Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)/Director of Human Resources
The CHRO oversees the strategic direction of the Human Resources Department. The CHRO provides leadership and direction for HR Policy, employee relations, recruitment, systems development, and benefits.
- Organizes and directs the university and its employees in processes and procedures related to recruitment, employment, benefits management, salary administration, performance evaluation, training and development, and employee relations.
- Counsels employees and supervisors regarding disciplinary issues, claims of discrimination, and harassment by providing information on policies, recommending a plan of action, and resolving misunderstandings.
- Ensures consistency in the application of personnel policies and regulations by advising senior administration about the applicable policies and regulations.
- Develops and implements policies, practices and procedures in alignment with state and federal employment laws, University System of Georgia policies and procedures, and university rules and regulations.
- Assists with decision making regarding promotions, terminations, or similar personnel actions.
- Supervises and directs all payroll processes and related matters to include the issuance of faculty contracts.
- Serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator; investigates Title IX policy violations and complaints.
- Serves as the institution's representative at system-wide meetings, including participation in regional conferences.
- Oversees and manages the department budget.
- Ensures the accuracy and accountability of personnel information; supervises the maintenance of personnel files; verifies personnel actions.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
- Knowledge of human resource management principles.
- Knowledge of federal and state laws related to employment and benefits.
- Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of computers and job related software programs.
- Knowledge of University System of Georgia policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of budget management principles.
- Skill in the supervision of personnel.
- Skill to make timely decisions.
- Skill in decision making and problem solving.
- Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
The President or Chief of Staff assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
Guidelines include Board of Regents and University System of Georgia policies and procedures, including the Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual; the staff handbook; Department of Labor policies, Department of Administrative Services policies, EEOC guidelines; the Official Code of Georgia; and university policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application. This position develops department guidelines.
COMPLEXITY/SCOPE OF WORK
- The work consists of varied duties in directing the university's human resources functions. The necessity of responding to the day-to-day or immediate needs of personnel contributes to the complexity of the position.
- The purpose of this position is to direct the human resource functions of Fort Valley State University. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of department operations.
- Contacts are typically with co-workers, faculty, staff, retirees, job applicants, other University System human resources staff, benefits providers, peers at other institutions, and members of the general public.
- Contacts are typically to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to provide services; to motivate or influence persons; and to justify, negotiate or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT
- The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
- The work is typically performed in an office.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY
This position has direct supervision over Assistant Director of Human Resources (1), Human Resources Generalist (1), and Human Resources Technician (1).
- Bachelor's degree required with 7 years of direct experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field and experience in human resources in a higher education setting is preferred.
- More than four years of related experience required.