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Chief Human Resources Officer Apply to This Job

Company: ExecuNet
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Company: College/University, Hartford, CT Remarks: The University seeks an experienced, enthusiastic and collaborative leader for the position of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The -CHRO -will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in all aspects of the Human Resources (HR) function across the institution, help advance a culture of change, and make meaningful contributions throughout the University community. Working collaboratively with leaders across the campus, the -CHRO -will lead an effective, customer-centric and responsive HR operation and develop strategic programs, responsive policies and innovative practices in support of the University's mission. The -CHRO -will be a key driver in advancing the University's diversity and inclusion goals and objectives.
This leader will promote a high-performing, positive, diverse, equitable, and productive culture with the goals of maintaining high levels of employee effectiveness, engagement and morale while fostering an inclusive and collegial environment. This leader will have a critical role in developing and achieving the strategic plan goal of becoming the preferred higher educational institution for students, faculty, partners and staff.
The -CHRO -will report to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As a key member of the -COO -leadership team, Human Resources will be included as an essential thought partner in the strategic planning and implementation of new ideas that respond compassionately, effectively, efficiently and timely to the expressed needs and concerns of all members of the University community.

Job Duties
This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Description of Key Responsibility

The -CHRO -will serve as the lead human resources staff executive for the University. Leading a team of HR professionals, the -CHRO -will be responsible for all HR operations including recruitment, employment services, training and development, benefits management, salary administration and job classification, performance appraisals, health/wellness policy, workers compensation, leave administration, records management, and personnel policy development and interpretation. The -CHRO -will ensure that the human resources functions are aligned with the mission of the institution.
The -CHRO -will provides leadership in developing university wide strategies to attract, build, promote, develop and retain a diverse, inclusive, and highly competent workforce. Partnering with key stakeholders across the University, will lead the realignment of human resources with the University's new strategic plan. Acts as a business service partner to university leadership to enhance productivity, efficiency, and financial sustainability. Oversees the daily operations of the Office of Human Resources, which include recruiting, onboarding, benefits administration, organizational training and development, compensation and classification, and Human Resources Information Systems.

The -CHRO -will have the following goals:
--- Lead a strong and effective Human Resources team while creating a collaborative and trusted environment for all faculty, staff, students, and the campus community;
--- Build collaborative relationships throughout the University and become a leader of and for human resources, promoting its ability to function as an innovative and flexible resource while creating opportunities for the exchange of ideas and education;
--- Develop, recommend, and implement strategic HR strategies, policies, and initiatives to help advance a culture that embraces a strong and positive work environment and reinforces the philosophy that people are U Hart's most valued resource;
--- Lead employee engagement initiatives that result from employee engagement surveys and the subsequent action plans;
--- Work in collaboration with key campus decision makers, serving as a trusted advisor and expert on organizational issues, management practices, complex and sometimes sensitive employee relations matters and risk mitigation;
--- Serve as a key leader in the Planning and Budget process and develop effective relationships with the President's Cabinet and internal stakeholders;
--- Lead the compensation, retirement and benefits strategy, and convene and engage with other committees as needed;
--- Be "brilliant at the basics" providing a portfolio of high quality, cost effective HR services, with a focus and aim on continuous improvements and high levels of customer satisfaction;
--- Meet regularly with the Faculty Senate, Staff Council, President's Cabinet to update and advise on strategic institutional human resource matters;
--- Drive needed restructure throughout campus;
--- Develop and implement an overall training calendar;
--- Manage compensation Equity (Faculty and Staff);
--- Manage benefits administration, including -BTF -and 403b committees;
--- Coordinate -HRIS-Banner corrections, document standards of entry, implement document imaging/paperless contracts, PeopleAdmin;
--- Implement new staff performance review program;
--- Function as resource to campus community on personnel issues, grievances, etc.;
--- Assist campus community in searches, including where jobs are posted to get the most qualified and diverse candidate pool, and perform first review of applications for qualifications;
--- Coordinate and assist in faculty searches.

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Description of Key Responsibility

Candidates should have a commitment to the values of the University, its educational mission and also have a history of progressively responsible human resources experience.
The -CHRO -will also have the following capabilities and attributes:
--- Deep and demonstrated higher education experience and knowledge; expertise in working with faculty and Dean's;
--- Experienced and strategic Human Resources practitioner who has a strong understanding of HR best practices and a proven record of visionary leadership;
--- Track record in recruiting, developing and promoting diverse talent pools;
--- The ability to lead with both a decisive and consultative style, foster open communications, and proactively build positive relationships with faculty, staff, and students;
--- Strong commitment to collegiality, mutual respect, and inclusiveness; act in a fair, flexible, honest, trustworthy, and ethical manner at all times. In all instances, build an organization that honors confidentiality and earns trust;
--- Strong written and oral communication skills and have the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds and at all levels of an organization; be a team player who operates with transparency and fosters trust and collaboration within the organization;
--- Effective negotiation skills in order to formulate policies and programs and arrive collaboratively at solutions with various stakeholders;
--- Successful planning, organizational, administrative, supervisory, and budget-management skills;
--- Deep understanding of data collection methodology and analysis that will support data-informed decision-making;
--- Experience working with unions, collective bargaining, etc.; working knowledge of all related HR compliance and regulatory such as -ADA, -ERISA, -COBRA, -FMLA, etc.;
--- Experience with shared governance and with faculty body; demonstrated results in higher education needs, such as faculty searches, adjunct sourcing and on-boarding, contracts and similar needs;
--- Leadership in DE&I, professional development, talent programs, and similar HR functions;
--- Working knowledge and experience in laws specific to higher education such as Title IX, -FERPA, etc., and ensuring compliance with and navigating state and federal guidelines
--- Bachelor's degree in related discipline is required;
--- Master's degree in Human Resources or similar discipline is required;
--- Fifteen plus years of progressive human resources experience, covering all aspects of the function.
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