The College of Engineering (COE) at the University of Iowa invites applications for a Senior Director Human Resources. This is a full-time professional and scientific position located in Iowa City, Iowa.
This position functions as the strategic business partner and College of Engineering organizational authority leading all areas of Human Resources (HR) such as compensation, benefits, talent management, employee and labor relations, and organizational development, by acting as leader, consultant and resource for HR strategy, compliance, policies, processes, programs, and transactions. Works collaboratively with the Dean, COE Leadership, and HR team to develop and advance HR goals and strategies to positively influence organizational performance and culture.
The Senior HR Director promotes a diverse and inclusive work culture that is consistent with University and COE missions, goals and core values. Serves as the liaison between University HR and COE, representing COE on University-wide HR initiatives and in the creation of a campus HR vision and mission, and ensuring that regulatory, legal, and University HR policies, practices and goals are implemented and followed in COE. Serves as the COE representative on the Senior HR Leadership Council.
Major responsibilities include the following:
Collaborate with COE and University leaders on organizational and university strategic plans.
Contribute to the overall strategic business goals and plans of the organization.
Actively participate and lead as co-chair of COE DEI Council that recommends DEI strategy and initiatives for COE.
Monitor trends, forecast workforce needs and develop organizational HR strategies.
Partner with COE leadership and provide consultation based upon the strategic mission of the organization, in alignment with University and COE HR strategy and compliance.
Serve as the COE Senior Human Resources Leader and liaison to University Human Resources to facilitate various HR processes and programs; represent the College in the development of University-wide HR initiatives and in creating a campus HR vision and mission.
Serve as the COE Faculty HR Rep and liaison to the Office of the Provost concerning faculty HR policies and programs.
Partner with organization leadership to assess workforce development needs and identify HR strategies that support achievement of organizational goals.
Develop, implement, and promote best practices in faculty and staff talent acquisition processes to enhance the College's ability to attract and retain a diverse faculty and staff, as approved by the Dean and the Engineering Administrative Council.
Provide guidance to faculty and staff search committees regarding all aspects of the search process including advertising, active recruitment, interviewing, selection decisions, and offer terms.
Plan, direct and manage HR operations of COE, which is a complex professional UI organization.
Develop, author, implement, and monitor COE HR policies and procedures.
Champion and support DEI initiatives in COE and across campus, in collaboration with the Associate Dean(s).
Develop, revise, implement and ensure compliance with all college and university HR policies, regulations, and compliance requirements such as sexual harassment prevention education, FERPA, PTEA, etc.
For a complete job description, please contact Jade Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive (typically 7-10 years) progressive administrative or managerial experience in human resources in a complex and/or high-profile organization with multiple departments/units.
Experience supervising professional staff.
Knowledge of contemporary human resource principles, practices and trends and current federal and state laws, regulations, policies, and directives pertaining to human resources.
Utilizes outstanding verbal, written and electronic communication skills as demonstrated by (a) tailoring messaging to various audiences; including complex and highly sensitive information, (b) managing conflicts and investigations, (c) delivery of presentations or staff training, and (d) developing, authoring, and editing formal policy language.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse teams, including the ability to lead initiatives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience with employee relations procedures, including formal and informal investigations and disciplinary procedures.
Expert ability to apply an organization's performance management system, practices, and tools to develop and improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
Professional Human Resource Management experience in a higher education environment.
Demonstrated collegial and collaborative leadership style that is effective throughout all levels of the organization.
Professional HR certification (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, etc.)
Success implementing talent acquisition and retention strategies in a highly competitive labor market.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Jade Rogers at email@example.com.
Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa.
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.