Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
Partner with business unit(s) to provide HR support, set priorities and drive organization values. Align the people strategy with its business strategy as an administrative expert, people champion, and change agent.
Assess and anticipate human resources-related needs within assigned business unit(s) in the areas of talent and performance management, leadership development, workforce planning, succession planning, employee and labor relations, training objectives, career development and policy interpretation.
Work with management and personnel to solve conflicts and help facilitate positive employee relations, maintain a good working environment, build morale, and decrease turnover. Assist with building and maintaining a strong organizational culture, as well as continuously improving the employee experience.
Consult with management on complex employee relations issues. Assist management with assessment of performance deficiencies and development of plans to address issues; conduct thorough and objective investigations and pre-disciplinary meetings when necessary.
Collaborate with business units to enable them to become future-ready by focusing on the existing workforce in the organization and preparing them for the future.
Advise leaders on relevant employment laws and regulations, as well as other legal requirements regarding people management.
Provide guidance on the interpretation of human resources policies for management and employees.
Coordinate employee leave of absence cases to maintain compliance with FMLA, ADA, Workers Compensation, Military Leave, etc.
Review and analyze human resources metrics on productivity, turnover, vacancy rates, employee engagement, etc., to identify trends, proactively assess the work climate, and create action plans with departments.
Act as member of the HR Management Leadership Team support discussions and transfer best practices from different functions within the organization and manage the HR-related internal and external communication.
Liaison and collaborate with HR Centers of Excellence on best practices and issues pertaining to internal and external business units. Proactively support the delivery of HR processes and best practices to the business units.
Together with line managers, work on setting priorities, driving values, and delivering results.
Must maintain confidentiality with high level of integrity. Responsible for accurate and timely storage of HR-related documents in accordance with UC's Records Retention Schedule.
May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Eight (8) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Four (4) years of experience in Human Resources.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Ability to read and interpret dashboards and reports containing complex data. Understanding of HR analytics techniques, familiarity with data collection methods, both quantitative and qualitative. Ability to set up and track relevant metrics and KPIs and use them to drive business results
Ability to use technology to increase efficiency and drive business results.
Knowledge and/or experience with national and regional labor law, and tax and social security regulations
Excellent mentoring and relationship building skills. Ability to empathize with others.
Great communication and presentation skills
Superb problem-solving skills
A good understanding of the many disciplines within HR, including diversity and inclusion, performance management, compensation and benefits, talent management, employee and union relations, etc.
Good change management and project management capabilities
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.