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Director of Human Resources

Company: Bates Technical College
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

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Please note that Bates Technical College has moved to remote operations until further notice, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

Summary *Position is open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit a completed application by August 28, 2020.*

Under the direction of the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services, the Director of Human Resources plans, organizes, and directs the human resources functions of the College including: recruitment and employment; compensation and benefits administration; payroll; labor relations; employee relations; employee development and training; discrimination and harassment complaints; affirmative action; diversity initiatives; disciplinary actions; and human resources policies and procedures. The Director is designated as the staff Ethics Officer, and the Title IX and ADA Coordinator for issues involving employees and visitors. The Director oversees the staff of the human resources unit.

Conditions of Employment Once offer of employment is made, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not preclude employment but will be contingent in determining the employee's suitability and competence to continue to perform in the position.

Valid Washington State Driver’s License and reliable vehicle for reimbursable travel

Essential Functions and Other Duties Essential Functions

Assist manager and supervisors in the resolution of grievances

Assist supervisors with misconduct investigations and disciplinary actions consistent with College policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements

Assist Vice Presidents in labor negotiations, and as an administrative member of labor management committees and bargaining teams, investigate or oversee investigations employee-related discrimination and harassment complaints; prepare the college’s response to complaints filed with external agencies

Coach and train supervisors on developing and setting performance standards and conducting employee evaluations

Collaborate with administrators, faculty, and staff to assess and support division/unit human resources needs

Consult with the college’s assigned Assistant Attorney General, and participate in the preparation of arbitration and other personnel-related legal cases

Coordinate strategies to cultivate a diverse employee community for the College; implement programs related to the college’s equal opportunity and affirmative action initiatives

Develop, recommend and implement human resources strategy and initiatives, which support, align and maximize the overall performance of the College in its achievement of the strategic plan, core values, vision and mission

Ensure consistency and effectiveness in new employee onboarding and orientation to college policies and practices.

Oversee the administration of the College’s human resources records management system to maintain efficiency and

Oversee the benefits and services for the College including health, retirement, leave, workers' compensation, Family and Medical Leave Act, reasonable accommodations, and unemployment

Oversee the recruitment and selection processes for all employee groups assuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and College policies.

Oversees management of public record requests to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations

Provide leadership for evaluation compliance and management of the College wide evaluation program. Develop and administer performance management tools

Provide leadership for the College’s staff development programs, services and initiatives; oversees faculty certification process

Provide leadership, development and supervision to staff to maximize the overall performance and ensure alignment of the department’s and College’s strategic plan, core values, vision and mission.

Responsible for preparing budgets and management of financial operations of the department within the budget, goals and objectives of college guidelines and policies.

Review, develop, recommend and administer college human resource policies and procedures to assure consistency in human resource operations and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations

Serve as a resource for College councils and committees; act as a liaison to external agencies and organizations regarding human resources matters

Serve as the College representative to Human Resources Management Commission as part of a highly collaborated state system, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges

Serve as the Ethics Officer and advise employees regarding implications of the State Ethics Law

Serve as the Title IX and ADA Coordinator (including Title II and Section 504) for associated matters involving employees and visitors

Supervise and evaluate employees of the human resources unit

Non-Essential/Other Functions Accountable for keeping personal development up-to-date; adding to skills and knowledge through courses that may be available through the Bates Technical College courses, professional development committees, etc.

Participate actively and collaboratively on committees for college as needed including but not limited to staff recruitment, college councils, etc.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional activities, duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice to meet college needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities This position is responsible for all positions within the Human Resources and Payroll units.

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field

Senior HR industry certification (such as SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP)

Five years of recent, progressively responsible experience in a human resources capacity

Experience understanding personnel practices and state (civil service) and federal laws relating to classified personnel, Title IX, and Affirmative Action

Allowable Substitution

If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by Human Resources for comparability.

Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field

Experience in a college environment

Experience working with and negotiating collective bargaining agreements

Experience with automated management information systems for both enterprise systems (i.e., PeopleSoft) and human resources management (i.e. NEOGOV)

Equal Opportunity Statement Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates' non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to:  For student and employee matters,  Human Resources at 253.680.7181, Downtown Campus A326.

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