Vice President - Human Resources

Posting Date: 2 months ago(2/6/2020 12:44 PM)
Job ID:
# of Openings:
Appleton Main Campus
Hours Per Week:
Weeks Per Year:
Anticipated Start Date:
July 2020
Internal Applicant Salary/Rate:
Based upon the applicable compensation structure
Posting Duration:
Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met

Basic Functions & Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and management oversight to the Human Resources functions to support the College’s evolving needs, strategic directions, mission and goals. Human Resource functions include benefits and compensation, payroll, risk management and insurance, organizational development, staff development and training, talent management, performance management, recruitment, HRIS, and employee/labor relations.  Reporting to the President, serves as a member of the Executive Team, and works collaboratively with all areas of the College to develop and meet College goals.

Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions

Essential Job Functions

  1.  Strategic Leadership
  • Plan strategic initiatives, define goals and implement effective HR strategies that proactively support the College’s vision, mission, and strategic directions.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the design and deployment of programs and processes to develop and enhance individual and group performance, effectiveness, and continuous growth.
  • Provide vision and strategic leadership to the organization in addressing critical human resource opportunities and challenges.
  • Serve as a strategic business advisor to the President and Executive Team on key organizational and management issues.
  1. Organizational Development and Change Leadership
  • Collaborate with the President and Executive Team and facilitate the development of a culture of high performance and employee engagement.
  • Provide leadership to guide the development and deployment of HR strategies that will attract, develop, retain, and engage the breadth of talent required to support the College’s mission, strategic directions, and goals. 
  • Partner with Diversity and Inclusion Services to integrate diversity and inclusion strategies into HR plans to support an inclusive culture and align with organizational initiatives and goals.   
  • Collaborately partner at all levels to build organizational capacity to meet current and evolving needs, strategic directions, mission, and goals. 
  • Coach leaders throughout the organization on employee communication, development, and performance management strategies and tactics that promote engagement and continuous growth. 
  • Design and implement change and transition strategies to support achievement of organizational goals.  Provide coaching and consultation to leaders at all levels to effectively manage change.
  1. Human Resources Operations
  • Maintain a positive working environment for all employees through employee relations services and strategies, employee activities, recognition programs, and other related employee services. Ensure that all human resource policies are communicated clearly and administered in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the unions.  Ensure appropriate problem resolution and collaborative strategies are in place and effective throughout the College.  Administer labor relations, contract negotiations, and related functions.
  • Oversee succession planning and talent management systems to build and maintain talented bench strength, and to address talent gaps in the organization.
  • Develop and implement human resource technology solutions that support College decision making and improve operational efficiency.
  • Establish equitable benefit and compensation programs for all employee groups, ensuring that the total compensation strategy attracts and retains high-performing employees.
  • Ensure College compliance with all federal, state and local laws related to employee benefits, compensation, employment and training.  Remain current with changes in federal, state, and local law.
  • Identify, foster, and support continuous improvement of all processes associated with human resources.

      4.  Staff Leadership

  • Lead, align, and continuously develop the Human Resources staff and team to successfully support current and future organizational needs and goals, and to serve as trusted, proactive partners and collaborators at all levels.
  • Assign, direct, and assess work of staff and conduct performance and development discussions. Promote and focus professional development by working with staff to establish and implement plans and related activities, using appropriate resources.
  • Continuously strengthen Human Resources capability and support of organizational goals through acquisition and strenthening of staff skills and abilities, appropriate selection of new employee hires and recommendation of staffing levels, structure and roles.

Qualifications, Training and Experience

  1. Master’s Degree with a major in human resources, business, or a related field is required.
  2. Seven years of experience including leadership of Human Resources experience is required.
  3. Five years of supervisory experience is required.
  4. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and utilizing technology to streamline business processes.
  5. An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired.

Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics

  1. Proven leadership, interpersonal and relationship-building skills working with faculty, staff, and external constituencies to communicate effectively, build consensus, and establish trust.
  2. Strong communication and customer service orientation as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships within a diverse population.
  3. Demonstrated ability to think creatively and critically when solving problems.
  4. Solutions-oriented project management skills including thinking and presenting ideas at a strategic level for input as well as ensuring outcomes are delivered and executed on a tactical level.
  5. Operational management expertise with attention to process, execution, and delivery excellence to ensure strategic targets are achieved.
  6. Foster best practices and ongoing assessment of departments.
  7. Proven management skills in coaching, performance management and facilitating business competency.
  8. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
  9. Demonstrated team development and conflict resolution skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to apply organizational development and change management principles and strategies.
  11. Able to lead and coordinate others with and without direct reporting relationship.
  12. Willing to take risks and try new things.
  13. Committed to the mission, purposes, and values of the College.
  14. Ability to work independently and professionally in a fast-paced environment.

Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Campus Care Clinic, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Voluntary Accident Insurance, Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance, Voluntary Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)

Special Instructions to Applicants



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