Associate Director of Human Resources
Chesapeake College offers comprehensive benefits: excellent health insurance, including dental & vision; State Retirement Pension plan; supplemental retirement plans; tuition remission/reimbursement; flex-time; multiple extended holiday breaks; paid life insurance; short & long term disability; and Friday closures in the summer!
The Associate Director of Human Resources will facilitate and manage employee relations on behalf of the college. This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources. The Associate Director of Human Resources has the primary responsibility for assisting the AVP with employee relations, labor relations and administration of employee engagement and retention programs in accordance with the college's mission, values and goals. The Associate Director of Human Resources will serve as the Title IX Coordinator and as an Equity Ambassador for the College.
Examples of Duties
- Uses surveys, interviews, and other studies to conduct research regarding human resource policies, compensation, and other employment issues. After analyzing the information, makes recommendations on changes.
- Researches and explains laws and legal affairs concerning employment to managers, supervisors, and employees.
- Advises and trains managers and supervisors in best employee relations practices and strategies for managing supervisor problems and employee grievances. Develops further training as needed.
- Collaborates with leadership on matters of policy and terms of memoranda of understanding before and throughout negotiation process.
- Collaborates with legal counsel and departments in the preparation for and participation in negotiation with employee and labor groups.
- Provides leadership in investigating and resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence, including stalking and intimate partner violence, and related retaliation in accordance with the College's Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, & Diversity and in conjunction with the Dean of Students, if applicable.
- Manage the Title IX process, including complaints, informal and formal investigations.
- Identifies that appropriate training for employees is conducted and information on the College’s policies, procedures and resources are communicated and disseminated in accordance with the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Clery Act, etc.
- Conduct prompt, equitable and impartial investigations into complaints, including identifying and interviewing parties and identifying, gathering, and assessing information relevant to the investigation; apply relevant policies, including Collective Bargaining Agreements, and make findings on the basis of fact for each complaint. Exercise judgment regarding the resolution of complaints, including informal and formal investigations.
- Serve as secondary mediator to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources for employees and supervisors on departmental issues/concerns. Identify and integrate best practices into Human Resources practices and processes and in the complaint resolution process.
- Lead the annual and ongoing implementation of campus-wide Title IX training and prevention education for faculty, staff and students in conjunction the Dean of Students Office.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Employee Relations, Human Resources or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. Four years of professional human resource administration, including two years in employee relations. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills; thorough understanding of state and federal laws concerning labor relations. Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies; thorough understanding of negotiation techniques as well as dispute resolution and compensation administration. Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations.