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Executive Director, Human Resources

Executive Director, Human Resources

State Fair Community College

Closing Date: April 29, 2023

Industry: Higher Education

3201 W 16th St
Sedalia, MO 65301

Job Description:

SFCC provides a high-quality, geographically, financially and emotionally accessible education to more than 5,000 students who range from traditional college-age students to adult learners.

The college offers associate of arts, associate of fine arts, associate of science and associate of applied science degrees, professional and skills certificates, and noncredit courses and programs, and workforce development training in a 14-county area in central Missouri with locations in Sedalia, Boonville, Clinton, Eldon, Lake of the Ozarks, Warsaw, at Whiteman Air Force Base, and online.

Position Purpose: 

Under limited direction, formulates and implements institutional policies and procedures for human resource functions. Develops, implements, and evaluates organizational objectives and leads human resource staff in meeting these objectives. Performs other duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Executive Director of Human Resources is the chief personnel officer of the College reporting to the President and provides leadership and direction regarding personnel functions through the management of a comprehensive human resources administration including recruitment and employment services, benefits management and counseling, salary administration and job evaluation, training and development, records management, departmental budgeting, labor and employee relations and payroll services. The Director advises the College administration on personnel-related matters pertaining to faculty, administrative, professional and support staff.


Reports to: President

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Examples of Essential Duties:

1. Provides leadership and direction for the College and its employees regarding personnel matters by managing a comprehensive human resource administration including recruitment, employment, and retention services, benefits management and counseling, salary administration and job evaluation, training and development, records management, departmental budgeting, labor and employee relations, payroll administration and succession planning.

2. Ensures consistent and equitable application of personnel policies and government regulations throughout the College by advising senior administrators about the applicable policies and regulations, and enforcing the personnel rules and regulations of the College.

3. Develops personnel policies, practices and procedures for approval by the College administration by determining causes of personnel concerns, reviewing and analyzing reports, applicable regulations, professional literature, and statistical data concerning all aspects of personnel administration.

4. Contributes to the enhancement of the quality of the work environment within the College by advising and supervising the implementation and administration of employee benefits programs, including automating and maintaining operations and processing systems, communicating relevant information about programs and services to all levels of management throughout the College, working with benefit plan consultants and vendors, interpreting policies and state and federal laws, and working with advisory committees to conduct studies analyzing current, new and/or alternative benefits initiatives.

5. Provides opportunities for professional development, improved organizational effectiveness and productivity, and work related training for College employees by supervising the development of training strategies that ensure the effective delivery of appropriate training and development programs.

6. Facilitates decision-making regarding promotions, annual salary increases, terminations, or similar personnel actions for non-academic employees.

7. Ensures the accuracy and accountability of personnel information on all College employees by supervising the maintenance of personnel records and verifying personnel actions for faculty, administrators, and support staff for submission to the Board of Trustees.

8. Promotes a positive image of the College by participating in community organizations, as well as national, state and local professional associations.

9. Develops a competent, productive and effective personnel staff by supervising, directly and through delegation, professional and clerical employees.

10. Represents the department and serves as a resource by participating on various College committees including the Human Resources Advisory committee.

11. Manages funds by planning, developing and controlling the departmental budget.

12. Remains competent and current on best Human Resources practices through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the President.

13. Manages payroll administration and HRIS to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations

14. Ensures the preparation of periodic reports on PSRS/PEERS, Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI), federal 5500 reports, federal withholding, state withholding, unemployment compensation, and other related reports of expenditures and balances of various accounts by compiling, researching, and analyzing data regarding these program expenditures.

15. Contributes to the overall success of the College by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Administration reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, or a Bachelor's degree in a closely related field combined with an HR certification. A Master's degree in Human Resources Management is preferred.

Certification: A nationally-recognized human resource-related certification such as PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) is preferred.

Experience: At least five years’ experience managing a team is required as well as 10+ years in the following areas: employee relations, compensation, job analysis, recruitment and placement, affirmative action, benefits administration, training and staff development, policies and procedures, systems and records, employee communications, and labor relations. Preferred qualifications include: director of human resources for an organization of 200 or more employees, experience in personnel management in higher education and/or the public sector, a strong fiscal background, experience in managing compensation and benefits, and experience with continuous quality improvement, lean management tools and HLC accreditation for higher education.

Skills: Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with all constituencies of a diverse college community, outstanding leadership and management skills, and understanding of automated management information systems, and a sound knowledge of relevant federal, state and local government regulations and equal opportunity policies are required. Experience with Banner is preferred.

Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions:

Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent sitting, with walking, standing and stooping occasionally required. There is an occasional need to lift objects (up to 20 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Supplemental information

Why Work at State Fair Community College:

SFCC provides relevant and responsive learning experiences that empower our students and communities to prosper. As part of our strategic plan we want to ensure, and optimize, institutional health by establishing and promoting a culture of employee well-being, making SFCC the premier choice for employment in our area.

As part of our commitment to be the employer of choice, SFCC offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that, in addition to a base salary, includes:

  1. $10,000 a year in paid health and dental coverage for our employees
  2. Tuition Waivers (scholarships for SFCC and CMU) that cover 100% of the tuition for our employees and covered dependents up to a Bachelor’s Degree and 100% covered tuition for our employees on a Master’s Degree through CMU
  3. Educational Advancement – Faculty can apply to move up a level on the salary schedule or staff can apply for an additional $1,000 to their salary upon completion of an additional degree.
  4. A lucrative retirement plan through the Missouri Teachers Retirement Program (PSRS/PEERS, 14.5 or 6.86% contribution respectively)
  5. Flexible work and scheduling options

Please apply electronically with resume, cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address. Employment will require a criminal background check at College Expense.

AA Statement: SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs, and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and retention of students.

As part of our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence on our campus, State Fair Community College, is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC supports job seekers through the higher education job search process and it supports institutions in their efforts to create inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices for staff and faculty.

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