Executive Director for Human Resources (Faculty-Staff)
The College of St. Scholastica
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Preferred Education: Master’s
Salary: $100,000 – $125,000
Higher Education Institution
The Executive Director for Human Resources serves as the Chief Human Resources professional and provides expert consultation, assistance and/or direct administration of the human resource functions for the College of St. Scholastica (CSS). The position provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the human resource activities of the college, overseeing all areas of Human Resources and promotes engagement of talent for all divisions of the college.
Responsibilities include the development and administration of human resource policies for approximately 600 faculty and staff; oversight of recruitment and onboarding for all positions; employee engagement and performance management; leadership and employee training and development; compensation, benefits, wellness, payroll and supervision of the Human Resource office. This position is responsible for compliance with all employment laws in order to support our employees and mitigate risk to the College. Principles of diversity, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity will be applied to all college human resources practices. The position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation and implementation of college policy. Additionally, the Executive Director is responsible for institutional initiatives related to increasing and maintaining diversity within the CSS community and fostering equal opportunity for faculty and staff.
This position provides confidential advice to the President and administrative team about human resource concerns, and reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressive work experience in human resource management; three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws and regulations, and workers compensation reporting laws and requirements.
Ability to make timely decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgment.
Able to delegate work assignments, set expectations and monitor delegated activities.
Strong and effective verbal and written communication.
Strong listening and interpersonal skills.
Ability to collaborate and recommend options and relate sensitively to internal and external colleagues and constituents.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
A Master’s Degree.
Experience working in Higher Education; experience working with the College & University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR).
Knowledge and experience with HRIS software.
Certificate in Human Resources, PHR or SPHR Certification.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
Duluth is a beautiful and vibrant city of 86,000 set on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. For outdoor enthusiasts, Duluth offers four seasons of first-rate opportunities: beaches, bike paths, jogging trails, ski resorts, cross-country skiing trails, boating and fishing sites, and rinks for skating, curling, and hockey. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is an easy drive. Outside magazine has recently named Duluth as the number one “Outside City” in the US. The magazine also named Duluth as a runner-up fo...r the “best adventure hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities. The College was also pleased to learn that the nonprofit American Institute for Economics ranked Duluth as one of America’s best small metropolitan areas for college students. Similarly, the travel site DreamPlanGo named Duluth in the Top Ten of America’s Most Scenic College Towns. Duluth’s public schools are Minnesota’s most highly ranked, the cost of living is considered reasonable, and the city has more acres of municipal public parks than any other city in the country. The arts scene is booming with galleries, music venues, and a lively theater and dance community.