Researches, recommends, implements, administers, maintains and interprets a wide range of human resource policies, practices and procedures to improve institutional operations and effectiveness. Provides leadership, consultation and guidance to College administration regarding personnel/HR issues, trends and changes in employment laws. Advises employees in the interpretation and equitable application of policies. Writes and updates Faculty and Staff Handbook.
Develops and administers the staff compensation program by designing and managing equitable salary and classification structures, creating and maintaining accurate job descriptions, conducting job evaluations, recommending salary levels for promotions and new hires. Conducts periodic examination of market and benchmark salary data, recommending competitive salary levels necessary to attract and retain qualified staff.
Oversees a comprehensive program of benefits for faculty and staff; monitors effectiveness of current benefits plans to meet employee needs. Along with Payroll & Benefits Manager prepares and distributes written and verbal information to inform employees of existence and value of benefits programs. Keeps abreast of emerging issues in benefit administration and compliance regulation.
Manages the employment process. Develops and oversees staff recruitment programs to identify, recruit and retain highly qualified staff; provides guidance to hiring managers in the selection process. Develops and implements hiring policies and procedures that will assure the best results in the hiring process.
As part of an integrated campus data management system, oversees the management of the human resources information system, and the accuracy of employee data; forms internal procedures to expedite recordkeeping and comply with federal and state regulations; along with Payroll & Benefits Manager prepares and files appropriate federal, state and in-house reports.
Designs, implements, and manages a performance management and evaluation process for all staff. Develops training and communication plans; monitors completion; analyzes results.
Manages the staff development process by providing orientation for new faculty and staff, training and development opportunities, and coordinating staff communication and recognition efforts.
Manages employee relations by advising and counseling supervisors and employees on performance and workplace issues; provides guidance in mediation, intervention, advocacy, discipline and training issues.
Seeks opportunity to build community among faculty and staff through informal contacts and development of formal events.
Serves as Title IX Coordinator. Reviews College policies regarding compliance with Title IX ; coordinates college-wide training, education and prevention efforts; advises the Title IX Team in procedures and resources under the policy; maintains records of all Title IX reports, documenting the College’s response, monitoring reports to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems that may contribute to a hostile environment.
Exemplifies agreement with Montreat College’s Christ-centered Mission, Vision, and Values by demonstrating and articulating a personal Christian faith.
As a salaried employee, there is an expectation for a minimum of a forty-hour work week, working in the office or scheduled Montreat College events, Monday through Friday. Some travel is required, specifically to serve employees in the Charlotte and Asheville locations.
Position reports to Vice President for Finance & Administration
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree and/or professional certification (PHR or SPHR)
Preference to candidates with specific experience in human resources for a higher education institution PHR or SPHR certification preferred
Eight to ten years of comprehensive human resources experience, or similar experience required with a minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership responsibility
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Possess sound understanding of current theory and practice in the field of human resource management, especially as they relate to the higher education environment. Knowledge of federal, state and local legislative, regulatory and judicial requirements pertaining to benefits administration, wage and hour, non-discrimination and recordkeeping.
Ability to create the vision and strategy for the human resources department in support of the mission and growth of Montreat College.
Ability to regularly exercise objectivity, confidentiality, discretion and judgment, skill in human relations and mediation.
Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff and colleagues. Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with compassion and integrity.
Strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills, required.
Working knowledge of Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office required.
Some night and weekend hours will be required.
General lifting of up to 25 pounds may be required.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position of filled. Candidates are requested to send the following materials:
Personal statement of Christian faith
List of three professional references
Send resume, cover letter, and statement of Christian faith to:
Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO
P.O. Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Montreat College:
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ-centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
ystemic problems that may contribute to a hostile environment.