University of Wisconsin Madison's School of Education is a unique school made up of ten diverse academic departments, three major research units, and many outreach and support units, all known for their dedication to high-quality outcomes and their desire to positively impact our world. The HR Manager will provide excellent service to our faculty, staff, and students and be responsible for Employment Relations within the HR Team.
Under the general supervision and direction of the Associate Director for Human Resources, this position is a Human Resources generalist that serves as a resource for the School of Education. As a member of a team of HR professionals in the School of Education, this position will be responsible for managing daily HR administrative activities and provides support to various School of Education departments/units and employees. This position will have responsibilities for overall HR functions related to and including payroll and benefits, general recruitment and search processes, hiring and onboarding, compensation and titling, and training and development.
Additionally, this position serves as the School of Education's Employment Relations subject matter expert and will be primarily responsible for staff workforce relations. The School of Education is committed to its' employees training and professional development to ensure that they are successful in their position.
The person in this position must have a collaborative, service-oriented approach to facilitate and foster effective professional working relationships across the school and university. They will need to understand and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information with tact and discretion. Must be able to balance working autonomously and as a part of a team to contribute to the effective and efficient day-to-day service and to the greater School of Education goals and mission.
Designs, implements and monitors more than one human resources (HR) functional program such as payroll, recruitment, and employee relations and benefits. May supervise staff. Assists in strategy development to ensure the unit is able to process and support workforce needs and ensure regulatory compliance.
10% Identifies, designs, implements, and monitors Human Resources and staff training programs consistent with strategic objectives and initiatives
5% Directs and manages unit operational functions and/or staff
25% Identifies, proposes, implements, and interprets employment policies and practices for stakeholders, and provides recommendations for changes
25% Monitors programs and practices to ensure compliance with human resources laws, regulations, and institutional policies
25% Serves as subject matter expert to support unit managers' alignment of business needs and human resources strategy
10% Serves as Division Disability Representative backup for School of Education.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in human resources Prior experience with workforce relations, performance management, and organizational design/development Knowledge of and experience with applicable human resources laws and regulations such as Title VII, EEO, FMLA, ADA Demonstrated commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion
A successful candidate for this position will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: - Significant knowledge, and ability to apply, Human Resources and employment theory, law, and practice to create a work environment for the School of Education that supports the growth and development of the faculty, staff, and students - Demonstrated knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations, retention, and human resource information systems. - Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and labor laws - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Ability to manage several projects simultaneously - Excellent Interpersonal skills and ability to contribute effectively to a workgroup - Positive, helpful, customer service-oriented approach to working with faculty, staff, job candidates, visitors, and alumni. - Proactive and proficient ability to diagnose problems and identify appropriate solutions - Ability to provide guidance in sensitive, confidential situations - Ability to provide leadership, collaborate on teams, and consult effectively and independently - Effectively share creative and innovative ideas to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of services to job candidates and employees
Currently, this position has the ability to work in a hybrid environment, partially onsite and partially remote. Remote work schedule is to be discussed at the time of hire.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Actual hiring rate will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits.
The School of Education has 164 tenure/tenured track faculty, 130 instructional academic staff, 467 graduate assistants, and 560 staff members. Our student body is comprised of approximately 3,600 undergraduate & graduate students.
The School includes the following academic departments: Art, Counseling Psychology, Curriculum & Instruction, Dance, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Educational Policy Studies, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology, Rehabilitation Psychology & Special Education, and Theater & Drama.
Much of the School's research activity is conducted through the The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/). WCER one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research centers in the world. WCER provides a dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety of topics in education.
School of Education Guiding Principles: We are a creative, engaging, and innovative community. We strive for continued excellence. We are an inclusive and diverse community. We treat all others with respect and dignity. We consider our students, faculty, and staff when making decisions. We adhere to shared governance at all levels and engage in broad based and transparent decision making. We engage in clear communications to foster broad information sharing and collaboration.
How to Apply:
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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.