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Director of Human Resources
Northwest Nazarene University

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2018
Title Director of Human Resources
University Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID, United States
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Resources

Director of Human Resources

Position Description
The position of Director of Human Resources oversees and manages the human resources programs, including the areas of recruitment, training, employee relations, compensation and benefit program management, performance evaluation, payroll, and policy/procedure development and implementation. This position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Operations. The position is an exempt, 12-month, 1.0 FTE position.

Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff administration and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably.

Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead the Office and function of Human Resources and Payroll
  • Provide leadership to cross-campus training initiatives including the planning and coordination of leadership and supervisory training programs
  • Be a leading voice on campus in the resourcing of university culture development
  • Consult with Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors and other managers on personnel and employment issues
  • Provide leadership to strategic compensation and benefits planning, including overseeing and administering both the University’s salary and wage programs and the University’s employee benefit programs
  • Provide leadership in the recruitment of staff and faculty as assigned
  • Oversee and administer the performance evaluation process
  • Develop and update human resource policies, procedures and practices in collaboration with the President’s Cabinet
  • Interpret and administer NNU employee-related policies and procedures to assure compliance
  • Administration of Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with broker, HRIS and benefit vendors
  • Assure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree is required; preference will be given to those with studies in human resources, business, public administration, or a related field
  • Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR preferred)
  • Administrative experience with a thorough understanding of employment, labor, benefit and related laws
  • The candidate must demonstrate high motivation and commitment to the University, including the ability to self-start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines in a deadline-oriented environment, work with minimal supervision, tolerate ambiguity, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances
  • The candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills (both oral and written) and the candidate must be able to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Proficiency with HRIS systems (NNU utilizes UltiPro)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point applications
  • Candidates must be a person of Christian faith (preferably with a Wesleyan Theological persuasion), and be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU
  • Supervisory and training experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High motivation and commitment to the University, including the ability to self-start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines, work without direct supervision, be able to multitask, problem-solve, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances
  • Sufficient skills, knowledge and training to take full ownership of and responsibility for all essential functions of this position
  • Must be dependable, with proven record of punctuality and consistent attendance
  • Ability to view a computer screen for extended periods
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time

The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant and will be discussed with individual candidates as they are invited to interview for this position. Full-time personnel will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, and a retirement program.

Application Process
To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received, including all of the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
  • Two reference letters from professional associates
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable for the hiring process, official required upon hire)

Send, fax or email completed application packet to:
Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.
Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Northwest Nazarene University
    623 S. University Boulevard
    Nampa, ID 83686
  • 208-467-8036
  • 208-467-8587


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