Cincinnati State
  • Administrative Positions
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Director, Human Resources     

Regular Weekly Hours



Executive Vice President     

Regular /Temporary


Area/Business Unit

Human Resources

Union  I Non-Union



Human Resources

Pay  Grade


Direct Supervisor

Carla Chance

Pay Rate


A.   Overview of Position

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Director, Human Resources will have an opportunity to help shape the College's organizational culture through progressive and innovative policies, services, and programs. In collaboration with the Executive and Leadership Teams, the Director will lead the development and implementation of an innovative shared vision for HR; lead and implement process and technology changes to ensure that staff and faculty have an appropriate level of access to HR information, services, and resources; serve as the chief advocate and strategist on labor and employee relations matters; and provide inspirational leadership to a team of human resource professionals committed to excellence and customer service.

B.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Lead and support college-wide Human Resources operations and activities including recruitment, benefits administration, employee record-keeping, policy development, union negotiation, contract administration, and labor relations functions for faculty, staff, and student workers.

  • Design and implement a performance management, professional development, and succession planning programs to effectively select, develop and deploy personnel.
  • Provide consultation and technical expertise to internal and external clients concerning employee and labor relations and Human Resources operations and activities, including responding to inquiries, resolving issues and conflicts and providing detailed and technical information concerning labor relations, recruitment, evaluations, benefits, contracts and related standards, requirements, practices, procedures, guidelines, laws, regulations and policies.
  • Plan, organize, control and direct the recruitment, interviewing, selection and placement of faculty and staff; monitor recruitment and direct hiring activities to assure compliance with diversity and fairness standards and requirements.
  • Lead the College's labor negotiation teams and provide technical direction and assistance in collective bargaining activities for faculty and staff bargaining units; maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information; develop, maintain and update related contracts and collective bargaining agreements; maintain effective partnerships with labor unions and serve as the College's Chief grievance officer.
  • Investigate, resolve and provide technical recommendations concerning employee disciplinary matters, misconduct, complaints, due process, grievances and other staff relations issues and conflicts; review, analyze and coordinate response to unfair labor practice and regulatory agency complaints; research, compile and assemble related technical information.
  • Serve as College Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX officer in the administration of the program, including investigation and resolution of discrimination complaints involving employees, job applicants and others as designated by policy.
  • Provide technical information and assistance to the EVP, President and Executive Team  regarding Human Resources activities, needs and issues; collaborate with the President, Vice Presidents, and other administrators in the development and implementation of plans, strategies, goals and objectives for the College; assist in the formulation and development of College policies, procedures and programs.
  • Monitor and analyze Human Resources operations and activities for financial effectiveness and operational efficiency; direct the planning, development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs to enhance the financial effectiveness and operational efficiency of Human Resources operations and activities.
  • Direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of manual and automated records, reports and files related to employees, benefits, applicants, collective bargaining, policies, plans, diversity, evaluations, classifications, seniority, contracts and assigned activities; develop and maintain employee information and personnel policies, rules and regulations.
  • Plan, organize, control and direct employee benefits programs and activities to assure eligible employees receive appropriate insurance, leave and other related compensation; assure benefits are aligned with employee needs and resolve discrepancies as needed.
  • Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for Human Resources operations and activities; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of laws, codes, regulations and pending legislation related to Human Resources activities; modify programs, functions and procedures to assure compliance with local, State and federal requirements as appropriate.
  • Communicate with administrators, personnel, outside organization and the public to exchange information, coordinate activities and programs and resolve issues or concerns.
  • Attend and conduct a variety of training, meetings as assigned; serve on various boards, committees and workgroups as directed; prepare and deliver oral presentations concerning Human Resources operations, activities, needs and issues; develop, implement and conduct in-services and retreats.

 C.  Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Labor Relations, human resources or related field and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience as manager or director of employee relations and labor relations in a highly unionized environment.
  • Extensive experience representing management in a union setting.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, and procedures of collective bargaining, the procedures of dispute resolution, and strategies for managing personnel rules and practices.
  • Proven ability as a successful negotiator, work in partnership environment and cooperatively with labor organizations, and gain credibility with and influence senior management and union leaders

 D.  Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master's in Industrial Labor Relations, or related degree from an accredited college or university; or Law Degree (and license to practice in State of Ohio).
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate and understand complex issues quickly, and manage simultaneous priorities.
  • Extensive experience and high level skill investigating employee complaints and allegations of misconduct in work or legal setting.
  • Proven conflict resolution/mediation experience with highly educated and often inquiry based population.
  • Experience developing and delivering training on sensitive topics, including legal compliance training.

 E.   Desired Competencies 

  • Proven relationship skills with the ability to collaborate with and engage multiple stakeholders to achieve outcomes through persuasion
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify win-win solutions and fairly and effectively resolve disputes
  • Excellent organizational skills in including concentration on a task over a period
  • of time without being distracted to facilitate productivity.
  • Well-organized and self-directed team player who is "politically savvy". An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an institution.
  • Ability to use effective public relations skills, coaching, evaluative procedures in dealing with employee/supervisory issues.
  • Ability to utilize effective communications skills in changing behavior and remedying concerns.
  • Excellent human relations skills, ability to understand human behavior, influence change, and reason with people who are having difficulty.
  • Strong analytical, mathematical and computer skills, i.e, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other automated systems.
  • Ability to produce documents that are clearly written, fact-based rather than reliant on opinion, while using judgment to distill complex information free from inflammatory content, including investigation summaries and findings that will withstand the scrutiny of a legal proceeding.

 Excellent Benefits

Candidates selected for full-time positions are eligible for our benefit package that includes excellent medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits with minimal out of pocket payments and contribution  rates, a Health and Wellness Bonus Program,  immediate accrual of vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and much more!

 Equal Opportunity Employer

 Committed to Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, as well as its individual academic divisions, is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual-orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status.



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