administration Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities Assume additional duties as assigned by PresidentRequired EducationMaster's Degree from a regionally accredited institutionOther Required Qualifications Master's degree in human resources management, or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution Substantial experience in HR administration, including supervision of multiple HR functions Five years' supervisory experience Labor relations experience including significant exposure to bargaining, contracts, grievance processes, and dispute resolution A record of advancing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environmentDesired Qualifications Master's degree in Human Resources Current SHRM or HRCI certification Community college or higher education experience Chief spokesperson experience for labor relations Experience in talent acquisition strategies for college faculty and staff Experience in developing and administering learning and development programmingSkills and Specifications Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including active listening Strong problem solving, time management, and analytical skills People and service-oriented focus Ethical, fair, patient, diplomatic, and approachable Technological competence; the ability to proficiently utilize technology including Ellucian Colleague or similar enterprise software and Microsoft Office suite of products Record of successful leadership and team management Ability to attend monthly Board meetings Ability to assess and measure effectiveness of programs and services Ability to develop goals and desired outcomes for multiple areas Ability to collaborate, build consensus, and resolve conflict Ability to work with people at all levels of employment and with a variety of backgrounds Successful involvement in collective bargaining and negotiations Demonstrated ability to think creatively, strategically, and proactively Ability to work in a dynamic environment, sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs Solid project management experience with a focus on timely delivery and responsiveness Ability to develop policies, long-range plans, and fund allocation within assigned divisions Thorough understanding of and commitment to Affirmative Action and organization diversity Commitment to and respect for diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion and MCC's Behaviors of Excellence Understanding of and commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position LocationMain CampusPDN-971c5856-21b3-4a25-bcd1-83a2553d59bc

Keywords: McHenry County College, Crystal Lake , Vice President of Human Resources, Human Resources , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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