The Director provides leadership for Human Resources in the Division of Campus Life, comprised of 18 offices, departments and centers, 225 staff and 700 student worker positions. The Director works with hiring managers to cultivate the divisionâ™s ability to recruit and retain employees through best practices, competitive compensation, talent development, and a deeply shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The Director works closely with central University Human Resources to deliver HR services and manage issues collaboratively.Â Â In addition, the director supports supervisors in managing employee performance issues and interfaces with departments to ensure compliance with relevant federal and state laws and regulations and university policies.
The Director works collaboratively across the division to support all members of the division and is responsible for all HR operations, including consistent, compliant, and responsive recruitment, selection, onboarding, training and development, support, performance management, compensation and talent development of staff members.Â The Director of Human Resources serves as a central point of contact for operational and business processes related to human resources and as a resource to problem solve and offer guidance to managers in the division. The Director will collaborate with staff to implement human resource policies and procedures efficiently and to educate managers about their human resource management obligations and provide policy interpretation and implementation guidance.
The Director manages student employment for the division and partners with University Human Resources to ensure proper procedures are followed and the division is compliant with policies and employment law.Â This includings meeting withÂ heads to review student worker needs and proactively develop student worker staffing plans for the full academic year and developing division wide student recruiting andÂ hiring processes.
Required: Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience
Experience and Job Competencies
7 to 10 years of progressive human resources management and leadership experience required
Prior experience in the higher education setting or similarly complex organization is required
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; tactful, direct, and demonstrated ability to present data and communicate effectively with diverse campus groups.
Leadership skills with the ability to effectively influence policies and programs
Prior experience in consulting with internal clients on some combination of recruitment, compensation, organizational, talent development
Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA).
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace
Strong commitment to supporting the Universityâ™s goals of cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment
Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; flexible in dealing with changes in approach and deliverables.
Strong systems skills, including Microsoft Office suite, database, and resource planning systems.
Membership in the Society of Human Resources Management or College & University Professional Association for Human Resources preferred but is not required.
A cover letter and resume is required when submitting your application materials.
Background Checks: Criminal and Education Verification
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Job Posting Title:
Director of Human Resources
Campus Life & Student Services
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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ170004
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.