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Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity
Company: College of Southern Maryland - La Plata, MD
Location: La Plata, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/15/2023
Expire Date: 11/15/2023
Job Categories: Human Resources
Job Description
Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity

Reporting to the College President, the Vice President for People, Culture, and Equity will drive the creation and implementation of a culture of belonging that effectively supports the College’s mission and strategic goals and elevates equity and talent retention and development across the College. The Vice President serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer (VP/CHRO) and is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing organizational change and development and human resources strategies in support of the future focused direction of the College of Southern Maryland, specifically in the areas of workforce planning, human resources policy development, succession planning, talent acquisition and development, change management, organizational and performance management, payroll operations and total rewards. The Vice President will implement contemporary operations that will attract and retain quality employee talent and develop new or improved programs and initiatives that will advance personnel management.

The Vice President will understand the critical synergies between human resources, equity, diversity, and inclusion that are necessary to shape a thriving people-centered culture throughout the College of Southern Maryland community. The Vice President will contribute to the development of equity-minded practices and policies that will advance talent acquisition and retention and equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.


· Develops, directs, and monitors strategies aimed at maintaining a healthy workplace culture including strategies, programs and initiatives related to employee communications, engagement, and relations across and inclusive of all the institution’s programs and offices

· Responsible for the College’s Human Resources policies and procedures and ensuring timely recording of actions on the College’s website, internal portals, and internal documents

· Ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local employment laws including, but not limited to Title IX, FERPA, Affirmative Action/EEO, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, ERISA, OSHA, workers’ compensation, etc.

· Leads the development and implementation of comprehensive Total Rewards (compensation, benefit and wellness) plans that are competitive and cost effective for the College

· Provides overall leadership and guidance to the organizational development function by overseeing talent acquisition, career development, progression and succession planning, retention, professional and leadership development, compensation, and benefits

· Guides senior leadership regarding complex human resource issues including policies, procedures, labor relations, and employee relations issues that may involve legal counsel, and provide consultative guidance regarding organizational development efforts

· Establishes and maintains a contemporary operation with continuous assessment of both service delivery and compliance with federal and state regulations and CSM policies

· Stays on top of trends, laws, and other factors influencing DEI programs while assessing, learning from, and building upon existing CSM initiatives and programs

· Partners with campus leaders, faculty, students, staff, and internal and external constituencies to ensure programming supports the college’s values and strategic goals

· Engages with the external community, promoting and advancing CSM’s diversity, equity, and inclusion values

· Assesses equity, diversity and inclusion across the organization, and works with CSM leadership and teams to develop consistent goals, strategies, tactics, and measures of success

· Provides leadership in establishing greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and ensuring that policies, process, and practices are equitable

· Ensures the College meets its commitment to Equal Access/Equal Opportunity and maintains a work environment free of discrimination and supportive of a diverse, multi-cultural workforce

· Oversees the creation, submission, and execution of the state’s annual Affirmative Action Report and Cultural Diversity Report requirements

· Responsible for the functional areas’ annual budgets

· Serves on the College’s labor management negotiation team(s)

· Performs other related work as required


The Vice President of People, Culture, and Equity supervises the following positions:

Executive Assistant
Associate Vice President, Organizational Development, Talent, and Equity
Director, Payroll Services
Payroll Services Staff
Benefits and Compensation Staff
Recruitment Staff


Education and Experience:

· Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field and demonstrated experience at executive leadership in the field (Advanced degrees and certifications preferred)

· Human Resources experience and a minimum of four years’ supervisory experience (MBA, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP preferred)

Special Requirements:

· This position requires financial disclosure.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Demonstrated competency and experience in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational development, human relations, policy development, problem solving and conflict resolution, human resource program development, personnel database management

· Subject matter expertise in equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and the ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic/multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

· A commitment to an appreciation of the mission, vision, and goals of community colleges

· Knowledge of applicable federal and state employment laws and regulations

· A strategic thinker and effective communicator with demonstrated experience in generating results within a diverse community, as well as experience working across departmental silos to accomplish goals

· Illustrated experience in innovative and data-based decision making to execute innovative initiatives

· Demonstrated experience evaluating policies, processes, and practices from an equity lens

· Strong understanding of state, federal, and organizational standards, compliance and guidelines and the ability to operate within these regulations

· Demonstrated experience working with unions preferred

· Must possess highly developed interpersonal skills, diplomacy and sensitivity, and the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in establishing, building, and maintaining effective working relationships


The work is sedentary work which requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly. WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is performed in a relatively safe, and secure work environment.

Application Process

Candidates should send their materials directly to www.collegepresidentsearch.com/searches/.

The following items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant via email attachments:

COVER LETTER, limited to no more than four typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background align with this Position Profile
RESUME, limited to no more than six typed pages. Important Note: All attachments must be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with the applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref). The subject line in the email should reference the position for which the candidate is applying. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For application materials to receive full consideration, it is preferred that application materials be submitted by October 13, 2023. Semifinalist candidates will interview with the Search Advisory Committee in November, with finalist candidates interviewing in November and early December.
REFERENCES will be requested only of finalists and should be limited to one typed page and include two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members, two peers, and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and email addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.
TRANSCRIPTS will be required of all finalists. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts to the College of Southern Maryland as a condition of hire.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education and Experience:

· Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field and demonstrated experience at executive leadership in the field (Advanced degrees and certifications preferred)

· Human Resources experience and a minimum of four years’ supervisory experience (MBA, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP preferred)
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