Vice President Human Resources & Payroll Affirmative Action Officer Title IX Coordinator

Company Description:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

Responsible for developing and implementing Human Resources plans consistent with the College's Strategic Plan, Board of Higher Education requirements and State/Federal laws, rules and regulations. Responsible for overall personnel/labor relations; payroll and benefits, staff leadership development, including training and professional development programs.  Plays a significant role in recommending process improvement for greater organizational effectiveness.   Acts as primary design and HR expert resource to effectively manage institutional staffing patterns, job evaluation/classification system, compensation structures, performance appraisal system, benefits programs, collective bargaining agreements and personnel budget position control. Develops and maintains a positive institutional culture through collaboration, effective communication, and training programs, establishing the College as the employer of choice for a diverse workforce. 


  • Provides advice and recommendations to the President (and Vice Presidents) for alignment of personnel and organizational structure. 
  • Serves as the member of the President's Leadership Team to ensure HR strategies, perspectives and trends are an institutional priority and are consistent with the College's Strategic plan.
  • Plans and directs the College's HR/Payroll functions to ensure alignment of human resource strategies with College's strategic planning initiatives.
  • Provides summary reports of Human Resource actions and activities to the Board of Trustees.
  • Serves as key resource person for implementing the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement, Management Package, Non-unit Classified Handbook, and personnel policies related to all employees.
  • Directs the administration by way of interpretation of the MCCC/MTA collective Bargaining Agreement and DCE Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Provides leadership for all of human resources activities at the College including:  recruitment, performance management, employee relations, payroll administration, employee development, and compensation, training, and diversity initiatives.
  • Provide leadership in the development and administration of human resource policies and programs to support college initiatives.
  • Serves as President's designee in grievance and reallocation hearings. Determines and recommends appropriate institutional actions in highest level grievance process and dispute situations.
  • Monitors all reports and investigations of Affirmative Action and Title IX violations for compliance with the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity. 
  • Directs and serves on College AFSCME Labor Management team. Serves as liaison with Legal Counsel's Office on MCAD, EEOC, labor relations and other legal matters affecting the college.
  • Serves as the liaison to Payroll Division of the State Treasurer Office, and other payroll agencies:
  • State board of Retirement; Board of Higher Education, and various external agencies.
  •  Monitors staff diversity performance measures.  Plan and conduct recruitment outreach efforts to diversify the workforce. 
  • Supervises the administration of the Colleges' collective bargaining unit(s) and non-unit professional performance evaluation and compensation systems.  Oversee Job classification review process to determine job level and salary classification consistent with contractual guidelines and institutional needs.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal and state statutes relative to employment/payroll issues. 
  • Oversees the development of training program to enhance professional development of all employees, including mandated training, technical training, supervisory, diversity training.
  • Establish high level policies and appropriate business process re-engineering for more efficient and effective implementation of employee actions/payroll/benefits through the State HRCMS system. Plans and supervises HR position control for all budgeted full-time and part-time positions.
  • Reviews NEASC standards relating to Human Resources, organizational change and Ethics issues, and monitors institutional progress. Provides appropriate input for statistical reports and self-study documents.


  • Bachelors Degree in related area required, Masters preferred.  Or combination of Bachelors degree, SPHR certification and/or other Human Resource Certifications.
  • Minimum of ten years experience in increasingly responsible management positions including senior human resources responsibility. Demonstrated expertise and experience across all HR functional areas including human resources, payroll, staff development, planning, and fiscal management.
  • Experience executing change management, leadership development initiatives, and diversity activities.
  • Proven ability to interact successfully and positively with all members of the college community including students, staff, supervisors, managers, trustees, community partners, state offices and the general public.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving change through collaboration.
  • Open and inclusive communication style and the highest level of integrity, judgment and discretion are essential, as well as strong leadership, influencing, analytical and adaptability skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and interpersonal connection with culturally diverse population.
  • Ability to manage a multi-faceted department made up of both professional and support personnel.

Additional Information:

Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education
Employee Status: Full Time
Benefits: Yes
Hours per Week: 37.5
Number of Weeks: 52

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

The following documents are required:
1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

3. Staff Application on MWCC Employment site

Deadline Date: April 30, 2018

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).


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