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Director of Human Resources

Posted on March 13, 2018

Director of Human Resources

The Director is responsible for planning, managing and administering employee-related programs, policies and services that are monitored through the Office of Human Resources, and for meeting all legal requirements in these areas.  These responsibilities include employment processes, developing and implementing personnel policies, administering benefit plans, developing and implementing training programs.  Counsels administrators and employees on human resources related matters.  Develop, update, and maintain human resource information.  Manage human resource information by maintaining reports and oversight of personnel files. Serves as Title IX Coordinator for the University; responsible for the day-to day operations associated with Title IX/Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) compliance obligations.

Qualifications include:  Education:   Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field. Experience:    A minimum of five years’ recent management and human resource experience with evidence of progressive responsibility including employment, employee relations, and benefit administration.  Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:   A high level of knowledge in all human resource components including: employment; position classification; employee relations; benefit development, design and administration; compensation. Thorough knowledge of the federal and state regulations governing human resources functions. Excellent communication and facilitation skills; ability to prepare and make presentations. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups.  Strong at building and establishing proactive employee relations programs and cultures and the ability to mentor and advise management personnel regarding a wide variety of human resource issues. Excellent judgment, planning, organizational and analytical skills. Ability to constructively evaluate current practices and offer innovative approaches for improvement.

Preferred Qualifications include:  Master’s degree in a field related to human resource management or higher education. PHR or SPHR certification. Previous work experience in an academic setting. Ability to thrive in an environment of change and to foster that capacity in others.

This is a full-time staff position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.

Send cover letter and résumé to: (email preferred) or mail to:

Office of Human Resources

Avila University

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698



Avila University is an E-verify and Equal Opportunity Employer

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