Job no: 232799-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Human Resources, Payroll, Management/Supervisory

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for HR, this position will function as a Human Resources Manager for the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) within the Dean's Office. The HR Manager shares responsibility for nearly 2400 faculty, 1900 academic staff, 1000 university staff employees and employees in training, student assistants and volunteers.

The HR Manager works with a team of HR Business Partners to implement and monitor human resources programs including recruitment, performance management, compensation and classification, and employment relations for a subset of SMPH departments. The position also operationalizes, implements and monitors the use of approved policies and procedures and ensures strategic alignment. The HR Manager will assist in strategy development to ensure departments and units are able to process and support workforce needs and ensure regulatory compliance.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

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.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

A Bachelor's degree or seven years of equivalent experience required.

A Bachelor's degree in human resources management, business administration, or a closely related field is preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum of four years in a human resources role required.
-Experience working within a higher education, academic medicine, or health care environment preferred.
-Knowledge of University of Wisconsin and UW-Madison policies and procedures strongly preferred.
-Experience advising on employee relations matters preferred.
-Supervisory or lead worker experience preferred.

The SMPH Human Resources Manager is expected to demonstrate:
-Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to work cooperatively with others.
-Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, relationship management, and conflict resolution skills.
-Ability to effectively translate human resources policies and to actively listen to stakeholder needs and recommend appropriate courses of action.
-Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
-Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
-Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
-Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
-Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
-Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn UW and SMPH HRIS and other HR-related systems.

License or Certificate:

PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Additional Information:

Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant professional work experience. A minimum of seven years of experience is required for appointment at the senior level.

The ideal hiring salary will be within $80,000-$90,000, with some flexibility.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position.

This application will also require submission of three professional references, including your current or most recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without advance notice.


Kylee Zander
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Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

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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.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

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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).

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Applications Open: Apr 1 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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