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Chief Human Resources Officer

Tulsa Community College
Job Location:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Human Resources

Serving over 21,000 students, Tulsa Community College (TCC) is Oklahoma’s largest multi-campus community college, located on four fully-equipped campuses in the Tulsa area (Metro, Northeast, Southeast, and West) and several other community campuses in the suburban areas. Founded in 1970, TCC consistently ranks among the elite of the nation’s 1,150 community colleges in associate degrees awarded, serves more college students in northeastern Oklahoma than any other public college or university, and reports one of the largest freshman classes in Oklahoma every year. With an average age of 24 and an underrepresented student population of approximately 46%, TCC grants associate degrees in 83 different programs, as well as 38 credit-bearing certificate programs. TCC also supports a vibrant campus life environment, offering opportunities to join clubs and organizations, attend events and student activities, participate in health and wellness opportunities, and cultivate dynamic skills through the TrueBlue LEAD scholarship and leadership development program. TCC recently garnered national recognition by winning two major awards from the American Association of Community Colleges for 2020, the Student Success Award and the Safety Planning and Leadership Award.

Named one of the best destinations to visit in 2022 by CNN travel and ranked the #6 Best Small City Among America’s Top Ten Best Cities, Tulsa sports a population of approximately 403,000 residents and is widely known for its art deco architecture, an expansive collection of western art, unique entertainment and shopping districts, a wide variety of dining experiences, sports and recreation opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, and of course, a scenic trip along a segment of the famous Route 66. The Gathering Place was also recognized as the 2021 “Best City Park” in America by USA Today. Ideally located on the Arkansas River in northeastern Oklahoma, Tulsa is a city on the move and has something for everyone!

The Position
Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) strategically and comprehensively leads the human resources function for Tulsa Community College, which is comprised of more than 2,500 employees, ensuring legal compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements, and, in conjunction with the President and the Cabinet, planning for the strategic human resources development of employees and the organizational structure of TCC. The CHRO effectively manages employee relations issues, evaluating options for resolution and avoidance of legal liability; collaborates with Legal Counsel to manage internal and external complaints and litigation; and advises the President and Board of Regents on related issues. The CHRO directs the daily administrative functions of the Department of Human Resources, including oversight of the human resource information system (HRIS) to ensure timely and accurate payrolls and the integrity and confidentiality of data; serves as an integral member of the President’s Cabinet; manages and administers the employee benefits program; develops and implements innovative strategies for the recruitment and selection of employees; reviews the college’s progress on equal opportunity initiatives and implements improvements as needed; and directs the administration of the compensation and classification system to attract and retain a qualified staff. The Chief Human Resources Officer oversees 16 full- and part-time staff, including six direct reports, and develops and manages an operating budget of approximately $281,000.

A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in business administration, human resources, or related field is required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated progressively responsible leadership, supervisory, and management roles in human resources, preferably from a higher education environment, including the areas of organizational design and development, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, the management of information systems, and employee relations. Other requirements include the ability to interpret, organize, and implement local, state, and federal laws and regulations which pertain to human resources policy development; demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds; and the ability to work successfully as a member of an administrative team. It is highly desirable that the CHRO possess the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or the Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.

Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 4, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Tulsa Community College encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated a capacity to create inclusive work environments, to work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and to serve the increasingly diverse college community. The institution is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of the TCC students, but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of the TCC community.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY Notice of Non-Discrimination: Tulsa Community College is committed to establishing an environment for its students and employees that fosters inclusion, values equity and diversity, embraces and respects the dignity of people, and provides equal educational and employment opportunity. In compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable discrimination law in its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational programs, activities, or services. The Civil Rights Compliance Administrator, 3727 E. Apache Room AB218, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Phone 918-595- 8487; email: TCCnondiscrimination@tulsacc.eduhas been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies. The Title IX Coordinator, 6111 East Skelly Drive Room 627, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Phone 918-595-7842; email: TCCTitleIX@tulsacc.eduhas been designated to handle inquiries regarding sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, pregnancy, and domestic violence.

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