Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)/Associate Vice President, the position will be responsible for providing leadership and consultation regarding human resources issues in the areas of recruitment, classification, compensation, and benefits. The position will also assist the CHRO with strategic planning and decision-making for the units and various HR General Administration activities related to UMBC compliance and audit requirements.
The incumbent will be responsible for: setting strategic goals/objectives for the areas of human resources (HR) recruitment, classification, compensation and benefits; planning and organizing the workflow of the functions and activities in the aforementioned areas to ensure efficiency; representing the department through participation in on-campus and off-campus meetings and committees to ensure the interests of the university are maintained; developing, implementing, and overseeing programs, policies, and processes to attract, retain, and reward employees, which includes responsibility for or oversight in the completion of salary surveys, review of salary structures; providing supervision and leadership to HR Unit Managers to facilitate understanding of employment, classification, compensation and/or benefits programs to promote recruitment and retention of staff; remaining abreast of Federal and State policy and legal requirements, which may impact operations; resolving problems and mediating issues/disputes related to policy interpretation and/or administration; providing guidance to benefits, compensation and recruitment staff in administering various benefit and policies governing university employees and collaborating on effective methods to enhance and promote employee recruitment and retention; evaluating and implementing strategies to optimize employment, class/comp and benefit reporting, as well as efficient HR administration processes for storage and update of important data analytics related to each; coordinate efforts with HR unit managers in the administration of HR recruitment (PageUp) and benefit (SPS and ACA) systems by providing guidance/ leadership on the implementation of system updates, data integrations, and other related tasks; and performs other related duties as required.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree preferably in human resources management or related field , and seven (7) years progressively responsible experience building a background in the various departmental functions with at least 5 years of experience at a management/leadership level.
Must have knowledge of “best” practices in the field of human resources including: the ability to establish goals and procedures necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision specified by the Department; excellent leadership, coaching, and team-building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships; ability to network and interact, support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals; ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, conduct research and gather information; and strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
Master’s Degree in related area
Experience in higher education and/or government
Knowledge of PeopleSoft or other employer software solutions
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by September 13, 2021 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMBC, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMBC, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Further information is available at: https://covid19.umbc.edu/vaccine/
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
Please note the Type and FLSA Status above to determine the benefits offered for this position.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.