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.
Under the direction of the Chief of Staff, the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator provides strategic leadership and direction for recruiting, developing, motivating, and evaluating Taylor University’s human capital. This hands-on position is responsible for leading all human resources operations, programs, and services for administrators, faculty, staff, and students and in coordinating the University’s Title IX program. This position advances Taylor’s Christian mission and seeks to build a national model for what it means to be a thriving workplace culture in the context of Christ-centered higher education.
Major Roles for the Director
As the University’s Chief Human Resources Officer, the Director oversees a number of strategic areas for Taylor, which fall into five major categories.
Recruiting and HR Strategy
The Director will leverage his/her expertise to lead employee recruitment and workforce planning. She or he will identify and facilitate cross-functional opportunities to meet key initiatives, including but not limited to recruiting talented and diverse faculty and staff and increasing faculty and staff engagement.
The Director will lead the employee onboarding process that creates and enhances a campus culture that advances Taylor’s distinctive mission and sustains a workplace where people feel valued.
Title IX and Compliance
The Director serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and ensures the University remains in compliance with all governmental and regulatory requirements around workplace issues.
Compensation and Benefits
The Director partners with the CFO and senior leaders of Taylor University to design and administer benefits, develop compensation plans and oversee policies and procedures that motivate Taylor colleagues and build a meaningful workplace culture. The Director partners with the Chief of Staff regarding employee communications and recognition.
The Director will galvanize and equip campus supervisors to develop and manage the human capital of employees and (in partnership with the Calling and Career Office) of student employees in campus offices.
We recognize that God has gifted every person with unique gifts and backgrounds, and while the selected candidate may not meet every qualification, we believe there are several things that are important for Taylor’s Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator.
Senior campus leaders at Taylor must exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills, and we are looking for a leader who has all of the requisite technical knowledge along with the ability to build and develop teams that will advance the University’s human resources strategy in the years ahead. We seek a gifted leader, not merely an effective manager.
The ideal candidate will fully embrace the unique mission of Taylor University and champion the University’s Foundational Documents when recruiting and screening potential faculty and staff colleagues. The Director will manage well the ethos of collaborative decision-making that sets higher education apart from other sectors. We believe the best leaders at Taylor also embody a Liberal arts mindset that thinks across domains of knowledge and forges connections across ideas, people, and organizations.
We seek a person with demonstrated talent in leading and inspiring positive change and organizational innovation. The Director will need to embody sound judgment, the highest ethical standards, and a commitment to the ideals for Christian living and leadership. The ideal candidate will have experience in several key areas such as leading teams and managing in a complex organization (ideally a nonprofit organization).
The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field or an equivalent record of professional distinction. She or he will also have five to ten years of progressive Leadership experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with human resources information and payroll systems, supervisory experience, and the ability to regularly exercise objectivity, confidentiality, discretion and judgement.
Essential Functions of the Director
The Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator oversees the life-cycle of employee engagement at Taylor—from hiring and onboarding to engaging, performing, developing, and finally helping people depart well. The following outline these:
Attracts, develops, rewards and retains a diverse and talented workforce.
Partners with campus leaders on cross-functional collaboration efforts on admissions recruitment strategy, student internship and workforce readiness, diversity recruitment efforts, workforce optimization and other strategic efforts.
Conducts periodic examination of market and benchmark salary data, recommending competitive salary levels necessary to recruit and retain qualified staff.
Directs and engages other campus leaders in onboarding and offboarding employees (from new hire orientation to exit experience).
In collaboration with the President’s and Marketing Offices, develops and provides leadership oversight for the communications and marketing function for employee relations.
Reviews University policies regarding sexual misconduct to ensure compliance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act and to maintain a respectful workplace and safe campus.
Maintains records of all Title IX reports. Ensures job descriptions are current and conducts job analysis to determine appropriate salary grades; also recommends salary levels for promotions and new hires.
Provides oversight for Taylor’s compensation plan including competitive salaries, robust benefit program, survey participation, data analysis, and establishing appropriate classifications and compensation for all positions. Ensures compliance with applicable wage and hour laws and regulations.
Develops, implements, and supports a performance management system for staff and student workers that integrates the strategies and action plans of the University’s annual goals and longer-term objectives.
What makes working at Taylor so great?
Taylor University offers competitive employee benefits such as health, dental, and prescription medication coverage and a generous retirement plan with an employer contribution of six percent (6%). In addition, tuition remission and continuing education opportunities are readily available for Taylor employees and their dependents, providing a highly prized benefit. As a community, our faculty, staff and students commit to living out Christ’s love and truth in the here and now. We worship together, serve one another, and grow in faith as we learn in the classroom, on the field, at chapel, and anywhere else we’re doing Life Together.
This Is Not A Remote Position
Relocation Assistance Available
The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please submit a letter of application addressing qualifications outlined in this opportunity profile, a complete resume, a 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s professional experience in human resources, and a 1-2 page statement of the candidate’s spiritual journey.
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