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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Human Resources
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4 Year Degree
The Office of the President at LeTourneau University seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Human Resources. Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Director of Human Resources serves on the President’s Leadership Council and functions as a strategic partner to the university’s leadership to foster a passionate and flourishing culture and workplace, a core institutional value and a key priority of our Strategic Plan.
Human Resources is a vital part of LeTourneau University’s unique academic mission, in which Christian faith informs the education we offer our students, directs our common aspiration, and infuses all the work we do.
Evaluate, formulate, and recommend initiatives, systems, and policies to support the university’s strategic vision as they pertain to talent management and development
Work with other departments and committees to create value for employees, improve employee engagement, and promote a healthy and productive workplace
Lead HR team and promote engagement with other campus stakeholders
Assist in the recruitment of highly qualified, missionally aligned faculty and staff
Lead the administration of employee benefits and payroll
Ensure compliance with employment law and guidelines for various categories of workers
Consult with managers to promote positive employee relations and performance management while ensuring policy adherence and managing risk
What you bring
Education & Experience
A bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred.
PHR-SCP or SPHR certification.
At least ten years of work experience in various areas of Human Resources, with five-plus years leading the HR function. Experience in higher education preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strategic understanding of HR functions, including talent acquisition, training and development, benefits, payroll, recruitment, employee engagement, onboarding, performance management, and employee relations
Knowledge of labor laws, regulations, and best practices, including their application in a Higher Education setting
Proficiency in HR data management, analytics tools, and general business software
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey sensitive information with empathy and discretion
Experience managing organizational change and guiding staff through transitions in line with LeTourneau University’s mission
Personal Characteristics & Qualifications
An enthusiastic, mature, and contagious Christian faith
Passion for employee success, proactive kindness, and empathy
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively within organizational structure
Proactive, strategic, and self-starting; ability to translate general guidance into concrete action and systems
Ability to foster productive, respectful, consensus-building teamwork within the HR area and with other administrators and departments
Salary and benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefits package, which includes medical, life insurance, and contributions to a retirement program.
How to apply
Interested applicants should email a résumé and a letter of interest to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Ben Caldwell, Provost, at HRDirectorSearch@letu.edu. Selected applicants will be asked to complete the university’s Application Form and to interview with the search committee.
In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4171.
LeTourneau University is known as “The Christian Polytechnic University,” a comprehensive yet STEM-focused, evangelical, and interdenominational Christian institution. LeTourneau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. LeTourneau offers more than 140 graduate and undergraduate programs in aviation, engineering, education, business, psychology and counseling, arts and sciences, nursing, and theology and vocation. Students enjoy the opportunity to take classes in person, online, or in a dual credit format.
Approximately 3,210 students (including online and dual credit students) currently attend LeTourneau University. With the average class size of 17 and a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students are able to develop close relationships with world-class faculty. Professors are experts in their chosen field, credentialed with degrees from the top universities around the world. Many come to LeTourneau straight from industry or missions contexts, offering real-world experiences in the classroom and rich mentoring relationships with students. At LeTourneau, student...s receive both academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation because the integration of faith and learning is paramount to the educational mission of the university. Faculty and staff are active in students’ lives and encourage students to know Jesus Christ and the abundant life He offers.
LeTourneau consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation and the state of Texas: Top National Tier, Best Regional University in the Western Region and Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report); Best Small Colleges in America, Most Conservative College in Texas, Best Christian College in Texas (Niche.com) in 2022. Also, LeTourneau ranks in the top 20 Best Value Colleges in Texas (Payscale.com) and Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report). LeTourneau University was founded in 1946 by businessman and devout Christian, R.G. LeTourneau, and his wife, Evelyn. Its beautiful, 162-acre, residential campus is located in Longview, TX. Learn more at www.letu.edu.