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Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

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Work type: Staff
Location: Corporate College
Categories: Human Resources

Title: Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Employee Classification: Administrative -Full time 

Department: Human Resources Office

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life Insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees + their dependents, tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources is responsible for the direction of all people functions of the organization in accordance with policies, procedures and practices of the College, the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organization. The Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources will be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to provide the organization with the best people talent available and to position the organization as the employer of choice by being aware of policies, practices and trends within the higher education industry. Plans, organizes, directs and controls the development, administration and strategic direction of the Human Resources department and its programs for the district; promotes, directs, implements and coordinates equal employment opportunity and diversity and inclusion. Serves as a member of the College’s Leadership Team.

What you'll do:

  • Advises and counsels the Chancellor, College’s Leadership Team and Board of Trustees on policy, legal requirements and the impact of related legislation related to human resources matters on the College and its employees; communicates and consults with College’s general counsel for legal advice/litigation related to human resources matters; seeks advice from general counsel on the interpretation of federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Serves in a leadership role with other administrative team members to foster relationships with community and government officials, academic officials, and union organizations, the College- wide governance system, non-bargaining support staff, administrators, and students where appropriate.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s human resource function and performance.
  • Participates in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a strategic partner, but particularly from the perspective of the impact on human capital.
  • Translates the strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans.
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning of new programs/strategies and regulatory action as those items affect the attraction, motivation, development and retention of the people resources of the College.
  • Develops staffing strategies and implementation plans and programs to identify talent within and outside the organization for positions of responsibility. Identifies appropriate and effective external sources for candidates for all levels within the organization.
  • Develops progressive and proactive compensation and benefits programs to provide motivation, incentives, and rewards for effective performance, which are cost effective.
  • Develops human resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge and talent gaps and develop specific programs to fill the identified gaps. Areas of activity will include talent management through proper succession planning programs for key contributor and management positions, training and development programs for preparing employees for more significant responsibilities, and general business development programs to enhance employee knowledge and understanding of the business of the College.
  • Establishes credibility throughout the organization to be an effective listener and problem solver of people issues.
  • Ensures HR processes are administered competently across the College district amongst distributed groups providing HR services and originating HR process inputs; i.e., Business Services Office, Office Administrators, etc.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a complex system of comprehensive human resources policies, programs and processes for all employee groups across the district.
  • Advises the Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Chancellor and Board of Trustees on
    strategic human resource management activities.
  • Manages and evaluates human resources staff; works in collaboration with human resources leadership to interpret and administer policies and procedures related to all aspects of the human resources functions.
  • Interprets the application of Board Policy, Administrative Procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and statutory requirements towards addressing complex Human Resource and Employee Relations matters.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the administration of insurance, retirement, and other benefits programs; evaluates and develops recommendations for improvements to faculty and staff employer-sponsored benefit programs. Negotiates contractual agreements and renewals with carriers.
  • Provides leadership and direction in the labor/employee relations functions as it relates to employee matters, disciplinary procedures, collective bargaining agreements, and grievance resolution.
  • Oversees strategic direction for the college’s classification and compensation program in accordance with the College’s compensation philosophy; approves new classifications and reclassifications of positions including establishment of minimum qualifications; directs completion of salary surveys and analysis of salary data; oversees external classification studies.
  • Oversees the administration of the College’s talent management programs and plans as it relates to employment and recruitment; assures the college’s adherence to applicable employment laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the direction and administration of the workers’ compensation program in collaboration with general counsel/risk management/safety; assures the provision of a safe work environment by enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents; requires employees to receive mandated safety training.
  • Directs the college’s performance evaluation program; evaluate effectiveness on an on-going basis; facilitates training to those in supervisory positions on the effective evaluation techniques.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of employee development programs including but not limited to legally-mandated training and professional development; coordinates training on new and revised policies, procedures and legislation relevant to human resources.
  • Exercises leadership in the development and administration of the human resources budget and manages financial resources consistent with college policy, budget approval and sound financial management principles.
  • Oversees the human resources information system; ability to obtain, organize, analyze and interpret data and information and to make recommendations to leadership and administrators.'
  • Participates in all required and relevant College training and development opportunities.
  • Evaluates the HR division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
  • Assists with other matters as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

  • Master’s Degree with concentration in Human Resource Management or related field.
  • Must have 10 to 15 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resource management, which includes prior experience in a senior level HR role with 5 to 10 years of supervisory experience.
  • Leadership at the department-head level managing the entire Human Resources function as part of a senior management team.
  • Experience in an institution of higher education preferable (preferably in public education), with 3,000 or more employees.
  • Prior experience working with publicly-elected governing bodies, i.e. Boards of Trustees.
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation, with excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as attention to detail.
  • Deep knowledge of the HR functions, with a strong HR generalist background in (talent management, recruitment/talent acquisition, compensation/benefits, HRIS, Employee/Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Compensation, Benefits, Diversity & Inclusion, etc.).
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and change in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to develop and implement various HR metrics and analytics to drive improvements and deliver results.
  • Ability to structure competitive compensation packages and measure their success.
  • Knowledge of state, federal, local and labor law.
  • Prior experience in partnering with external consultants and vendors.
  • High level of affinity to and experience with HRIS systems.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office applications.
  • Experience in diverse workforce settings.
  • Good relationship building and management capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

SHRM- SCP certification preferred.

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