Caldwell University is a private, Catholic coed four-year university with a strong liberal arts core curriculum that enhances critical thinking and analytical reasoning. Caldwell offers 25 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, certificate and certification programs, as well as online and distance learning options that prepare students for today’s global marketplace. The university has 15 NCAA Division II athletic teams and numerous clubs, fraternities, sororities and activities on a beautiful 70-acre campus located in the suburbs of Caldwell, New Jersey. Caldwell was founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell. Its core values of respect, integrity, community and excellence influence academic and campus life. For more information about Caldwell University, visit caldwell.edu.
Caldwell University is an EOE.
Director, Human Resources
Caldwell University invites applications for a part-time, exempt, Director, Human Resources. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, the Director is responsible for providing support in overseeing the human resources function for Caldwell University. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Participating in the development and implementation of strategic HR initiatives. Assess efforts, celebrating successes and making recommendations for improvement to the VPIE. Assessing the operational excellence and value added services offered by the HR department,utilizing the appropriate metrics.
- Overseeing the recruitment and onboarding process for exempt and non-exempt employees to include screening and conducting interviews for exempt openings. Guiding and coordinating faculty searches and all search committee openings. Providing training to hiring managers.
- Overseeing the performance evaluation process for exempt and non-exempt employees. Developing and implementing an effective performance evaluation system.
- Providing data driven compensation recommendations for new hires, promotions, and position reclassifications.
- Assessing training needs for employees, conducting or facilitating sessions as appropriate.
- Overseeing communications for the HR department.
- Providing effective coaching and counseling to supervisors and employees regarding employee relations and performance issues. Serving as deputy Title IX Coordinator for cases involving employees.Proactively identifying and assessing potential legal and/or reputational risks involving employees. Partnering with legal counsel to manage employment related litigation and claims as required.
- Interpreting and monitoring adherence to University policies and procedures. Monitoring legislation, regulations, case law and government enforcement activities relating to employment law and proactively researching and developing policies in response to legislative mandates. Providing training to employees as needed.
- Partnering with the HR team to offer events to employees that will connect them with services offered by the HR department, with one another, and with opportunities for personal and professional development.
- Monitoring and managing HR budgets.
Bachelor’s degree plus 5 to 7 years of effective experience is required. Master’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate must have HR expertise and be able to demonstrate business acumen, effective communication, consultation, critical evaluation, ethical practice, cultural effectiveness, leadership and navigation and relationship management. Candidates must be willing to support the Dominican Catholic, liberal arts mission of the university.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter specifying position, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information.