Sr. HR Generalist

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Sr. HR Generalist

Job no: 527414
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Human Resources

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $53,000 - $66,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 1, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload a cover letter, resume, and answers to the following supplemental question with your online application:

Please articulate how your experience meets the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in this announcement. Specify the area(s) of HR that you were responsible for managing.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University and future success.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is an educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the university (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
This position reports directly to the Associate Director for Human Resources, and is responsible for a wide variety of Human Resource functions that support the department. They provide front-line support and expertise to the department, with duties that include (but are not limited to) recruiting, onboarding, retention, and supervision of payroll staff and functions for the department.

The Sr. HR Generalist oversees all aspects of recruitment and search processes for Housing positions and promotes best practices in interactions that reflect the values of University Housing and are aligned with the institutional commitment to maintaining an environment of inclusive excellence for all members of our community.

This position supports these efforts by providing comprehensive tools and resources as well as consultation, guidance, and support to hiring managers, search chairs and committees during the recruitment, selection, and hiring process.

In addition, they assist in the handling of employee relations issues, including assisting in investigations and researching and compiling payroll and other information. These duties are carried out in a confidential capacity with the ability to handle confidential material appropriately while maintaining an institutional perspective.

The Sr. HR Generalist supervises 2 classified staff and oversees the day to day payroll functions for the department. They assume full management responsibility for the unit in the absence of Housing's Associate Director for Human Resources.

Minimum Requirements
  • Three years of experience in Human Resources management
  • Two years of experience leading or supervising the work of professional staff

    Professional Competencies
  • Ability to function cooperatively and productively as a member of a team
  • Provide excellent customer service by building and maintaining effective rapport with colleagues
  • Prioritize work, meet deadlines, and exhibit flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Effectiveness in project management, including presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to address various audiences utilizing various platforms
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Excellent critical thinking, consultative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent human relations and facilitation skills in order to effectively handle matters that require tact, discretion, influence, and diplomacy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Demonstrated ability to create, learn and follow processes, demonstrated good judgement on when and how to deviate from processes and/or identify and escalate issues.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Current HR Certification such as PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP or SCP
  • Experience in higher education
  • Experience using HRIS or or recruitment management systems
  • Experience with recruitment functions, such as recruitment outreach, position description/vacancy announcement development, candidate evaluation/selection, and hiring/onboarding
  • Experience using productivity software such as Microsoft Office
  • Experience working with a unionized work force and applying collective bargaining agreement language to personnel actions
  • Understanding of employment law related to equal opportunity, discrimination, personnel actions
  • Experience overseeing payroll operation in a large, complex organization

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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