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Location:Portland, OR
Company:Lewis & Clark College
First posted:January 10, 2017

Position Information

Position Information

Posting Number: STA20110519

Job Title: Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Working Title: Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Position Class:

Department: Human Resources

Job Summary:

The Associate Vice President is responsible for creating and implementing the strategic vision for the Human Resource Department and for the daily operational management. The strategic vision should emphasize a high level of customer service, operational effectiveness and efficiency. The functions of the Human Resource Department include benefit administration, training and development, payroll and related compliance, compensation and classification systems, contract administration, staff recruitment, and information systems and records management. The Associate Vice President works closely with the General Counsel on areas of mutual concern and interest.

Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist. Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR .

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8 years of experience in Human Resources
  • 5 years of experience in management and supervision
  • Experience working with diverse populations, demonstrated ability to contribute to campus diversity efforts, and/or evidence of cultural competence
  • Extensive knowledge of compensation, benefits, employment, recruiting, labor relations, employee development and training, organizational development, policy development, related laws and regulations
  • Skill in counseling and coaching supervisors and employees to enhance or improve work performance and maintain legal compliance
  • Skill in managing and supervising department and budgets
  • Strong familiarity with principles of managing people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with technology, particularly Microsoft Office Suite and HRIS systems
  • Outstanding public speaking and presentation skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or Human Resources Certification (such as: Professional in Human Resources ( PHR ) or Senior Professional in Human Resources( SPHR ))
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Experience in a labor relations/union environment
  • Knowledge of collective bargaining processes and how to interpret and apply union contracts.
  • Skill in labor relations and negotiating contracts with unions and vendors.
  • Skill in training employees in effective management and supervision skills.
  • Familiarity with Workday and other HR technologies
  • Familiarity with higher education practices and systems.

    Anticipated Position Start Date: 04/03/2017

    Posting Date: 01/09/2017

    Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled Yes



    Weekly Hours 37.5

    Months Worked Per Year: 12

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should include a personal diversity statement; this statement should discuss how the applicant's work and/or experience will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity.

    In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

    Pay Rate: DOE

    Essential Functions:

  • Ensure that the Human Resources Department provides the highest level of service possible.
  • Provide leadership in the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and administration of HR programs and services.
  • Supervise payroll and related compliance functions; ensure payrolls are timely and accurate.
  • Direct supervision of the Associate Director, Payroll Manager and the HRIS Analyst in their interactions with the greater institution. Help these managers identify and set policies, procedures and guidelines for delivering high quality HR services to the rest of the college in ways that are collaborative and cost effective.
  • Manage an efficient, fair and non-discriminatory hiring process for non-academic personnel and provide necessary assistance in the recruitment process for academic personnel.
  • Improve current policies and procedures to ensure the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce
  • Advise management/senior leadership on strategic and operational topics. Develop new policies for executive approval; revise procedures to achieve College objectives related to employment, benefits and legal compliance.
  • Administer staff recruitment programs. Authorize searches and staff hiring salaries. Equal Opportunity Officer for select faculty searches.
  • Administer union contracts. Interpret and apply contract provisions. Negotiate resolution to challenges.
  • Provide high quality and consultative services to leadership, department managers, academic deans, and employees regarding the college's Humans Resources programs and policies, organizational development and change management, and high level engagement and performance.
  • Monitor, develop and manage the budget and other financial measures for the department.
  • Manage benefit programs. Serves as plan administrator where one is required. Authorize exceptions to plans when appropriate. Initiates new programs and services.
  • Approve changes or adjustment to staff position classifications, maintain systems.
  • Counsel supervisors on employee issues, legal and policy compliance, effective management techniques, communication strategies. Maintain institutional legal compliance with employment-related areas.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, HIPPA Privacy Officer, EEO Officer.
  • Perform all of the duties of this job with an orientation of service to and support of the faculty and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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