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Director of Human Resources in Upland, IN for Taylor University


Human Resources Director Opportunity

The mission of Taylor University, a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian college, is to develop servant leaders to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need. Does this sound like your ideal work environment?

For the 12th time in 13 years, Taylor has been ranked No. 1 in the Midwest by US News & World Report’s survey of America’s Best Colleges, and ranked in the top three for the last 23 years.

Leading a team of three full-time employees and three student workers, Taylor’s HR director actively participates in the strategic thinking process regarding its human resources. The director is responsible to assess, review, recommend, develop, and implement policies, procedures, services, and systems in the appropriate legal, higher education industry, and organizational culture contexts, all of which are imperative to ensure success.

The HR director structures employee and workforce processes and policies that promote and embrace Kingdom diversity. This includes working closely with the Vice President for Intercultural Leadership and Church Relations to establish networks with potential candidates from under-represented groups, and by creating programs to increase the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention. Supports management by providing human resource advice, counsel, and decisions.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the university’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
  • Administration and compliance of human resource programs, including:
    • Compensation and benefits
    • Leaves of absence
    • Disciplinary matters
    • Disputes and investigations
    • Performance and talent management
    • Recognition and morale
    • Occupational health and safety and workers’ compensation
    • Job descriptions; exempt and non-exempt guidelines
    • University staff handbook
    • Serving in a key Title IX role on campus

Responsible for significantly influencing the university workforce in these key areas:

Employee Relations/Individual Employee Assistance – Serves as the primary contact for university policies and works with individual employees to encourage development of their professional life. Involves guiding individuals through challenging situations and being the primary contact for university policies (such as anti-harassment).

Employee Training and Development – Develops with other university leaders the university’s training and development program. Serves as the primary person responsible to develop and maintain the programs and structures for employee development, including new-employee orientation, reviews, legal training including faculty (FMLA, ADA, etc.), and other university initiatives.

HR Systems and Practices – Leads the department in developing and implementing effective and efficient HR systems to promote quality employee support from hiring through any transitioning from the university.

HR Policy Development, Implementation, and Review – Systematically reviews HR policies and procedures to ensure a work environment that facilitates human flourishing while managing strategic resources.

HR Assessment and Strategy – Uses tested HR strategies to ensure the success of employees in their work. Reviews the mission and direction of the university, along with other university-wide strategies, and applies them to the areas managed by the human resource function in such areas as compensation and benefits, employee onboarding, retirement planning, and more.

Compliance – Ensures compliance in all areas of the HR function, e.g., the Affordable Care Act (ACA), FMLA, EEO, and ADA.

Required Skills & Abilities Include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field
  • 10-plus years of human resource management experience (in addition, 3-plus years of human resources management experience in higher education is preferred)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, video conference systems, and G Suite products
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems such as Banner and Silkroad
  • Complete support of and willing adherence to Taylor University’s mission, vision, foundational documents, and core values. Applicant must hold these standards as their own

Location: Upland, Indiana.

Cover letter should include why you should be considered for the position, what makes you the best candidate, and how you will support and further the mission of Taylor University.

Send your confidential inquiry to Email HR Team no later than July 15, 2020.

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