Manages staff recruitment, serving as a strategist, guide, and support to hiring managers in searching for and recruiting talented, diverse candidates to join the Graham School.
Leads internal and external job announcement strategy for new hires, including posting and sharing new job opportunities in ways that generate a diverse and talented pool of candidates.
Supports the Chief of Staff in team-building activities that help advance a culture of inclusion and belonging.
Liaise with the Universityâ™s central human resources team on job leveling and profile selection to ensure alignment between roles at Graham and all University protocols.
Liaise with the University on all benefits administration and compensation approvals.
Manages FMLA and other types of leave requests, counseling employees and working with University administrators on any approvals.
Develops strategies for employee retention, processes employee job evaluations, identifies staff professional development opportunities, and organizes trainings as applicable.
Liaise with the University on employee grievances, complaints, performance issues, and other personnel-related matters; manage the exit process for staff employees.
Supervises payroll transactions in Workday to include onboarding, promotions, reappointments, summer salaries, administrative supplements, housing allowances, period activity payments, one-time payments, compensation changes, leaves, and terminations.
Manages HR-related projects, continuously seeking areas for operational improvement and implements processes.
Supports staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Drafts templates and routine offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of straightforward problems using standard procedures.
Assists in the development and administration of the HR budget for the department, monitors for variances, and manages employment expenses within established guidelines.
Performs other related work as needed.
Experience and adeptness in project management.
Experience with talent recruitment.
Strong relationship and people skills.
An understanding of higher education.
A deep passion for the Graham Schoolâ™s mission of lifelong learning and to the University of Chicagoâ™s commitment to deep inquiry and the rigorous pursuit of knowledge.
A strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Work well with others in a highly collaborative environment.
Work independently in a fast-paced environment and to prioritize among competing tasks.
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