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HR Manager - Talent Development and Employee Benefits

Kellogg Community College
Job Location:
Battle Creek, Michigan
Human Resources

External Posting Number: 20130303P

Position Number: 1478

Position Type: Administration

Classification: Manager 1 - Administration

Department: Human Resources

Division: Strategy, Relations and Communications

Work Schedule

This regular, full-time position will work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours as needed by the department and the College.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following

  • Organize, plan and coordinate professional development programming for College employees, primarily for those performing non-instructional functions. 
  • Work with Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and senior leadership to identify and assess future and current training needs through job analysis, success planning and annual performance evaluations. 
  • Review and select training materials from a variety of vendors. 
  • Regularly monitor, evaluate and report on program's effectiveness, success and return on investment. 
  • Deploy a variety of training methods. 
  • Manage talent management and development budget. 
  • Research opportunities for ongoing development. 
  • Manage College's heath and ancillary benefits. 
  • Work with CHRO on annual strategies and bid process; coordinate the employee advisory team; and ensure alignment with external vendors. 
  • Coordinate internal communication and changes related to benefit plan changes. 
  • Work with HR staff to ensure effective benefit change and implementation processes are in place, including monitoring and effectiveness. 
  • Proactively research, identify and propose ongoing improvements to benefit plans for employees as well as quality and program efficiency for the College. 
  • Work with Finance Director and payroll specialist to ensure the continued compliance with ACA, year-end reporting and regulatory requirements. 
  • Work with CHRO and HR Director to manage projects and or participate in development of various HR programs as they arise. 
  • Develop information and implement activities that optimize the impact on department environment. 
  • Work with other HR staff, leaders and interested employee committees and organizations to ensure buy-in, participation and alignment with needs. 
  • Ensure programs have measurement, tracking and improvement.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing the College's talent management and development program based upon assessments of future and current training needs. The position will be responsible for leveraging and coordinating vendor offerings and internal training resources while also facilitating sessions on professional development. In addition, the position will be responsible for managing day-to-day issues regarding benefit plans, invoice processing and coordinating the benefit advisory team's annual institutional recommendations. Position provides data analysis and communicates benefit updates and changes to employees.


At Kellogg Community College, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where we foster respect for others and our differences, support cultural understanding, demonstrate ethical behavior and champion social justice. We will accomplish this by:

  • Deepening our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through learning, engagement with others and personal reflection;
  • Valuing the lived experiences and perspectives of others while nurturing and understanding the differences between us;
  • Rejecting all forms of prejudice, discrimination and racism; and
  • Advancing integrity, justice and civility among and between us.


Physical Demands

The job responsibilities are performed in an office area and presentation venues. Travel by car required. The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (8 - 45 pounds). Typically requires regular use of one or more physical senses of medium intensity and long duration. Must meet reasonable deadlines, quotas or demands for accuracy, and, may be involved in some mildly unpleasant situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in human resources, business, or related field from an accredited college or university 
  2. Demonstrated experience with training and development platforms 
  3. Three (3) or more years of demonstrated experience in human resources, training, development, and/or other related field 
  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, most specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Preferred but not Required

  1. Master's degree or higher in human resources or related field 
  2. SHRM or equivalent certification 
  3. Experience with benefit management

Proposed Salary

According to the Kellogg Community College Hay Administrative Compensation program, the 2021-22 annual salary range for a Manager 1 position. Starting salary range is $56,204 - 70,257.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is open to internal and external applicants. To be considered, all required materials must be submitted no later than Monday, September 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the closing date and time. Only online applications will be accepted - any paper applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant. As part of the interview process, applicants will be given a skills test. 
If you have questions regarding our online application process, please call 269 565-2074 or e-mail

External Closing Date:

External Closing Time: 9:00 a.m. EST

Internal Closing Date: 09/27/2021

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