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Executive Director of Human Resources (CHRO)

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Community College

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Executive Director of Human Resources (CHRO)

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Annual Hours:

12 Month

Placement Minimum:

$100,000 - $120,000

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General Description:

Oklahoma City Community College is seeking an innovative, dynamic leader for the Human Resources Department. The Executive Director of Human Resources (CHRO) provides the leadership, strategy, design, and execution of the institution’s human resources philosophy, programs, and initiatives. With an emphasis on the design and development of an end-to-end human resources function to deliver talent acquisition, training, compensation, benefits, and employee relations. The Executive Director will collaborate with campus leadership to develop a strategy to optimize employee engagement, retention, and recruitment practices.

Reports To:

Vice President for Legal Affairs

What position(s) reports to this position?:

HR Administrative Coordinator
Senior Director
Director of Employee Relations
Director of Employee Organizational Development

Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s Degree.

A demonstrated pattern of success and 5 years of related work experience in human resource management

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

A demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.

Demonstrated ability to provide creative internal and external leadership.

Demonstrated commitment to innovation and the use and development of technology.

Strong interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to build consensus; an accomplished facility in oral and written communication; and knowledge of national trends and developments in higher education human resources.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

1. GENERAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Light work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force to grasp, lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

This position requires the person to frequently move about the various OCCC campuses.

This position requires the person to frequently communicate with and listen to administration, faculty, staff, students, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to walk short distances, and/or drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading

Predominantly operates in an office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

10 years of Human Resources work experience

Directly relevant experience at an institution of higher education or public sector workplace.

Required Training:

Quarterly compliance training as required by institution

Work Hours:

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m – 5 p.m., with frequent evening and weekends.


VP Human Resources

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Beth Holmes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter; resume; and transcript conferring a minimum of a master’s degree.

Applicants who do not attach required documents will not be considered.

For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):


Provide an effective and efficient system for the provision of human resources that adhere to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education policies, OCCC policies, and applicable laws.

Develop and maintain an effective organization through the hiring, development, and motivation of personnel.

Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.

Provide effective leadership with College employees and with external constituencies and agencies.

Develop, recommend, and administer policies and procedures related to all phases of the College’s Human Resources programs.

Directs and oversees the management of the Human Resources Operations functions, ensuring that all services to client departments are effective, cohesive, and consistent with the needs and objectives of the various departments, as well as the institution as a whole.

Directs the management of the College’s recruitment and employment processes, ensuring that all Federal and State laws, regulations, and standards are met and that the Colleges’ equal opportunity and diversity goals are met.

Directs the development of training and organizational development programs through subordinate departmental managers to address the personal, professional, and organizational needs of College employees and departments.

Directs the administration of insurance, retirement, and other benefits programs; evaluates and develops recommendations for improvements to faculty and staff employer-sponsored benefit programs.

Provide counsel, guidance, and assistance to management for the administration, coordination, and interpretation of the College’s employee relations policies and objectives.

Provide leadership for effective compensation and benefits, employment, employee relations, solutions/systems, professional development, and employee engagement.

Create a College strategic recruitment and selection plan.

Ensure technology solutions to improve human resources data management.

Provide assistance to managers with respect to discipline and policy and procedure compliance.

Develop and manage annual budgets and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses.

Responsible for successfully leading the team of Human Resource professionals and providing exceptional, responsive, and timely service to the administration and all employees of OCCC.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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