Assistant Director of Human Resources

Employer:North Idaho College

Position Information

Position Description:SUMMARY
This position is responsible for engaging in strategic and technical functions associated with delivery of human resources services, with a focus on compensation analysis and administration. In addition, this position provides consultation in the areas of performance management, employee relations, training and other areas as assigned. The individual in this role works independently using discretion in applying human resources principles to program activities and serves as a lead for department staff in the absence of the CHRO.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list includes but is not limited to the following:
• Designs, administers and maintains the classification and compensation program to ensure compliance and equity within the organization, and to facilitate keeping the college competitive in the market. This includes but is not limited to:
o Job design, job analysis and job description creation
o Initial classification and reclassification of positions
o Compensation research and market analysis
o Design, update and implementation of compensation system, including maintenance of the system and pay structures, as well as assist in annual salary increase plans and related budgeting
o Evaluation of applicants for initial placement on pay structure prior to hire
• Reviews and assists supervisors in writing compliant and current job descriptions.
• Consults with and advises supervisors in their human resources responsibilities, including such areas as employee relations, leave issues, reasonable accommodations, and recruitments.
• Conducts Title IX investigations and Title IX training for employees in coordination with NIC’s Title IX Officer. Attends annual Title IX Investigator training to acquire and maintain Title IX Investigator certification.
• Conducts and assists in investigations of internal complaints including discrimination, harassment, or other issues of a sensitive and confidential nature.
• Oversees department operations in the absence of the CHRO and acts on his/her behalf.
• Assists with administration of the campus benefits and leave programs.
• Coordinates with HR team and others internal and external to NIC, to design and deliver training to employees and supervisors on human resources related topics.
• Administers performance evaluation program and ensures effectiveness, compliance, and equity within the organization.
• Researches and develops new or more effective methods and procedures to better maintain human resources functions.
• Serves on standing and ad hoc college committees.
• Interprets and responds to inquiries regarding college policies, procedures, and practices.
• Conducts exit interviews and other employee meetings as needed.
• Maintains familiarity with and interprets relevant laws, statutes, rules, language and trends in the human resources management field.
• Maintains the ethics and standards of the human resources profession.
• Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Maintains a service oriented, positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with employees and the college community.

Marginal duties
• Performs other duties as assigned.

The following requirements represent the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or higher is required. A minimum of five years of directly related full-time experience, including at least one year in compensation is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience in higher education or the public sector is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Professional certification in Human Resources preferred, including PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state employment law
• Extensive knowledge of human resources principles and best practices in compensation management and classification systems analysis
• Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to conduct effective training and presentations
• Proficient skills using a personal computer, web services and Microsoft Office applications

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical requirements and environment are typical of those in a general office setting. Typically involves regular sitting, standing, walking, typing, moving, lifting objects up to 10 pounds and exposure to office lighting. A wide variety of standard office equipment is continually used, including phone, copier, printer and computer. Occasional local, regional and national travel is required.

Organization Information

About Employer:By creating hope and opportunity for students through education, North Idaho College employees change lives every day! A shared commitment to the community college mission of student success, educational excellence, community engagement, and lifelong learning, creates a rewarding atmosphere of meaningful work and significant achievement. Thank you for your interest in North Idaho College! NIC serves a five-county community college service region, including the main campus in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, which lines the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. See for yourself! North Idaho College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, gender, race, color, age, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.
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