Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Nov 6 2018 Job Description:
The Executive Director of Human Resources serves on the President's Leadership Team, is the chief human resources officer and provides strategic leadership to help the College best serve our students and community. This senior leader is responsible for enhancing organizational effectiveness and developing and improving systems, policies and procedures that increase employee engagement and institutional effectiveness. The Executive Director fosters collaboration, shared governance, innovation and accountability, ensuring that Bristol Community College is a great place for students to learn and employees to work.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Executive Director of Human Resources reports to the President of the College and has overall leadership and supervisory responsibility for leading, planning and managing the College's human resources functions in accordance with the policies, procedures, and practices of the College and in compliance with all applicable laws and labor contracts. Areas of responsibility include talent acquisition and management, succession planning, employee and labor relations, benefits and wellness, compensation, performance management, employee development, human resources information systems, and evaluation of the human resources operation.
SUPERVISION REQUIRED: Reports to the President of the College.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Staff members of the Human Resources Department; Diversity & Title IX Officer.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Actively participates in the college's strategic and operational planning process by developing, prioritizing and executing strategic human resources goals and objectives. Consults with college leadership on a broad range of matters related to human resources development.
Leads the operations and administration of all human resource functions and directs and implements all college initiatives and projects associated with a comprehensive administration of the Human Resources Department.
Leads, develops and mentors the human resources team, to provide excellent employee and labor relations and provide responsive, innovative services for employees.
Maintains current knowledge of and interprets, implements and complies with federal, state, local laws and labor contracts that affect the human resources functions of the College, including mandatory training requirements.
Understands the College's role within the Massachusetts community college system and works collaboratively with the Massachusetts community colleges general counsel on legal matters related to college employees and the human resources operation.
Ensures a diverse faculty and staff by developing a culture of equity, inclusion, and accessibility through the development of college policies, procedures and professional development. Supports the College's Affirmative Action Officer on strategic efforts involving EEO, Affirmative Action, and ADA.
Along with the president of the College, oversees the work of the College's Diversity & Title IX Officer on compliance, employment practices and recruitment efforts for employees.
Supports the collective bargaining process, oversees the administration of collective bargaining, and ensures compliance with contractual agreements, including grievance procedures.
Directs the periodic review, revision, and general maintenance of position classifications, salary grades, salary ranges and job descriptions.
Ensures the effectiveness of employee onboarding, professional development, and engagement and recognition programs, to provide all employees opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
Ensures that supervisors and College leaders consistently administer College policies and procedures related to human resource management, are advised on personnel matters, and are supported in developing a culture of accountability, shared governance, innovation and employee engagement.
Conducts research, collects data, provides analysis and prepares reports relevant to the College's human resources operation.
Oversees the maintenance of systems to process human resources transactions and maintain employee files and records, as well as the technology that provides the College's client services function.
Prepares and manages the annual budget for the Office of Human Resources.
Serves on all appropriate committees, special projects as necessary and other duties as assigned.
Serves on the President's Leadership Team and attends a variety of College and external activities, some that occur in the evenings or on weekends.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management or related field.
Eight years of progressively responsible Human Resources leadership experience with at least four years of recent experience as a senior human resources professional.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and laws of human resource management including position classification, salary/benefits administration, recruitment and hiring practices, training and development, employee/labor relations, development of policies and procedures, performance management, Title IX and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.
Significant experience in benefit and classification administration and positions management.
Significant experience developing, interpreting and implementing human resources policies and procedures.
Demonstrated skill in negotiation, conflict management, contract management and change leadership.
Demonstrated experience with human resources strategic planning, research, evaluation and benchmarking, as well as reporting and record management.
Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and achieve timely and high-quality results.
Understanding of HRIS systems and the use of these systems to manage and improve HR practices.
Knowledge and application of various state and federal regulations.
A commitment to embracing diversity and serving the needs of a diverse population, including the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, organizational and technology skills.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Human Resources or related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Five or more years of recent experience as a senior human resources professional. Relevant human resources certification(s) such as SPHR, SHRM-CP, PHR, HRCI, CCP, WorldatWork, etc. Demonstrated success leading a human resources department of a large, complex organization. Demonstrated success working in a collective bargaining higher education environment that values shared decision-making and collaboration. Experience developing and evaluating Affirmative Action plans. Project management skills and experience leading process improvement initiatives. Experience implementing leading-edge best practices in human resources management, including employee onboarding and succession planning. Ability to speak a language in addition to English. A professional style that builds strong, trusting relationships with employees and fosters a spirit of innovation and continuous improvement within an organization.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: March 2019
Internal Number: 104620
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.