Director of Human Resources


Department: Business Affairs

Job Status: Full-Time 

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Positions Supervised: HR/Payroll Specialist and Graduate Assistants


The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the oversight and implementation of the Human Resources function of the College, as directed by the CFO. The Director of Human Resources will work closely with executive management in the research and recommendation for hiring process, benefit programs, compensation, employee performance, campus safety, and policies and procedures in the Human Resource and payroll areas.



At the direction of the College CFO, the Director will provide day-to-day supervision of the HR department in providing service to the campus community in support of the College’s strategic plan, in areas that include:

  • Payroll
  • Campus Safety
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Relations
  • Compliance
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Recruitment Support
  • Employee Wellness 

Counsel and support supervisors on employee relations matters, including performance management and discipline issues. 

Complete new hire paperwork meetings with all new hires.

Analyze and report on relevant data allowing for effective decision making, including annual CUPA salary comparisons and adjustments.

Administer the employee benefit programs, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas.

Update and distribute the Employee Handbook:

  • Chair the Employee Handbook review committee.
  • Forward Employee Handbook policy recommendations to President’s Cabinet for approval.
  • Track and implement approved changes.
  • Provide communication and training for approved changes.

Assist with recruiting and hiring process:

  • Educate hiring committees and supervisors on the proper procedures of the hiring process.
  • Assist with advertising, review and selection.
  • Provide for background investigations & physical testing services.

Conduct required Human Resources investigations and work with legal counsel as required.

Serve as Title IX Investigative Officer.

Work with College staff on reporting work comp injuries/reporting:

  • Monitor claims and make recommendations for safety improvement.
  • Assist with negotiating annual insurance renewal.

Oversee the administration of the College’s Unemployment Program:

  • Monitor unemployment claim to minimize exposure.
  • Represent College in unemployment hearings as required. 



Competency Statement(s)

  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate  effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to write concise, clear letters, reports, articles, or e-mails, including proofing and editing.
  • Decision Making - Ability to select an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures. 
  • Judgment – Ability to make sound decisions, taking into account what is in the best interest of the College
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to support the College’s diversity goals by using ethnic, gender, religious, or socio-economic inclusiveness.
  • Ethical -  Ability to be guided by the College’s accepted principles of moral conduct.


Bachelor’s Degree required with concentration in Human Resource Administration preferred. Several years of human resource work and experience may be substituted for degree if qualified in areas of above essential functions.


Minimum of five years of progressive experience in the field of human resources is required.



Physical Abilities 

Stand F 

Walk F 

Sit C 

Handling / Fingering C 

Reach Outward F

Reach Above Shoulder O

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less F

13-25 lbs O

26-40 lbs N

41-100 lbs N

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less F

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)