This position is responsible for supporting a variety of human resources activities in the areas of recruitment, compensation, payroll, and benefits. This position will also contribute to the division's approach to human resources and employee engagement, well-being, and professional development.
This position reports to the HR and Finance Director for the Division for Teaching and Learning, who leads division human resources and finance/budget practices and is part of a division administrative team that is convened by the Assistant Vice Provost and Chief of Staff and regularly interacting with the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.
The Division for Teaching and Learning (DTL) is a newly reorganized division with an average of 130 part or full employees, 160+ student employees, and a budget exceeding $10 million. The division has six main departments; the Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA), the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring (CTLM), the Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE), the Student Learning Assessment (SLA) office, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, as well as a division office.
You can expect to work on a compassionate and supportive team that values you as an individual, supports your work/life balance, and provides you with opportunities to grow and develop. We are specifically seeking candidates who are strongly committed to centering marginalized identities, justice and equity in the way they approach human resources work. It is imperative that the selected candidate execute the position in service and support of our students and staff, viewing themselves as a resource and advocate first and foremost. Working in strong collaboration with department staff, divisional, and campus-level colleagues, the position is responsible for supporting human resources functions for all divisional employees.
DTL seeks an individual who demonstrates the ability to: - Foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. - Work effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues. - Share complex information in a clear, concise, and organized manner in both verbal and written forms. - Connect well with others (students, families, faculty, and staff). - Work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team.
Applicants should address the duties in their cover letter and resume.
Anticipated Start Date: January or February 2023
Designs, implements and monitors more than one human resources (HR) functional program such as payroll, recruitment, and employee relations and benefits. May supervise staff. Assists in strategy development to ensure the unit is able to process and support workforce needs and ensure regulatory compliance.
5% Identifies, designs, implements, and monitors Human Resources and staff training programs consistent with strategic objectives and initiatives
35% Directs and manages unit operational functions and/or staff
20% Identifies, proposes, implements, and interprets employment policies and practices for stakeholders, and provides recommendations for changes
20% Monitors programs and practices to ensure compliance with human resources laws, regulations, and institutional policies
20% Serves as subject matter expert to support unit managers' alignment of business needs and human resources strategy
Leads payroll activities for the division including reviewing payroll reports to ensure accuracy.
Disseminates HR communications as needed.
Reviews expected job end dates and other reports.
Assists employees with navigating benefits.
Processes all student hires.
Leads recruitment and selection activities for the division.
Advises supervisors on correct personnel transactions for employees (transfer, promotion, demotion, reinstatement, original hire, job change, duty change, etc).
Contributes to divisional HR approaches and policy making.
Participates in the divisional administration team.
Commitment to fostering a respectful, effective, and collegial work environment
Contributes to the divisional approach to hiring practices, onboarding, and employee engagement, well-being, and professional development.
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.
Required Qualifications: - Work effectively with a diverse community of students and colleagues. - Process and share complex information in a clear, concise, and organized manner in both verbal and written forms. - Work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a team. - Must be able to exercise superior judgment and skill in handling sensitive and confidential matters. - Self-motivated and proactive working style, personable and welcoming attitude and proven ability to collaborate effectively.
Preferred Qualifications: - At least 2 years of experience with HR work. - Ability to learn G Suite (Google) and other software applications.
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications The starting salary for the position is $70,000 but is negotiable based on qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. There is an opportunity for occasional remote flexibility with this position.
- The Division for Teaching and Learning (DTL) strives to create a healthy, welcoming, and inclusive space for all and encourages applications from members of underrepresented communities and from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. - Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of the appointment.
How to Apply:
Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. If selected for a finalist interview, applicants will be asked to supply 3 references, including a current or most recent supervisor (if not currently employed). No references will be contacted without advance notice. PDF documents preferred but not required. Pay will be based on experience and qualifications
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.