Position Title:

Chief Human Resources Officer

Job Description:

STATUS:ttt Full time
DEPARTMENT:tt Human Resources
UNION:ttt Non-union
REPORTS TO:tt President
PLACEMENT: tt Administrative, grade S18
MINIMUM PAY RATE:t $130, 341 annually

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.


The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, and is responsible for the administration of the human resource areas including: Total Rewards, HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, Employee/Labor Relations, Organizational Development, Employee Retention, Employee Learning and Wellness. Position is responsible for fostering a climate consistent with the College’s core values of Respect and Inclusion, Integrity, Collaboration, Humor and Well Being, Innovation, Quality, and Sustainability.

The CHRO is responsible for comprehensive and strategic leadership and will serve as a thought leader as the College continues to enhance service orientation, progress in attracting diverse talent, and optimizing the culture to support an inclusive employee experience. The CHRO will develop strategy to build leadership capacity among managers and supervisors as well as provide the framework for employees to develop their skills in preparation for continued growth and promotional opportunities.


  • Think creatively and strategically to build consensus and collaborate with all employee groups; articulating and implementing human resources programs that support academic, operational and strategic people-related college goals.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills, and the ability to organize, analyze, summarize, and effectively tailor and present initiatives to a diverse group of constituents.
  • Successfully lead, design, implement, and monitor annual budgets, total rewards programming, professional development, institutional DEI goals and regulatory compliance including collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Compliance (on Title IX Compliance, EEO, Ethics, policy/procedures, etc.). Evaluate effectiveness/results, with the lens of equity and continuous process improvement.
  • Innovatively lead enterprise-wide systems implementation and analyze business processes for optimization, utilization, effectiveness and inclusive knowledge access.
  • Continuous reimaging of talent recruitment and retention initiatives with data driven evidence of implementation of talent management, performance management, and succession planning which actively invests in internal talent and targets underrepresented demographic groups.
  • Display leadership agility to attract, mentor and retain diverse, high performing human resources talent as well as build inclusive, collaborative climates across employee segmentation groups.
  • Oversee labor relations/collective bargaining activities, grievance processes, negotiations, mediation, arbitration and contract administration.
  • Serve as a lead advisor of the documentation and activities related to employee discipline, counseling, and other corrective actions. Monitor investigations as needed.
  • Oversee preparation and accuracy of employee related materials submitted to the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure compliance with the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) enrollment, participation, retirement and separation activities.
  • Oversee and serve on committees appointed by the President and act as a President’s Cabinet liaison on the President’s Diversity Advisory Council.
  • Ensure compliance with Clery Act departmental responsibilities as identified by board policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of (5) years of progressively responsible senior human resources leadership and management experience; substantial senior human resources administrative and supervisory experience to include experience in labor relations, ADA, compliance, negotiations, contract administration, program development, strategic planning, operational oversight, regulatory compliance, fiscal and budget management.
  • A substantive track record of successfully leading a comprehensive and diverse human resources division with a commitment to advancing goals that support employee success, holistic wellness, retention, and engagement. Experience cultivating a high performance and engaged employee culture through the collective pursuit of innovative employee success strategies, learning and development, recognition, and an interconnected organizational climate.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with and support the needs of a diverse population.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the college’s core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.


  • Advanced HR certification(s) including SPHR or SHRM-SCP.
  • Community college and/or higher education work experience.
  • Demonstrated success navigating conflict and mediation techniques.
  • English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competence.


  • Normal office physical demands.
  • Ability to travel between campus locations and to and from community events and court hearings.
  • Ability to travel in state and nationally.


  • Duties are performed in an onsite location within an office environment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:

For more information, click the “How to Apply” button.