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Director of Human Resources

Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Missouri 64468
  • Job Status
    Full Time

PRIMARY DUTY: The Human Resource Director leads the day to day work in support of the University’s strategic plan, continually building toward a high performing work place. The HR Director models the Northwest way, mentoring leaders using the Northwest leadership model by thinking and acting strategically, building University capability and getting results. The Director implements recruiting and compensation practices that recruit and retain top talent in the field, ensuring its leaders are fostering an inclusive culture that values diversity. As an advisor to University leaders, the HR Director manages, improves and redefines HR systems including recruitment and selection, benefit administration, wellness programming, compensation, policy development and compliance, employee relations, talent development, performance management, safety and emergency management, and the human resource information system. The HR Director makes decisions informed by data, calls upon experience, develops their HR team and approaches work with intellectual curiosity and creativity.


  1. Lead the Human Resource function of the University and an HR team of four and a safety team of three.
  2. Create, steer, and evolve a high performance workforce system anticipating the needs of our University.
  3. Improve the hiring systems that process candidates while ensuring an exceptional experience for each one by thinking abstractly and approaching your work in creative ways.
  4. Advocate for Northwest’s diversity initiatives, making the University a more inclusive, diverse and unique place.
  1. Coach and develop Northwest leaders on positive employee relations by modeling the Northwest leadership model, leading the Northwest Way, focused on trust, developing our employees and serving the needs of “One” University.
  2. Manage University compensation processes to ensure fair and market competitive pay for University employees.
  3. Foster and promote a healthy campus by providing leadership of wellness programs and benefit policies that promote our people to be the best they can be.
  4. Administers training and development programs that align with the development of our faculty, staff and University’s strategic needs,
  5. Implement recognition programs that foster fair and consistent wage, salary, and benefits administration.
  6. Continue to improve human resource technology solutions to ensure the most effective and streamlined human resource data processes.
  7. Direct and lead a Student Employment Program that fosters professional growth in career skills employers want while helping the University complete its work.
  8. Direct University community on Human Resources functions including developing, interpreting, implementing and ensuring compliance with institutional policies and procedures according to federal and state laws and/or regulations.
  9. Ensure the University performance management system promotes goal attainment that supports the overall University’s mission and goals, while ensuring how we deliver results are just important as the results we attain.
  10. Provide leadership, and direction that inspires the Office of Human Resources to bring their best every day.
  11. Provide oversight to the safety and emergency management processes, ensuring policies and processes are in place for a safe work environment for all employees.
  12. Work closely with the University Title IX and Title VI office to resolve claims involvement Northwest employees.
  13. Perform related duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work in a typical office environment The Human Resources Office maintains personnel records, compiles and analyzes work force statistics and surveys, and collects and reports EEO data. This position must maintain a high level of confidentiality.

     This position must purchase and maintain a cellular device and service that will be used for work functions. This position must be responsible for plan choices, calling areas, service features, terminations clauses, and paying for all charges associated with the cellular device and service.    

     This position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). The CSA will attend required CSA training and is an official of the University who has significant responsibility for students and campus activities and the authority to take action for the University.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will supervise a full-time Human Resource staff of four and the Emergency Management Coordinator

EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Typical office equipment

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at www.maryville.org.

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.

With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state’s performance-based funding initiative during four of the model’s first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the “Safest College Towns in America,” while BestCollegesOnline.org has named the Northwest campus one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 97 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.

Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

For more information, visit www.nwmissouri.edu.


DATE AVAILABLE: Immediately 

TO APPLY:Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nwmissouri/default.cfm to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email bbadger@nwmissouri.edu for more information.



      Education: Bachelor’s degree                     

      Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experiences that includes the knowledge to administer the full range of services provided through the Office of Human Resources; experience in quality improvement processes



      Education: Master’s degree

      Certification/License: Certification in Human Resources

      Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible experiences that includes the knowledge to administer the full range of services provided through the Office of Human Resources; experience in supervising employees                                                


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