This position is responsible for the leadership, direction, development and improvement of the Minnesota State system human resources and office services units that actively recruit, welcome and support a diverse and inclusive workforce advancing the system's strategic plans, goals and objectives.
This position oversees talent management for all system office divisions and advises system office leaders on human resource and labor relations policies for approximately 370 classified and unclassified administrators, managers, professional, technical and clerical employees and 30 campus presidents. The position is responsible for adherence to collective bargaining agreements; recruitment, and on boarding processes; employee engagement and performance management; leadership and staff training and development; classification, compensation, and benefits administration; HRIS systems administration; and supervision of the Human Resources office. The position is also responsible for managing the executive search process.
The position is expected to apply principles of equity, inclusion, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity to all system office human resources practices. The position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of system office policy.
About Minnesota State
Minnesota State is the largest single provider of higher education in the state. With 37 institutions, including 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities, Minnesota State serves 64 percent of the state's undergraduate student population.
We employ more than 15,900 dedicated faculty and staff focused on student success. We provide essential training and specialized certification options for business, industry, and professionals throughout Minnesota.
The work location is in the heart of downtown St. Paul, right in the skyway system. Benefits include excellent low cost and low deductible health and dental insurance, retirement package, tuition waiver at Minnesota State institutions (after three years of employment) and flexible working hours.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration or related field
Demonstrated on-going professional HR development
Five (5) years of successful and progressively responsible professional experience in human resource management
Three (3) years management experience
Experience working with multiple HR functions: sourcing and recruitment, AA/EEO, retention, compensation, benefits, classification, diversity, employee relations, labor relations, HRIS, payroll, records management, talent management
Experience working with personnel laws, rules, policies and procedures sufficient to align them with overall goals of the organization
Experience conducting complex investigations of discrimination/harassment/sexual violence complaints applying Civil Rights, Human Rights, ADA/504 Rehabilitation Act, or other similar laws or regulations
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and establish and maintain collaborative working relations with a variety of constituents
Demonstrated ability to conduct fact-finding investigations as well as analyze complex civil rights issues and disputes
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and affirmative action principles
Ability to manage office operations to include by necessarily limited to negotiating space and equipment leases, overseeing office space design and build out, records retention management systems, mail services, and purchasing processes
Computer software skills sufficient to work with a variety of business software applications and create documents for senior managers and decision-makers
Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration or related field
Certification in human resources areas such the Senior Professional in HR (SPHR)
Experience in public sector human resource management
Experience administering HR operations including contract administration, benefits management, classification and compensation administration
Evidence of effective administration of employee and labor relations
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Internal Number: 19497
About MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, SYSTEM OFFICE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.