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Director of Human Resources

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Job Description



Director of Human Resources


Reporting Relationship:

Vice Chancellor of Administration

Position Summary:

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the overall management of the Human Resource functions of the District. Duties include but are not limited to: personnel planning, recruitment and selection, classification and pay, employee-employer relations, benefits, unemployment, and record keeping. The Director will promote, direct and implement programs to ensure equal employment opportunity, equity and cultural awareness; and assure compliance with Federal, State and District rules and regulations.


$95K - $110K, plus benefits


  • Master’s degree and/or SHRM Certification preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with preference given to degrees in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration or related discipline.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in Human Resources Management required.
  • Experience in an educational setting and with collective bargaining beneficial.


  • Understanding and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong human relations skills to interact positively and effectively with diverse personalities and populations (low income, first generation, minors, adults, special needs, disabilities, etc.) are required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other department and division team members is critically important.
  • Competency with computer software applications specifically Microsoft Office programs with proficiency in Word & Excel; ability to learn and develop competency in new technology/software and in Ellucian.
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, evaluative, problem-solving and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to plan, implement and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstration of a strong work ethic, character, honesty and personal integrity, with a commitment to providing the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality required
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities that promote a team environment.
  • Ability to direct, train, supervise, and coordinate staff and processes.
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation for continued self-improvement and the ability to remain current in job assignments and technology.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Positively embrace the mission, vision and values of Eastern Iowa Community College District, abide by strategic goals and expectations of accountability established by the District
    • Apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with EICC’s values and goals; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and promote a harassment-free environment.
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team to accomplish goals and strategy related to staffing, professional development, recruiting, and retention.
  • Provide exemplary customer service and establish a welcoming and trusting environment for all visitors and consumers of the Human Resources department and resources.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of compliance with Federal and State laws and administrative rules related to personnel issues and practices.
    • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies, local committees and state wide committees.
  • Direct the recruitment, selection and orientation of all employees.
    • Maintain updated job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Provide guidance and training to supervisors and employees on human relations issues including but not limited to employee orientation, development and maintenance of accurate job descriptions, resolution of employee concerns and the employee evaluation process.
    • Support supervising staff by devising strategies for performance evaluation.
    • Coordinate the employee performance evaluation program and ensure evaluations are completed in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Implement Human Resource initiatives that support organizational effectiveness and the institutional strategic plan.
  • Evaluate/assess wage and salary structure and employee benefits programs. Direct the administration of programs and services such as leaves, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, health insurance, life insurance and retirement.
    • Maintain employee benefit programs, inform employees of benefits, and study and assess benefits trends; recommend benefit programs to administration.
  • Serve as a resource person in collective bargaining negotiation, if required.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Human Resources State and Federal regulations and laws.
    • Complete required State and Federal reports related to Human Resources
    • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state requirements; conduct tasks related to investigations as assigned and maintain records.
  • Supervise and work cooperatively with members of the Human Resources staff. Work supportively with the Business Office team.
  • Direct preparation of reports, correspondence, bulletins, handbooks and manuals.
  • Oversee Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and assure security and privacy of personnel data.
    • Ensure that employee personnel files contain all required documentation such as application materials, official transcripts, evaluations, etc.
  • Develop and implement departmental budget.
  • Provide advice and counsel to management on policy, legal requirements and impact of legislation on employers.
  • Work with/as the Coordinator of Title IX/Equity, maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness concerning the administration of human resources/Title IX programs including regular monitoring of proposed changes to related legislation and/or accrediting requirements.
    • Provide information sessions/programming to educate general college staff on human resources/Title IX issues as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Administration.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov .

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