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Human Resources Director

Friday, October 26, 2012  
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Primary Category: Exempt Staff
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or business-related field required, Master’s degree preferred
Experience Requirement: 5+ years as HR manager or director, 7+ years in HR field preferred
Professional Requirement:
Professional in Human Resource (PHR) Certification preferred
Description & Details
Rockford College ( is seeking applications for a Human Resources (HR) Director.  Reporting to the Vice President of Business & CFO, Christina Anderson, the HR Director will be responsible for the College’s human resource operations.  

Rockford College (founded 1847) is an independent, co-educational, liberal arts institution, located in Rockford, Illinois, about 85 miles northwest of Chicago.  The College offers over 80 majors, minors and concentrations, a return-to-college program in management studies, masters programs in business and teaching, and several community education programs.  Rockford has been name a College with a Conscience and designated a Best in the Midwest college by the Princeton Review for nine years running.  Rockford College strives to prepare students for fulfilling lives, careers, and participation in a modern and changing global society.

The new HR Director will supervise and be responsible for all areas of human resources including recruitment, program administration, legal compliance, employee relations, compensation, benefits, performance management, training, counseling, and policy development, implementation and interpretation.  Experience with 403(b) plans is a plus.  The HR Director will work directly with faculty, staff, senior administrators, student workers, and the Board of Trustee’s Human Resources Committee.

Rockford College seeks an individual with strong leadership experience in HR, preferably in higher education.  S/He should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (master’s degree preferred); a proven record of progressively responsible leadership in HR management; a practical and intellectual commitment to higher education; experience in the use of data and technology in the HR management process; and a commitment to working effectively with administrators, staff and faculty in communicating the mission of the college.  This individual should be able to make timely and informed decisions, know when to escalate issues, prioritize workloads, and maintain confidentiality and professionalism.  Strong organizational and time management skills, exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a solid working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) are a must.  This individual should also be an effective public speaker in large group settings.

Rockford College seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our college community and is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply / Contact

Interested candidates should email their letter of interest, resume and personal references to:

Christina J. Anderson
Vice President of Business & CFO
Rockford College

Resumes will be accepted until November 9th.  No phone calls will be accepted at this time.

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