Chief Human Resources Officer/Director of Human Resources
About Fort Valley State University:
Founded in 1895 as Fort Valley High and Industrial School, Fort Valley State has experienced tremendous growth and development over the years - culminating into a vibrant university with exceptional associates, bachelor's and master's degree programs and centers of excellence. As one of only two land grant institutions in the state of Georgia, the second largest campus in the state with over 1300 acres, and the highest ranked public historically black college and university (HBCU) in the state according to US News rankings, Fort Valley State University (FVSU) is recognized as not only a campus community where diversity and inclusion are cherished, but also as a place where the principles of Embrace (our heritage), Empower (our employees), and Engage (our students) are exemplified throughout campus on a daily basis.
The city of Fort Valley and its neighboring communities provide the friendliness and tranquility indicative of a small southern town, while simultaneously providing residents interested in larger city life with an easy 20-minute drive to the Macon-Warner Robins metropolitan area and its 400,000 residents and plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. And with the North Georgia mountains and the Savannah and Gulf Coast beaches within a 3-hour drive, and Atlanta a mere 1.5 hours away, the best amenities that this country has to offer are literally a short scenic drive away. It's no wonder so many people are choosing to call Middle Georgia home and FVSU their employer of choice!
The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)/ Director of Human Resources (DHR) oversees the strategic direction of the Office of Human Resources. The CHRO/Director provides leadership and direction for HR policy, employee relations, talent acquisition/recruitment and retention, system development and implementation, and compensation and benefits. The new CHRO/Director will be expected to review the current structure of the Office of Human Resources and make appropriate recommendations to ensure optimum performance of the unit. The position reports to the President.
Essential Job FunctionsManages the operations of the Office of Human Resources.Ensures all employment related actions are in compliance with federal and state law as well as University System of Georgia and university policies and procedures.Oversees investigation and resolution of Human Resources complaints.Serves as a liaison with internal and external constituents and responds to inquiries regarding the resolution of complaints.Develops and maintains a competitive and equitable wage and salary program including creation, review and modification of job descriptions as well as position evaluation and reclassification processes.Oversees the recruitment and hiring process for all positions and maintains employee and employment related files.Oversees new employee orientation, performance evaluation programs as well as training and development programs for faculty and staff. Plans and directs the budget for the Office of Human Resources. Recommends and implements policies and procedures and prepares manuals or handbooks and other materials to communicate relevant information to employees.Attends university and University System of Georgia meetings and participates on various committees and task forces.Supervises and evaluates staff assigned in the Office of Human Resources.Performs related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Required for the PositionComprehensive knowledge of human resource management principles and state and federal HR statutes/laws related to employment and benefits.Knowledge of university policies and procedures and University System of Georgia policies and procedures.Working knowledge of budget management principles.Demonstrated project management, problem solving and people management skills.Exceptional interpersonal skills and adept in dealing with the university community.Excellent oral and written communication skills.Working knowledge of computer and job related software programs (i.e., PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office Suite)Strong organizational skills, and a record of accomplishment in HR leadership.Demonstrated technical knowledge and skills relevant to human resources administration in higher education.Demonstrated knowledge of current policies and practices of human resources administration; thorough knowledge of employee classification, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition/recruitment, and training and development.Demonstrated ability to manage a professional staff while providing hands-on implementation and leadership.Demonstrated experience with process improvement and implementing best practices.Strong and effective interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and communication skills, an open and collaborative leadership style that encourages teamwork with internal and external constituencies.Demonstrated knowledge in developing, analyzing and maintaining current written documentation of human resources processes, procedural problems and significant events.
Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree with seven years of progressive leadership experience in human resourcesMinimum of three years supervisory experience
Preferred QualificationsMaster's degree in public, human resources, business administration or related area of concentration.
- Professional certification (HRCI (SPHR/PHR) and/or SHRM (SCP/CP) in the field of Human Resources.
Salary range: $100,000-$110,000 based on experience and qualifications.
Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, list of professional references (with contact information), unofficial transcripts, and the employment application found on the FVSU employment site http://www.fvsu.edu/employment
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
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