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Human Resources

Vision:

Our vision is to be recognized internally and externally for best practices in strategic human resource management maximizing the contributions of employees in achieving the College’s mission and creating a vibrant workplace respected for effectiveness, inclusivity, integrity, health, and lifelong learning.

In order to achieve our vision the Department of Human Resources will:
  • Partner with the administration to envision the future of Hood College and define how faculty and staff can continue to make a difference in their realm of influence
  • Provide internal consulting and services that add value and help to achieve the College’s strategic imperatives
  • Strive to be a strong service-oriented department utilizing current human resource best practices
  • Align all human resources activities with core mission and business objectives of the College
  • Create and sustain a vibrant workplace that meets the needs of our various constituencies while maintaining fiscal responsibility
  • Review, assess, and improve human resource services and programs in response to the changes in our local and the global economy

Mission:

Our mission is to be a dynamic strategic partner with the Hood College administration, faculty, and staff in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating systems, programs, and services to inspire excellence and create a supportive, diverse, healthy, and inclusive learning community.

Our Department of Human Resources staff is committed to providing leadership and incorporating best practices in:

  • Recruiting a highly talented, diverse, and dedicated workforce that is involved in life-long learning
  • Motivating a high performing and effective workforce that supports the mission of the College
  • Developing an open and supportive work environment where everyone has an opportunity to make individual and/or collective contributions to the goals of the College
  • Cultivating an open culture of inclusiveness, fairness, equity, and equal opportunity in all interactions
  • Delivering high quality service to all constituents
  • Utilizing a human management capital management system to provide management information and technological efficiencies
  • Providing ongoing opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to practice holistic wellness and work-life balance
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative methods of assessment and problem solving to enhance employee satisfaction
  • Embracing change and responding positively to new challenges
  • Encourage and support professional excellence, continuous learning, work-life balance, community building and personal significance
  • Provide resources and opportunities for faculty and staff to manage health and wellness
  • Recognizing and celebrating individual and collective achievements of faculty and staff
  • Offering benefits that meet the life cycle needs of our faculty and staff and that are fiscally responsible
  • Reviewing the College’s total compensation against benchmarks for peer institutions and planning for potential equity adjustments
  • Complying with all applicable federal, state, and local laws

Contact Us

  • Phone: 301-696-3592
  • humanresources@hood.edu
  • Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Office Location:Alumnae Hall, room 312
  • Office of Human Resources
    Hood College
    401 Rosemont Ave.
    Frederick, MD 21701