Reporting to the Vice President for Finance &
Administration/CFO the Director of Human Resources is responsible
for leading, planning and implementing all human resources programs
and services for the University as well as managing the HR team.
Together, this team will provide professional consultation and
maintain strong business partnerships with all levels of the
University insuring federal and state compliance while supporting
the mission and core values of the University.
This role is responsible for providing professional consultation
and business partnerships with all levels of management. This
position is responsible for day-to-day work activities focusing on
a variety of HR functions, including talent acquisition
(recruitment and on-boarding), talent development, (performance
management, training, and employee relations), total rewards
(compensation, benefits) and compliance. This role also includes
resolving employee/management concerns through an analysis of
performance, counseling, and coaching sessions. This Human
Resources Business Partner will develop and execute organizational
strategies that support the mission of the University.
Ensure the systematic collection and analysis of measurement
data (cost per hire, applicant flow data, ROI, etc.) in order to
make operational/business decisions that affect both staffing and
continuous process improvement. Regularly communicate results of
measurement analysis to senior leadership and hiring managers to
facilitate decisions that affect operational issues in their
Assist those involved in personnel selection in discerning
characteristics that are important to the position and the Mercy
tradition upon which the mission of the university is built.
Assist in supporting the University’s Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Program by collaborating with Directors of Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion in proposing strategies to affect work force
Work with senior leadership on modifications to policies and
practices as necessary.
Evaluate and continuously update recruitment systems and
services to ensure the recruitment needs of hiring managers and
senior leadership are met in a cost effective and efficient
Lead the development of creative and contemporary recruitment
strategies including marketing/advertising programs. Coordinate
with hiring managers and recruiters regarding specialized
Protect the interest of the university in accordance with
university personnel policies and applicable federal and state laws
Responsible for exit interviews, the confidentiality and
integrity of employee data, preparing and compiling all department
reports which will be presented to management.
Lead termination processes.
Assist with faculty searches and recruitment, handling
candidate travel, interview scheduling, lecture scheduling and
advertisement, meals/receptions and reimbursements.
Assist with faculty promotions and reappointments
Develop, execute and work with team on employee relations
issues and conflict resolution,, training and career development
Work closely with management to provide guidance in resolving
and mediating employee relations matters. Investigate employee
relations issues and provide sound guidance in resolving
Guide and assist managers in the development and issuance of
performance, behavior and attendance discipline, including warnings
and the follow-up and monitoring of employee progress as well as
maintain appropriate employee disciplinary records
Serve as the lead administrator in developing and implementing
a university compensation philosophy, which may include, but not be
limited to, conducting salary studies, updating all job
descriptions, ensuring alignment of job duties with university and
departmental strategies and operational tactics.
Act as the plan administrator to manage, organize, plan, and
maintain all functions associated with the day-to-day
administration of the university's employee benefits including
Provide guidance to managers and staff on leaves, FMLA, ADA,
return-to-work, accommodation requests and university benefits,
policies and practices. Oversee leave of absences for university
faculty and staff, including workers compensation.
Organize efficient and effective University-wide human
resources pay structure; Introduce automated systems to promote
efficiency and effectiveness; Partner with Payroll Manager to
ensure employees are appropriately paid.
Compliance and Administration
Ensure policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently
administered and aligned with the organizational goals of the
Primary GCU contact and liaison with outside legal counsel on
human resources related issues.
Serve as the university’s Title IX officer or deputy officer as
needed, and function as the lead human resources expert in all
Title IX investigations and processes for all employee related
Design and develop a centralized human resource information
system for the accurate and consistent recording of human resource
information; prepare reports as needed. Maintain HR data and data
entry. Lead the contractual pay practices of faculty for adjuncts,
overloads, and other faculty appointments.
Develop, deliver, and enhance HR Metrics, dashboards and
reports for distribution to HR and Executive Management.
Create, maintain and analyze ad hoc requests from all levels of
Maintain the HRIS in support of Human Resources administration
and special projects, configures/enhances system as necessary to
ensure the most effective operations.
Recommend, test, train, document, implement and plan for HRIS
Formulate and recommend human resources policies and processes,
which ensure integration of the university’s values and mission.
Interpret and apply human resources policies throughout the
Responsible for the Human Resources budget.
Organizational development & effectiveness
Oversee the annual service awards program.
Lead the Human Resources Committee. Not sure what this is – or
what the function would be
Manage the annual audit process for HR reporting.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Previous experience working as a change agent in organizations
Seven years of experience in human resources
Excellent coaching, mentoring and consultative skills
HRCI and SHRM certifications required
Independently provide coordination and implementation for human
resource office policies, procedures, and activities.
Organize workflow and supervise employees.
Interpret and communicate laws and University regulations,
policies and procedures.
A proven record of redesigning and streamlining processes for
efficiency and effectiveness.
Knowledge of federal and state regulations relating to
employment, compensation, benefits, etc.
Knowledge of best practices relating to the array of Human
Excellent presentation, interpersonal, listening, and
communication/conflict resolution skills.
Computer literate with skill in using HR information systems
and management data analysis; and proficient in MS Office,
including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
in a diverse community.
Must be able to work as a service oriented function.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and build trust with
**Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or submission
of weekly COVID-19 tests are required for all Georgian Court
employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared
with the Office of Human Resources before your first day of
employment. All information will be kept confidential**