Primary function of the Human Resource Associate Director is to coordinate HR policies and programs, insuring that the organization is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the position works closely with the associate vice president for human resources in developing, implementing and evaluating ongoing HR policies, programs, functions and activities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Manage HR Associate, HR Processor, and HR Assistant in the HR department.
Acts as coach and mentor to all employees in the HR department.
Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources and Payroll department.
Assist the associate vice president in the daily administration of other HR services as directed or assigned, including recruitment and selection, promotions, transfers, contract negotiation and administration, affirmative action/EEO compliance, job classification, performance evaluation, and employee relations in accordance with quality management principles and overall objectives of the organization.
Develop, prepare, generate and analyze ongoing and ad-hoc special reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data, including issues such as benefits costs, staffing levels/deployment, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking, affirmative action/EEO, compensation, promotions, etc. Effectively utilize the data processing system to obtain, store and analyze pertinent data and information.
Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resource management. Identify trends that could affect organizational objectives and/or operational resources. Interpret appropriate laws and policies and advise management, employees and retirees accordingly
Interpret collective bargaining agreements and participate in grievances and collective bargaining
Serve as an HR Consultant for certain areas and employee groups of the University.
Work with Academic Affairs interpreting faculty employment.
Serve on various ad-hoc committees/task force/workgroups.
Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Conduct investigations as necessary.
Manage employment VISAs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field, or equivalent experience. • Three years of progressively responsible experience in human resources.
• SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) current certification preferred. • Prior payroll and benefits management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. • Thorough understanding of state and federal laws concerning employee benefits and payroll. • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. • Strong supervisory and leadership skills. • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Commensurate with experience
Anticipated Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, evenings and weekends as needed. Hybrid schedule available.
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