The Office of the Vice President for Research at Indiana University is responsible for research development, research compliance, and research administration. Working with university-wide offices, campus leaders, and deans, the Office of the Vice President for Research works to increase and diversify research and creative activities at IU, attract external funding for these activities, and develop public-private partnerships, technology transfer, graduate education, and inter-campus research opportunities.
The Director of Human Resources provides leadership, direction and expertise in developing and implementing human resources strategies for the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR). The position has responsibility to ensure alignment with the overall mission, strategic goals, and objectives of the University and VPR. The Director promotes, manages, and implements all human resources activities for VPR, directs staff in these activities, and acts as liaison to the University Human Resources Office.
As a member of the VP's senior leadership team, the Director informs development of staffing plans, role definitions and parameters for workforce flexibility, as well as leadership development, and creative recruitment and compensation practices necessary to meet the needs of VPR and the University.
VPR is comprised of three responsibility centers: Office of Vice President for Research (RC 91), Office of the Vice Provost for Research (RC 64) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (RC 58/OVCR). The position has HR responsibility across two campuses, IUB and IUPUI, and for 14 research centers and institutes on the Bloomington campus.
Bachelor's degree and eight years of progressive experience in human resources.
Supervisory experience. Strategic orientation and mindset with the ability to look holistically at challenges and opportunities. Demonstrated ability to embrace and model change; interweave creativity and flexibility with consistency and equity; and foster teamwork, collaboration and service. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills. Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information among various levels of staff and management, with diplomacy and tact. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to demonstrate patience, understanding and neutrality.
Master's or professional degree with experience in a college or university setting or complex business setting. Knowledge and familiarity with IU policies and procedures. Possess SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credentials.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to attend meetings. Must be able to utilize office machines. Must be able to perform detailed work and multiple concurrent tasks, with constant interruptions and dealing with individuals who are stressed, upset or agitated. Must have the ability to travel between two campuses.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 4AD
Job Function: Human Resources
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