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Director of Human Resources

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Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Director of Human Resources
Brief Position Overview

Montana State University Northern seeks an experienced, hands-on Director of Human Resources to provide effective leadership in all areas of campus HR core functions. This position reports to the Chancellor and serves as a member of the Executive Team.

Position Number 7C0042
Department Human Resources
Division Human Resources
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
If other, specify From date
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FLSA Exempt
Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Yes
Compensation Monthly
Salary $65,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type MUS
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Recruitment Type Open
Position Details

General Statement

The HR Director works collaboratively with over 200 regular employees and over 150 student workers to provide guidance and direction in all areas of human resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Works with a variety of employee issues and concerns including conflict resolution, progressive disciplinary action, and performance improvement plans;

Recruits for all new employees including faculty, administrators, professional, and classified staff including selection procedures and recommendations;

Determines position classifications;

Prepares statistical reports for Federal EEO guidelines;

Oversees MSUN Affirmative Action plan;

Administers employee benefits;

Maintains personnel files for all classified employees;

Provides union contract interpretations and serves on union negotiation teams for both MEA-MFT (faculty union) and the AFSCME (classified union);

Prepares various confidential reports dealing with matters concerning sexual harassment, grievance proceedings, and other human resources issues of a sensitive and confidential nature;

Monitors and works within state/federal labor laws.

Prepares and administers all campus HR policies and procedures.

Serves as the Title IX Coordinator.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, or related field.

Minimum of 5 years human resources experience in three or more of the following areas: labor relations, compensation and benefits, recruiting, strategic planning, professional development, compliance, policy development, and change management.

Previous experience working with unions.

Demonstrated leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business, or related field.

SPHR or other HR certification.

Experience working in a university environment.

Experience working with an ATS (applicant tracking system).

Supervisory experience.

The Successful Candidate Will

have a wide-breadth of experience in all areas of HR, including change management, strategic planning, professional development, employee relations, engagement, compliance, policy development, compensation and benefits.

have progressive leadership experience in an organization.

Special Requirements
Physical Demands

Typical office environment, multiple priorities, stressful workplace situations, some travel.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes
Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number 2015-16-S00051P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date ASAP
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 05/27/2016
Close Date 09/30/2016
Until an adequate pool is established
Special Instructions Summary
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Diversity Statement

Montana State University-Northern is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University -Northern makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU-Northern provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 7751, Montana State University-Northern, Havre, MT 59501; 406-265-4147;

MSU-Northern’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU-Northern Website: and

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Other Document #1
  4. Other Document #2

Posting Specific Questions

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