The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to serve in the lead Human Resources position for the Unit. The position will lead efforts to develop and support the department, its administrators, and employees using best practice HR methods and university-supported processes and policies. The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has a significant teaching and research mission. Our faculty are actively engaged in developing new therapies for various diseases including, but not limited to, cancer, dementia, cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, and inflammatory conditions.
The Human Resources Administrator manages the human resources functions for Pharmacology and Toxicology, a complex, research-intensive, multi-college department (COM, CHM, CVM). As part of the department's leadership team, the HR Administrator develops, advises, and collaborates with the chair on strategic vision and direction for the department's human resources while also being responsible for the complete scope of HR functions for the department.
In summary, the HR Administrator’s portfolio of responsibility includes:
Serve as a trusted leader, resource, and HR coach to the chair, faculty, and staff to recruit and retain the department’s talented human resources.
Manage all department HR activities.
Develop and implement human resources strategies, including compensation, talent, and performance management strategies.
Interpret, develop, and implement human resources policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with College and University policies and collective bargaining agreements.
Serve as the subject matter expert and leader in university policies as related to executing the department’s mission and vision.
Manage and oversee grievances and investigative processes for Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Accurate and timely processing of human resources-related actions for 63 faculty and academic staff (FAS) employees, 7 support staff employees, and approximately 50 student, temporary, and on-call employees.
The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that excellence and diversity are achieved through shared trust and respect, open access, and proactive inclusion.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year department degree program in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field, or a field related to the employing Unit; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in managing human resource functions, designing and implementing training programs and human resource/labor relations management and computer applications; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Masters degree in Business or related field; knowledge of University policies and procedures; familiarity with Enterprise Business System (EBS) including Business Intelligence (BI) reporting, HR form submission, and financial transaction processing; excellent written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of human resources policies, procedures, and laws; process improvement and project. Knowledge and experience with the J-1 and H-1B visa processes. Knowledge and experience with the permanent residency process.
Ability to carry out job responsibilities with minimal supervision, determine priorities to meet deadlines, and make independent decisions as necessary to serve the functional objectives of the department. Must have excellent and effective communication and critical thinking skills to accomplish independent decision-making and work well as part of a collaborative team. Demonstrated participation in programs designed to promote inclusion and multicultural perspectives and develop and foster trust in a culture of collaboration.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
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Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Bidding Eligibility ends June 28, 2022 at 11:55 PM
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