The Executive Human Resources Officer (EHRO) provides leadership and strategic direction for the human resources operation of Lake Superior College. (This position is often referred to as the Chief Human Resources Officer.) The EHRO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the division, promoting high quality customer service, and is a champion for continuous quality improvement in all aspects of professionalism and customer service. The successful EHRO is defined by colleagues as a trusted advisor whose empathy is demonstrated through inclusiveness and service to others. This person is described as having integrity, humility, and an inviting demeanor that puts those around him/her at ease. Consistent with the college's mission, this leader will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion among students and staff, as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Lake Superior Community College faculty, staff, and students.
The EHRO serves on the President's Cabinet and is a senior leader providing comprehensive and confidential advice and assistance to the President. As a member of the President's Cabinet, the EHRO develops policies and practices on institutional issues, represents the College in system decision-making and represents the College with other external agencies and bodies.
The EHRO possesses a clear understanding of legal compliance; recruitment and retention; workforce planning and design; talent management; change management; organizational and performance management; benefits administration; onboarding; and training and development. The position oversees the administration of personnel and labor relations contracts/plans/policies for the College employees, performing the duties with significant discretion and substantial involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of college and system policies and federal and state laws.
The EHRO oversees the college affirmative action officer and collaborates in developing policies and practices that welcome all potential students and employees. The EHRO also is responsible for compliance with related legal provisions.
Education: Bachelor's degree and three years' experience in Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration, or related field.
Type and length of experience:
A minimum of three years of successful professional experience in human resource management.
Experience with collective bargaining and union contract administration
Demonstrate high level of skills in leadership, management, supervisory, organizational and human relations.
Demonstrate competence in interpreting and complying with federal and state legislation, and state, system, and College policies.
Demonstrated genuine commitment to inclusiveness and shared governance in leadership and decision-making.
Knowledge of principles of continuous improvement and quality management.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds, and commitment to affirmative action in staffing and operations.
Demonstrated ability to identify and address issues and concerns in a diplomatic, sensitive, and confidential manner.
Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
Advanced degree in Human Resources Management, Personnel Administration, or related field.
Experience in public sector human resource management.
Solid employee relations/labor relations experience, including managing collective bargaining agreements and maintaining sound business relationships with union representatives.
Demonstrated ability to foster participation of others and to work effectively and collaboratively with employees and students and other constituents of the College.
Experience in strategic planning, project management and change management.
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About LAKE SUPERIOR COLLEGE
Lake Superior College provides high quality, affordable higher education that benefits diverse learners, employers, and the community. LSC's academic, technical, continuing education, and workforce development offerings prepare learners for a rapidly changing global community. Our services support learning, and our partnerships connect the college and its learners to a broader spectrum of community life. Our mission is characterized by: A strong sense of community Trust, respect, and integrity Personal attention Accountability Innovation and flexibility Life-long learning and personal growth