The Vice President of Human Resources and Equity (VPHR/E) reports to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. The position provides the leadership, vision, and oversight for employee relations, personal and labor relations agreements/plans for College employees, and ensures legal compliance. The position leads campus-wide efforts that nurtures a collaborative and culturally competent workplace environment for employees to work and students to learn. The position has substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of college and system policies and federal and state laws, updating policies and practices on issues and processes to ensure greater equity and inclusiveness. The Vice President plans, leads, directs, develops, and coordinates the policies and activities of the Human Resource division, ensuring legal and contractual agreements are followed, and ensures the campus culture includes that of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The position oversees the professional development programs for employees with an emphasis on equity, diversity and inclusiveness programming. The position also works with Student Life to help plan similar programs for students. The position oversees employee recruitment and retention; workforce planning and design; talent management; change management; cultural management; organizational and performance management; compensation and benefits administration; on-boarding; and training/development for succession planning.
The Vice President leads efforts to position the College as a collaborative and welcoming place to work and learn that supports, engages, values, and develops employees. The Vice President partners with other leaders in developing long-term strategies to develop employees to meet the needs of the College. The Vice President resolves conflicts, hears, and mediates union grievance resolutions on behalf of the President. The position champions the service-oriented culture of the College and promotes the College's values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position is the Affirmative Action Officer, Diversity Officer, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, overseeing the strategic direction for planning, organizing, and implementing the College's Affirmative Action Plan and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Plan to ensure that they do not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identify.
The Vice President is the lead administrator of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategic Committee, and works with other campus leaders to ensure the three pillars of diversity, equity and inclusion are put into practice. The position represents the College in system decision-making and with other external agencies and bodies. The position supports supervisors through the application of a comprehensive performance management system; and provides guidance to supervisors on formal performance appraisals, and how to strategically manage employees to support professional growth.
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· Bachelor's degree (or higher) in a Human Resources, Management, Business, Administration, or other related field.
· A minimum of five years of successful and progressively responsible professional experience in human resource management in a medium to large organization, including two (2) years of supervisory experience.
· Demonstrated experience with employee and labor relations, including resolution of grievances.
· Good knowledge and understanding of equity and inclusion principles and standards.
· Ability to identify and address problems with confidentiality, diplomacy, and integrity.
· High level of competence in interpreting and applying federal and state laws and organizational policies
· Experience with collective bargaining agreement/ union contract administration
· Demonstrated genuine commitment to inclusiveness and shared governance in leadership and decision-making.
· Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, and commitment to affirmative action in staffing and operations.
· Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
· Professional HR certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, SPHR, PHR)
· Professional diversity and equity-related certification (IDI, etc.)
· Leadership experience in higher education, non-profit or government
· Experience developing, organizing, and administering budgets
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); a list of professional references; and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
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Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 30 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 350,000 students each year, and produces 38,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.