The Human Resources (HR) Manager will provide direction in all areas of general human resources, interacting with a diverse group of individuals in an active, fast-paced, and challenging environment within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR).
The HR Manager will be responsible for helping to guide our talent management program throughout the department and providing analytical support to DAR leadership. The incumbent will have a record of progressive responsibility in Human Resources and possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Responsibilities of this position include explanation of employment laws, policies and procedures and providing guidance to managers during various processes (e.g. salary planning, performance management, leave of absence, etc.).
Collaborate with DAR leadership, management and central human resources team to support initiatives by understanding the organization's issues and needs. Participate in planning processes and provide subject matter expertise and guidance in all human resources areas.
Provide effective management of employee/labor relations issues including manager/employee conflicts, pay equity issues, performance improvement plans, discipline, and termination issues.
Oversee the performance appraisal process and administer the area's salary-setting program in support of the University's guidelines.
Manage reclassification request process; seek necessary approvals and coordinate submission to HR. Provide consultation with departments on the documentation and submission of reclassification requests.
Identify, communicate, and consult with staff on training and career development opportunities. Conduct relevant training, and participate in training design.
Oversee policies and processes for workers' compensation, disability, leave, work place accommodation requests, and health and safety issues; consult with managers, central human resources, as needed. Oversee the accurate documentation and recordkeeping.
Manage JED submissions, s-contracts, student employment, bi-weekly payroll approval, etc. Investigate issue and provides resolution to responsible party.
Develop strategies to promote DAR as the workplace of choice. Actively advance diversity and inclusion initiatives in conjunction with various campus leaders and groups.
Design and implement programs and systems to continuously improve human resource efficiency and effectiveness. Identify new opportunities where HR can add value to the business of fundraising.
Assist in the design and management of staff compensation programs and career plans.
Understand employee opinions and anticipate needs and concerns.
Use HR analytics and other relevant data to review existing programs and processes; develop proposals and prepare reports in an effort to help DAR leaders make informed decisions.
Maintain current knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends.
Bachelor's degree in business, human resources or other applicable field and five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge and experience in HR procedures, advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
Knowledge and experience in at least two human resources areas, including: employee relations, employment and labor law, compensation, staffing and employment, training and development, performance coaching and management, and organizational development.
Interpersonal skills and understanding of group dynamics.
Successful track record of establishing credibility and trust with a diverse group.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, judgment, and influencing skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and deliver formal presentations and training. Proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite and human resource information systems.
Human Resources certification (e.g. PHR, SHRM-CP, etc.) preferred.
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