Director of Human Resources - College of Medicine

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Classification Title:

Director, Human Resources

Job Description:

The Director for Human Resources serves as part of the College of Medicine’s Leadership team as well as counsel to the Dean, Associate Deans, Executive Directors, Directors, Chairs, Managers, faculty, other personnel as it relates to transformational initiatives, strategy and policy development, talent management and employee relations.

The University of Florida’s College of Medicine is inviting applications for a Human Resources Director who is an established and strategic leader in the medical field. The next director will be a highly responsible, independent, and professional leader who ensures compliance for all Human Resource related functions at the College of Medicine.

This position resides in the Dean’s Office reporting directly to the Executive Director of Finance and Administration and oversees a team of 10 skilled HR Business Partners and administrative specialists.

The College of Medicine

The UF College of Medicine is ranked as the #1 Medical School in Florida and is the largest college within our academic health center, opened in 1956, it is driven by a three-part mission to increase Florida’s supply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced health care services to the residents of Florida and foster discovery in health research that would impact our nation and world.

As one of the largest colleges on campus with funding in excess of $1 Billion per year, the college employs approximately 1,500 faculty, 2,500 staff and 1,200+ Residents, Fellows, Post Docs and graduate assistants.

Qualities and Competencies:

Leadership and Management

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the human resource activities at the college such as talent acquisition (including strategic sourcing), performance management, employee relations, payroll and benefits.
  • Demonstrates a high-level of awareness and strategic thinking when navigating complex organizations, systems and processes.
  • Serves as the communications liaison who assesses university-wide information and disseminates critical topics to the college’s leaders and departmental staff.
  • Represents the College of Medicine in university-wide initiatives.

Organizational Strategy and Development

  • In coordination with the leadership team, develops the college’s strategic goals by aligning human resource policies and practices to meet the organization’s overall needs.
  • Makes recommendations to Chairs, Deans, Directors regarding the organizational structure of the units for effectiveness and continuity.
  • Collaborates with the leadership team to implement training programs and succession planning that will assist college departments to enable employee growth.
  • Formulates and implements internal office policies and procedures while reviewing existing ones for the improvement and efficiencies of the college’s HR functions.


  • Serves as advisor to Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Associate Directors and Managers regarding employee relation matters and facilitates conflict resolution.
  • Counsels with employees and delivers course of action as needed for both staff and faculty.
  • Positively influences the organization’s culture to promote an inclusive and respectful environment.

The University of Florida

The University of Florida ranks 6th among public research universities and is the flagship of Florida’s state university system. Located in Gainesville since 1906, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. All are based at the University’s 2,000-acre campus, joining its historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas and connecting to adjacent innovation, commercial and residential districts.

UF has 55,000 students, 30,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, a $5 billion annual budget and more than 140 mission-focused units across the state of Florida. It is the Sunshine State’s only member of the Association of American Universities comprising the nation’s 60 leading public and private research universities. More than 51,000 students have applied as freshmen for the 2021-22 academic year — a new record.

Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration among, for example, faculty within the adjacent colleges of journalism, engineering and medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the state of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities — supporting those efforts since 2013 with hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding to grow its faculty ranks by 500 members. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like Florida, the nation’s third-largest state and among the fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues the overarching aspiration to be "a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”

The City of Gainesville

Gainesville is home to Florida’s largest and oldest university, and so is one of the state’s centers of education, medicine, cultural events, and athletics. The University of Florida and UF Health Shands Hospital are the leading employers in Gainesville and provide jobs for many residents of surrounding counties. Gainesville is also the largest city in Alachua County and is the county seat, with approximately 269,000 residents county-wide. It serves as the cultural, educational, and commercial center for the north central Florida region.

Gainesville is known as an innovative city and continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville’s accolades are listed below:

  • Gainesville ranks no. 3 on Smart Asset’s list of Best Places for Career Opportunities in the COVID-19 Recession, August 2020
  • Gainesville ranks no. 13 on Money Inc’s 20 Best Places to Live in Florida, February 2020
  • Gainesville ranks no. 11 on’s 50 Best College Towns in America, December 2019
  • Gainesville ranks no. 10 on’s Top 10 Best College Towns, October 2019
  • Gainesville ranks no. 6 on Market Watch’s Best and Most Affordable Places to Live in Florida, September 2019

Also known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville’s numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide entertainment to thousands of visitors. Because of its beautiful landscape and urban “forest,” Gainesville is one of the most attractive cities in Florida. The city is less than a two-hour drive from Orlando, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and in a central location to both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, providing easy access within a day’s drive to beaches, nature preserves, and water-based activities. Explore Gainesville in 60 Seconds.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The College of Medicine is committed to developing practices and processes that support attracting, hiring, and retaining a diverse workforce and values diversity of thoughts, background, and experience.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in also aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits and training.

Expected Salary:

$145,000 – 170,000; commensurate with education and experience. In addition, the University of Florida offers a very competitive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be a human resources leader with managerial experience preferably within a medical school, academic medical center and/or a major research university. They will have had positive, sustained impact in complex environments where collaboration and influence management were critical to success. In addition, they will have a proven track record that includes:

  • Working effectively as part of a senior leadership team characterized by trust, open communication, and shared goals.
  • Optimizing enterprise performance on multiple dimensions including mission, values, and human resource management.
  • Recruiting, motivating, developing, and retaining a high-performance workforce.
  • Building diversity and instilling values related to equity and inclusion.
  • Setting the tone at the top for institutional integrity, transparency, and openness.
  • Build and maintain a high-performance service culture and environment.
  • Working successfully with multiple constituencies.
  • Developing effective communication processes and building relationships at all levels of the college, the university and with the public.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong negotiation and problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership track record with experience managing teams and coordinating large projects while successfully championing an integrated approach to message and design.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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