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. Founded in 1899, the University of Washington School of Law is one of the nation's top public law schools; it also enjoys strong private support for leading programs in Asian Law, Global Health, Law & Technology, Tax, and Environmental Law. Located in William H. Gates Hall, a new state-of-the-art facility in vibrant Seattle, the School of Law is also home to the Gates Public Service Scholars program and the Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services. The University of Washington School of Law is seeking a full time Director of Human Resources, Equity, and Engagement.Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations, the School of Law Director of Human Resources, Equity, and Engagement provides director level administrative oversight and human resources support to the School of Law, its centers and graduate programs, and the Gallagher Law Library. The Director is responsible for leading UW Law's strategy to promote workforce diversity and foster an inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff. The Director provides leadership and expertise in academic and staff human resources policies and procedures, employment practices, payroll, and employee relations. The Director provides decision support to faculty and staff leadership on recruitment, hiring, compensation, general human resources functions, regulatory compliance (including FLSA, FMLA, EEO, and ADA), training and development, corrective actions and separations. This position manages complex personnel issues for 57 full-time faculty, approximately 200 part-time faculty, 10 librarians, and 71 staff (professional staff and contract-classified employees in three different bargaining units). To effectively integrate equity and engagement into all aspects of the faculty, student, and staff experience, the Director will incorporate UW Law's core diversity values into all talent and development initiatives.The Director supervises two FTE. 1. The Academic HR Manager is responsible for managerial level academic personnel processes and payroll within the law school and 2. The HR Assistant Sr. who serves as HR generalist.RESPONSIBILITIES:Human Resources, Employee Relations, and PersonnelProvide advice and counsel on faculty, librarian, and staff HR issues. Interpret all aspects of academic and staff personnel policies and procedures (e.g. Faculty Code, University of Washington rules and regulations, Washington Administrative Code, FMLA/family medical leave use, grievances, performance problems, corrective disciplinary action, layoff procedures, etc.) for law school leadership, faculty and staff. Respond to inquiries regarding HR issues such as complex leave issues, outside professional work, telecommute policy, compensation, job classification and employee relations.Manage the hiring, appointment, and separation actions for faculty, staff and student appointments. Ensure compliance with federal and state laws, UW policies and procedures, and union contract regulations for faculty, staff and academic student employees.Serve as a resource for faculty, students, and staff who have safety or harassment complaints. Manage and conduct investigations around allegations of violations of policies, practices, and code of conduct and complex employee relations issues. Review, monitor and advise on internal equity of staff, librarian, and faculty positions. Review, provide advice and counsel, and coordinate appointment changes, compensation changes, and position reviews for professional and classified staff. Oversee and manage the annual faculty merit process and performance evaluation process for professional and classified staff. Manage all faculty and academic personnel appointment actions, including hiring, promotion and tenure, reappointment, appointment renewal, endowed chairs and professorships, sabbatical processes.Oversee the recruitment and search process for classified and professional staff. Participate in candidate interviews, provide coaching to hiring managers and ensure hiring strategies support open and inclusive searches. Write and review position descriptions for new and replacement positions and position reviews, assuring responsibilities and requirements are appropriate for salary offered and equitable with compensation levels for similar positions in the law school. Analyze job requirements, determine essential functions and identify criteria to fill specific vacancies.Oversee and initiate staff disciplinary actions, layoffs, and reassignments. Manage disability accommodation process and ensure compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies.Equity and Community EngagementCollaboratively lead the design of UW Law's equity, inclusion, and engagement strategy. Conduct workforce analysis, climate surveys, and organizational assessments to identify enablers and potential inhibitors to an inclusive environment. Manage the School of Law Diversity Plan and align the School's diversity efforts with the UW's Race and Equity Initiative. Serve as UW Law's liaison to UW's Race & Equity Initiative.Nurture campus, community, and other partnerships that help UW Law strengthen its impact and visibility on issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and multiculturalism.In partnership with the Dean for Students and the Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, develop and execute programs that advance diversity, inclusion, equity and multiculturalism.Manage budget lines allocated for consulting, training and coaching for leaders and employees on inclusion and equity issues. Communication and Process ImprovementOversee the UW Law's HR intranet and process documentation. Develop databases and other tracking tools and utilize data resources available through central units to track human resource information including organizational charts, directories, faculty promotion and tenure, paid professional leave, committee memberships, mandatory deadline reviews, salary comparisons, staff reports and other information as necessary.Training and DevelopmentPartner with Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations and other staff leadership to develop trainings and workshops on a variety of topics including supervisor effectiveness and employee retention and satisfaction. Other Duties as AssignedREQUIREMENTS:Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Organizational Development, Higher Education Administration, or related field and five years of increasingly responsible human resources experience including personnel administration and analysis. Four years of experience managing and leading employees.Experience working in the area of diversity and inclusion, community outreach, or a relevant, related discipline.Knowledge of applicable federal and state personnel policies, rules, regulations and laws. Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.Diplomatic and articulate communication style. Excellent oral and written skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of University employees.Ability to work with diverse people with tact, sensitivity, and confidentiality. Possesses a high level of accountability, drives for results, displays a sense of ownership, and is passionate about attaining goals and surpassing expectations. Equivalent 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 Organizational Development, Higher Education Administration, or related field.University of Washington human resources experience to include knowledge of University personnel policy and procedures for faculty, professional, classified staff, and graduate students. Familiarity with UW, State, and Federal HR policies and laws.Proficiency working with Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word.CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Application 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 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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