Director of Human Resources
Central Oregon Community College - Bend, OR

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Primary Purpose

Plans, directs, and supervises the Human Resource function of the College, including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, benefits, human resource information systems, onboarding, EEO /AA responsibilities, employee/labor relations, collective bargaining, contract administration and policy development to assure compliance with College policy, state, and federal regulations.

Essential Functions:
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Job Functions

1. Provide leadership and direction for employment practices of the College to ensure the College’s compliance with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations with regard to employment.

2. Oversight for development of and compliance with equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, affirmative action efforts, non-discrimination, ADA and ADEA policies, procedures and complaint investigation/resolution.

3. Responsible for the recruitment and selection process of all professional, faculty and classified staff members.

4. Develop and implement employee benefits, including coordination of benefits through OEBB and the College Insurance Committee.

5. Oversight of Human Resources staff and office functions, including record retention and archives. Maintain procedures that ensure security and integrity of personnel records, including compliance with record retention laws.

6. Develop appropriate personnel policies and monitor for consistent application. Manage projects and programs related to new and existing Human Resources functions. Assist with the administration of College manuals, including the Handbook for Exempt, Confidential, and Supervisory Personnel and the HR section of the General Procedures Manual.

7. Responsible for the administration of all collective bargaining agreements.

8. Serve as College liaison for local, state, and federal agencies relating to Human Resource matters.

9. Prepare and monitor the budget, strategic plan, and annual operation objectives for Human Resource services.

10. Responsible for developing and maintaining a classification and compensation system, salary administration and performance evaluation procedures for classified and administrative staff members.

11. In conjunction with budget administrators, develop job descriptions for classified, faculty, and administrative staff to ensure that positions are properly classified and filled with personnel with appropriate qualifications. Periodically review the system and update or propose revisions as necessary.

12. Responsible for Human Resources integrated computer systems including recruitment, onboarding, position control, etc. Responsible for annual updates and to ensure that salaries, salary schedules, job tables, and positions are accurately maintained.

13. Consult with college attorneys regarding labor relations and other matters related to Human Resources.

14. Meet with staff and supervisors when individual action is requested and/or to resolve employee relations issues. This may include preparation of disciplinary action and processing for termination, or design and implementation of job training, and outplacement programs.

15. Responsible for College onboarding process and for the development, implementation, and presentation of training and workshops for all employee groups.

16. Provide employee statistical data, reports and salary information as required for internal use or for state and federal agencies.

17. Serve, as assigned, as part of the management bargaining team(s). This may involve at-the-table negotiations or furnishing information to a bargaining team.

18. Responsible to establish and maintain current and effective Human Resources web pages.

19. Serve on committees as appropriate and perform other essential duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
1. Knowledge of Human Resource functions and professional practices, including recruitment, selection, classification, compensation, benefits, information systems, training and development, diversity, employee relations, worker’s compensation, and policy development.

2. Knowledge of and ability to read and interpret federal, state, college policies, and professional practices that apply to Human Resource issues and ability to apply concepts presented. Knowledge of: (1) federal and state requirements and policies governing employment, benefits management, data gathering, record keeping, INS regulations, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity programs, (2) collective bargaining and subsequent laws, and (3) PC-based data processing, and word processing.

3. Must have strong organizational, management, analytical, supervisory and problem-solving skills, including conflict resolution.

4. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to inform, advise, or interpret policy and procedures in response to difficult personnel issues, disciplinary problems, occasionally dealing with angry or upset employees/candidates.

5. Ability to work and communicate effectively within a diverse multicultural environment and with all levels of college staff and organizational structures including the board of directors,

6. Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and objectives in a dynamic work environment. Ability to effectively solve problems and make critical decisions on a daily basis.

7. Ability to develop and deliver presentations and provide training in both small and large group settings for employees, unions, the College Board and/or at the state.

8. Ability to maintain confidentiality of information and documents while ensuring that correct procedures and policies are followed.

9. Knowledge of principles of supervision, coaching, training and performance evaluation and ability to effectively lead the HR Department, in a team environment, and provide staff direction, training and evaluation.

10. Advanced level of ability and experience working with computer systems including: (a) internet access/research, (b) MS Office Suite products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), © HR applications (database, eLearning).

11. Knowledge of and ability to effectively negotiate collective bargaining agreements.

12. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.

13. Must be able to perform essential job functions outline above.

Physical Demands:
Ergonomic Requirements

Working hours are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Additional hours or schedule changes may be required based on work requirements including attending monthly evening board meetings. Work is performed in an office setting, mostly sitting with frequent computer use. Individual is required to be able to perform the essential functions without a significant risk of injury or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed.

Required Qualifications:
Qualifications

Required

1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business, human resources, organizational development, management, public administration, or related field.

2. Experience: Minimum of five years of professional experience in Human Resources which includes experience in the following areas.

a) Three years’ experience at a senior supervisory level.

b) Three years’ experience in a college, university, or an organization in size comparable to Central Oregon Community College.

c) Three years or more experience with HR integrated computer systems.

d) Participate in at least two union contract negotiations.

e) Experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

f) Experience developing and monitoring a departmental budget.

g) Experience training and/or making presentations to small and large groups.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred

1. Master’s degree in appropriate field or a Law degree with a focus on labor/employment law.

2. SHRM certification ( PHR or SPHR ).

3. Experience with software for Human Resources/Payroll Systems including Banner and PeopleAdmin.

4. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required?
Yes

Is a Credit History Check Required?
No

Open Until Filled
No

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