BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY/NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE invites applications for the position of: Chief Human Resources Officer SALARY: Depends on Qualifications OPENING DATE: 08/10/15 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. Priority review given to applications received by 9/08/2015. APPOINTMENT DATE: November 1, 2015 JOB TYPE: At Will RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is responsible for workforce planning and strategic leadership of Bemidji State University (BSU), Northwest Technical College (NTC) and Distance Minnesota. The CHRO must be an articulate leader, strategic planner and an effective manager willing to lead a team that will enhance the working environment and provide consultation, advice and guidance to leadership, faculty and staff. The CHRO provides leadership for human resources activities including recruitment, selection and hiring activities; total compensation management; benefits and retirement; collective bargaining agreement interpretation and compliance; oversight of human resource information systems; classified and unclassified tracking systems; and, professional development, mandatory training and training and development. The CHRO works to ensure that BSU/NTC remains an employer of choice for Northern Minnesota. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Training Master's degree in a related field to human resource management, or, Bachelor's degree and related certification, or Bachelor's degree and demonstrated commitment to continued human resource professional development and leadership training Experience Seven (7) years of progressive administrative and leadership experience in human resource management Experience in labor relations Experience with professional development, training, coaching Management level experience in human resources that includes designing and implementing performance metrics, information technology advancements and personnel file management Professional experience implementing and administering collective bargaining agreements and technical contracts Evidence of continuing professional education, affiliations and certifications relevant to the position Evidence of promoting and continuing professional development Evidence of effective communication skills - positive, effective interpersonal, professional level writing and dynamic public speaking Demonstrated ability to manage employee misconduct investigations Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree or PhD Higher Education experience OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: Application Procedure: Click 'Apply' button upper right corner to access online application system. Apply online at http://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/human_resources/employment/faculty_administrator/ Applicants please note the following: Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment. BSU/NTC is a tobacco free workplace. A complete application is required and will include the following: Cover letter which addresses the responsibilities and qualifications Resume/Curriculum Vitae A completed application form Contact information (name, title, address, phone number, e-mail address) for three professional references Transcripts must be provided as part of the application process and official transcripts upon hire Links: Employment for this position is covered by the MnSCU Administrators plan which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/Admin_Plan_13_15_Final.pdf To Apply: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/human_resources/employment/faculty_administr ator/ For a copy of the position profile and job description: http://www.bemidjistate.edu/offices/human_resources/ For additional information about Northwest Technical College: http://www.ntcmn.edu NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529. UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY: BSU has been named one of America’s greenest colleges and universities by The Princeton Review. Both BSU and NTC are located in the regional center of Bemidji, the county seat of Beltrami County, in the beautiful north woods of northern Minnesota. With a city population of 13,500 and more than 10 times as many residents within the surrounding area, Bemidji has highly rated K-12 schools, an airport with twice-daily commercial service to Minneapolis-St. Paul, a state-ofthe-art medical center, a full array of retail options, and a year-round calendar of festivals and special events. The city of Bemidji is on the shore of Lake Bemidji, which the Mississippi River traverses on its journey from the nearby headwaters of Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. Renowned for its outdoor recreational opportunities, ranging from world-class hunting and fishing to hiking, camping, and boating, the Bemidji region is a magnet for visitors and famous for its lakeside statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe, the blue ox. Bemidji is located in the middle of three large Indian reservations, and the history, culture, and language of the Ojibwe people are vital aspects of the region’s heritage and diversity. The region’s natural beauty and quality of life help BSU and NTC attract and retain talented and dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators. The CHRO works to ensure that the university and college remain attractive to prospective employees.