Senior Manager HR, University Advancement Administration - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR75079
The Senior Manager HR will serve as a trusted advisor and partner to senior leaders across University Advancement and offer strategic expertise in areas of performance management, employee relations and HR policy. The Senior Manager HR will be responsible for creating and delivering human resources strategies that support the departmentâ™s mission and strategic objectives in the areas of employee relations. This role will be critical in helping Advancement with best practices that enable retaining and growing teams. The Senior Manager HR will partner closely with leaders, managers and staff as well as Central HR to assess and address HR needs, which will include coaching and support to managers and employees for a variety of employee relations issues. The person in this role will also supervise the HR Specialist and oversee onboarding, performance management and other employee relations programs. The Senior Manager HR will report to the Senior Director University Advancement Administration and Talent and will be a part of the senior leadership for the Advancement Administration team.
This position requires some traveling among campuses.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Collaborate with and obtain guidance from Central HR Employee Relations on UA employee relations issues.
Serve as UA lead on employee relations issues including investigations and terminations.
Counsels department management on disciplinary, training or other measures which resolve or address employee performance or conduct problems.
Counsel nonsupervisory staff on work practices to enhance their work experience while demonstrating optimal work performance.
Monitor and coordinate the performance evaluation process; recommend and help develop performance improvement strategies.
Strategy and Design
Create an overarching employee relations strategy.
Develop and deliver an organizational development strategy and tools, including a commitment to the fundamentals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Partners with senior leaders to identify trends within the department and each unit that require proactive engagement and recommends strategies, policies or procedural changes to enhance performance effectiveness.
Partners with senior leaders and assists in identifying and resolving problems with staff, processes, policies, or organizational structure to ensure the sustenance of a positive environment.
Collaborate with Central HR Employee Relations on UA employee relations strategy.
Supervise the HR Specialist and oversee and participate in carrying out onboarding, performance review process and the hybrid work programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience in an academic or non-profit setting.
Ability to analyze and resolve highly nuanced problems, to integrate information from multiple sources, to think creatively, and to exercise considerable judgment and resourcefulness.
Ability to identify and analyze ineffective complex processes and develop / implement streamlined logical processes.
High degree of professionalism and absolute confidentiality in handling information including information related to the universityâ™s employees and greatest benefactors.
Very strong leader, team-oriented, with outstanding interpersonal skills including discretion, flexibility, and sensitivity to others; excellent written and oral communication skills.
Eight years of professional experience in finance, human resources, administrative management, or a closely related field.
$70,300.00 - $120,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.