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Director of Human Resources

Western Illinois University


Location:
Macomb, Illinois 61455
Date:
08/22/2017
2017-08-222017-09-21
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Administrative
  • Benefits
  • Labor/Industrial Relations
Western Illinois University
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Job Details

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: January 01, 2018

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of the Human Resources provides leadership and oversight for the Human Resources Program at Western Illinois University.  This position reports directly to the Vice President for Administrative Services.  This position provides direction for the classification, compensation, diversity outreach, employee and labor relations, employment and examination of approximately 1,000 classified staff. Additionally the director provides direction and oversite for the benefits and employee assistance program for approximately 1800 faculty, staff and administrators.  The Director of Human Resources provides leadership and direction; develops and modifies functions; serves as the designated employer representative to the State Universities Civil Service System and State Universities Retirement System fosters relationships with external constituencies ensures that WIU maintains compliance with appropriate federal and state statutes, laws and regulations; and provides expert advice consistently across all employee groups.  

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Office of Human Resources serves to support and develop strategic initiatives that distinguish human capital as our greatest asset. By fostering collaboration in the development of programs, we promote, contribute and strengthen organizational effectiveness.   http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 13 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves more than 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 514 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to seven pre-professional degree programs and 18 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,943): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

 WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,430): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate

 

Screening will begin on September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: William Oster at [Email Address]wd-oster@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at eoa-office@wiu.edu

URL: wiu.edu/vpas/hr/

Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree
  • Progressively responsible leadership experience in Human Resources
  • Proficient communication, conflict management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of working with diverse groups
  • Experience in supervising personnel, managing budgets and human resource data

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in the higher education environment
  • Experience working with public sector employees and with a classification system
  • Experience with employee recruitment, talent management and employee benefits programs
  • Experience with state and federal regulations relating to human resources
  • Experience working with collective bargaining agreements
  • Experience in the use of technology and automated HR systems

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

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