Assistant Human Resources Director/Human Resources Manager
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 147469
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Partners with the Associate Vice President of Human Resources to lead implementation of key HR strategies across the University. Leads and mentors HR staff in their daily responsibilities and serves as an advisor, coach and trusted leader to university leaders and employees.
Acts as the daily operational leader and thought partner for Human Resources team in areas of recruitment/retention, payroll and benefits, HR systems and processes, labor and employee relations, training and development, compensation and classification.
Serve as the primary HR partner to academic department leaders, faculty and staff within the arts and sciences and professional studies areas identify and prioritize initiatives and practices that are in alignment with the strategic goals of the University.
Leads, mentors, coaches and supervises Human Resources staff in their professional development.
Communicate and align organizational areas to effectively and efficiently achieve University objectives by operating under best practices for human resources.
Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting remain in compliance.
Analyze, develop, and reform internal HR business practices and policies to assure the best use of the resources available.
Lead and participate in Augsburg/HR teams, projects and initiatives that move the University toward operational effectiveness.
All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This position will is primarily based in the Human Resources office on the Augsburg University campus. Some remote work will be offered, up to 40% depending on department needs.
Regular computer usage.
May include irregular or extended work hours.
Travel is not required.
Bachelor's degree required
Minimum of five years of Human Resources generalist or business partner experience required with demonstrated knowledge of talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and performance management and training/coaching required.
Passion for mission-based, people-centered work that demonstrates integrity, empathy, accountability and service to others required.
Commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in all aspects of your work required.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, or other HR certification preferred.
Significant experience with compensation/classification/grading systems strongly preferred
Previous experience with labor and employee relations preferred
Exceptional and communication skills (written, oral, and listening) required.
Ability to be attentive to details, be accurate, be precise required.
Ability to lead or teach; influence and motivate employees on all levels of the organization; and work collectively in a team environment.
Ability to work independently or with little supervision; reason/analyze; maintain confidentiality; and show initiative required.
Able to handle frequent interruptions; multi-task and organize workflow; and manage one or more projects required.
Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.
As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world. Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.
For full consideration, candidates must submit both at the time of application:
Professional references will be requested at a later date.
Augsburg University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. Augsburg University is requiring all students, staff, seasonal staff, volunteer staff, and faculty (including adjuncts contracted), to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption before beginning work.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.