Director of Human Resources

Saint Louis, Missouri
Apr 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Maryville University invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Director of Human Resources. This position is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of all human resource functional areas including recruitment and staffing, employee relations, employee development, performance appraisal and benefits. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance and supervising a staff of three, the successful candidate must be committed to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff and students.

Essentials Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and implement personnel policies, methods and procedures that effectively serve the University’s human resource needs.
  • Advise University administrators and other personnel regarding human resource management issues, including seeking legal counsel as needed to ensure the effective, efficient and defensible ongoing administration of human resources.
  • Assess benefit needs and make recommendations that effectively meet them, and provide the coordination with benefits providers, including the resolution of benefit issues, necessary to ensure effective ongoing benefits administration.
  • Respond to employee related issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints. Provide counseling as needed to employees, including supervisor coaching; participate in the grievance procedure.
  • Investigate employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints.
  • Work directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on human resources matters.
  • Oversee department budget and establish budget priorities in preparing budget requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, Industrial psychology, Organizational Development or other related graduate level degree from an accredited institution
  • Five years of progressively responsible human resource management work experience
  • Knowledge of federal and state fair employment practices, regulations, including EEO and civil rights regulations
  • Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of Human Resource management
  • Excellent technology skills including HRIS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems
  • Experience with employee benefits administration
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to handle all situations with tact and sensitively.

Preferred Qualifications:      

  • Three to five years of supervisory experience within a Human Resources Department
  • Human Resource certification (HRCI or SHRM)
  • Title IX or sexual harassment investigation experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.