SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Effectively plan, design, develop and evaluate Human Resource (HR) related initiatives and programs that support University’s strategic goals. Implement, and oversee all human resources functions, including recruitment and selection of faculty and staff, employee relations, benefits administration, compensation administration, staff classification, employee orientation, staff performance evaluation, training and professional development, policy development, and legal compliance. Collaboratively work with all departments on campus in order to positively contribute to University’s culture of support and success.
- Design and administer recruitment and selection program to hire and retain qualified candidates who will contribute to the organization’s mission and goals. Program may include policies and procedures, career development opportunities, recruitment methods and sources, etc. Recruitment includes position control, monitoring turnover and succession planning.
- Oversee development and monitoring of the HR department budget.
- Develop, maintain, and interpret relevant HR policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and ensure legal compliance throughout University.
- Ensure University HR-related practices and policies comply with the requirements of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to EEO, FLSA, etc.
- Provide expertise to managers regarding employee relations issues. Provide counsel to involved parties and act as liaison/mediator as appropriate.
- Supervise HR staff, implement, and administer benefits programs. Continually monitor and maintain equity with current benefit trends, programs, and legislation; recommend modifications as appropriate.
- Administer compensation program, including classified position structure, annual salary planning process, annual market salary review, and completion of surveys including but not limited to CUPA-HR and IPEDS survey.
- Plan, develop, and implement campus training and professional development programs that meet needs of campus staff and faculty, and maintain certifications and records of completions.
- Oversee staff evaluation processes.
- Work with Staff Council with the administration of the employee recognition initiatives such as the Employee Appreciation awards.
- Productively participate either as a member or as staff on University committees, as appropriate.
- Administer workers’ compensation program, including monitoring claims, developing, and administering loss prevention and rehabilitation management and monitoring programs, maintaining files, and providing support for defending claims. Maintain OSHA required forms and display of forms. Coordinate activities related to investigating and processing claims among University departments, insurance administrators, physicians, and employees.
- Must maintain confidentiality on all matters and serve as a role model for practicing and following all university policies.
- May serve as an instructor for six (6) credit hours per academic year as appropriate.
- Will work closely with Vice President for Planning and Finance/CFO or legal counsel on employee matters that may trigger legal implications for the university.
- Understand and work to maintain compliance with SACS-COC accreditation standards that impact Human Resources.
- Will serve as Title IX investigator for university and work with Title IX Coordinator on all matters related to maintaining compliance and reporting requirements.
- Ensure work cohesion among staff members in Human Resources
- Administer promulgation of university policies when updated or approved by University administration.
- Serve as additional support for all payroll needs including onboarding, biweekly and monthly payroll processing, and benefits payment schedules – ensuring timely and accurate action.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Human Resources or a combination of relevant education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
- At least seven years of HR generalist experience, including at least three years in supervisory/management role.
- Professional of Human Resource Certification (PHR) or SPHR required.
- Knowledge of higher education organizations and associated expectations.
- Experience in managing HR functions in higher education environment preferred.
- Significant knowledge of HR practices, laws and regulations, ability to research and audit for legal compliance in all areas of HR.
- Proven ability to effectively manage progressive discipline processes including, but not limited to, separations from employment.
- High degree of integrity with the ability to handle confidential and sometimes highly sensitive matters in the appropriate manner.
- Proven ability to develop effective working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.
- Demonstrated leadership and management abilities.
- Proven ability to effectively resolve conflicts involving individuals at all organizational levels; mediation experience preferred.
- Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
- Proven ability to accomplish all tasks independently and with minimal supervision.
- Ability and willingness to effectively function at strategic HR decision-making level and hands-on task level.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Sign.
- Working knowledge of HRIS/Payroll systems.