Job Classification Title: HRM3 JCC: 4707 Grade: M 100% FTE
The Director of Human Resources for the School of Humanities & Sciences (H&S) is a key member of the senior leadership team in the dean's office. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Finance & Administration, and working closely with the Dean and other senior staff, the Director is the top strategic human resources (HR) advisor to leadership, and is responsible for building and maintaining a high-performing HR program in support of the school's research and educational mission. The Director is also responsible for providing expert, timely and efficient support to faculty and staff, as well as strong advocacy for the HR needs of H&S departments and programs.
H&S is comprised of 23 academic departments, 23 interdisciplinary academic programs and dozens of centers and institutes, with a staff of nearly 800. Academic programs in the school are diverse in terms of their disciplinary focus, ranging from the performing arts to economics to chemistry. Programs vary greatly with regard to size and complexity of operations, funding models, and staffing needs. The Director has responsibility for assessing and understanding the school's diverse operations and staffing needs, and developing strategies to address the corresponding diversity of needs efficiently and effectively.
The Director serves as the primary contact for the school and its departments and programs on all matters pertaining to H&S human resources, and represents H&S interests to all relevant internal and external constituencies. The Director manages a staff of four human resources managers and three human resources administrators who support the school's transaction service center.
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Collaborate with the organization's management and senior leadership in defining initiatives by having an excellent understanding of the organization's objectives, issues, needs, and key success factors.
Develop organization-specific policies and practices; actively participate in setting the human resources strategy for planning processes, and actively promote best practices.
Design and lead strategies for facilitating organizational and behavioral change.
Perform needs assessment and process improvement; make recommendations on organizational design and development issues; establish metrics and monitor trends.
Investigate complex employee relations issues and initiate appropriate resolution; recommend and facilitate effective solutions in alignment with applicable policies and laws; assess risk to the organization and identify compliance issues; coach and advise staff on organizational, employee, and labor relations issues.
Identify and analyze trends; make recommendations for changes/improvements.
Participate in setting organizational objectives and goals, and design performance appraisal process for organization.
Provide relevant training and guidance to managers and employees; identify and analyze trends, and initiate and/or direct appropriate interventions; independently handle and/or manage redesign and reassignment efforts. Work with management to identify, direct, and/or deliver the training and development planning for individuals and groups; lead organizational and team effectiveness assessment.
Direct talent management program (recruitment and staffing plans and retention), and provide effective recruitment methods for assigned areas. Structure complex offers; support or lead high level and complex searches; advise on affirmative action objectives.
Manage organization's salary-setting program; develop guidelines for program implementation. Advise managers on assignment of employees to appropriate classification levels; design incentive and bonus programs.
Oversee processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; inform managers as needed. Act as a resource to others in organization, and oversee the accurate documentation and retention of recordkeeping.
Oversee human resources transactions submitted for processing. Prepare reports, and analyze data available through local and centralized database resources.
Manage the performance of direct reports. Set team objectives, priorities, and resources to align with department objectives.
Participate in and/or lead human resources-wide and university human resources projects/initiatives, as needed.
*Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and eight years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated experience as a consultant and advisor to senior management in all human resources areas, including: employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational development.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and understanding of group dynamics. Successful track record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse client group, including senior leaders. Demonstrated leadership skills and management courage.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, creative problem solving, judgment, negotiating, influencing, and strategic decision making skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Demonstrated ability to advise on and implement organizational change. Demonstrated end-to-end experience in the development and execution of organization-wide initiatives.
Excellent facilitation and oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations or training to senior management and other audiences.
Strong supervision/management and staff development experience.
Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite and human resource information systems.
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
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