Director of Human Resources

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 06/08/2021

Schedule: Full-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

Sussex County Community College is currently looking for a Director of Human Resources to develop the strategic direction and support all Human Resources functions, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, employee training and development, compliance and employee and labor relations.  Will direct the implementation and administration of Human Resources policies and labor contracts to ensure the smooth running of all HR operations and relations.


  1. Ensure that the College conforms with all applicable Human Resources related federal, state and local regulations and statutes, as well as the policies, procedures, and the strategic plan of the college.
  2. Develops an employee-oriented organizational culture that emphasizes continuous improvement, teamwork, high performance and quality.
  3. Identify and cultivate effective and appropriate training resources for employees at all job levels. Develop and facilitate workshops and presentations as needed.
  4. Ensure that every aspect of Human Resources incorporates the vision, values, and culture of the college.
  5. Oversee the recruitment of new employees and develop staffing strategies, programs and plans to aid in the recruitment of diverse candidates.
  6. Ensure members of interviewing committees are trained on implicit bias and the proper methods of interviewing.
  7. Advise employees and supervisors regarding performance and disciplinary issues, listens to employee and supervisor concerns, and recommend a plan of action.
  8. Assist managers in conducting annual feedback and collaboration sessions as needed.
  9. Maintain up-to-date job descriptions for every employee position.
  10. Knowledge of ADP WorkForce Now to provide a 24/7 resource of employee data and information.
  11. Oversee and executes periodic HR employee file audits to ensure that appropriate data and documentation is complete and current.
  12. Knowledge of the State of New Jersey’s pension and benefit plans.
  13. Represent the college in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, mediation, arbitration proceedings, and facilitating resolution of labor disputes and grievances.
  14. Serves as Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Officer and maintains current knowledge of Title IX, state and federal employee labor laws, Title VII, and ADA, etc.
  15. Create and distribute all staff and faculty contracts and renewals.
  16. Compile data and complete annual government reporting (IPEDS, DOC, OSHA, etc).
  17. Conduct exit interviews with employees and communicates findings with management.
  18. Coordinates and organizes special human resources events throughout the year (Services Awards, etc).
  19. Ability to backup HR Generalist with payroll, pensions and benefits as needed.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS degree in Human Resource Management or a related field is required; Master’s degree preferred. (PHR/SPHR) certifications a plus.
  • A minimum of five years previous experience in human resources administration, (community college experience preferred).


  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  4. Proven time management skills with ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  6. Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  7. Proficient with MS Office or related software.


Please submit your cover letter and resume to  Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ. Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position. Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee based on critical need or hardship.