Mercer County Community College is seeking a dynamic Human Resources leader who embraces the college’s mission and our strategic goals of student success, innovative partnerships and organizational effectiveness. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President of Human Resources plans, directs and manages all Human Resources functions including, but not limited to, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity functions, Title IX administration, contractual and regulatory compliance, implementation and compliance of college policies and procedures, talent recruitment, retention, and management of employee performance evaluations.
Strategically, the Vice President of Human Resources is expected: • To collaborate with the administration and the Board of Trustees to develop a Human Resources Strategic Plan that will enable the college to advance our strategic goals; • To assess and recommend appropriate changes in the Human Resources organizational structure, job content, and workflow to ensure the highest level of services to the college community; • To develop, maintain and monitor metrics, scorecards, surveys, standards, and procedures for delivering effective Human Resources services to ensure alignment with the college’s needs; • To foster and maintain a culture of service and accountability in the Human Resources Department; • To continuously seek input and feedback from the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty and staff with an emphasis on service.
Illustrative Responsibilities: • Oversee all functions of the Human Resources Department including, but not limited to, Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity functions, Title IX administration, contractual and regulatory compliance, implementation and compliance of college policies and procedures, talent recruitment, retention, and management of employee performance evaluations; • Serve as a liaison to local, state and federal agencies in matters related to Human Resources; • Provide leadership to ensure full compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations; • Supervise the administration of employee hiring processes, benefits, evaluations, promotions, and separations to ensure fair, consistent, and transparent practices; • Oversee contracts’ administration with the assistance of the College Counsel, to provide guidance in contract language interpretations; • Serve as chief labor and employee relations officer, and foster positive labor working relationships among campus constituencies; • Provide guidance to supervisors in employee evaluations and progressive disciplinary processes; • Provide a safe place for employees to seek consultation, guidance, and assistance; • Conduct investigations and/or mediation when necessary and/or appropriate; • Provide leadership in talent recruitment, retention and development by developing the right policies and procedures for all searches, and ongoing professional development for search committee chairs and members, and by recommending appropriate changes in our policies and procedures; • Ensure security and integrity of all personnel records and confidential information exchanges in accordance with appropriate record retention and privacy laws; • Ensure all documents are provided timely to the President and Board of Trustees’ Human Resources Committee to ensure smooth execution of all Human Resources related resolutions by the Board of Trustees; • Serve as a resource to the President and the Board of Trustees to ensure the college’s overall compliance and adequacy of internal controls; • Serve as Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer; • Ensure compliance with state AA, EEO and OICCP regulations. Conduct or supervise investigations. Prepare written reports of such investigations of relevant complaints, and recommend appropriate actions; • Coordinate with the College Counsel and the President and manage college responses to lawsuits and external complaints; • Serve as the Chief Title IX Officer to ensure full compliance and supervise all trained Title IX Investigators of the college to ensure all Title IX complaints are promptly recorded, investigated, and responded to and/or addressed; • Regularly assess the efficiency and effectiveness of Human Resources services to the college community and make necessary adjustments after seeking input from the Board of Trustees, the administration, faculty and staff.
• Proven experience as Vice President of Human Resources or other senior Human Resources role • Experience in strategic planning and implementation • Experience working in large and complex organizations • Broad and advanced knowledge of Human Resources functions • Ability to work with diverse populations • Ability to make decisions, manage multiple priorities, exhibit sound and accurate judgment and make timely decisions • Ability to collaborate and recommend options, and relate sensitively to internal and external colleagues and constituents • Strong, effective verbal and written communication skills, and computer skills • Strong listening, interpersonal, and organizational skills • Ability to delegate work assignments, set expectations, and monitor delegated activities • Experience in preparing proposals and presentations with metrics and analytics • Experience and knowledge in collective bargaining negotiations
• Master’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field • SPHR certification • Minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in human resource management or a related field; five (5) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity
Internal Number: S-0059-2019
About Mercer County Community College
"As a community college faculty, we believe that...our students deserve a high-quality education that challenges them to acquire new knowledge and skills, test their accustomed ideas, and achieve competitive excellence. All of our students, regardless of where they find themselves when they come to us, deserve a caring, creative, and engaged pedagogy that helps them achieve their goals, and which cultivates lifelong learning and a passion to understand themselves and the world. We believe that we must create a college community that engages students in civic life and prepares them to fully participate in our democracy. We are responsible and accountable for giving our students? work our respect and critical evaluation, for holding students to the highest ethical standards, and for providing effective feedback that encourages our students to grow.
MCCC is an equal opportunity employer.
Under the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011newly hired Mercer employees may be required to live in New Jersey or to move to the state within one year of taking a position. Failure to comply with this residency requirement shall render the person unqualified to continue employ...ment in their position.
In compliance with Title IX requirements, Mercer County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, and is housed in the Administrative Building office # AD 254A. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information.
Exec. Dir. For Compliance and Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator
1200 Old Trenton Rd. – AD 101
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Mail to: PO Box 17202, Trenton NJ 08690
Voice Phone: (609) 570-3635
Individuals experiencing harassment or discrimination also always have the right to file a formal grievance with the government authorities:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Facsimile: (646) 428-3843