Director of Human Resources

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DIVISION: College Operations & Finance

SUPERVISOR: Executive Director of College Operations & Finance

BASIC FUNCTION: Promote the development of a superior workforce. Maintain compliance with employment laws, benefit administration, personnel policy/procedure development, and selection, orientation, training, and evaluation of staff. Maintain and administer human resource records and policies, represent the College at state and local human resource meetings, and be familiar with the College’s financial reporting system.


Required – Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field.
Minimum of three years of experience in human resources.
Basic computer skills.

Preferred – Bilingual in English and Spanish languages.
Human Resources experience in post-secondary education.
PHR or SHRM certification.

Copies of all academic transcripts are required. Unofficial copies are acceptable at the time of application. Upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment, a complete set of original transcripts will be required.

1. Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
2. Ability to work with diverse staff.
3. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
4. Ability to work with detailed and confidential information.
5. High level of demonstrated honesty and integrity.
6. Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

1. Provide leadership in the development, implementation, and compliance of federal and state laws and administrative rules related to personnel issues and practices.
2. Process and maintain all human resource files ensuring that all employee records comply with federal and state laws.
3. Develop, assess, and maintain a well-constructed wage and salary (base pay) system.
4. Develop, assess, and maintain an employee benefits program integrated with employee needs.
5. Keep human resource policies current.
6. Direct the recruitment, selection, and orientation of all employees.
7. Provide guidance and coaching for managers and employees on human relations issues including but not limited to: employee orientation, development and maintenance of accurate job descriptions, resolution of employee concerns, disciplinary practices, training and development, and the employee evaluation process.
8. Conduct workplace investigations when allegations or behavioral patterns emerge that indicate the necessity of an investigation; maintain appropriate files and protect employee privacy regarding such activities.
9. Serve as the chairperson of the Quality Faculty Plan committee. Assist in the implementation of the Quality Faculty Plan and maintain all records related to the annual review and approval of the Quality Faculty Plan and Procedures.
10. Serve as College’s Title IX Coordinator Affirmative Action/Equity Coordinator for employees.
11. Maintain employment application records and files.
12. Maintain employee handbook.
13. Maintain procedure manual for personnel.
14. Record and maintain employee absence records.
15. Oversee the activities related to benefits administration.
16. Oversee the development, implementation, and administration of payroll functions.
17. Serve as a resource person in collective bargaining.
18. Communicate information to employees regarding the compliance of laws, regulations, and organizational policies.
19. Review and assess compliance of compensation, benefits, and occupational health and safety with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
20. Be familiar with Northwest Iowa Community College policies and procedures.
21. Participate in NCC’s strategic planning process.
22. Participate in assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of Human Resources activities.
23. Responsible for monitoring the compliance of the College’s official Non-Discrimination statement and Americans with Disabilities Act statement with state and federal laws, make necessary changes when appropriate, and communicate changes to all appropriate parties.
24. Monitor best practices in employee engagement and development.
25. Serve on the President’s Administrative Council.
26. Attend relevant local and state human resources meetings.

Other Duties
1. Implement and maintain drug and alcohol testing procedures for academic programs that require a Commercial Driver’s License. Partner with program faculty to obtain signatures on procedures documents by all impacted students. Schedule appointments for testing, and maintain drug testing records for CDL participants.
2. Work with Safety Committee on safety training and issues.
3. Participate in professional development activities that support the position.
4. Recommend policies and procedures.
5. Analyze data and recommend solutions.
6. Provide recommendations for process improvement to the Executive Council.
7. Recommend new procedures to the Executive Council.
8. Participate in the long- and short-range planning of the college.
9. Serve on and provide leadership to committees as appropriate.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

WAGE/SALARY RANGE: $55,000 to $70,000

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted until the position is filled; review of applications to begin immediately.


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