Executive Director, Human Resources

Job Opportunities at Atlantic Cape

The Executive Director provides guidance and direction to the President, cabinet level administrators, the Board, faculty, staff, students and individuals involved with the college community regarding a wide range of matters including, but not limited to, performance management, employee training and development, employee engagement, staffing, retention, performance evaluations, succession planning, workplace investigations, and labor relations.
Posted: 10-08-2021
Campus: Mays Landing
Salary: $100,000 - $110,000

Report to the President

Serves as member of the President’s Cabinet and as advisor to the President on human resources, policy, and human resource matters

Provides executive leadership for the overall direction and management of a comprehensive Human Resources department including, but not limited to, workforce planning, compensation, labor relations, benefits administration, workplace safety, budget management, and other appropriate areas that may emerge

Reviews, recommends and oversees the adherence of human resources policies and procedures  

Ensures institutional compliance with federal, state and local labor laws

Evaluates, reviews and recommends to the President all position requisitions and changes, salary changes, job offers, and manages performance management processes

Ensures onboarding process and procedures for new hires

Collaborates with Cabinet and is responsible for effective and ongoing employee training and development plans and implementation that promotes diversity, equity, and employee professional growth and development

Responsible for employee training programs that are delivered on a regular basis through webinars, podcasts, and in person training where appropriate.

Fosters harmonious and effective cooperation between all units of college community and all levels of the institution

Collaborates with development and implementation of risk management and compliance strategies for the institution

Manages, develops and implements goals, objectives and assessment efforts for assigned area in concert with the Institutional Effectiveness Plan

Administers and interprets collective bargaining agreements and fosters a relationship with bargaining units

Facilitates collective bargaining negotiations

Collaborates with other cabinet members to ensure appropriate human resources support for educational programs and services at all three campuses

Serves as cabinet liaison to the Personnel and Board Development Committee of the Board of Trustees

Prepares agenda items and personnel actions

Works with College Counsel on employment, and other legal matters

Supports discipline and termination hearings as requested by the Human Resources Director

Leverages data, analytics, and current technologies to make continuous improvements of HR processes and outcomes

Serves as the Custodian of Government Records

Oversees the Human Resource budget planning and implementation

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field

Master’s degree with Human Resources concentration or related field preferred

SHRM-CP or PHR Certification preferred


Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible leadership in human resources including compensation & benefits administration, employee & labor relations, talent acquisition, succession planning, staff leadership and development programs

Organizational development and process improvement

Leadership experience in a collective bargaining environment

Demonstrated experience in planning and monitoring budgets

Possesses a strong understanding of the use of information technology to deliver, monitor and evaluate programs

Experience in affirmative action complaint processing and resolution preferred

Competencies and Skills:

Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in handling confidential matters

Strong organizational and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to build consensus in a service-oriented environment

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse internal and external populations

Proficient with software skills, database management, employee management software applications, cloud software and collaborative cloud platforms

Must possess a clear understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements affecting Human Resources, workplace safety programs including, but not limited to, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Cleary Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act and other federal and State of New Jersey mandates.

Ability to manage a high volume of work and execute accurately through established HR processes

Ability to identify and mitigate organizational risks

Terms of Employment

This position may require flexible scheduling to include evenings and weekends and duties at any Atlantic Cape location.

Candidates must send a letter and resume to the Human Resources Specialist, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Email to jobopps@atlantic.edu Deadline: 11-07-2021.

As a "New Jersey First Act" Employer, Atlantic Cape Community College requires new employees who live out of state to establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.