Under limited direction of the Director, Talent Solutions, the Associate Director is responsible for the development, growth and successful functioning of the HR Business Partner function. The Associate Director will play an important role as a strategic advisor within the central HR function as well as to the college and division leadership and their respective management teams. The Associate Director will collaborate to create highly effective channels of communication and flow of information to and from each of the campus units.
The Associate Director serves as the central point of contact whose major goal is to lead strategic partnerships with colleges, units/departments, driving human capital related business results. Primary focus is on strategic activities such as overseeing talent agenda and monitoring operational services. Works with colleges, units/departments on a regular basis in order to translate organizational needs into HR business requirements, creating meaningful HR best practices approach throughout University community. The incumbent strives to ensure a welcoming community climate, one that builds a culture of respect and civility through communication and programming.
Responsible for leading strategic partnerships with colleges, units/departments, driving human resource related business results.
Leads HR Managers and designated HR staff by implementing best HR business practices within the university community, providing guidance and expertise on all aspects of the HR function with concentration in employee/team development, performance management, succession planning, policy interpretation, employee relations, compensation, and change management.
Directs the day-to-day application, communication, and implementation of HR policies and programs at the business unit level. Responsible for identifying an appropriate balance of centralized and decentralized workflows and developing processes, training and lines of accountability to ensure compliance and consistency across units.
Oversees the understanding and articulation of unit perspectives. Provides relevant insights and perspectives to ensure unit matters are appropriately addressed and considered in strategy and priority formulation.
Provides coaching and guidance to leaders at all levels, and supports the effective prioritization and delivery of an engaging team member experience.
Responsible for performance management oversight impacting non-exempt and exempt benefitted employees.
Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures to deploy HR strategies and programs consistently across the institution.
Collaborates and works closely with the Director, Employee and Labor Relations on complex employee relations matters pertaining to colleges, business units and/or departments, as necessary.
Effectively manages the HR Business Partner budgets.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with at least seven years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
Full life cycle experience managing a range of HR professionals, and the business/HR relationship and partnerships
Evidence of strong leadership skills and a successful track record of developing others through coaching, mentoring, motivating and training.
Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with many constituents at various organizational levels within the UD community.
Commitment to diversity and inclusivity, as well as the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies (staff, students, faculty, administrators) with diplomacy and tact.
Ability to consult, facilitate and interact across function/market areas and with all organizational levels
Ability to influence, negotiate and gain commitment at all organizational levels and with external partners
Ability to manage, motivate and inspire people to embrace change
Ability to establish and implement short and long term strategic plans of action.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks on a regular basis.
Experience working in higher education preferred.
Ability to make administrative and procedure decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential matters.
Strong organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Effective interpersonal relations and communication skills.
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