Manages internal efforts to ensure education on and compliance with all federal, state and local laws; University human resources policies, procedures, and practices; and University collective bargaining agreements. Evaluate, develop, and evaluate various aspects of internal human resources policies and processes to ensure best practices are implemented department wide.
Develops human resources employee programs that promote career development, engagement, and diversity, inclusion, and engagement initiatives.
Manages staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, sourcing candidates, interviewing, and conducting orientation.
Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of problems using best practices.
Guides staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Develops templates and drafts routine offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of problems using best practices.
Counsels employees on benefits and compensation. Coordinates with managers and senior colleagues to determine employee compensation. Analyzes data and prepares charts, graphs, and trend lines for management review with a minimal level of guidance.
Has a deep understanding of unit's employee/labor relations efforts, including handling grievances, disciplinary warnings, and employee complaints.
Develops and administers the HR budget for the department, monitors for variances, and manages employment expenses within established guidelines.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree in human resources.
Experience in management, human resources, or operations.
Experience in human resources at a higher education institution and working with labor unions.
SHRM Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) certification.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, Microsoft Project, and Visio.
Proficient with HR systems, such as Workday.
Knowledge of major content areas of human resources administration, policies, practices, and laws.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated facilitation and negotiation skills.
Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive data.
Identify and resolve complex problems and generate alternative solutions and alignment from diverse constituents with a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making.
Consult with management on performance, organizational, and leadership matters; understanding of organizational development.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Occasional evening/weekend work schedule.
Hybrid work arrangement.
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