Chief Human Resources Officer

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Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Chief Human Resources Officer

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.


The Chief Human Resources Officer has responsibilities that encompass stewardship and high-level administrative functions for all human resources at the College. The functions of the human resources department include talent acquisition; onboarding; compensation and classification; benefits; payroll; human resources information systems; professional and organizational development; and employee and labor relations. Additionally, the Chief Human Resources Officer provides leadership in all collective bargaining negotiations, administers the resulting labor agreements, and works with outside vendors and consultants for the execution of financially viable programs. Further, the Chief Human Resources Officer oversees the development and evolution of policies and procedures to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment for all members of the campus community. Finally, the Chief Human Resources Officer is a member of the President's Cabinet, supports the college mission of student success, contributes to the formulation of the College's operational and strategic goals, and serves as an ambassador with external stakeholders.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Administer labor agreements and perform various labor relations functions, including the processing of grievances

2. Strategically plan, develop and write departmental and institutional policies and procedures.

3. Oversee the development and evolution of policies and procedures to ensure an equitable and inclusive environment for all members of the campus community.

4. Interact and consult with functional leaders of the departmental staff on operational matters.

5. Provide leadership to the staff and facilitate collaborative relationships between functional HR areas.

6. Interact and consult with Cabinet-level and other administrators on matters of operational and strategic importance.

7. Improve and enhance various functions (e.g., talent acquisition, onboarding, professional development, information systems, etc.) within the Human Resources Department.

8. Conduct various analytic studies (e.g., job evaluation and compensation), assess current staffing capabilities and periodically examine future labor trends and expected vacancies.

9. Interact and consult with outside parties (e.g., attorneys, brokers, consultants, and vendors) and represent the human resources department and ECC at appropriate functions.

10. Attend and participate in meetings, perform routine job tasks (e.g., writing letters, memoranda, and email messages), plus directing support staff on a daily basis.

1. Master's degree (MA) in Human Resources or related field.

2. Minimum of ten years of administrative experience in positions with increasing responsibility.

3. Knowledge of employment and labor laws (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, and ADA), EEO regulations, collective bargaining trends, enhancements or changes in health insurance, worker's compensation and other employee benefit programs is essential.

4. The Chief Human Resources Officer must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills; with the ability to think analytically and strategically.

5. Further, he or she must be recognized for his or her integrity of the highest ethical standards, objectivity, comprehensive organizational view, tact, and ability to think clearly in stressful situations.

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.




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Posted: 12/24/2018
Application Due: 2/22/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with experience