Position: Human Resources Director
Status: Full-time, exempt
Salary: Dependent upon education and experience
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mission of Position:
The Human Resources Director serves in a multifaceted administrative position with primary responsibility for staff recruitment, job safety, employee relations, compensation and benefits, compliance with labor law and Title IX, and training and development of the employed community. While this person reports directly to the Vice President of Finance and Operations, they will also work closely with the other members of Senior Leadership, and all supervisory staff. Because Human Resources is a department of one, a breadth of HR knowledge and an ability in all facets of HR work is required.
Areas of Responsibility for this position include:
- Recruitment and orientation of a qualified staff, in collaboration with supervisors, to support the educational mission of the Seminary
- Provision of a safe working environment for the entire CTS community
- Development and maintenance of an inclusive and hospitable employee relation program that supports every member of the community in doing their best work
- Oversight and management of all compensation and benefit matters on behalf of employees
- Compliance with labor law and Title IX as Title IX Coordinator
- Encouraging and monitoring training and development of skills, abilities and capacities of staff
Duties of this position include (but are not limited to):
- Overseeing the hiring process for all members of staff, including contract and part-time employees, from development of advertisements and job descriptions to onboarding
- Working closely with Vice President of Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty and faculty in hiring of new faculty members and adjuncts
- Management and administration of employee benefits including life and all medical insurances provided by the Seminary, pension fund enrollment and services, Flexible Spending accounts, COBRA, and all other employee benefits
Coordination of annual open enrollment activities with appropriate brokers and vendors
- Maintenance of the Employee Handbook including regular review for updates and revisions as needed and ensuring compliance with all HR-related policies of The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
- Fulfill the role of Title IX Coordinator as outlined in CTS policy.
- As Title IX Coordinator management of all employee compliance training for Title IX, ADA, labor law, and other legal requirements mandated by local, state, and federal governments, including critical knowledge testing, documentation and record storage.
- Working closely with Vice Presidents, provide Title IX orientation and training to students, faculty, staff, and trustees as needed
- Maintain awareness of changes or new regulations and update all relevant policies as needed.
- Pursue complaint investigations with attention to timeliness and confidentiality. Report findings to leadership and advise action steps.
- Facilitation of employee grievance investigations as appropriate, partnering with Seminaries’ counsel as necessary
- Facilitation of employee conflict resolution, keeping in contact with employees involved in conflict and their supervisors
- Working closely with appropriate supervisors in termination of employee decisions, ensuring that local, state, and federal regulations and the policies of the Seminary regarding such decisions are followed, and that official records of the decisions and actions leading to them are maintained in accordance with privacy laws
Training and Development:
- Coordination with supervisors of individual training programs for all full-time employees including educational opportunities and benefits
- Coordination of supervisory skills training and coaching as appropriate
- Development and coordination of annual schedule of employee events for training, development of esprit de corps, and celebration
General HR Duties:
- Development, training, and management of the performance review process for the Seminary
- Assistance in development of all personnel policies and practices and maintaining them in written form in the HR office
- Maintenance of faculty/staff personnel files and records, including job descriptions, performance reviews, training attendance and critical knowledge verification.
- Working closely with Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Student Life, and Registrar in ensuring student and employee compliance with FERPA, ADA and other student-related laws
- Ongoing knowledge and communication of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law
- Advising administrators regarding human resource and benefit trends and personnel needs and concerns
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. 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. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
- Five to seven years’ experience in the field of human resources
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
- PHR/SPHR certification and/or SHRM certification preferred
- Expertise in use of Microsoft Office software products including but not limited to Office 365, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Human Resource Information Systems, and other programs used by the Seminary in support of its employees
- Thorough knowledge of Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX, HIPPA, FERPA, COBRA, and other federal and state regulations as they relate to higher education
- Excellent interpersonal/written communication skills
- Commitment to uphold the Seminary’s mission, vision, and values.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
- Abilities to work both independently on individual projects and as a member of a team with emphasis on collaboration, tact, professionalism, confidentiality, and flexibility
- Willingness and ability to participate in professional Human Resources organizations and training events
The successful candidate may also possess the following:
- Job experience in human resources in higher education
- Training with diversity and inclusion programs, intercultural competencies, and experience with anti-racism work
- Familiarity with IPEDS reporting
Please include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume, including the names and contact information of at least three professional references.