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Director of Human Resources and Career Services

East Georgia State College


Swainsboro, GA, USA


This position is responsible for directing the human resource functions and career services functions of East Georgia State College.  This position is being elevated to a Cabinet-level position that will report directly to the President through at least the summer of 2024.  In the future, the position may report to the Office of Business Affairs but will remain Cabinet-level.

Responsibilities·       It is the goal of the College to be the "employer of choice" in Emanuel County and the region.  The Director of HR is charged with leading those efforts and being accountable for those efforts. ·        Reports directly to the President and works collaboratively as a member of the President's Cabinet to advance the strategic goals and objectives of the College. Maintains knowledge of evolving trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law and regularly articulates relevant needs and plans to the President and Cabinet.·       Plans, develops, establishes, implements, and administers the personnel and human resource management function and career services function in accordance with the mission and goals of East Georgia State College and the University System of Georgia (USG).·    Directs human resource functions for the Swainsboro, Statesboro, and Augusta locations including staffing, employee orientation, education and training, management development, employee and labor relations, affirmative action compliance, diversity, policies and procedures, workers' compensation administration, wage and salary administration, classification, benefits administration, employee assistance, succession planning/change management, and student employment.·        Directs the work of human resource/career services personnel.·        Serves as liaison to retirees; responds to benefits questions and concerns.·        Attends conferences, meetings and training sessions.·      Serves as chair of the EGSC Background Investigation Committee, Career Services Committee, and Wellness Committee.·        Serves as the Right to Know Coordinator for EGSC.·       Directs all aspects of the EGSC Career Services Office (CSO) including but not limited to counseling students and alumni in career planning skills and job search strategies; coordination of training skills workshops and career forums; planning and implementing marketing strategy for identifying a diverse group of potential employers; performing aggressive searches for information about employment opportunities; educational programming; policies and procedures; career services library; maintenance of CSO databases; and developing effective working relationships with students, alumni, staff, and other placement professionals and stakeholders.·         Strategic and budgetary planning development.·        Preparing statistical and other reports for internal and external constituencies for human resources and career services including: IPEDS, AAUP, US Census, HRDM, and Great Colleges.·         Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications·     Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a bachelor's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.  Specific experience in the field of HR can/may substitute for degree in related occupational field.·       Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the department in order to direct and coordinate work within the department, usually interpreted to require four years of related experience.·        Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Preferred Qualifications·        Completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field; experience within the University System of Georgia system or other system of higher education or K-12 Education; understanding of the current literature in the field of HR, best practices, and innovative strategies used to increase recruitment and retention of staff and faculty; experience in developing and leading staff training exercises and improving staff and faculty search processes.  

Required Documents to AttachSpecial Applicant InstructionsApplication must include:a) A formal, professional letter of application that addresses the major duties/responsibilities and qualifications of the position as listed here and exactly how the candidate's background and experiences directly align with these responsibilities and qualifications.  Please do not submit 'generic' letters or those that do not address these areas in detail; generic letters will not be reviewed by the search committee. b) Current résumé.c) At least four references with full contact information including e-mails (references will not be contacted without consent from applicant.)Additional information may be requested upon receipt of application.Review of applications begins Monday, September 25, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities·       Understanding and appreciation of confidentiality and the rules surrounding confidentiality.·       Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.·       Knowledge of employment laws and regulatory compliance requirements.·       Knowledge of contemporary and cutting-edge human resources principles and practices.·    Knowledge of benefit and compensation administration, talent acquisition and development, performance management, and learning and development.·       Knowledge of administrative management and planning.·       Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel.·       Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.·       Skill in the preparation of clear and precise financial and statistical reports.·       Skill in oral and written communication.

Equal Employment OpportunityIndividuals who need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-289-2035. Deaf and Hard of Hearing callers may access our campus phone numbers by utilizing your state relay service (such as the Georgia Relay Service) or by utilizing Video Remote Services. East Georgia State College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, and Tobacco-free Institution, Federal law requires ID and employment eligibility verification prior to employment. Georgia is an Open Records state. East Georgia State College (EGSC) is an associate and baccalaureate degree granting, residential, liberal arts state college of the University System of Georgia, providing its students access to academically transferable programs of study, collaborative programs in occupation-related fields, and targeted baccalaureate level degrees. East Georgia State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of East Georgia State College.

Background CheckAn offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a background investigation, including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with East Georgia State College, as determined by East Georgia State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials, and if applicable, a satisfactory credit check, Motor Vehicle Record (MVR), physical, drug screening, and psychological exam.

Review of applications begins Monday, September 25,2023 Applicants will be accepted until the positions is filled.

131 College Circle Swainsboro, GA 30401




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