The University of Missouri System (UM System) consists of system administration and four universities: The University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and all of their component parts, including MU Health, MU Extension and UM Engagement. It has a unique mission to advance the opportunities for success and well-being for Missouri, the nation, and the world through transformative teaching, research, innovation, engagement, and inclusion.
The MU School of Medicine employs over 2,000 faculty and staff dedicated to improving the health of all people through exemplary education, research, and patient-centered care. We educate more than 2,000 medical students, residents, fellows, and undergraduate students each semester. Our students have access to one of Missouri's most comprehensive health care networks with MU Health Care's multi-hospital enterprise.
The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the human resources strategic and collaborative leadership, vision, and change management across the MU School of Medicine, focusing on developing and implementing HR programs aligned with the organization’s goals, mission, and values. The HR Director will manage a team of HR professionals; lead the development of faculty and staff engagement programs, and provide organizational design and employee relations expertise.
Oversee HR functions within the school of medicine. Provide leadership and supervision of talent management, performance management, organizational assessments and design, compensation and classification, policy interpretation, employee relations, HR operations, and HR communications. Provide transformational leadership, mentoring, and supervision of the school's Human Resources team, supporting an inclusive and dynamic culture. Responsible for direct and indirect leadership of 25-30 FTE.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the School of Medicine leaders and human resource colleagues across the University of Missouri System to engage in strategic discussions, partnerships, and alignment of priority initiatives with the School of Medicine, University of Missouri campus, MU Health Care Hospitals and Clinics, and UM System.
Consult with leaders and stakeholders to evolve the human resource service deliverables and vision into organizational results. Collaborate and partner with the HR COE’s and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive to foster the importance and value of a diverse and inclusive environment.
Identify and implement new initiatives to enhance HR deliverables to support the recruitment, retention, and development of faculty physicians, nurses, and administrative personnel. Initial areas of focus may include onboarding and orientation, faculty engagement, and compensation analysis.
Provide strategic planning, organizational design, employee development, and implementation of a new HR structure to meet the needs of clinical and non-clinical departments. Lead, develop, and supervise a team of HR professionals, including HR Partners, administrative staff, and payroll/operations.
Work with senior leaders within the School of Medicine to find strategies to improve the performance of team members, address staffing plan priorities, and provide HR leadership with sensitive and confidential matters. Consult with leaders to address root causes of organizational issues and resolve them through a systematic and analytical approach.
Support and lead change management initiatives that drive innovation to enhance employee relations, operational excellence, and organizational competitive advantage. Provide ideas, strategies, and leadership to implement change and ensure effective stakeholder collaboration.
As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected to support the mission and purpose of the University of Missouri.
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Masters’ degree and ten (10) years of related experience demonstrating effective team development, an understanding of higher education and/or healthcare human resources, and organizational development expertise.
Successful experience showing an ability to build relationships, exercise good judgment, work in stressful and fast-paced environments, and solve problems collaboratively.
Established in 1839, the University of Missouri knows what it means to be first. We were the first public university west of the Mississippi River. We are home to the world’s first journalism school. We started the tradition of homecoming. As a flagship, land-grant institution and one of only 65 universities across the U.S. and Canada to be a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we are a campus where empathy, innovation and hard work combine to solve the world’s grand challenges. Our community of students, faculty and staff enhances bovine reproduction, composes award-winning music and generates life-saving radioisotopes in the most powerful university research reactor in the country. We tackle diverse problems because Missouri is a diverse state — from the southern Ozarks to the northern plains. We are Mizzou, where Black and Gold runs deep and Truman the Tiger embodies our bold spirit.