Associate Vice President Human Resources

Collin College
Collin Higher Education Center

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Primary Location:

3452 Spur 399, McKinney, Texas, 75069

We are searching for candidates that meet the required qualifications and experience and are able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Job Summary:

Serve as the college district's associate vice president of Human Resources and as a leader and champion of students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The associate vice president will also foster leadership, growth, and engagement of college faculty, staff, and administrators in support of the college’s vision of delivering a brighter future for our students and communities.

Required Qualifications:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of the associate vice president listed below reflect a general example of the responsibilities. These duties and responsibilities may change based on the individual filling the role and the talents they possess.

  • Assist in managing daily operational human resources activities as assigned by the chief human resources officer, including maintaining relevant dashboards and reporting/analysis to support all areas of Human Resources.
  • Provide direct supervision and leadership of human resources functions as assigned by the chief human resources officer and dependent on talents possessed by the individual filling the role.
  • Assist in the development of robust succession and workforce planning initiatives, compensation planning, professional development and training, and Human Resources communications across the college.
  • Lead the development of and ensure the accuracy of monthly personnel report for the college's Board of Trustees and in the development of the monthly Human Resources report.
  • Partner with internal departments to identify key talent within the college and to develop programs that foster a candidate pipeline that leads to a vibrant workforce.
  • Stay abreast of changing demographic, legal, and technical developments in the field of human resources; develop new programs responsive to such needs. Review performance in relation to established goals, and recommend changes to affect continual improvement in Human Resources services.
  • Provide leadership to ensure Human Resources processes and systems are efficient and result in providing timely and professional communications and support for applicants, college faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Research and assist in implementing streamlined operations with data analysis and technology, fully utilizing our ERP/Workday system, leading to Human Resources Department process improvement.
  • Work closely with campus operations and assist with faculty contract administration.
  • Evaluate personnel and make recommendations for employee advancement or disciplinary action.
  • Assist in the regular review, update, and communication of the district's board policies that relate directly or indirectly to the assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Oversee the Human Resources website for accuracy and update as appropriate to support candidates for employment, staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Attend the college's Board of Trustees meetings to stay abreast of matters that may impact the Human Resources Department and serve as a resource when needed by the chief human resources officer and other senior leaders.
  • Assist in the resolution of general complaints from students, employees, and the community. Participate in formal and informal complaint processes to resolve issues, as needed.
  • Use data to maintain effective operations of assigned areas of responsibility and to prepare recommendations to improve services to faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Work closely with the chief human resources officer to make decisions and manage the operations of the department.
  • Ensure Human Resources activities are conducted in accordance with college district board policies, governmental regulations, and consistent with the college’s Core Values.

Supplemental Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties to maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of human resources and the organization
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Knowledge of employment laws
  • Knowledge of human resources laws and trends
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation and mediation skills
  • Investigatory skills
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Writing skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to investigate and hear complaints and act as an intermediary
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle complex situations
  • Ability to lead teams, coach, train, and develop employees
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to stay abreast of matters that may impact the Human Resources Department

Physical Demands, Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, a negligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions in this class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.


  • Master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • Five (5) years of directly related experience, including demonstrated leadership with an emphasis on employee empowerment.
  • Administrator-level experience in employee relations, in addition to solid experience in the following functional areas: employment/talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, and professional development.
  • Experience should also include three (3) years in a supervisory role in Human Resources. Related professional experience working within a large institution of higher education is desired.
  • Experience with ERP/Workday and experience investigating and serving as an intermediary is desired, as is the SPHR and related professional certifications.

**This position is Security Sensitive, therefore, candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.**

The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job as duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. Collin College reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made by Collin College in its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required & Preferred Qualifications (if applicable):

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

Compensation Type:


Employment Type:

Full time

Compensation Range:




For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or send an email to:

Collin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.

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