Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA is seeking a director of human resources to develop and execute human resources policies and procedures that support the overall strategic direction of the college. This tactical and strategic position oversees the daily operations of the human resources functions including recruitment, on-boarding, benefits administration, employee relations, compensation, performance management, and federal and state employment laws compliance, while also serving as the Title IX coordinator for the college.
Working closely with senior leadership, the director is a strategic partner in driving the culture and promoting employee engagement and satisfaction. The director engages with employees at all levels to promote collaboration across the college and seek input in how to best design and sustain a positive and high performing culture.
• Manages all aspects of human resources functions and processes including recruitment and on-boarding, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and recognition, personnel budgeting and HRIS management
• Develops and implements strategic programs to attract and retain a diverse and highly qualified faculty and staff body
• Ensures best practices on employee relations and provides guidance to employees and managers on complex and challenging matters
• Reviews and approves all headcount requests, salary increases and supplemental payments
• Conducts investigations of alleged violations of college policies, prepares reports and provides guidance to leadership on investigation outcomes
• Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
• Annually evaluates the college’s benefit programs and makes recommendations for enhancements and changes; plans and organizes open enrollment and acts as the primary point of contact for employee concerns regarding benefits
• Reviews market trends, salary surveys and internal equity to design and develop a comprehensive compensation plan
• Creates and edits job descriptions and routinely analyzes positions to determine appropriate classifications
• Receives and manages FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation requests; ensures that the processing and communications related to both processes are timely and compliant
• Manages Title IX investigations and communicates responses and resolutions to parties involved in sexual misconduct allegations
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; HR Certification required
• 7-10 years' of HR experience including a requirement of 3-5 years' of management experience
• Seasoned generalists who have higher education experience preferred
• Advanced knowledge of human resources concepts, policies and procedures, including employment practices, compensation plans, talent management, employee engagement, faculty contract administration, and organizational initiatives relating to and/or impacting human resources
• Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external constituents
• Strong work ethic, high level of energy, flexibility and initiative
• Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills
• Excellent professional judgement and discretion
• Proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office computer systems, strong technological skills and receptiveness to the use of new technology
• A valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
• Ability to lift and transport up to 25 lbs.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Brian Ecker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Prior to hire, it will be mandatory to complete an employment application.
Wilson College provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital/familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other protected characteristic applicable under law. The college complies with all relevant federal, state, and local laws, as well as, all regulations regarding nondiscrimination. Specifically, in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Wilson College prohibits all sexual misconduct in all areas including educational programs and activities.
About Wilson College
Founded in 1869 as one of the first women’s colleges, Wilson College is located in Chambersburg, PA. Now a fully co-educational institution, Wilson offers women and men a collaborative, liberal arts education. Wilson’s supportive community of faculty, staff and alumni are committed to developing the mind and character of all students, preparing them to meet the challenges of today’s global society. The College provides a unique learning environment where students earn college degrees and valuable life experiences while participating in character-building first-year seminars, spring break service programs, interdisciplinary study, service learning programs, undergraduate research, study-abroad and internship opportunities.
Wilson confers a baccalaureate degree in 35 areas, the associate degree in 4, and certificates in 2 program areas. Eleven Master’s degree programs and a post-baccalaureate teacher intern program are also available. Enrollment has continued to grow over the past several years, bucking national trends, thanks in large part to new career-oriented academic programs, online course offerings and several new NCAA Division III athletic teams. Distinctive programs include the Veterinary Medical Technology program. This is a four-year degree, fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The Single Parent Scholar program, founded in 1996, addresses the educational needs of single parents while providing childcare for their children living on campus. And, the Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies is focused on education in environmentally sustainable practices. Total number of students across all programs is currently 1500+, with the population approximately 75% female and 25% male. Students hail from 22 states and 13 countries.