Ohio Wesleyan University is seeking a Director of Human Resources (DHR), who will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing programs designed to attract, develop, retain, and advance highly-talented, administrative and support staff, and supporting the Provost’s office in faculty hiring and development. The DHR will be integral to the university’s success in advancing goals related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and anti-racism. The DHR will exhibit the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior and will act in ways consistent with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and University policies.
This leadership position is responsible for the areas of employee recruitment, retention, development and promotion, compensation, benefits administration, EEO compliance, employee relations, student employment regulations, payroll and management of the HRIS. The DHR supervises a staff of three: a payroll/HRIS manager, an employment specialist, and a generalist. The position supports an employee population of approximately 373 full-time faculty and staff, and approximately 200 retirees. The position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Treasurer.
To achieve our mission, we strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community that celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age, or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen our commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Eight years progressive experience in human resources.
Ability to maintain and protect confidential information.
Ability to ensure employment procedures and practices are compliant with federal, state, and local employment and labor laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA, EEOC)
Experience developing and implementing strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Effective written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications include:
Master’s degree in human resources or a related field.
Five years of leadership experience supervising employees in human resources.
Experience working in higher education or a not-for-profit institution.
Proven successful experience developing and implementing change management strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, PHR/SPHR or other applicable HR certification.
Experience with oversight of payroll function and HRIS.
HR Generalist skill set; experience working with all aspects of HR for a small employee base (500 or fewer employees).
Experience with ADP.
Successful experience acting with emotional maturity, self-confidence, and good judgment when dealing with highly sensitive and confidential situations.
Formal training in Title IX policies/regulations and their application within the higher education workplace.
Proven successful experience establishing and revising organizational policies and procedures.
Successful experience analyzing organizational, managerial, and employees needs and resources, and recommending appropriate solutions to increase effectiveness.
Successful experience working collaboratively.
Demonstrated successful experience in managing, coaching and developing direct reports.
Demonstrated ability to engage effectively, respectfully, and professionally with faculty, staff, students, and other constituents within and beyond the university.
Experience streamlining and automating processes and working for continuous process improvement.
Successful experience leading, communicating, and influencing in a collaborative culture.
Effective oral communication skills.
Effective interpersonal communication skills.
An appreciation for and willingness to engage with the mission and aims of OWU.
A complete application includes:
1. Letter of interest (Cover Letter) that addresses the qualifications for the position.
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
3. The names, contact information, and nature of relationship for three (3) professional references.
4. Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required for hire).
5. A document in which you respond in 500 words or less to the following prompt, “How would your vision for this position be aligned with OWU’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism?”
Ohio Wesleyan University offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes a generous retirement contribution, tuition remission, health insurance, and a collaborative working environment.
All application materials must be received by January 25, 2021.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, socio-economic status, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.
About Ohio Wesleyan University
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.