Located in the heart of the capital city of St. Paul, MN, Saint Paul College is a regionally accredited community & technical college with over 14,900 credit and non-credit students. The College is a leader in student engagement, student-faculty interaction, student success, and equity and inclusion with a mission of providing learning opportunities in both career and transfer education to enhance personal knowledge and advance economic opportunities for the benefit of a diverse population of constituents. Saint Paul College is one of the most diverse institutions in Minnesota. The credit student population is comprised of 65% students of color, 64% first-generation students and has an average age of 28.
Saint Paul College is a comprehensive two-year institution and awards Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as, diplomas and certificate programs in liberal arts, fine arts, health sciences, business, engineering, and career & technical education programs. The College has 53 different programs with 77 certificates and diploma programs, in areas ranging from Construction, Health, IT/Business, Finance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Skilled Trades, and Service occupational cluster programs. Several programs are nationally accredited and the College has a long-standing relationship with the Saint Paul Union Trades, labor councils, and their national affiliates.
Saint Paul College values innovation, student success and has numerous student-centered programs, including: TRiO; Power of YOU, a tuition-free program for underserved high school students; Post-Secondary Education Options (PSEO); and Career Pathways Academy, providing area high school students access to educational opportunities and the ability to earn college credit through concurrent enrollment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The senior human resources officer provides strategic leadership and guidance to all human resources activities of the college including workforce planning, talent acquisition and onboarding, employee and labor relations, employee engagement and retention, training and leadership development, and total rewards. This position reports to the president and serves as a member of the college cabinet.
This position has overall responsibility for planning, organizing and staffing the areas of HR operations and employee/labor relations functions for approximately 400 classified and unclassified employees to ensure the organization can execute its organizational strategies equitably and in compliance with all collective bargaining agreements or plans, laws and regulations. This position serves as the Affirmative Action/ADA Officer for the college. Principles of diversity, affirmative action, and equal opportunity will be applied to all college human resources practices. This position involves significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation and implementation of college policy.
The successful candidate should have an appropriate combination of education, training, and experience.
Bachelor's degree in human resources, labor relations, psychology, or related field
Five (5) years of successful professional experience in human resource management
Demonstrated advanced skills in leadership, management, and supervision
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of equity and inclusion principles and standards
Ability to identify and address problems with confidentiality, diplomacy, and integrity
Demonstrated competence in interpreting and complying with federal and state law and organizational policies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Professional HR certification (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, SPHR, PHR)
Leadership experience in higher education, non-profit, or government
Experience with collective bargaining and contract administration
Experience in strategic planning, project management, and change management initiatives
High degree of computer literacy and ability to use technology to develop business process efficiencies
The hiring range for this position is $76,962 - $123,143 with excellent benefits. Placement within the salary range for this position is determined on the basis of relevant experience and education and in accordance with the current Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Personnel Plan for Administrators.
Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position (no more than five pages in length). In addition, applicants should submit at least five professional references. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Finalists for this position will be asked to submit their philosophy of equity and inclusion. The search committee will begin reviewing applications beginning December 26, 2019. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by December 26, 2019, the college will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled.
The college regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations must be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
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About SAINT PAUL COLLEGE - A COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE
With its 31 institutions, including 24 two-year colleges and seven state universities, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the largest single provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota. The colleges and universities operate 54 campuses in 47 Minnesota communities and serve about 250,000 students in credit-based courses. Overall, the system produces about 33,500 graduates each year. In addition to credit-based courses, the system offers customized training programs that serve about 153,200 employees from 6,000 Minnesota businesses each year. The law creating the system was passed by the Minnesota Legislature in 1991 and went into effect July 1, 1995. The law merged the state's community colleges, technical colleges and state universities into one system. The system is separate from the University of Minnesota.