Director / Executive Director HR

Job description

About Lake-Sumter State College:

Lake-Sumter State College serves over 7,500 students annually in Lake and Sumter counties in central Florida. Lake and Sumter counties offer its residents small town character, combined with the amenities of the major metropolitan city of Orlando while being just a stone's throw away from Florida’s coastal beaches. As a three-campus institution our Leesburg, South Lake (Clermont) and Sumter (Sumterville) campuses have become valuable assets in their communities. LSSC provides an accessible, affordable, and high-quality education that prepares students for transfer and career success, strengthens the regional workforce, and enriches the community.

Position Summary:

Lake-Sumter State College is seeking a transformational leader to join our Human Resources team. Reporting to the Vice President of Administrative & Financial Services, the Director / Executive Director of Human Resources is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of the Office of Human Resources.  The Director / Executive Director works collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and staff to achieve the institution’s organizational development objectives through effective employee engagement, development and benefit programs, performance planning and management, and policy development and implementation.  The Director / Executive Director is responsible for demonstrating LSSC’s core value of Service Excellence; respect, competence, responsiveness, and collaboration, in all interactions.

Example of Duties:

  • Provides leadership and oversight to the Office of Human Resources, including recruitment, hiring, onboarding, benefits, performance evaluation, employee relations, professional development, compensation, wellness and recognition.
  • Supports and encourages a culture of respect, cooperation and collaboration throughout the College community.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable Federal and State employment laws.  Provides appropriate guidance related to the impact and application of management actions/decisions. 
  • Develops, recommends and institutes College personnel policies as approved by the President's Cabinet and Board of Trustees.  Ensure compliance of such policies.
  • Administers position control & classification system.  Updates and administers authorized wage and salary plan(s) changes including annual employee salary increases, equity adjustments and the Faculty Rank & Promotion plan.
  • Performs periodic salary market and classification review studies and recommends appropriate equity/pay parity adjustments to salaries.
  • Oversees the employee performance evaluation system. Coaches and councils employees and supervisors to maximize employee engagement and performance. 
  • Serves as Ombudsman of employee and supervisor disputes to ensure responsible and equitable closure of conflicts/problems.
  • Oversees the administration of the College's EEO, Equity and Diversity policies.
  • Serve as needed on College committees, councils and task forces. 
  • Serve as needed/directed on external committees such as COBA and its affiliate subcommittees, task forces,   etc. Complete COBA salary studies and data/information requests.  
  • Develop and report key HR data necessary for Cabinet decision-making.  Prepare/direct the preparation of key surveys (CUPA, COBA, BPTW, etc.).
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements, arbitrations, grievance meetings, and other Union related activities.



Education Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.  Bachelor’s Degree and extensive experience in a management role in Human Resources or related field may be substituted for Master’s degree as recommended by the hiring supervisor Vice President and approved by the President.

Experience Qualifications: Minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience in the human resources field with at least six 6 years in a director level position. Demonstrated leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated technology skills.  Understanding and commitment to the state college mission.  Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations affecting hiring, employment and benefits.  Background in employee relations, labor relations, job analysis, development of compensation and classification systems and performance appraisals preferred.  Experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, arbitrations, grievance meetings, and other Union related activities preferred.

To Apply:

Go to and click on the “Employment” icon. Complete the Lake-Sumter State College application for the specific position in which you are interested.

A resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts must be included with your application for consideration.


The college reserves the right to extend searches or, in the event of transfer or budget cuts, to not offer the position.

Minority applicants encouraged. 

An equal access/equal opportunity institution.




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Job No: 999987
Posted: 11/29/2018
Application Due: 1/24/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $53,700 – $84,741