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Director of Human Resources

Seward County Community College
Liberal, Kansas 67901


The HR Director is a strategic partner and consultant to the executive management team; a departmental change agent; a champion for employees, and an administrative subject matter expert.  

The Director plans, organizes, and directs the activities of Human Resources including policy development, compensation, benefits, performance management, and regulatory compliance.

Provides assistance and guidance in recruiting, employee orientation, and professional development.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as a strategic partner with the executive management team providing HR policy guidance and interpretation. Gathers and oversees the compiling of data and completes/prepares reports for regulatory and college reporting needs. Analyzes data and makes recommendations to VPFO.
  • Manages benefit programs, policies, and procedures for group health/dental coverage, life insurance, disability, retirement, leave of absence. Administers unemployment and worker's compensation claims.
  • Interprets and applies policy in responses to inquiries requiring detailed knowledge of such pertaining to the human resources area. Maintains compliance with pertinent federal and state laws e.g. Americans with Disabilities as Amended; Family Medical Leave Act, I-9 eligibility; Title IX; Fair Labor Standards Act, etc. Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to such compliance.
  • Oversees and provides assistance and guidance with compensation, recruitment, Banner module implementation, upgrades, and testing.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions). Supervises, mentors, and oversees the training of department personnel.
  • Develops and conducts orientation/workshops for employees and student workers to foster positive relations and assist employees to achieve organizational objectives. Assists in the development and conducting of required training.
  • Serves as a link between administration and employees by handling questions, interpreting policies and helping resolve work-related problems. Assists Vice President of Finance and Operations (VPFO) with compliance and grievance complaints. Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. 
  • Attends and participates in college organizational meetings e.g. Banner Data Management, Supervisor, All-team, and Mover Team, etc.
  • Attends professional development meetings, webinars, etc., to stay compliant in the areas of human resources.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field.

Minimum five years of successful administrative experience in human resources management or an educational administration position required.


Master's Degree in Human Resources or Management

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification.

Evidence comprehensive knowledge of human resources management theory, practice, employment laws, and governmental regulations as these apply to the college environment.

Considerable managerial experience, including experience in the recruitment, selection and training of personnel, and demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making.

Excellent human relations skills, oral and written communications skills, and interpersonal skills sufficient to effectively handle the most critical, sensitive or emotionally disruptive issues.

To apply send application package to jobs@sccc.edu or fax 620-417-1124.

Application package must contain: 1) SCCC Employment application; 2) Cover letter; 3) Resume; and 4) Copy of transcripts and certificates


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Campus


Posted: 2019-10-02 Expires: 2019-11-01

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Director of Human Resources

Seward County Community College
Liberal, Kansas 67901

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