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Associate Vice President
Human Resources

Position Profile

College Overview

Since being founded in 1923, Mott Community College (MCC) has established a tradition of excellence and has grown to become the largest college in the Flint/Genesee County region. Mott maintains a high level of integrity in its practices and relationships both internally and externally. The College's most important resources are the students it serves and the employees who provide those services. The College recognizes that educational experience is enriched through the interaction between students and employees of differing sex, race, ethnic background and abilities. Every effort is made to encourage and promote diversity at the College.

Campus Profile

Mott's main campus is situated on the former grounds of the Charles Stewart Mott Estate. Students, employees and visitors love spending time on our beautifully landscaped and well-maintained acreage. The campus is located just east of downtown Flint, in the College/Cultural district. The Cultural Center is a 30-acre site that consists of nine major cultural institutions that entertain and educate over 600,000 visitors per year. The College is easily accessed by three interstate highways: I-75, I-69 and US-23.

Bishop International Airport, which is the fastest growing airport in the state, is located ten minutes from the main campus. Due to our centralized location, we are within a short drive for entertainment and recreational activities. Large metropolitan areas, such as Detroit, Chicago and Toronto, Ontario, are within a one to five hour drive. Those who enjoy a more rural, less hurried environment can travel "up north" within an hour. Our climate allows residents to enjoy year round activities. Michigan has close to 38,575 miles of water bordering the state and 36,000 linear miles of rivers and streams. (Go to Flint Chamber of Commerce website.)

Mott offers the most affordable higher education in the area. Part of our mission is to promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. We continuously seek to employ those willing and able to help us carry out this mission.

School Highlights

  • Mott Community College serves 8,937 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
  • Mott Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Genesee County, MI.
  • The nearest community college is Baker College of Flint (3.20 miles away).

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,937 has declined by 24% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,247 is less than the state average of $4,352. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,546 is less than the state average of $5,856. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.

Opportunity Overview

Reporting to the President, this position is the College’s senior human resource manager and serves on the senior management team.

The Associate Vice President is responsible to lead, direct and provide strategic direction for all human resource functions and operations. The operations encompass labor strategy, negotiations and contract administration; disputes case management and resolution; talent acquisition and management; performance consultation; benefits administration; compensation and classification system; retention practices; risk management; and policy, procedure development and implementation.

The Associate VP will serve as the College’s representative responsible for enhancing the performance and success of employees. This charge will require concentrated efforts to create and deliver talent management solutions which embrace and address the Mott Community College Commitment for Employee Success.

A significant portion of this position’s time and work efforts are focused on labor relations with the College’s six bargaining units. The College employs approximately 450 regular full time employees and 300 part time faculty. The employee disputes/employment litigation and performance problems is a case load of approximately 20 active matters and 50 new cases yearly.

The Associate Vice President provides leadership to a department of nine full time regular employees. The Associate VP directly supervises six employees (Staffing Manager, Supervisor-HR (2), Productivity Improvement & HRIS Specialist, Risk Management Coordinator, and Executive Assistant).

Minimum Required Experience/Skills

  • Master’s Degree required, with a Juris Doctorate preferred.
  • Five (5) years of progressive leadership experience in human resources. Demonstrated success working in two or more functional areas of HR in a complex organization. Areas might include employment, compensation, talent management and development, organizational planning, labor relations, etc.
  • Labor relations experience encompassing significant exposure to bargaining, grievance process, contract administration, and dispute resolution.
  • Proven experience in the design, implementation, management and review of HR functions. Work history which demonstrates personal initiative in, and ownership of, assigned areas of responsibility as well as the proactive implementation of change.
  • Demonstrated understanding, knowledge and ability to interpret HR policies, procedures and employment laws.
  • Knowledge of HRIS/HRMS systems and database applications. Ability to use standard office productivity software and tools.
  • Appreciation for and support of the mission and culture of the college. Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering an environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated work history of providing high quality, strong customer-oriented services including: problem solving orientation; strong listening and communication skills; coordination of work effort with others and teamwork; history of coordinated work effort with extensive follow-through and follow-up; experience identifying customer needs; conflict resolution; ability to put customer before self; and creation of user friendly communications.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, logic and research and documentation skills; Ability to efficiently organize and manage large amounts of information; attention to detail; well organized.
  • Ability to work successfully in a high stress environment, handling multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. Demonstrated history of on-time delivery of projects; project coordination; and anticipation of issues.
  • Ability and willingness to perform both managerial and professional/technical/administrative tasks.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate in Employment/Labor Law.
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources.
  • Additional experience beyond the minimum.
  • Two years of public sector experience as an HR Manager/Director.
  • Experience in higher education or local government setting.
  • Chief spokesperson experience for labor relations.
  • SHRM certificate and/or other advanced HR certifications.
  • Knowledge of best practices in recruitment and retention of diverse employees, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity policies.
  • Experience with talent management software such as PeopleAdmin, Halogen or Taleo.

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Application Process

Position Profile

Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant: Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL, 62711, Phone: 217-241-5400, Fax: 217-241-5401, E-mail: aprovart@paulygroup.com

Please submit electronically to aprovart@paulygroup.com the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments: (1) a cover letter that addresses the Minimum Requirements; (2) a current résumé; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, April 10, 2017 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

Residency within 20 miles of the nearest College boundary within twenty-four months from date of hire must be maintained while in this position.

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