BASIC FUNCTION: The position of Deputy Human Resources Officer is a continuing, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) position. The Deputy Human Resources Officer (DHRO) is responsible for assisting the CHRO in developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall institutional plan and strategic direction of the college, specifically in the areas of succession planning, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, and compensation. The DHRO provides HR needs and plans to the CHRO. The position reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Provides secondary leadership in guiding, planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying administrative processes and operational procedures related to HR, which has a campuswide impact; interprets and applies federal and state-mandated guidelines.
Will represent the CHRO as directed and needed.
Collaborates to plan, implement, administer, and evaluate related programs, projects, and services impacting the college.
As directed by the CHRO will be responsible for leading managers of the division and indirectly responsible for all employees within the division.
Assists in implementing HR efforts that effectively communicate and support the college's mission and strategic vision.
Collaborates with the CHRO in developing comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to meet the human capital needs of strategic goals.
Assists in offering guidance by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, succession planning, retention, training, leadership development, compensation, and benefits.
Supports the CHRO in promoting a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
Develops and monitors HR budgets; implements and allocates resources following budget approval; approves expenditures.
Participates in various college committees, including a variety of leadership groups and teams.
Labor and Employee Relations
Responsible for providing college-wide employee and labor relations support.
Primary leader toward the effort of unionized labor negotiations.
Primary contact and facilitator for the college's union members, including grievances.
Provides guidance in accordance with college policies in non-union and union situations.
Manages a variety of employee and labor relations projects to include, but not limited to: collective bargaining agreements, matters involving employee performance, layoff, and leaves of absence.
Facilitates resolutions and mediate employee/supervisor differences, conduct employer
relations investigations, and manage the grievance process for the four collective bargaining units on campus.
Assists in reviewing employee disciplinary matters, terminations, and personnel actions.
Assists in the formulation of College-wide policies and procedures.
Oversees and participates in the position reclassification process for Administrative Assistants, conducts position audits, and assists in keeping the classification plan current.
Serves as department liaison for committees on campus.
A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university
A minimum of 10 years of HR experience, with at least five years of executive HR experience and at least five years of international HR experience.
4+ years of experience in unionized labor negotiations
Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems
Knowledge of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
Excellent verbal and written communication
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution
Excellent organizational and attention to detail skills
Strong analytical and problem-solving
Strong supervisory and leadership
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Written and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the College and external constituents
Written and verbal communication; public speaking
Unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards
Managing change and sensitive topics
Working with diverse academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the college students and staff.
Gather, analyze, modify and implement information for technical and non-technical users
Works closely with internal customers and external consultants to coordinate the successful operation and enhancement of complex systems
Work as an effective change agent
Prioritize diverse tasks and meet deadlines and results-oriented
Work independently in a self-directed manner
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRMCP) certification preferred
MBA, MPA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Oberlin College is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or underrepresentation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of the nation and our world and bring unique strengths and abilities, which contribute, to our institution.