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Human Resource Partner (FT), MFRE31797HR

College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn

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Human Resource Partner (FT), MFRE31797HR

Human Resource Partner (FT), MFRE31797HR
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, this position serves as a partner on human resource-related issues and processes. The HR Partner develops and manages partnerships across the College to deliver value-added service to management and employees in support of the College mission. This position serves as the primary point of contact for employee relations and investigations, performance management, job description development, policy interpretation and implementation, recruitment/employment processes, and employment law compliance including FMLA case management.

  • The HR Partner is a member of the HR Leadership Team and contributes to the strategic development of HR initiatives, programs and goals.
  • Partners with management to communicate Human Resources policies, procedures, programs, and laws.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation and assists in the development and implementation of Human Resources personnel policies and procedures.
  • Leads the investigation and resolution of complex employee relations issues.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to department management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Assists with identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions; coaching and counseling managers and employees.
  • Guides employees and managers on leave policies and procedures inclusive of assisting with tracking and monitoring sick/FMLA leaves for employees.
  • Helps to monitor the organization's culture so that it supports the attainment of the College's goals and promotes employee satisfaction.
  • Interprets employees labor contract(s) to provide guidance to managers and/or leadership; maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees.
  • Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Partners in the recruitment efforts for all regular and temporary employees; collaborates in the development of offers for new hires and transfers in collaboration with Employment and Compensation teams.
  • Serves on selection committees and interview teams, as appropriate.
  • Provides guidance and input on organization restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies department training and individual coaching needs and partners with the Employee Development Center to develop and deliver solutions.
  • Leads and monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Conducts exit interviews as appropriate.
  • Assists the Assistant General Counsel in investigations of employee complaints or concerns, as needed.
  • Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

    • Education
      • BA or BS in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required.
    • Experience
      • Minimum of 5 years' human resources experience required.
      • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including employee relations, compensation practices, organizational development, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws required.
      • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills required.
      • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality required.
      • Excellent organizational skills required.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively influence at all levels required.
      • Experience in a unionized environment preferred.
      • Experience in higher education preferred.

    Working Conditions:

  • Computer, copier, phone, calculator, fax machine, MS Office and Ellucian Colleague.
  • Office environment.
  • This position requires a background check and drug screen.

  • Hybrid Remote Eligible: Yes

    Hiring Range:
    Managerial 7 Salary Factor 115/79,000.00 - 90,000.00

    Anticipated Start in January 2024

    Competitive starting pay is dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan which includes paid time off, tuition discounts for employees and dependents, medical, dental, vision effective the first day of employment, and retirement benefits in a collaborative and friendly environment.

    Competitive starting pay is dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers regular part-time positions a variety of fringe benefits including retirement benefits, access to holiday pay, personal time and other discounts on classes.

    College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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    Since its inception in 1967, College of DuPage has matured into something very special. It's a community college with far-reaching impact. We're firmly rooted in the community that provides our mandate, yet committed to reflecting the needs and demands of an ever-changing world. 

    From our faculty through to our Board of Trustees, we understand the importance of remaining relevant on multiple levels: interpersonal, academic, civic, cultural and economic. With a steady eye on regional, national and international developments, College of DuPage fulfills its mission as an educational and economic agent of change for the residents it serves.

    Beyond all other considerations, though, we are educators, devoted to the idea that knowledge is transformative. We believe there are few things more powerful than a mind engaged. We are excited by the possibilities ignited when knowledge is imparted through meaningful discourse, in the service of realizing each and every one of our community member's full potential.

    We invite you to find out more about the world-class institution available to you and your family, right here at home. 

    • Among the state's public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • More than 25 percent of all District 502 high school graduates attend College of DuPage during their college career.
    • Each semester, around 28,000 students attend College of DuPage.
    • The Glen Ellyn campus covers 273 acres and has eleven major buildings. The Glen Ellyn campus is currently undergoing renovation and expansion through the Facilities Master Plan, which has an anticipated completion date of 2014.
    • College of DuPage has moved from a traditional model of accreditation to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), a quality-based, continuous improvement model of accreditation through The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). This model is based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program and incorporates a review process designed to deliver clear, concrete and efficient feedback to participating institutions.
    • College of DuPage offers more than 90 certificates programs and degrees for today’s occupational and technical careers, and nine associate’s degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs.  
    • Roughly 20 percent of students attending COD already possess a bachelor's degree or higher.
    • The College of DuPage Library maintains a collection of 245,800 books, 285,000 microfiche, 29,500 video recordings (VHS and DVD), 20,700 sound recordings (CDs), 527 current periodical subscriptions (7,900 bound periodical back files), and 18 newspapers.
    • There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations on campus.
    • College of DuPage is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (Member, North Central Association) and Academic Quality Improvement Program Participant.

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