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 UW School of Public Health (SPH) is ranked sixth in the nation in the most recent US News and World Report survey of graduate schools of public health, and third among publicly funded schools of public health. With a student body of nearly 400 undergraduates and more than 900 graduate students, the School's academic, research and service missions are supported by 250 full-time faculty and more than 600 staff who work within five academic departments: Biostatistics, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global Health (joint with the School of Medicine), Health Services and the Office of the Dean (OD). The School's annual budget is more than $225 million.SPH currently has an outstanding full-time opportunity for a Director of Human Resources.Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean and Asst. Dean of Finance & Administration, the Director of HR provides strategic leadership in all matters related to academic and staff human resources in the SPH, including faculty hiring plans, faculty appointments, staffing and organizational development, compensation reviews, lay-offs and performance management. The Director develops and oversees the implementation of school-wide HR policies and procedures, and advises the Dean, Office of the Dean Section Leaders, and five SPH Department Administrators on faculty and staff HR strategies, as well as organizational and employee development. The Director supervises a small human resources staff team and receives HR and payroll support from the Finance & Administration team. The Director liaises with the University's central Human Resources, Academic Human Resources, and Compensation offices, and is responsible for interpreting and implementing University HR policies and procedures. The Director must be highly effective in working with individuals and teams; be outcomes-oriented and skilled at facilitating group process to drive decision-making and implementation.RESPONSIBILITIES:As a representative of the Office of the Dean and key liaison to SPH Departments, the AD will exemplify:*A collegial, inclusive, collaborative working style, characterized by respectful listening and consensus-building, and the ability to earn and maintain trust among colleagues, reflecting the School's tradition of transparency and shared governance.*A "can do" attitude and a track record of problem-solving, characterized by efficiency, initiative, creativity, and innovation.*A strong sense of ethics, fairness, discretion, and respect for all.*A keen understanding of organizational structure and functions, and how to optimize them.*A demonstrated commitment to diversity, in its broadest sense.*A strong commitment to public health and to the School's vision, mission, and values (http://sph.washington.edu/strategicplan/)Academic Affairs : Under the general guidance of the Senior Associate Dean:*Oversee the review of all academic appointment and promotion proposals for the SPH, providing substantive advice and background information to SPH Deans, Department Chairs and Administrators, and the School's Faculty Council on complex and confidential academic issues.*Oversee promotion, tenure, and other academic affairs processes within the School.*Direct and contribute expertise to special projects, including departmental Chair reviews; assessment of faculty advancement programs; initiatives to improve the School's climate for a diverse and multidisciplinary faculty; faculty and Chair searches (in consultation with the SPH Dean and Departments); requests for information; and preparation for re-accreditation.*Review faculty payroll actions, leave of absence and sabbatical requests, faculty search openings, visa requests and faculty offer letters.*Oversee advertisement review process of proposed faculty positions, including joint appointments with affiliated institutions, assessing them for compliance with University and SPH faculty recruitment standards and requirements, negotiate appropriate revisions as needed.*Demonstrate familiarity with the UW Faculty Code in order to identify code language relevant to a faculty appointment, promotion, and award of tenure, as well as expectations for professional conduct.*Oversee the post-doctoral fellow appointment process for the School. Disseminate requirements associated with new, on-going, and concluding positions covered under the union collective bargaining agreement.*Serve as the SPH point of contact and liaison with UW units including Academic Personnel, Human Resources, Integrated Service Center, and International Scholars Office.*Communicate and disseminate human resources policies, practices and procedures school wide in a proactive manner.*Develop the tools, checklists and procedural documentation required to assist others in following best practices across the school.*Plan and facilitate the annual new faculty orientation and the annual all-school faculty meeting.*Research and write transmittal letters, confidential correspondence, reports, and other materials for signature by the Deans.*Serve as ex-officio member of the SPH Faculty Council, including ad hoc committees of the Faculty Council, providing consult on policy, and participate in dissemination of information on policy and procedural developments to department chairs, administrators, and departmental staff on all academic affairs matters.*Oversee development and maintenance of dean's office faculty database and faculty reporting services in the School. Track and analyze faculty data for reports in collaboration with the Sr. Data Analyst and others.*Evaluate and implement the School's policies and procedures for standardizing and enhancing faculty recruitment and retention efforts; collaborate with the Departments and School-wide Diversity Committee on initiatives to diversity the applicant pool for all faculty positions.*Work with the Senior Associate Dean Develop to develop metrics for measuring and improving the success School-wide efforts to improve faculty advancement programs.*Oversee the development and the revisions to academic human resource submission and processing procedure and timelines for department academic human resource use including overall workflow processes, timelines, and milestones. Ensure information is developed and up-dated on a timely basis and consistent with central UW academic human resource and Provost Office requirements.*Provide consultation, mentorship and guidance to department staff charged with academic human resource coordination and management.Staff HR :Under the general guidance of the Asst. Dean of Finance & Administration:SPH Office of the Dean (OD):*Oversee OD Human Resource functions, including staffing plans, recruitments, staff onboarding and separations, performance management, and career development.*Provide informal and formal confidential support to employees and supervisors related to workplace concerns and resolving conflicts. Investigate, mediate and engage in complaint resolution. *Provide oversight, guidance and support to OD supervisors on the recruitment and hiring process for staff and student positions.*Participate in and oversee the OD candidate selection process, as well as salary negotiation.*Oversee OD new employee orientations and outgoing employee exit interviews. *Oversee annual performance evaluation completion for OD staff. Assure compliance with HR processes. Advise managers on best practices in conducting performance reviews, compliance issues regarding labor & employee relations, and creating acceptable corrective action plans.*Provide oversight and counsel on position allocation, reclassifications, position reviews and promotions. Based on an exceptional knowledge of sound compensation practices, review requests for salary adjustments - temporary and permanent - and advise managers on best course of action.*Interpret personnel policies and procedures (i.e. Washington Administrative Code, Family Medical Leave use, grievances, performance issues, corrective disciplinary action and layoff procedures.*Work with the Assistant Director of Finance & Administration to prepare projections for annual OD budget approval and manage staff recruiting budget. *Partner with UW Leave/HR Consultant/Disability Offices on complex leave and accommodation issues.School-wide:*Review and approve school-wide HR actions (hiring, compensation adjustments, corrective action, layoff, TPI/ADS, etc.) by delegation of the Dean.*Oversee development and assessment of SPH HR policies, processes, and procedures; develop plan for improvement, if necessary; provide ongoing education and coaching to school leadership on these policies and procedures. *Provide school-wide HR related consultation, communications, and performance management as needed.*Oversee leave administration. Advise management and staff on leave use and parameters. Ensure consistency of leave interpretation and application throughout the DO and departments.*Represent the SPH in school-wide and campus-wide projects and committees concerning human resources matters (e.g., HR/Payroll Modernization).*Advise leadership, administrators, managers, faculty and staff on institutional hiring practices and staffing needs. *Respond to inquiries and resolve problems in human resources areas such as leave administration, compensation, and employee relations.*Coordinate and monitor the annual staff performance evaluation process. Partner with the Assistant Director of Finance & Administration to implement the annual merit award process.*Partner with UW Leave/HR Consultant/Disability Offices on complex leave and accommodation issues.Personnel Management* Supervise Office of the Dean human resources staff, including assisting with work-load management, prioritization to optimize capacity, provide coaching on problem-solving, reviewing work, and ensuring successfully completion of all job duties. Will ensure human resource activity is addressed effectively, timely and in compliance with University policy. Provide cross-training to ensure back-up systems are in place. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.REQUIREMENTS:This position requires a refined sense of diplomacy and relationship-building, as well as organizational, problem-solving, communication, and project management skills. Using superior judgment, tact, and discretion are a necessity. This position requires accuracy, efficiency, flexibility, and the ability to serve multiple stakeholders, while working within UW regulations and policies. Additional requirements:*Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Business or related field.*4-5 years of HR administration or organizational development experience*Supervisory experience*Experience with both Academic and Staff Human Resources*Demonstrated ability to effectively address complex and sensitive administrative and personnel issues*Direct working knowledge of major HR functions, including workforce planning, recruitment, compensation, risk management, employee relations, performance management, conflict resolution, training & development and relevant laws and regulations.*Knowledge of and experience in conceiving, developing, and maintaining, HR data and HR records system(s)*Proven leadership, communication, team-building and problem solving capability*Ability to interpret and communicate complex policies and procedures*Proven track record in exercising discretion and independent judgment to aid in effective decision-making*Self-motivated, resourceful with strong organizational skills and able to multi-task and work collaboratively in large, complex, multi-departmental, cross-functional, cross-cultural teams*Work experience in a fast paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple demands, establish priorities, and meet deadlines. Proven ability to manage complex workloads and competing demands*Ability to operate in situations of uncertainty, and trouble-shoot challenges independently demonstrating appropriate judgement and seeing projects through to completion*Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity*Ability to handle confidential information responsibly*Stellar interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective relationships across the organization*Experience advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace*Excellent oral and written skills*Demonstrated experience of successful handling of multiple projects with critical deadlinesEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIRED:*Master's degree in a relevant field*HR Certificate, PHR or equivalent UW HR training*Knowledge of and proficient in UW systems, including Workday, and policies and procedures*Knowledge of and relevant experience with labor relations and human resources policies, regulations, trends, and practices*Experience with process improvement techniques and methods, such as LEAN, and demonstrated effectiveness managing in a culture of change and transitionApplication Process:The 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 Workforce 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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