Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administration (VCA), the Director of Human Resources will partner with Chancellor James T. Minor and the VCA to provide strategic and tactical guidance on matters including recruitment and labor and employee relations.
SIUE is one of the largest employers in the Madison-St. Clair County region, with over 2,400 full- and part-time employees at three campus locations that include a sizable grant-funded Head Start unit, Charter High School and educational services and programs located in East St. Louis, Illinois, and the School of Dental Medicine located in Alton, Illinois. The Director will lead and direct the daily operations of the Office of Human Resources at SIUE, including a team of thirty (30) HR professionals in the following areas:
-Recruitment and Civil Service Testing
-Employment, Compensation and Classification
-Labor and Employee Relations
-Payroll, Compliance, HRIS and Benefit Services
SIUE’s new Director of Human Resources will join the institution at the ideal time to have a historic impact on the future of this great institution. The next Director will be an experienced, transactional and transformational leader who will help shape the future of the institution. The successful candidate will lead and contribute to visionary strategies that produce both qualitative and quantifiable outcomes for the betterment of the University. This candidate will be a leader who is motivated to take on new tasks and find solutions to problems. They should inspire other HR employees to be equally as motivated in fulfilling their daily tasks.
The Director of Human Resources will be charged with advancing an equitable and inclusive workplace culture. All employees of the University have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect as well as exhibit conduct that reflects a shared commitment to anti-racism and the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
The position will also:
• Assist the University in attracting and retaining qualified individuals to support the University’s programs and educational mission including the University’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion;
• Support federally funded programs in maintaining compliance;
• Manage the department budget within guidelines to meet the changing needs of the University;
• Serve as the Designated Employer Representative to the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS);
• Ensure that all university human resources policies and practices are in compliance with SUCSS, State Universities Retirement System (SURS), IRS, and other statutory or regulatory requirements;
• Provide HR related guidance and consultation to the University community, including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Provost, Deans and Directors;
• Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with eighteen (18) labor organizations represented throughout the university as well as develop and oversee strategies related to contract negotiations.
To Apply to the Position:
This position closes to applicants at 11:59 p.m. CST on the posting end date. Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system:
-Unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE. All candidates must provide transcripts for educational qualification verification and/or course work assessment
-List of at least three professional references with current contact information
-Diversity statement demonstrating your personal and professional commitment to equity, diversity inclusion and how you will implement EDI values in this position as part of the university mission, vision, and values. This statement should be no more than two pages.
When uploading your required documents, please ensure you attach them to the correct position using the drop-down box to label. Please label Diversity Statement using the “Other” label. Failure to follow this step may keep Hiring Managers from reviewing your materials. Please be sure to complete updated 2022 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed). Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. SIUE offers an exceptional array of benefits to all full-time and part-time employees (50% or more receive benefits accrued at percentage of appointment) including:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*University tuition waivers (full-time receive 100% waiver of tuition*)
*Limits on credits hour per semester, student fees still apply.
For more about our benefits and employee services, visit: https://www.siue.edu/human-resources/benefits
For candidate nominations, please contact Jennifer Oates-Blair, Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] or 618/650-2127.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Business Administration, or closely related field
-Seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible human resources experience, including supervision of staff
-Master’s degree or advanced terminal degree in a related field preferred
-Successful completion of a professional certification program such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM- CP or SHRM-SCP
-Higher education experience