The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Management (HRTM) for the Office of Alumni and Development (OAD), the Associate Director of Human Resources will be responsible for all areas of the employee-life cycle to support the overall mission and strategic direction of the department. This includes managing and overseeing day-to-day HR functions with a focus on performance management, communications, employee relations, and employee engagement. Strong business acumen and relationship management required, along with the ability to navigate gray areas to effectively problem solve.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Manage a comprehensive group of human resource processes, which includes performance management, compensation, employee relations, engagement, and succession planning.
Develop and update internal HR related policies and procedures within the guidelines of the University to support the needs of the Office of Alumni and Development.
Manage and oversee operations to ensure timely execution of HR processes.
Make enhancements to existing systems, and partner with other units on implementation of new systems as needed.
Develop and implement strategic communications to ensure that staff have timely resources and information.
Liaise with Central HR and other departments throughout the University including Disability Services, Labor Relations, Benefits, and HR Client Services.
Represent the Office of Alumni and Development on various university committees and outside professional groups and associations.
Develop HR metrics, create reports and conduct data analysis to identify trends and make recommendations.
Manage and implement projects as needed.
Partner with the Executive Director of HRTM and the Deputy Vice President of Administration on annual performance and merit process. Follow up with Program Directors and Executive Team members to ensure completion of the process for each unit.
Conduct needs assessments to determine gaps in performance and recommend resources for staff development.
Partner with management and team members on succession planning and development of talent and retention strategies.
Partner with Executive Director of HRTM and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Antiracism and Justice Team, on providing data and implementing initiatives that support a diverse and inclusive culture.
Provide recommendations, identify opportunities, and develop and implement programming that supports employee engagement.
Evaluate and provide recommendations that support employee retention.
Partner with Executive Director on employee relations, developing plans of action and ensuring that compliance with University practices and state and federal employment laws are met.
Provide HR consultation on human capital issues and best practices.
Bachelor???s degree along with four (4) to six (6) years of related experience required. Demonstrated ability working in a high volume complex environment that requires confidentiality, a high level of collaboration, discretion, diplomacy and tact. Must have strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability in problem solving and conflict resolution. Strong knowledge of human resource policies, programs and procedures, along with a comprehensive understanding of applicable federal, state and local employment laws. Strong analytical aptitude required, along with advanced skills with Microsoft Excel. Must have excellent verbal and written communications.
Advanced degree desirable. Experience with Salesforce, Peoplesoft, human resources in higher education and experience with unions is preferred.
Subject to business needs, the Office of Alumni and Development supports a hybrid work arrangement for this position. Options will be discussed during the interview process.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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