Oakland Community College — Human Resources Manager

The Human Resources Manager assists the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources to provide comprehensive human resources leadership. The position collaborates with the executive team, as well as internal constituency groups, to further the vision and strategic objectives of the college.

The Human Resources Manager provides vision and leadership for human resources strategic planning and supports the Vice Chancellor in the oversight of the administration of a comprehensive human resources program, including employee recruitment, selection and separation, compensation, employee benefits and retirement, training and professional development, legal services related to labor and employment issues, policy development, collective bargaining and contract negotiations, administration and labor relations, and employment records.

The Human Resources Manager will work to foster an inclusive and diverse culture and will support the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan:

  • Ability to communicate and develop cooperative working relationships in a multi-campus community college.
  • Ability to build and maintain community relationships that advance the College’s mission and goals.
  • Possesses high personal motivation and energy level; extremely focused; strong personal presence; driven by challenge.
  • Possesses unquestionable integrity and credibility; excellent interpersonal skills; high level of emotional intelligence, patience, diplomacy, and cultural sensitivity; commercially astute and politically adept; strategic thinker and keen business acumen; and an eye for detail, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Skill in compiling and evaluating complex information and formulating effective human resources strategies.
  • Skill in implementing and providing diverse programs and services, and directing personnel in successful implementation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, present ideas and concepts orally and in writing, and make presentations in a public forum.
  • Demonstrated success in the design, implementation and management of human resources development programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment for human resources administration.
  • Skill in team building, organizational development, strategic planning and problem solving.
  • Extensive knowledge of employee benefits programs and options.
  • Extensive knowledge of labor contracts and the processes of negotiation, administration and interpretation.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in an urban/suburban district characterized by complex demographics.

This description is intended to indicate the types of duties and responsibilities requested of the employee assigned this title. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required.

In collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, this position supports administrative leadership through the following:

  1. Oversees the implementation of Human Resources programs through Human Resources staff. Identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves problems.
  2. Oversees and manages the work of reporting Human Resources staff. Encourages the ongoing development of the Human Resources staff.
  3. Manages the development and maintenance of the Human Resources sections of both the college’s website, particularly recruiting, culture, and company information; and the employee Intranet and newsletters.
  4. Utilizes technology to streamline process, eliminate administrative tasks and meet the needs of the college by providing efficient service.
  5. Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  6. Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings.
  7. Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  8. Leads the development of department goals, objectives, and systems. Provides leadership for Human Resources strategic planning by establishing departmental goals that support the accomplishment of the college’s strategic goals.
  9. Manages the preparation and maintenance of such reports as are necessary to carry out the functions of the department. Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
  10. Participates in executive, management, and company staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
  11. Co-chairs union contract negotiations, by providing support and record keeping guidance and also proposing resolutions and creative solutions provide expert testimony in legal proceedings related to labor relations or labor contracts.
  12. Identifies alternatives to proposals of unions, employees, companies, or government agencies.
  13. Advises management on matters related to the administration of contracts or employee discipline or grievance procedures.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources administration or a related field.
Masters preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years direct HR experience, working in a union environment is a plus.

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