Chief Human Resources Officer - Bristol Community College
Company: Bristol Community College
Location: Fall River
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Bristol Community College is a public community college
accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
(NECHE) and annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and
18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol
has core values rooted in collaboration, communication, inclusion,
innovation, respect and student success. For more than 50 years,
Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic
development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree,
certificate, and training programs along with flexible online
offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready
certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges
throughout the state and country. Bristol's Business Solutions &
Partnerships area provides customized training for businesses and
the community. The college also strives to put the needs of
learners first with support services and career advancement
opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to
educational access.With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New
Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in
charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something
unique to offer - -from great restaurants in the city center of
Attleboro, museums and history in downtown New Bedford, to the
beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus and the array
of shopping and dining options in Taunton. From city life to
seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity
to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and
centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape
Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Block
Island.www.BristolCC.eduBristol Community College is an Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and
equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community
free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that
diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is
imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students
well, and is the mainstay of our values.MISSIONBristol Community
College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education
that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing
world.VISIONAdvancing a vibrant, diverse community through
education, learner by learner.
POSITION TITLE: Chief Human Resources OfficerDEPARTMENT: Human
ResourcesPRIMARY LOCATION: -Fall RiverREPORTS TO: President of
Bristol Community CollegeSTATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Chief Human
Resources Officer serves on the President's Leadership Team, and
provides direction and strategic leadership to help the college
best serve our students and community. This senior leader is
responsible for enhancing organizational effectiveness and
developing and improving systems, policies and procedures that
increase employee engagement, satisfaction and institutional
success. The Chief Human Resources Officer, among other factors,
fosters an equitable and inclusive workplace culture and
establishes collaboration, mutual respect among union and
administration, shared governance, innovation and accountability,
while ensuring that Bristol Community College is a great place for
students to learn and employees to work.The Chief Human Resources
Officer has overall leadership and supervisory responsibility for
leading, planning and managing the college's human resources
functions in accordance with the policies, procedures, and
practices of the college and in compliance with all applicable laws
and labor contracts. Areas of responsibility include, but are not
limited to; talent acquisition and management, succession planning,
employee and labor relations, benefits and wellness, compensation,
performance and organizational management, employee training and
development, human resources information systems, and evaluation of
the human resources operation and needs.The work of the Chief Human
Resources Officer is informed by Bristol's Equity Statement:
Bristol Community College strives to promote equity by removing
social and structural barriers -through -social justice -advocacy,
support -services, and inclusive, affirming, and accessible
education and employment. We respect all cultural backgrounds,
social identities, and learning abilities and promote the positive
self-efficacy of each college community member. Bristol provides
-opportunities for -dialogue, engagement, -and growth -by -creating
a welcoming and -respectful environment -to work and learn.
Additionally, we provide a framework for promoting access and
equity for all by challenging and empowering each member of our
community to become an agent of transformative change by denouncing
racism, hate, violence, and all forms of discrimination.ESSENTIAL
FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support and promote the college's strategic mission, vision and
- Actively participate in the college's strategic and operational
planning process by developing, prioritizing and executing
strategic human resources goals and objectives.
- Function as a strategic consultant, coach and advisor to the
executive/senior management of each area regarding key
organizational and management issues.
- Consult and coach college leadership on a broad range of
matters related to employee needs and human resources focus.
- Address the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its
impact on college operations, as well as the well-being and safety
of its employees.
- Lead the operations and administration of all human resource
functions and direct and implement all college initiatives and
projects associated with a comprehensive administration of the
Human Resources department.
- Hire, supervise, develop, and lead Human Resources staff to
provide excellent employee and labor relations and provide
responsive, innovative services for employees. Conduct regular
performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and
identify potential opportunities for growth. Develop staff
capabilities and expectations.
- Maintain current knowledge of and interpret, implement and
comply with federal, state, local laws and labor contracts that
affect the human resources functions of the college, including
mandatory training requirements.
- Understand the college's role within the Massachusetts
community college system and work collaboratively with the
Massachusetts community college's general counsel on legal matters
related to college employees and the human resources
- Ensure a diverse faculty and staff by developing a culture of
equity, inclusion, and accessibility through the development of
college policies, procedures and professional development. Support
the college's Affirmative Action Officer on strategic efforts
involving EEO, Affirmative Action, and ADA.
- In collaboration with the President, oversee the work of the
Title IX & Equity Compliance Officer on compliance, employment
practices and recruitment efforts for employees.
- Support the collective bargaining process, oversee the
administration of collective bargaining, and ensure compliance with
contractual agreements, including grievance procedures. Work with
union representatives to ensure a collaborative working
- Direct the periodic review, revision, and general maintenance
of position classifications, salary ranges, benefits, and job
descriptions (compensation strategy).
- Ensure the effectiveness of employee onboarding, professional
development (training), and engagement and recognition programs, to
provide all employees opportunities for professional growth and
- Ensure that supervisors and college leaders consistently
administer college policies and procedures related to human
resource management, are advised on personnel matters, and are
supported in developing a culture of accountability, shared
governance, innovation and employee engagement.
- Develop comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans
to meet the human capital needs of the college.
- Conduct research, collect data, provide analysis and prepare
reports relevant to the college's human resources operation.
- Oversee the maintenance of systems to process human resources
transactions and maintain employee files and records, as well as
the technology that provides the college's client services
- Prepare and manage the annual budget for Human Resources.
- Serve on appropriate committees and contribute to special
projects as necessary.
- Serve on the President's Leadership Team and attend a variety
of college and external activities, some that occur in the evenings
or on weekends.
- Focus on customer service best practices when working with
Bristol community members, including faculty, staff, and students.
- Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related
best practices throughout all job functions.
- Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports
the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: NOTE: Unless
otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree.
- Minimum of eight (8) years of human resources leadership
experience, with at least four (4) years of recent experience as a
senior human resources professional.
- Demonstrated progressive experience in leadership/management
level positions throughout career.
- Demonstrated knowledge of principles, practices, and laws of
human resource management including position classification,
salary/benefits administration, recruitment and hiring practices,
training and development, employee/labor relations, development of
policies and procedures, performance management, Title IX and
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity.
- Demonstrated skill in negotiation, conflict management,
contract management and change leadership.
- Demonstrated experience with human resources strategic
planning, research, evaluation and benchmarking, as well as
reporting and record management.
- Demonstrated experience recruiting, developing, and retaining a
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing
deadlines and achieve timely and high-quality results. Attention to
detail is a priority. -
- Understanding of HRIS systems and the use of these systems to
manage and improve HR practices.
- Knowledge and application of various state and federal
- Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications
and virtual meeting platforms.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and
- A professional style that builds strong, trusting relationships
with employees and fosters a spirit of innovation and continuous
improvement within an organization.
- Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from
meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
- Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends.
- The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body,
faculty, and staff.
- As of January 2022, -candidates for employment should be aware
that Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to
be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent
upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records;
details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements
will be provided during the hire and onboarding process. -PREFERRED
- Minimum of a Master's degree in human resources or related
- Relevant human resources certification(s) such as SPHR/PHR,
SHRM-CP/SCP, HRCI, CCP, CPC.
- Demonstrated experience working in a higher education
environment, with preference for public higher education.
- Demonstrated success working in a collective bargaining
environment that values shared decision-making and
- Demonstrated success leading a human resources department of a
large, complex organization.
- Experience developing and evaluating Affirmative Action
- Project management skills and experience leading process
- Experience implementing leading-edge best practices in human
resources management, including employee onboarding and succession
- Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access,
equity and student success practices.
- Ability to -communicate in a language in addition to
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the
physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to
perform the essential functions of the job.POSITION STATUS: This is
a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.SALARY: Hiring salary
$125,000 - $145,000, commensurate with education and
experience.Bristol Community College is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate -on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age,
veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity,
or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by
Title IX of the Educational -Amendments of 1972, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of
1973, TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other
applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits
sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or
complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or
sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Title IX &
Equity Compliance Officer, -Gia Sanchez at
-email@example.com -or -774.357.2264; -the
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination; the Equal
Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department
of Education's -Office for Civil Rights. -
TO APPLY: -Please complete our online application by clicking on
the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants -until
filled. Review of applications will begin 10 calendar days from the
posting date.REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS:1) A
completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.3) A
cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet
the desired and required qualifications of the position (not
limited in length). -4) Those interviewed will be required to
present an 8-10-minute presentation on a topic of the committee's
choice.All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the
United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that
does not sponsor work authorization.A pre-employment criminal
background check will be conducted for all positions.The college
will independently verify education credentials as provided on the
application. For certain positions that require a college degree,
the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire.
Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.
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