Knox College invites applications for the position of Director of Human Resources, responsible for directing the operations of the College related to its best resource, its people. The Director also will be responsible for leading strategic human resource planning to provide the College with the best people talent available and to position Knox as an employer of choice by bringing to Knox the best policies and practices in higher education.
This full-time position provides a competitive salary and a strong benefit package including health insurance, access to a retirement plan, a generous paid vacation days package and accessibility to professional development opportunities. The position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services.
The College strategic plan calls for significant investment in its people. Key areas of opportunity for the Director include: creation and implementation of a robust professional development program to assist our employees in realizing their potential; service as a strategic partner with areas across the College to ensure that our practices best support our people; development of meaningful opportunities to engage staff members in the advancement of the College; development of strategies to build a diverse workforce and to identify talent within and outside the College for positions of responsibility; implementation of a progressive and proactive compensation and benefits program that provides motivation, incentives and rewards for effective performance; and oversight of employee relations, affirmative action, and programming to address workplace harassment and strengthen intercultural competencies.
Driver of faculty and staff development opportunities
Development and implementation of human resources policies
Leadership in employment law and compliance with government regulations and reporting
Management of union negotiations and labor relations
Administration of retirement and employee benefit plans
Participation in strategic planning
Employee performance management program development
Staff sourcing, recruitment and selection oversight
Service as Title IX Deputy Coordinator and AA/EO officer for the College.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field of study required; minimum of three years Human Resources experience in a Management role. Proficiency and demonstrated, progressive success in strategic planning, human resource leadership, people development, performance management, HRIS technical capability, analytic problem solving, presentation and communication skills. Proven success in strategic plan initiatives implementation and evaluation. Experience with Labor Relations and possession of SPHR or SHRM-SCP preferred. Candidates with exceptional experience will be considered for an Associate Vice President level appointment.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
Be committed to developing inclusive and equitable programs to allow the College to embrace applicants and employees of all backgrounds and enhance the full development and performance of all employees.
Be an energetic, forward thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards.
Be a strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, and a strong operational focus and excellent communication skills.
Be an intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of the College.
Be a well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player and a collaborative decision-maker.
Knox College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse staff at all levels of the College who not only reflect the demographics of our students, but also fully embrace the ideals of inclusivity. Our campus is committed to the ongoing work of creating an equitable and inclusive community. We encourage applications from those individuals who are enthusiastic about and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our diverse student population.
Notice of Non-Discrimination Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.
Internal Number: 2022
About Knox College
Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states & territories and 51 countries. The College recruits a national and international pool of high ability students and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color, in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community. Nearly two-thirds of our applicants are students of color or international students.