Chief Human Resources Officer

Job description

Chief Human Resources Officer

Job no: 492489
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Senior-Level
Categories: Administrator
Role: Chief Human Resources Officer

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

M-F 8 am till 5 pm

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

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.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  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.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Terminal degree preferred.
  2. Experience in a higher education environment preferred.
  3. Specialized professional human resources certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) preferred.

Essential Duties:

  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.

Other Duties:

  1. Perform other duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Quiet conditions

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 02/22/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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

Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human resources Department. Determination on request for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: February 15, 2019 Central Standard Time
Applications close:

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