Senior Associate Director of Human Resources, Training and Development

Morton College
Cicero, IL
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Title:

Senior Associate Director of Human Resources, Training and Development

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Chief Financial Officer

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations, business administration, PHR, SHRM – CP, or a related field with seven (7) years experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential tasks of the job. Knowledge and ability to assist with the administration of all aspects of union environments, including word processing and all data entry including budget, scheduling, special projects, spreadsheets and other computer applications. Knowledge of legal procedures required for an equal opportunity process. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws as they relate to employment and employee issues. Demonstrated experience in conflict resolution. Good oral and written skills.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and experience in related field. Experience with union environment. Ability to use the Ellucian or other administrative software. Experience in the Illinois higher education system. Be well-organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated and be able to work independently with little or no supervision. Demonstrate good judgement and the ability to work well with others in a multicultural environment.

Job Summary:

Coordinate all general office functions including recruitment, employment evaluation, compensation, data, collective analysis and reports. Oversee and manage training, learning, and development programs including mandatory compliance training initiatives. Assist with the contract negotiations and administration of five (5) collective bargaining agreements. To participate in situations of a highly confidential nature. Develop and submit reports to various state and federal educational agencies, including ICCB reports.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Coordinate and assign mandatory training across the institution. In collaboration with administration, identify training needs based on human resources initiatives, legal and regulatory changes, and career development needs.
  • Support policies, programs and practices which enhance the College’s development and retention needs and student success.
  • Conduct recruitment effort for all employees; create/update job descriptions to reflect current organizational chart.
  • Conduct new employee orientations and exit interviews.
  • Manage performance evaluation process.
  • Develop and maintain online social media recruitment; maintain HR webpages.
  • Assist in responding to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations and civil rights complaints as well as investigating such complaints.
  • Prepare and enter data or information from source documents, rough draft copy or general instructions into routine and technical materials including forms, statistical reports and correspondence.
  • Assist with all general office procedures which include Ellucian or other HR systems, completing correspondence, reports and related material.
  • Maintain personnel and payroll information used for Ellucian or other database records.
  • Assist in all collective bargaining negotiations with five labor unions and assist with contract administration.
  • Assist with the design, develop, and modify comprehensive relational Ellucian or other databases for faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate employee recognition events and CommUNITY events.
  • Assist with strategic planning, purchasing, records control, projects and budget.
  • Assist with managing online open enrollment benefit information.
  • Maintains organizational chart and employee directory.
  • Assist with all special events hosted by the office of Human Resources.
  • Attend conferences, seminars, and webinars to stay current in HR topics.
  • Serves as acting HR director in that person’s absence.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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