GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The Director of Human Resources reports to the Vice President of
Finance & Administration and is responsible for the
administration and leadership of a comprehensive Human Resources
program for the University faculty and staff. The Director serves
as the primary campus resource for addressing major campus issues
with employee relation implications, developing campus-wide
policies and procedures in conjunction with the Legal Affairs
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides leadership and direction relating to the
administrative and financial operations of programs, policies and
procedures for Pacific University’s Human Resources department and
- Lead recruiting efforts and manage employment related
- Oversees the Human Resources team, including Payroll and
Benefits, and procedures.
DIRECTS AND PROVIDES LEADERSHIP FOR THE FOLLOWING
- HRIS (Human Resource Information System information).
- Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of employee
personnel records, information retrieval and maintenance.
- Develop and maintain a compensation plan, including pay grades,
salary survey participation, benchmarking positions, job
classifications, researching comparable positions, and position
- Develop, establish and administer institutional Human Resource
policies and practices.
- Provide leadership and oversight of university’s benefit
programs, leave programs, unemployment claims and worker’s
- In-depth coordination of payroll processing and
- Responsible for overseeing job postings, applicant tracking,
orientation, performance reviews, faculty and staff immigration
issues, and exit interviews.
- Compliance with state and federal employment laws and
- Provides management and supervisor training, and employee
- Responsible for long-range strategic human resource
- Provides coaching and problem solving to employees regarding
employment related issues.
- Responsible for the area of employee relations including
investigations. Serves a resource for legal questions/concerns in
the human resource area. Liaison with university attorney(s) and
- Responsible for the Human Resources departmental budget and the
benefits portion of the general administration budget.
- Seek to resolve discrimination, harassment and sexual
misconduct complaints. Facilitates or conducts investigations with
the Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and Title IX Coordinator.
- Provide interpretation of university rules, regulations,
policies, and procedures, Coordinate training and the dissemination
of information related to current federal and state civil rights,
affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, ADA,
nondiscrimination laws and compliance regulations including Title
VII and Title IX.
- A resource for legal guidance on Child Abuse and Neglect
legislation, Violence Against Women Act, Family Medical Leave Act,
Affordable Healthcare and other legislative and legal
- Perform other duties and facilitate projects as assigned.
- Directs the preparation of information requested or required
for compliance with laws. Collaborates in the process of
organizational planning that evaluates University structure, job
design, and personnel forecasting throughout the University.
Evaluates plans and changes to plans. Makes recommendations to
committees and Vice President for Finance and Administration.
- Originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives
that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture
that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards,
goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a
- Leads the implementation of the performance management
system that includes performance development plans and
employee development programs.
- Establishes an in-house employee training system that addresses
company training needs including training needs assessment, new
employee orientation or onboarding, management development,
production cross-training, the measurement of training impact, and
The job of Director of Human Resources is responsible for
directing human resource programs and services; providing
information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined
objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and
maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and
serving as a member of the leadership team.
Responsible for the supervision of all staff in the Human
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree and 5 plus years (alternatively Bachelor’s
Degree and 8 plus years) of increasingly responsible administrative
experience directly managing a Human Resources Office at a College
or University, or progressive experience working in Human
Resources, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Business
Administration, Organizational Management, Law, or related
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES &
- Excellent oral and written communications skills to a wide
array of audiences.
- A solid manager of people and resources, providing leadership
in staff training, development, evaluation, and hiring
- High level of interpersonal skills and proven ability to
communicate effectively within a diverse and complex culture.
- Proven conflict-negotiation skills.
- Commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace.
- Ability to handle confidential matters and difficult
- Previous experience in developing and implementing compensation
- Previous work experience in higher education is a definite
- Previous experience in policy and staff handbook
- Ability to be a strong advocate for the team and for needed
- Previous experience with implementing human resource and
payroll information systems.
- Demonstrated experience in budget development and control.
- Previous experience with PCs and related software
Normal working conditions in an office.
Hearing, talking, standing, walking, and fingering.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
_x_Sedentary work __Light work __Medium work
__Heavy work __Very Heavy work __Visual
We are dedicated to providing services that are authentic,
holistic, equity minded, and responsive. Pacific University
continues to develop our equity practices with a particular focus
on racial equity.
Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or
BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the
qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the
best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who
comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply
even if you don’t meet every minimum qualification described or are
unsure if your experience could be considered related
DISCOVER PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Pacific University is a small, but diverse learning community,
where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing
its roots to 1849, when it was chartered as a school for orphans of
the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a
difference in the world. Today, students study in a unique
combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in
the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health
professions and optometry. Located in Oregon, Pacific serves a
diverse population of more than 3,900 students, with campuses in
Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. At Pacific
University, students and faculty develop close, nurturing
relationships that provide an extraordinary educational
Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate,
graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and
sciences, optometry, education, health professions and
business. Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove,
Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in
Honolulu. In addition, a variety of Pacific University health
and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and
provide students with practical experience.
At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery
through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary
learning experiences. International study, service learning,
internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts
of the education of nearly 28,000 alumni worldwide who share in the
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age,
religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender
identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran
or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification
recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment
in employment, educational programs or activities as required by
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities
Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city
ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice
President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR