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Director, Human Resources Community of Practice

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 1, 2023

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Director, Human Resources Community of Practice

Job no: 532230

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Department: Human Resources
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $105,000 - $120,000; commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

August 14, 2023; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a current resume and cover letter that addresses how your skills and experience meet the minimum and, if applicable, preferred qualifications.

In your online application, please include 3 professional references that can speak to your skills and abilities.

Department Summary

The mission of the Office of Human Resources is to strategically partner with the university community as a comprehensive, innovative, and results-oriented department modeled on the very best human resources practices. We deliver a variety of services and programs, which underscore a commitment to inclusiveness, respect, fairness, effective service delivery, and accountability. We strive to be proactive, consultative partners meeting the needs of employees and operations across the institution and to lead efforts to attract, retain, develop, and engage world-class faculty and staff.

Working in UO Human Resources provides a unique opportunity to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. We strive to be champions for building and supporting a community that reflects a rich variety of racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and sexual orientation, disability, cultural, and intersectional identities. We encourage applications from those whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, from individuals who have been historically marginalized and currently underrepresented in higher education, individuals who may have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in non-traditional pathways outside of higher education.

Human Resources Community of Practice is a unit within Human Resources in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of functions including offering essential financial tools and support to the university's many departments, providing key resources to employees, and keeping the campus safe, clean, accessible, and beautiful.

Position Summary

University Human Resources (UHR) is looking for its first Director of the HR Community of Practice (HRCP) unit. This is your opportunity to join the UHR team during an exciting time as we expand and enhance HR support at the University of Oregon. In this role, you will have the opportunity to partner with the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and UHR leadership team to lead and create this new unit, which will focus on enhancing the relationships and partnerships between UHR and HR professionals in academic and administrative business offices and shared service units.

This unit, which will include a Director and two professionals, will be expected to work collaboratively with the CHRO and UHR leadership team in evaluating and understanding campus HR needs, coordinating cross-functional area projects to address those needs, triaging issues and guiding appropriate escalation, promoting ongoing competency building for the HRCP, and assisting the HRCP in addressing needs during times of increased volume or complex situations.

This position is based in Eugene with some level of flexibility including the option to work remotely with frequent commuting to campus. All adjusted work arrangements require supervisor and leadership approval.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of progressive HR experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience appropriate to the role.
  • Experience supervising professionals, students, or volunteers or demonstrated competencies in the ability to lead a team of professionals.

    Professional Competencies

  • General knowledge of operational and strategic HR management
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong skills in cross-team collaboration and the ability to work with a variety of levels of HR leaders and practitioners
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and present information to a variety of audiences
  • Proven people leadership skills and the ability to influence those who do not directly report to you
  • Ability to analyze information to identify root issues or themes
  • Ability to organize, facilitate, and mobilize collaborative teams to address problems or complete projects
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and lead during times of change
  • Ability to dynamically assess priorities and adjust as necessary

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in two or more specific HR subject areas
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR certification, or another HR certification appropriate to the role
  • Project management certification
  • Experience in higher education with decentralized administrative structures.

    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

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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