Director of Human Resources

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Job Title Director of Human Resources Posting Number 20110266 Pay Rate Position Type Administration Position Summary Information

Key Responsibilities

Juniata College seeks a thoughtful and innovative leader who will be charged with the administration of a strategic, culturally-aware, and inclusive human resources operation. The director of human resources will be expected to lead intentional and ambitious efforts to attract, recruit, develop, and retain talent; support and develop a vibrant workplace; and provide employees and managers resources and direction to improve their ability to deliver on the mission of Juniata College.

Strategically, the director of human resources serves a key role as a liaison and adviser to the president and the College’s senior leadership team regarding all human resource matters, with an aim to support goals related to Juniata’s mission and strategic plan. The position reports to the vice president for finance and administration and receives support in legal matters from the College’s general counsel. The director of human resources will partner with leadership, faculty, and staff to develop further a culture of productive partnership and student-centered achievement by establishing and administering human resource policies, practices, and procedures for the College. The director promotes respect and protects the privacy of all employees and employee data. This key position oversees the human resources team, including review of their work, procedures, and training and maintains a visible presence on campus as an adviser to departments on operations, performance, and guidance related to employee success.

Operationally, the director of human resources develops recommendations for recruitment, development, and retention of the workforce. The director develops informed compensation plans through analysis of the market, data gathering, and comparison of similar positions and employers in the region. Key areas of oversite include employee health care plans; evaluations, selection, and delivery of compliance training for all employees; retirement programs; improving options and methods for performance evaluations and professional development; and delivering creative wellness programs. The director will build an organization with strengths in compliance areas, focused on fairness and opportunity for all those who work at the College. The director represents the College with human resources-related higher education organizations and consortiums and explores innovative programs, maintaining a continuing-education approach to remain current on key human resources issues.

This leader brings outstanding verbal and communication skills, with poise and confidence to interact with all levels of leadership, trustees, faculty, staff and student workers, both in public presentations and on a personal level in support of managers and employees.

Position Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in human resources management, business administration or a related field required.
•5-8 years of experience in a director level role in human resources.
•PHR, SPHR-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
•Knowledge of ADP Payroll and HR applications.
•Experience with collective bargaining units.
•Experience overseeing compensation, benefits, and employee leave.
•Knowledge in the administration of human resources compliance best practice including but not limited to:
oADA- Americans with Disabilities Act
oTitle IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
oEEOA- Equal Employment Opportunity Act
oACA- Affordable Care Act
oFMLA- Family Medical Leave Act
oOSHA- Occupational Safety and Health Act
oFERPA- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
oFLSA- Fair Labor Standards Act
oHIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
•Experience setting strategy and professional development training
•Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with the ability to incorporate metrics and analysis into HR delivery and to use HR data to aid other leaders in data-driven decision-making.
•Experience managing the master compensation file and controls.
•Experience with recruitment best practices and resources.
•Knowledge of U.S. immigration and work visa regulations.
•Experience leading a culturally-aware, inclusive human resources team.

Supervision Required/Given

This position reports to the vice president for finance and administration and supervises staff in the office of human resources.

Preferred Qualifications

•A master’s degree in human resourcesmanagement.
•Experience in higher education.

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Open Date 02/15/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Specific Questions

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    Posted: 2/17/2019
    Application Due: 3/28/2019
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