Associate Dir for Human Resources

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $85,000 - $88,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 22, 2020; position open until filled

(Review date has been extended.)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload the following documents with your online application:
-Current resume
-Cover letter
-Responses to the three supplemental questions listed below.

1. This position is responsible for providing guidance and direction to managers, staff, and departmental leadership on a wide variety of complex human resources and employee labor relations issues. Please describe your experience that has prepared you to serve in this capacity.

2. As the Associate Director of Human Resources, this position provides overall supervision, leadership and guidance for the HR/Payroll unit of University housing and serves as part of the departmental leadership team. Please describe your experience that has prepared you to be successful in this capacity.

3. The nature of this position requires close work and/or collaboration with University central offices such as Human Resources, VP Office, Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance, and others, as well as with Service Employees International Union. Please describe how you have established successful collaborative relationships and what you believe are the most important components of such relationships.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of Housing, the Associate Director for Human Resources manages or oversees all aspects of University Housing’s human resources functions, including employee relations, payroll, recruitment, staff and supervisor support.

This position is responsible for the Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance, inclusive, multi-cultural environment that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

The Associate Director for Human Resources is responsible for the development of processes that support the department, divisional, and University goals. This position serves as a resource to departmental leadership, managers and campus colleagues on human resources issues and best practices. This position directly supervises one officer of administration and oversees the human resources and payroll office.

Minimum Requirements
• Five years of full-time experience managing complex human resources functions that includes managing employee/labor relations issues, and providing professional-level guidance to leadership, managers and staff.
• Two years of experience providing leadership for a work unit and overseeing unit functions.
• Experience supervising professional staff.

Professional Competencies
• High-level interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of confidentiality and integrity.
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Basic understanding of employment law related to equal opportunity, discrimination, and affirmative action.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail in composing, typing and proof-reading materials.
• Excellent problem solving and customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications
• Current PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience managing HR functions in a unionized work force, and applying collective bargaining agreements to recruitment and employee/labor relations issues.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit .

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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