Aurora University seeks talented staff and administrators who are
passionate about supporting an inclusive community dedicated to the
transformative power of learning.
The Director of Human Resources
collaborates with the VP for Finance to support the core
educational mission of the university by providing a high level of
service to university community employees. The primary
responsibilities of the position include the direction, planning,
coordination and management of Human Resources functions for the
staff, faculty, adjunct faculty, and student employees of Aurora
University, which includes its main campus in Aurora, IL, its
campus in Williams Bay, WI, and its center in Woodstock, IL. The
incumbent must demonstrate a successful track-record of managing
personnel and policy initiatives including but not limited to
hiring, on-boarding, compliance, compensation, retirement,
benefits, employee relations, student employment, performance
management, training and development, faculty governance and
contracts, etc. Additionally, the Director of Human Resources will
manage a team of three direct reports and needs to show the ability
to manage the day to day functions of the department as well as
execute university initiatives.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with
prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and
the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group
of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service,
learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora
Upholds the Mission Statement:Aurora University an
inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of
Handles all information with tact and discretion and recognizes
the confidential nature of university business.
Supports learning through performance of essential job
functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or
Essential Job Functions:
Monitors and ensures organization compliance with federal,
state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended
best practices; reviews and recommends policy and practice
modifications, as needed, to maintain compliance.
Complete timely and accurate filing of all personnel related
reports required by federal, state, and local agencies as well as
accreditors and other third-party compliance.
Develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent
management that aligns with the overall objectives of the
institution and consistent with the university’s culture.
Facilitate and support performance management and professional
Manage new employee on-boarding efforts to ensure a candidate’s
successful transition to contributing employee.
Oversee all university benefit programs including the
university retirement plan, health and welfare plans, worker’s
compensation, leave plans, tuition remission and other
Develop strong working relationships at all levels of the
university and consults with senior leaders to ensure consistent
and fair resolution of employee issues / concerns.
Coordinates and oversees the process for requesting employee
Oversee the accuracy of employment data for reporting and
Works as a close partner with the VP for Finance on strategic
matters as they arise.
Essential Job Requirements:
- At least 8 years of generalist human resources experience.
- Prior experience working in higher education preferred.
- Extensive knowledge and experience executing HR practices,
policies, and procedures.
- Experience managing HR professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced team
- Strategic mindset and orientation with the ability to solve
- Track record of managing changing needs, multiple projects, and
fluid priorities simultaneously.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including
health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b)
retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send
resume with cover letter and contact information for three
references including name, telephone and email address.
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.