Chief Human Resources Officer

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Chief Human Resources Officer


Tracking Code20-009 Job Description

Department: Human Resources

Reports To: President

FLSA Status: Exempt




This position directs, plans, and develops the implementation and administration of human resources functions and carries out policies and procedures relating to all phases of human resources activities. The individual in this position serves as a strategic advisor to the President and other campus leaders with respect to employee related matters.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Participate as a member of the President’s senior management team, and accept overall responsibility for all College Human Resources functions.
  • Direct the administration of the College salary programs; in this role this position:
    • Participate as a lead member of the administrative team involved in annual salary and benefit negotiations;
    • Serve as a representative for the administration in annual “Meet & Confer” deliberations, resulting in the recommendation to the Board of Trustees of a salary and benefit package for all College employees.;
    • Oversee the implementation of the reclassification system and the market update process.
  • Provide direction and oversight of the employee benefit and wellness program; including all retirement and health and welfare benefits;
    • Responsible for annual negotiation of benefits contracts in conjunction with college leadership; serves as liaison with benefits broker;
    • Design and oversight of comprehensive program, including evaluation of ongoing costs;
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of college policies and procedures pertaining to employment. Work in collaboration with college attorney to ensure best practice and legal compliance.
  • Develop and oversee the college performance management system.
  • Develop and support initiatives to promote diversity, cultural competence and inclusion.
  • Oversee and deliver employee development programs including leadership, supervisory, diversity, new employee orientation, and harassment awareness trainings.
  • Facilitate periodic employee opinion surveys, including survey delivery, data analysis and reporting, and action planning based on survey results.
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, and on-boarding processes for staff and faculty positions.
  • Ensure compliance with EEOC, Title IX and ADA regulations.
  • Advise the President and management staff on legal issues, policy considerations, and best practices in all areas involving personnel management.
  • Serve as key employee relations contact for management and staff; responsibilities include serving as grievance officer, investigator for employee harassment complaints, key administrative representative to faculty and staff constituent groups.
  • Oversee the maintenance and ongoing improvement of the human resources information system (HRIS) and related online tools. This includes gaining familiarity with HRIS systems, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and integrity of employee and applicant data, ensuring effective payroll integration and serving as, or designating, a liaison with vendors on HRIS modules, updates and regulatory compliance.
  • Direct the fiscal, budget and other administrative functions of the department.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry trends, best practices and employment legislation and ensures compliance.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other departments, agencies and the public.
  • Serve as key administrative representative to Human Resources Advisory committee.
  • Models a positive, helpful, inclusive and constructive attitude and work relationship with all employees, students, and the community

Marginal Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; master’s degree preferred. A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible full-time experience in managing major personnel program activities such as recruitment, benefits, compensation, EEO, training, or employee relations is required. SPHR or PHR certification preferred. Experience in higher education or the public sector is preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of human resources functions and related laws
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to effectively present information to internal constituencies, public groups, and/or boards of trustees/.
  • Proficient skills in the use of personal computers and applications, including MS Office


Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting. This job involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 10 pounds and exposure to office lighting. A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, copier, printer and computer.





Applicant is responsible for reading and following the application instructions to ensure successful application submittal.



It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have submitted all required materials, as listed below. Following application submittal, applicant can login via the Modify Your Application link (to the right) to view application profile:

1) Completed online profile, including the following TWO uploaded documents:



A. Cover letter which addresses your qualifications for this position (please do not combine letter with resume)


B. Resume (please do not combine resume with letter)



2) Upon request, you may be asked to complete the NIC E-Application Form.

This request (if made) will come to you via e-mail.

3) Upon hire, proof of highest degree listed on application will be required.

4) You must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check.



Location: NIC Campus

Opening Date: July 26, 2019

Closing Date: All materials must be received by Noon, August 23, 2019

Anticipated Starting Date: October 14, 2019

Compensation: $92,484 - $110,981 per hour/year, DOE. Excellent benefits, including retirement.

Work Schedule: Minimum 40 hours per week, year round


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Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to North Idaho College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting the Campus Security at 208-769-3310.


Job Location Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 7/29/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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