The Human Resources Department supports an employee population of approximately 1200 full-time and part-time employees. The Director reports to the Vice President of Business Affairs and will work closely with the senior management team providing leadership and direction for the university in all areas of Human Resources to support the needs of the Saint Leo University community. The Director manages a full time staff of seven providing leadership in benefits, employee relations, staff development, employee recruitment, hiring, and retention.
The ideal candidate for the Director of Human Resources will be responsible to perform the following duties and tasks:
Plan, implement and direct all decisions related to human resources management.
Provide human resources staff with the knowledge and resources necessary to perform their assigned tasks.
Provide appropriate human resources knowledge and metrics to University leadership for strategic planning purposes.
Develop, recommend and implement University-wide policies that affect faculty, administrators, and staff.
Direct the overall process of benefit programs.
Operational budget responsibility for the Office of Human Resources.
Oversee the recruitment, orientation, and retention processes for administrators, faculty and staff.
Oversee the implementation of performance management, goal setting, coaching, and performance evaluation. Collaborate with managers and supervisors in employee relations issues, and assisting in the administration of progressive discipline as necessary. Oversee investigations of employee grievances, and coordination of appropriate action with appropriate supervisor.
Consult with Legal Counsel as appropriate or as directed by the Vice President of Business Affairs on personnel matters.
Oversee communication with current faculty, administrators, retirees and staff on issues related to employment, benefits, compensation, work life, performance, careers, growth and development, etc. through multiple methods of communication.
Ensure compliance with COBRA, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, immigration laws, and all other applicable federal, state, and local regulations governing employment.
Assist executive management in annual review, preparation and administration of University compensation program.
Participate on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities.
Other duties and tasks, as assigned.
Significant experience and knowledge of all Human Resources activities.
A strong customer service focus.
Possesses self-confidence, professional will, and humility.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a welcoming office environment.
Proven effectiveness in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
A clear vision for the Office of Human Resources that is consistent with the University’s mission and values.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve complex Human Resources issues.
Broad knowledge of principles and best practices of human resources management, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, and management and organizational design concepts.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures. Ability to recognize and honor confidentiality obligations when appropriate.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work cooperatively as both the leader and a member of a team.
Demonstrated experience in managing, coaching and developing a cohesive, high performance staff. A commitment to transparent management and keeping staff informed.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Minimum seven(7) years Human Resources experience.
Three(3) years progressive broad-based Human Resources management experience
Significant experience working with retirement plans and detailed knowledge of ERISA fiduciary responsibilities.
Experience with geographically diverse workforce.
Experience working with payroll plans.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with five(5) years Human Resources experience.
Experience working in higher education
Experience working with compensation plans preferred.