Essential Functions: Are you a dedicated, innovative Human Resources professional looking to make an organizational impact? Do you have experience driving transformative change and shaping a culture of high performance? Wayne State University is looking for a strategic Human Resources Director to join our team right here in the heart of Midtown, Detroit. Be an integral part of academic and student success at a premier university in one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Join the movement. Apply today.Through assigned staff, provides full-service human resources consultation services and support for assigned areas to include staffing, performance management, professional development, employee and labor relations, change leadership, compensation/benefits, and regulatory/legal complianceProvide overall leadership and direction to staff. Set expectations & focus, assign duties, delegate responsibilities, evaluate activities, prepare performance appraisals & professional development plans. Provide coaching, mentoring and teaching. Manage the administrative process for assigned staff including hiring, promotions, terminations, disciplinary procedures, and salary adjustments. Provide ongoing performance feedback, goal setting, and development plans for staff. Plan for future staffing needs. Provide timely communications to staffDevelops and implements human resources strategies aligned to WSU, and HR divisional strategies and core objectives.Using standardized, strategic approach, assesses applicants, facilitates departmental interviews, and performs background and reference checks on qualified candidates. Manages the process of developing and writings job profiles, interview questions, job postings, job descriptions, and other related advertising. Evaluates competency, experience, and education of candidates and negotiates salaries according to established compensation guidelines. Makes job offers on behalf of the school/college/division and arranges for preplacement assessments. Provides direction and support to hiring managers.Through assigned staff, designs and implements business-focused policies/contracts, processes, and procedures that are in alignment with University strategies and objectives. Advises and assists in the application and interpretation of human resources policies, legal and union contract compliance, staff planning, transfers, promotions and terminations.Facilitates, leads, and participates in large-scale organizational projects and multidisciplinary teams.In consultation with internal and external legal counsel, assists in preparation of data for litigation, compliance hearings, arbitration, contract negotiations, and the like.Perform other duties as required
Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor's degreeBachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, or related field. MBA, MSHRM or related graduate degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.Experience: Minimum 7 yearsSeven to ten years' progressively more responsible HR leadership experience in large, complex organizations. Experience in an organization where human resources is strategically aligned to the core business is strongly preferred, as is previous leadership experience in an organization undergoing transformational change.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Outstanding depth and breadth of the human resources profession: Ability to articulate broadly and deeply about core areas of human resources at a level consistent with seven - ten years' progressively responsible HR leadership experience in a large, complex organization. Specific areas include: culture change, linking HR to business strategies, performance alignment, leadership development, learning and development, human resources measurements, metrics and analytics, staffing, employee and labor relations, human resources information systems, employment law (i.e., FLSA, ADA, FMLA, etc.), diversity & inclusion, compensation plan design and implementation, variable pay plans, benefit administration, and payroll.Leadership/management/teamwork: Expert knowledge of leadership, management, and teamwork principles, and demonstrated ability to effectively apply principles to support and advance organizational objectives. Proven ability to appropriately hire, manage performance of, and develop assigned staff. Demonstrated capability to form and effectively facilitate organizational-wide multidisciplinary teams, and to gain cooperation and buy in of staff, stakeholders, and other entities in absence of formal authority. Demonstrated ability to introduce and lead large-scale change through assigned work groups and organization as a whole.Demonstrated ability to assist leaders with identifying required team education, experience, expertise and behaviors, implementing effective performance management processes, and motivating teams to exhibit desired behaviors and achieve defined goals. Ability to correlate specific team member function to strategic objectives, identifying team members based on required education, experience, expertise and behaviors, and development of performance alignment and coaching tools designed to achieved desired outcomes. Possess a "coaching" rather than "rule and control" management style.Ability to value all people, understand, and appreciate their unique experiences, styles, talents and perspectives. Ability to work with leaders to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where employees can bring their best authentic selves to work and utilize diversity to drive innovation.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.