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Executive Director, Human Resources

State Fair Community College

Sedalia, Missouri 65301
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Under limited direction, formulates and implements institutional policies and procedures for human resource functions. Develops, implements, and evaluates organizational objectives and leads human resource staff in meeting these objectives. Performs other duties as assigned.



The Executive Director of Human Resources is the chief personnel officer of the College reporting to the President and provides leadership and direction regarding personnel functions through the management of a comprehensive human resources administration including recruitment and employment services, benefits management and counseling, salary administration and job evaluation, training and development, records management, departmental budgeting, labor and employee relations.  The Director advises the College administration on personnel-related matters pertaining to faculty, administrative, professional and support staff.




1. Provides leadership and direction for the College and its employees regarding personnel matters by managing a comprehensive human resource administration including recruitment, employment, and retention services, benefits management and counseling, salary administration and job evaluation, training and development, records management, departmental budgeting, labor and employee relations and succession planning.

2. Ensures consistent and equitable application of personnel policies and government regulations throughout the College by advising senior administrators about the applicable policies and regulations, and enforcing the personnel rules and regulations of the College.

3. Develops personnel policies, practices and procedures for approval by the College administration by determining causes of personnel concerns, reviewing and analyzing reports, applicable regulations, professional literature, and statistical data concerning all aspects of personnel administration.

4. Contributes to the enhancement of the quality of the work environment within the College by advising and supervising the implementation and administration of employee benefits programs, including automating and maintaining operations and processing systems, communicating relevant information about programs and services to all levels of management throughout the College, working with benefit plan consultants and vendors, interpreting policies and state and federal laws, and working with advisory committees to conduct studies analyzing current, new and/or alternative benefits initiatives.

5. Provides opportunities for professional development, improved organizational effectiveness and productivity, and work related training for College employees by supervising the development of training strategies that ensure the effective delivery of appropriate training and development programs.

6. Facilitates decision-making regarding promotions, annual salary increases, terminations, or similar personnel actions for non-academic employees.

7. Ensures the accuracy and accountability of personnel information on all College employees by supervising the maintenance of personnel records and verifying personnel actions for faculty, administrators, and support staff for submission to the Board of Trustees.

8. Promotes a positive image of the College by participating in community organizations, as well as national, state and local professional associations.

9. Develops a competent, productive and effective personnel staff by supervising, directly and through delegation, professional and clerical employees.

10. Represents the department and serves as a resource by participating on various College committees including the Human Resources Advisory committee.

11. Manages funds by planning, developing and controlling the departmental budget.

12. Remains competent and current on best Human Resources practices through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the President.

13. Collaborates with payroll administration and HRIS to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, rules and regulations

14.  Ensures the preparation of periodic reports on PSRS/PEERS, Old Age Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI), federal withholding, state withholding, unemployment compensation, and other related reports of expenditures and balances of various accounts by compiling, researching, and analyzing data regarding these program expenditures.

15. Contributes to the overall success of the College by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, or a Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field combined with an HR certification.  A Master's degree in Human Resources Management is preferred.

Certification: A nationally-recognized human resource-related certification such as PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) is expected.

Experience: At least five years increasingly responsible experience in personnel management is required including the following areas:  employee relations, compensation, job analysis, recruitment and placement, affirmative action, benefits administration, training and staff development, policies and procedures, systems and records, employee communications, and labor relations.  Preferred qualifications include: director of human resources for an organization of 200 or more employees, experience in personnel management in higher education and/or the public sector, a strong fiscal background, experience in managing compensation and benefits, and experience with continuous quality improvement, lean management tools and AQIP accreditation for higher education.

Skills: Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with all constituencies of a diverse college community, outstanding leadership and management skills, and understanding of automated management information systems, and a sound knowledge of relevant federal, state and local government regulations and equal opportunity policies are required.  Experience with Banner is preferred.



Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent sitting, with walking, standing and stooping occasionally required. There is an occasional need to lift objects (up to 20 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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