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UNION COLLEGE
3800 So 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68506
Position Description
TITLE: Director of Human Resources & Risk Management
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Financial Administration
MISSION: This position will provide Christ-centered leadership, serving all employees with
engaged listening and the goal of finding compassionate resolutions. The department seeks to
provide prompt service, support, and information to each regular and student employee regarding
employment opportunities, compensation and benefits; to work with departments on campus to
protect the assets of the college.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director will articulate a vision for human
resources that helps attract and retain top talent to the college. The Director will be an active
participant with the college administration in translating strategic priorities into current practices.
The Director is an integral part of the leadership team that reports to the Vice President of
Financial Administration with access to the President of the College. The director will coordinate
all aspects of Human Resources including staff training and development, compensation, job
classification, performance management, recruitment, benefits administration, employee relations
and human resource information systems. The position is also responsible for administering the
risk management program, in conjunction with the campus safety program.
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Human Resource Generalist, student workers.
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Human Resources:
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Plans and administers all aspects of the College’s human resource policies, objectives, and
initiatives, including formulating and administering policies and procedures.
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Develops a good understanding of all employment and employee benefit related policies
and procedures. Responsible for communicating these policies to all employee groups.
Ensures that programs meet employee’s needs, comply with legal requirements, and are
cost effective.
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Is knowledgeable about the Adventist Retirement plan, and assists employees in the
education of how to manage one’s retirement account. Provides long-term planning
through educational seminars and, when requested, provides retirement estimates. The
position submits retirement applications to the North American Division for retirees.
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Administers and provides oversight to the student labor program. Reviews student labor
budgets with departmental supervisors, insures compliance with college guidelines for
recommended student hours, and uses resources efficiently. The Director a member of the
Student Finance Committee.
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Chairs the Staff Wage Advisory Committee in determining wages for all new staff hires.
Builds on the Comprehensive Compensation Study to insure the College continues to
compensate employees as fairly as possible.
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Serves as a Human Resource representative search committees seeking new hires.
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Chairs the Human Resource Management Committee and brings policies and initiatives to
College administration.
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Is an active member of the College “Mentorship Program” planning team.
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Is involved in communicating and interacting with the Payroll Department and
Information Systems for maintaining software programs and accounting information.
Risk Management:
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Serves as the College’s risk and loss control manager. Develops and administers riskmanagement and loss prevention programs. Initiates policies to comply with safety
legislation and industry practices. Acts as liaison to Adventist Risk Management, attorneys,
insurance companies, College department heads, and employees.
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Develops, maintains, and manages the College’s safety and loss prevention program.
Ensures that safety programs comply with College, city, state, and federal guidelines.
Communicates safety and loss prevention programs to College employees and students.
Works in conjunction with the HR Generalist who chairs the Safety Committee. Facilitates
the training of employees and students on safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
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Core member of the Crisis Committee supporting the initiatives of being prepared for any
number of possible emergencies.
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Reviews all legal clinical agreements for the Physician Assistant and Nursing student
practical training programs.
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Member of the Compliance Committee and Risk Management Committee, which is
chaired by the HR Generalist.
Additional Responsibilities:
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Administers and maintains the four cell-tower leases on College property.
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Maintain professional development by attending conferences, seminars, and continuing
education.
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Assists the VP of Financial Administration with projects and duties as assigned.
Essential Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
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Customer Service—provide excellent customer service to each employee, and meeting
needs on an individual basis.
Problem solving—identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze
information skillfully.
Interpersonal skills—listen and respond to the needs of employees, maintain
confidentiality, remain open to new ideas, and exhibit willingness to make changes
when needed.
Oral communication—speak clearly and persuasively in all situations, demonstrates
group presentation skills and the ability to chair meetings.
Written communication—communicate professionally, present numerical data
effectively; read, interpret, and respond to written information.
Planning/organizing—prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and
develop realistic action plans.
Quality control—demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitor personal work
to ensure quality.
Adaptability—adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands
and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Essential Computer Skills: Must be able to work with a variety of general software programs,
and be proficient in Microsoft Office software. Experience in Great Plains Accounting software is
preferred.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a
Master's degree in a business related field. Master's degree (MS, MA and MBA) in human resource
management, or related discipline strongly preferred. Human Resource certification with a PHR or
SPHR is favored.
Preferred Experience: Seven to ten years in Human Resource Management is desired.
Experience in higher education is ideal.
Category: Assistant or Associate in Administration, dependent on experience and qualifications.
Salary Range: $3975 to $5051 per month
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
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