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Chief Human Resources Officer

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Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Chief Human Resources Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Chief Human Resources Officer will provide executive level leadership and strategic vision in the planning, development, and administration of comprehensive human resources for the College. This includes providing vision, leadership, and oversight for all functions of the Department of Human Resources, including benefits, compensation and classification, employee relations, employment, performance management, payroll, training and development, and record management.   The CHRO is responsible for setting, enforcing, and evaluating legally compliant human resources policies, procedures, and best practices, and identifying and implementing long-range strategic talent management goals.



  •  Supervises the recruitment process to ensure compliance with appropriate federal and state laws and regulations. Coordinates employment activities, to include posting job openings, preparing formal advertisements and announcements, and disseminating recruiting material. 
  • Directs and oversees the employee benefit program and the management of employee resources materials, including employee handbook, various procedure manuals and a comprehensive employee onboarding program.
  •  Oversees the management and ongoing maintenance of employee records, to ensure compliance with the appropriate federal and state record keeping requirements.
  • Oversees the annual review process, provides information and counsel regarding the performance appraisal process.
  • Researches, develops, and implements competitive compensation, benefits, performance appraisal, and employee incentive programs.  Ensures current practices comply with DOL and FLSA requirements.
  • Develops and presents training programs for administrators, faculty, and staff on the issues of anti-harassment, performance appraisals, employee relations and related issues.
  • Provides Human Resources guidance and leadership to the College’s management team; assists with resolution of human resource, compensation, and benefits questions, concerns, and issues.
  • Ensures compliance with employment, benefits, insurance, safety, and other laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Maintains knowledge of laws, regulations, and best practices in employment law, human resources, and talent management.
  • Leads the employee relations function by investigating employee complaints and directing and managing employee disciplinary procedures.
  • Assists with legal matters as it relates to employment and labor law, wage and hour, unemployment, and worker's compensation matters.
  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of data to be included in various reports such as the IPEDS, etc. to carry out the functions of the College. Prepares periodic reports for management, as necessary or requested, to track strategic goal accomplishment.
  • Participates in professional development and networking conferences and events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:   Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required. PHR or SPHR certification preferred.  Minimum of five years of Human Resources experience and a working knowledge of federal and state laws. Experience in Higher Education preferred.

  • Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.


Applications: Electronic resume materials may be emailed to Please include "Chief Human Resources Officer" in the subject line.


These job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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