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Director of Human Resources

Cleveland Institute of Music / Posted February 16, 2018

The Human Resources Director is a hands-on senior leader who guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the Institute.

Major Areas Directed Are:
- recruiting and staffing; serving as ex-officio member of faculty search committees
- performance management and improvement systems
- organization development and culture steward
- compliance with employment-related regulatory matters
- employee onboarding, orientation, development, and training
- policy development and documentation
- employee relations
- advice and counsel on Institute-wide employee communication
- compensation and benefits administration
- employee safety, welfare, wellness and health
- employee services and counseling
- exit interviews for all outgoing employees

Duties to Include:
- develop and implement strategies to select and retain talent
- review monthly billing reconciliation
- oversee the administration of all Institute sponsored benefits including annual renewals and
partner with insurance broker on all matters related to benefits including policy questions, compliance testing and billing issues
- administer unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation insurance programs including handling of all claims and billings.
- Complete yearly required safety training
- administer and maintain the Institute’s 403(b) pension plan, working closely with the CFO on audit and compliance issues
- work with the Dean and the Interim Executive Director of Preparatory and Continuing Education and CIM Performance Operations, gather and use information to process faculty contracts and staff compensation letters each year
- collaborate with President and Executive Leadership on institutional goals and strategic plans
and how those influence new or upgraded HR policies
- monitor new and changing laws affecting human resources programs and make recommendations for implementing changes to the Administration and Human Resources Board Committee
- work on projects as assigned, such as Incentive Compensation, FLSA review and Diversity
- participate as a member of the Title IX and the Emergency Response Committees
- monitor department budget
- work with outside counsel to provide guidance on issue resolution, corrective action, terminations, work visas and various employment topics such as FMLA, ADA, FLSA, performance management and general HR policies and procedures
- gather information and prepare reports and surveys for government reporting, accreditation, etc.
- maintain job descriptions
- oversee events throughout the year including : years of service recognition program, flu shots, potluck lunches, open enrollment meetings, United Way and Community Shares campaigns, etc.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
Experience: At least 5 years of experience as a Human Resources generalist

Specific Skills Preferences:
- A deep knowledge of HR (working knowledge of employment laws, rules and regulations affecting human resources)
- A passion for CIM’s work as an independent, private classical music conservatory (college)
- A recruiting and hiring sales mentality
- A grasp of technology
- An analytical mind
- A supportive attitude
- Comfortable interacting across all levels of the organization
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent listening skills
- Able to multitask
- Highly organized and detail oriented with ability to prioritize and work independently
- Ability to work effectively with ambiguity, use sound judgment and discretion
- Ability to negotiate creative solutions to complex issues
- At least 3 years of supervisory experience
- Flexibility
- Self-motivated
- Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc:

Supervisory Responsibilities: Human Resource Assistant

Working Conditions: professional working environment

Physical Demands: Ability to move around institute offices. Ability to attend offsite meetings. Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Internal: CIM faculty, staff, students, board members
External: broker, benefit representatives, various vendors

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to careers@cim.edu.

The Cleveland Institute of Music is an equal employment opportunity employer and educator
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual
orientation, disability, marital status, political affiliation or veteran status.

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