SupervisesHR Generalist, Sr. HR Generalist, Payroll Administrator
Pay GradeExempt, Full-time
Manages the Human Resources Department, overseeing the administration of hiring, retention, termination, personnel records, legal compliance, payroll, compensation plan, benefits, labor relations, and long-term staffing strategies. Proactively fosters a positive working environment and high employee morale for the College.
1. Develops personnel policies and practices that seek to increase retention rates and foster employee job satisfaction and high morale.
2. Provides guidance and direction to employees and managers, including:
employee relations counseling
personnel issues such as sexual harassment and discrimination
3. Oversees recruitment efforts by:
working with managers to determine staffing needs and position requirements
identifying effective advertising venues in order to attract sufficient pools of qualified candidates
4. Approves termination actions, including:
counseling managers, exercising care that reasons are well documented and are not arbitrary or discriminatory
conducting exit interviews with terminating employees to discover areas of satisfaction or dissatisfaction and addressing concerns with managers
5. Manages staff compensation plan including:
analyzing and evaluating staff position descriptions
maintaining consistency within the compensation plan and ensuring internal equity
surveying market data to maintain competitive salaries
recommending changes to the President’s Cabinet
6. Oversees benefits administration, including:
working with consultants to identify most attractive benefits package
recommending to VP for Finance & Administration best benefit options for budget dollar
directing open enrollment process within the context of the Collective Bargaining Agreement
7. Oversees the calculation of faculty compensation, including:
coordinating with Provost’s Office notices of appointment and employment offer letters
informing Provost of promotion eligibility for core and ranked adjunct faculty and tracking credits for rate increases for adjunct faculty
consulting with database systems coordinator to ensure database compatibility with current collective bargaining agreement
coordinating with the Registration Office the flow of accurate information related to faculty assignments
8. Manages union negotiations with faculty and dance musician bargaining units including:
coordinating the bargaining process
participating as an active member of the administration team in finding creative solutions during negotiations
working with parties to address concerns brought up in the grievance process
chairing the Labor Management Oversight Committee
9. Keeps abreast of legislation affecting human resources, including:
overseeing communication and ensure Managing compliance with external agencies regarding former and current employees; i.e. Employment Security Department, Department of Labor and Industries, Human Rights Commission, OSHA, etc.
training management and monitoring company policies to ensure compliance
10. Serves the College by:
serving as a member of the President’s Cabinet
providing data needed for compliance reporting to external agencies; i.e. NASAD, IPEDS, etc.
supervising the preparation and distribution of employee publications; i.e. collective bargaining agreements, handbooks, organizational charts, Who’s Who, etc.
providing input to managers in planning future strategic goals
forecasting training needs of the College
participating on the Safety Committee
participating as ex-officio member of Staff Council
organizing performance evaluation process
11. Develops and manages department budget.
12.Other duties as assigned by the President.
Bachelor’s degree plus seven years progressive HR experience or combination of equivalent education and experience
Three to five years of experience specifically with labor unions and negotiations
Substantial knowledge of personnel regulations and employment law, including FLSA, FMLA, ADA, HIPAA, Workers’ Compensation, and IRS rules
Proficient in Microsoft Office, familiarity with payroll software and payroll processing
Knowledge of benefit plan administration for retirement plans, health insurance, AD&D, Life, and LTD insurance
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong skills in organization and prioritization
Proven ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and find solutions to a wide variety of delicate situations
Capable of developing a strong team
Occasional light lifting
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification
Master’s degree in relevant field (i.e. human resources or management, business administration, finance or marketing) with 3 years progressive HR experience
Please submit the following items to our Careers email:
1) Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
2) Resume or C.V.
3) Cornish College Employment Application (PDF available on our Careers page)
Equal Opportunity Statement: Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.
Job Type: Full-time