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Vice President of Human Resources

Minnesota West Community & Technical College

Job Description


Vice President of Human Resources


Position Information


Classification Title
MnScu Excluded Administrator 6

Working Title
Vice President of Human Resources

Hire Types

Minnesota West Community & Technical College



Any Minnesota West campus: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone or Worthington, Minnesota


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Employment Condition

Work Shift
Full-time; Monday - Friday

Work Schedule/Hours/Days

Posting Details
The Vice President of Human Resources provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the talent needs of the college which includes identifying, developing, integrating and coordinating talent solutions to contribute to the achievement of the College’s goals. The Vice President of Human Resources also oversees Safety; assuring the College’s prevention practices provides a safe environment for college employees, students, and guests.

This position has overall responsibility for planning, organizing and staffing the areas of HR and Safety operations, and talent and labor relations functions for approximately 350 classified and unclassified employees to ensure the college can execute its organizational strategies equitably and in compliance with collective bargaining agreements or plans, laws and regulations.

Responsibilities also include the recruitment and onboarding for all positions; talent engagement and performance management; training and development; classification, compensation, and benefits administration; HRIS systems administration; and supervision of the Human Resources and Safety offices. Principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity will be applied to college practices. This position involves significant discretion and involvement in the development, interpretation, and implementation of college policy.

This position serves as a trusted advisor to the President’s Cabinet and reports directly to the College President. As an executive leader of the college and member of the Leadership Team, this position provides critical input on key college issues and opportunities. This requires a commitment to shared goals with the President, Cabinet, and Leadership Team, as well as the ability to establish and maintain productive collegial and professional working relationships with the internal and external community.
The successful Vice President of Human Resources is defined by colleagues as a trusted advisor whose empathy is demonstrated through inclusiveness and service to others. This person is described as honest, confidential, and as having integrity, humility, and an inviting demeanor. The Vice President will demonstrate a strong commitment to the value of diversity, equity and inclusion among students and staff, as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. The Vice President of Human Resources works together with colleagues to create an atmosphere of trust and belonging and fiscal accountability across the college community.

Salary Minimum

Salary Maximum

Salary Type

Bargaining Unit/Plan
220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan

Job Description
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement and Personnel Plan Administration
      • Provide leadership, direction, and policy and procedure development and implementation in the area of collective bargaining agreements and personnel plan administration.


  • Talent Recruitment, Selection, Onboarding, Training & Development and Retention
    • Provide leadership and direction, to develop, implement and manage policies and procedures for strategic workforce planning, succession planning, recruitment, talent development and retention, and performance management to ensure compliance with Minnesota statutes, agency and statewide rules and regulations, bargaining unit agreements, and federal laws.
  • Talent Management and Supervision
    • Provide supervisory authority for direct reports in the areas of human resources, payroll, safety, and affirmative action to achieve the objectives of each area.
  • Talent Engagement and Performance Management
    • Provide leadership, direction, and policy and procedure development and implementation in the area of talent engagement and performance management.
  • Classification, Compensation, and Benefits Administration
    • Provide leadership, direction, and policy and procedure development and implementation in the areas of classification, compensation, and benefits administration.
  • HRIS Systems Administration
    • Supervise the administration, management, and maintenance of the Minnesota State College and University Personnel Payroll System (SCUPPS), the State of Minnesota SEMA4 systems and HR-TSM to ensure accurate and timely employee payroll and benefit transactional processing and system interface on a weekly basis and during system audits. Ensure HR team receives on-going HR relevant training, user group updates, system emails and other pertinent information, so that the HR team continues to provide excellent customer service.
  • Safety Prevention, Environmental Health, and Emergency Response
    • Assure the College’s Safety Management Program provides a safe learning/working environment for students, employees, and guests and complies with federal, state, and local occupational health and safety regulations and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned
    • College and system-wide committees or special project work, to ensure the College and Minnesota State System are seen as viable business partners by the communities served. Chair committees and perform other duties as assigned by the President.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Personnel Administration, or related field or the equivalent of education and experience.
  • Three or more years of successful and progressively responsible professional experience in human resource management in a medium to large organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with persons of diverse backgrounds and a proven commitment to equity, inclusion, and affirmative action in talent and operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and address concerns in a diplomatic, sensitive, and confidential manner.
  • Demonstrated genuine commitment to inclusiveness and shared governance in leadership and decision making
  • Demonstrated high level of skills in leadership, management, supervisory, organizational, and human relations.
  • Demonstrated competence in interpreting and complying with federal and state legislation, and state, system, and college policies.
  • Knowledge of principles of continuous improvement and process improvement.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • High degree of computer literacy, including proficiency and demonstrated ability to use technology to develop business process efficiencies.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree.
  • Experience in higher education setting.
  • Experience in public sector human resource management.
  • Solid employee relations/labor relations experience, including negotiating and managing collective bargaining agreements and maintaining sound business relationships with union representatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster participation of others and to work effectively and collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and other constituents of the college.
  • Experience in strategic planning, project management, and change management.
  • SPHR or equivalent professional HR certification.

Other Requirements
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a student-centered, open-access community and technical college within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college provides transfer, occupational and career programs, workforce training, educational outreach and life-long learning opportunities. The College is committed to accomplishing its mission: Dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and learning centers in Luverne and Marshall Minnesota. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines.

Benefits Info
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program


Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
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Open Until Filled

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Special Instructions Summary
You must apply online and attach an electronic resume and cover letter to your online application in order to be considered for this position. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered. If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this selection process, please contact the American with Disabilities Act Coordinator at 507-223-1335. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Services at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.

Posting Contact
Tricia Bueltel, Human Resources at 507-223-1352

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Minnesota West Community & Technical College 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 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.

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