Executive Director, Human Resources

Executive Director, Human Resources


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Downtown Wilmington, NC


Dependent on experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, November 4, 2019
Closes: Monday, January 6, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, February 3, 2020

Expected Work Hours

8a-5p Monday through Friday

Reports to

President of College

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, HR administration or a related field.

Minimum Experience: 

  • Ten or more years of increasingly responsible experience in all phases of human resources management administration.
  • Three years of supervisory experience. 



Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Ellucian Colleague, PeopleAdmin or other HR/Payroll Solutions
  • Experience implementing and configuring HRIS systems, modules or solutions
  • NC Retirement System and State Health Plan knowledge and experience
  • HR experience within a Higher Education work environment
  • Title IX Certification

Position Description


To direct, manage, supervise, and coordinate the programs and activities of the human resources function including recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, group benefits administration and personnel records; to coordinate assigned activities with other college departments, divisions, and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the President of the college.

Essential Functions:

  • Assume management responsibility for all services and activities of the Human Resources Department.
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs including recruitment and selection, classification, compensation, group benefits administration and personnel records; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend, comply and administer policies and procedures.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the President of the College; implement improvements.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate Human Resources Department staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Human Resources Department; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Responsible to develop and lead a progressive staff development program.
  • Responsible to develop and manage a process to create, develop and maintain policy and procedures manuals throughout the college.
  • Serve as liaison for the Human Resources Department with other college departments, divisions, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
  • Provide responsible staff assistance to the President of the College; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Assist in the preparation and revision of job descriptions for all college classifications; update job description manual as appropriate.
  • Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modification to personnel programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.
  • Direct and participate in the administration of the classification and compensation plan, recruitment and selection, and employee grievance procedures. Administer a system of personnel records; ensure the maintenance of confidentiality of records and files; dispose of personnel papers and files according to the Public Records Retention and Disposition Schedule.
  • Coordinate the processing of employee transactions including new hires, transfers, status changes, and terminations; conduct orientation for new employees; conduct exit interviews as appropriate.
  • Investigate employee complaints; assist in arbitrating employee grievances; participate in settling conflicts; participate in the documentation and recording of meetings.
  • Collaborate with the College's Title IX Coordinator, oversee the colleges policy of equal opportunity employment; coordinate compliance with other civil rights legislation; assist with coordination of Section 504.
  • Advise and assist employees and department management in a variety of human resources matters including the development, interpretation and application of personnel policies and procedures and the processing of employee grievances; participate in revising, distributing and collecting staff handbooks.
  • Develop a variety of personnel reports for appropriate agencies.


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