Human Resources Generalist, Ballmer Institute
Officer of Administration
The Ballmer Institute for Children's
Appointment Type and Duration:
Starts at $54,000 annually; commensurate
Application Review Begins
June 15, 2022; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application, please include the
1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your skills and
experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.
2) A current resume.
The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health is a new
Portland-based institute that will provide a bold new approach to
addressing the behavioral and mental health care needs of Oregon's
children. The Ballmer Institute was made possible by a lead gift of
more than $425 million from Connie and Steve Ballmer, co-founders
of Ballmer Group Philanthropy.
The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health at the
University of Oregon will be the first of its kind, establishing a
new model for behavioral and mental health care, and the most
comprehensive effort undertaken by a U.S. university and its
partners, creating a new model of care.
The Ballmer Institute, the UO will:
- Develop a new level of behavioral health practitioners through
new undergraduate degree and certificate programs. The new degree
program is subject to state approval.
- Deliver science-based early detection, prevention, and
treatment strategies directly into the lives of children and their
- Accelerate the discovery and dissemination of new technologies
and research informed by clinical context.
- Provide scholarships through a $100 million endowment to
graduate a new, diverse and culturally rich workforce prepared to
work directly with those in need.
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Human Resources Generalist
(HRG) provides front line support for a wide variety of Human
Resource functions for the Ballmer Institute for Children's
Behavioral Health. The HRG will work with supervisors, hiring
managers, faculty leadership, and search chairs to provide
consultation and advice on HR best practices, policies, and
procedures to ensure compliance as well as effectiveness. As a new
position within the Ballmer Institution, this role may grow and
adjust to meet the needs of the Institute as it scales
The HRG will manage recruitment, onboarding, employee and labor
relations, and project management processes, under the strategic
leadership of the associate director. This position supports these
efforts by providing comprehensive tools and resources as well as
consultation, guidance, and direct support to hiring managers,
search chairs, and committees during the recruitment, selection,
hiring, and onboarding. This position will also assist in
addressing employee relations issues, including gathering
information for investigations and researching and compiling data.
These duties are carried out in a confidential capacity while
maintaining an institutional perspective.
The HRG liaises with the broader campus including the Office of the
Provost and University Human Resources on behalf of the Ballmer
Institute. They will monitor university changes to policies,
procedures, and best practices, and will provide comprehensive
updates and adjust internal workflows as needed. They also provide
coaching, training, and guidance to supervisors and
The HRG will provide exceptional customer service while operating
with professionalism, confidentiality, and sound judgment. This
position requires the ability to work independently, exercise
creative problem-solving skills, and communicate clearly. The
person in this role must be able to work effectively with a diverse
group of stakeholders.
Although the Ballmer Institute will ultimately be located in North
East Portland, current operations will be housed at the existing UO
Portland building in Old Town.
- Bachelor's degree and three years of progressively responsible
human resources-related administrative support experience.
- Five years of progressively responsible human resources-related
administrative support experience.
- Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work on and coordinate multiple projects
simultaneously in a high volume and evolving environment while
adhering to deadlines.
- Ability to interpret and administrate in a highly-regulated and
- Commitment to promoting an inclusive work
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive
and confidential situations appropriately.
- Ability to build and maintain relationships and work
effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a
variety of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to create, learn, and follow processes, demonstrated
good judgment on when and how to deviate from processes, and/or
identify and escalate issues.
- Experience working in higher education.
- Professional HR certification (examples: SHRM-CP/SCP, PHR/SPHR,
- Experience handling confidential materials including personnel
- Experience working with union contracts and applying employment
and labor laws.
- Experience working in or with employee & labor
- Experience with developing and implementing processes and
- Experience with Banner or similar data information
- Experience using an HRIS or a Talent Management/Applicant
- Experience with Microsoft Office/software programs such as
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat and
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
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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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
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