1) Manages and directs the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for IT Services in alignment with University policies and strategies.Â
2) Designs and implements Human Resources programs and policies for staff to ensure talent alignment with University mission and goals.
3) Serves as strategic thought partner to enable high performing talent.
4) Collaborates with IT Services managers and Central HR leadership on organizational strategy, talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, compensation, benefits and employee and labor relations.Â
5) Provides business support for the human resources function, acting as initial point of contact for employees in the unit, on-boarding new hires, and serving as informal resources to other team members. 15% 6) Provides a general explanation of benefits to new employees along with a complete benefits package with a limited degree of supervision. Â May assist the unit HR staff in coordination of staff or recruitment efforts. Â 10% 7) Assists with the preparation and expediting personnel and payroll related forms. Â Maintains employee personnel records. 10% 8) Ensures unit and University personnel policies and procedures are followed. Â Schedules meetings, interviews, training and unit orientations. 15%Â 9) Manages employees by establishing annual performance goals, allocating resources, assessing annual performance, and determining individual merit, incentive and/or promotional increases. 15% 10) Stays abreast of federal, state and local employment laws and regulations and may advise unit management and professional staff in matters relating. 15%Â 11) Ensures and may help develop short- and long-term human resources plans and operational policies for a unit. Develops and administers the HR budget for the unit and manages expenses. 10% Â 12) May represent the unit in grievances, complaints, or legal issues, and works with the appropriate University offices to coordinate resolutions. 5% 13) Performs other related work as needed. 5%
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Handle sensitive and confidential situations/information with absolute discretion. 2)Â Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Â 3)Â Excellent active listening and presentation skills. 4)Â Take initiative and organize and complete projects with minimal supervision. 5)Â Maintain calm and courteous demeanor in difficult employee situations. 6)Â Excellent skills in working both independently and as a team member. 7)Â Excellent problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills and follow-up skills. 8)Â Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills. 9)Â Architect strategy along with the leadership skills to implement the strategies. 10) Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the ITS and University environment. 11)Â Knowledge of HR systems and databases; Workday a plus. 12)Â In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices.
1) Standard office environment.
1) Sit for short or extended time periods.
2) Extensively use computer.
3) Ability to hear, including making fine discrimination in sound.
1) Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field. 2) PHR or SPHR certification.
1) Minimum seven years total work experience in related field.
2) At least five years of experience leading a Human Resources function within a large department. 3) Demonstrable experience with Human Resources metrics.
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application. Â
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