This position serves as one of three HR Associate Directors in the College of Letters & Science responsible for human resources and compensation activities for more than 1100 academic and limited staff, 230 university staff, 56 temporary employees, 207 employees-in-training and more than 1500 student hourly appointments.
Under general direction of the HR Director, this position directs comprehensive personnel and compensation processes and performs human resource related activities in the College of Letters and Sciences (L&S) Human Resources Office for assigned departments. This position functions as a Human Resource Associate Director and advises departmental representatives on a variety of complex personnel issues relating to recruitment, compensation, layoff/nonrenewal, workforce relations and other general human resource areas. This position requires independent decision making and is responsible for all phases of various HR issues consistent with College, University, State and Federal policies, codes and statutes.
Assists with the planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for one or more human resources functions such as recruitment, employment relations, performance management, compensation and classification, and payroll and benefits. Implements, operationalizes, and monitors the use of approved policies and procedures and ensures strategy alignment. Audits the program budget, approves unit expenditures, and supervises human resources (HR) staff.
10% Assists with planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for one or more human resources function
5% Audits the unit budget and approves expenditures
10% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
20% Implements, operationalizes, and monitors the use of policies and procedures to comply with laws, regulations, institutional policies, and unit objectives
5% Identifies needs and recommends improvements to leadership regarding HR matters such as workforce performance and competency gaps, organizational structures, compensation discrepancies and assists with the development of training plans and mitigation strategies as needed
30% Coordinates HR activities, such as recruitment, pay administration programs, new hire orientation, employee benefits, and health and safety plans, through managerial HR staff
20% Serves as an advisor and liaison to unit managers and staff providing organization information and interpretation of human resources policies and procedures
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Preferred Bachelor's Degree in HR or Business Administration or equivalent work experience preferred.
Required: - Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to maintain effective relationships with managers, staff, and campus offices. -Sound judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures -Demonstrated commitment to respect, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace -Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders on multiple topics - Ability to independently plan, establish priorities, and organize varied and complex tasks
Technical competence in two or more of the following areas is required: -Implementing, operationalizing, and monitoring HR policies and procedures in a higher educational setting, strongly preferred -Navigating employment relations issues -Resolving conflicts and negotiating with stakeholders -Providing guidance on conflict resolution -Managing workplace investigations -Coaching and developing others -Applying supervisory methods and techniques -Determining appropriate title and classification
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
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To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.
Your application materials may be used as a writing sample. Your cover letter should detail your work-related experience and professional background as it relates to the qualifications and duties in this job description.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.