As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.The Michael G. Foster School of Business has an outstanding opportunity for a Human Resources Director (Human Resources Dept Mgr/Admin).The Human Resources Director serves in a leadership position for all human resource functions for the Foster School of Business. This position will serve as a human resources generalist providing professional human resources support and counsel to the Dean, the Associate Dean of Academics and Faculty Affairs, the Associate Dean for the Masters programs, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the Assistant Dean for Finance & Facilities, chairs, directors/managers, faculty, and staff. This position is expected to provide leadership and expertise in human resources and academic human resources policies and procedures, employment, employee relations, compensation, visas, training and development. The Human Resources Director reports to the Dean of the Foster School of BusinessRESPONSIBILITIESHuman Resource Management and LeadershipManage and oversee the recruitment/search process of classified and professional staff, permanent, and oversee the recruitment/search process of temporary/hourly employees for the Foster School of Business.Manage and oversee personnel requests for classified and professional reclassifications and promotions for the college. Review, analyze, and approve promotions, in-grade salary increases, reclassifications and other salary/position changes and make recommendations to the Dean and Associate Deans as needed.Oversee and administer staff disciplinary actions, layoffs, and reassignments, including but not limited to the reviewing of drafts of counseling plans and letters, providing counsel and serving as mediator for supervisors, attending meetings to serve as a third party, helping employees and supervisors understand their options as outlined in the labor contracts, and working to resolve conflict.Explain job classifications options and appropriate salary ranges to supervisors and hiring managers. Work with them on writing and scripting necessary language to outline and identify job duties of staff.Develop, review and approve job descriptions, making sure responsibilities and requirements are appropriate for salary offers; review and make sure compensation levels are similar for like positions within school.Develop relationships with leadership and staff members and give advice and counsel on challenging HR, cultural, and organizational issues. Advice supervisors regarding approaches to recruiting, interviewing and selecting candidates; Participates in the hiring process as needed or requested.Advice staff on University and employment union's rules and regulations on staff hiring decisions, lay-off, and disciplinary actions.Oversee, develop, and deliver Foster School of Business specific training to supervisors on policies and guidelines at the University on a regular basis.Oversee, develop, and deliver training programs for Foster School Staff, including all new hire on-boarding at the University.Act as liaison between College and Labor Relations when handling staff performance issues.Member of the annual budget process for the College. Responsible for evaluating and recommending HR personnel changes for coming year including new positions, reclassifications, retentions, and internal equities for staff.Academic HR AdministrationAdvises Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Chairs, Department Heads and Center Directors on rules, regulations and procedures for implementation of faculty appointments, advertisements, promotions, terminations, retirements, leaves of absence and sabbaticals.Serves as liaison with Academic Human Resources on all faculty actions.Work with Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and chairs to manage all faculty and academic personnel appointment actions (including appointments, reappointments, promotion, payroll matters and review processes).Oversee, manage, resolve Visa issues while working closely with the International Services Office (ISO) and the Assistant Director of HR for the college.Independently respond to questions from Foster School of Business faculty and chairs, administrators, and central UW offices regarding academic HR issues.Act as liaison between college and University faculty offices when handling faculty performance issues. Work closely with senior Foster leadership when necessary to resolve faculty issues.Policy/Procedure OversightMember of the Foster School of Business Diversity Committee.Interpret all aspects of staff personnel policies and procedures (University of Washington rules and regulations, FMLA/family leave use, grievances, performance problems, corrective disciplinary action, layoff procedures) for the Foster School of Business leadership, faculty and staff. Responsible for keeping department chairs, directors, center directors, and advisory and executive committees informed and up-to-date on personnel policies and procedures. Provide counsel on reclassifications, promotions and salary adjustments. Collaborate with hiring managers on developing position descriptions.Provide Foster School of Business review and approval of new positions for all staff positions.Oversee a performance management system for the college. Assist the college in achieving strategic goals and personal and professional development objectives using this system. Ensure compliance with all University hiring policies and procedures and act as liaison with Foster School of Business and central HR offices.Identify and suggest improvements to departmental or college personnel policies and procedures. Write and maintain departmental HR policy/procedure web pages and manuals.Assume HR & Academic Partner roles in Workday system and the human resource processes dependent on this role.REQUIREMENTSBachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources or related field.Five years of direct human resources and management experience including handling employee & labor relations, labor relations laws especially in the area of union labor contracts and management experience supervising staff in a University organizationAdditional requirements:Experience communicating sensitive and uncomfortable information to faculty and staffExperience working with dynamic and diverse groups and individuals, building consensus and establishing compromise in difficult situationsExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to adhere to strict confidentialityProven administrative, organizational and problem-solving skillsSolid understanding of UW personnel policy, State and Federal policies related to Academic Humn Resources.Ability to work effectively with the Dean, Assoc Deans, Asst Dean, chairs and directors providing them with executive and actionable adviceDemonstrates sound judgmentEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. DESIREDFamiliarity with University policies and procedures.Experience in an academic setting.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTThe application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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