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Director - Human Resources

Pacific University
Oregon, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management
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Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Office.







  • Provides leadership and direction relating to the administrative and financial operations of programs, policies and procedures for Pacific University’s Human Resources department and functions.
  • Lead recruiting efforts and manage employment related processes.
  • Oversees the Human Resources team, including Payroll and Benefits, and procedures.






  • 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 descriptions.
  • 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 compensation claims.
  • In-depth coordination of payroll processing and administration.
  • 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 regulations.
  • Provides management and supervisor training, and employee skills training.
  • Responsible for long-range strategic human resource planning.
  • 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 paralegal(s).
  • 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 mandates.
  • 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 superior workforce.
  • 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 training transfer.






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 Resources department.




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 field.






  • 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 practices.
  • 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 situations.
  • Previous experience in developing and implementing compensation programs.
  • Previous work experience in higher education is a definite plus.
  • Previous experience in policy and staff handbook development.
  • Ability to be a strong advocate for the team and for needed changes.
  • Previous experience with implementing human resource and payroll information systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and control.
  • Previous experience with PCs and related software required.






Normal working conditions in an office.






Hearing, talking, standing, walking, and fingering.







_x_Sedentary work  __Light work  __Medium work  __Heavy work  __Very Heavy work   __Visual acuity







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 experience.




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 experience.


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 Boxer spirit.



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 97116,


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