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Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
$69,000 - $85,000 per year; DOE
Start date
Oct 10, 2023

Department HR Manager

Arizona State University

School Of Earth & Space Explor

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The School of Earth and Space Exploration's Department HR Manager coordinates and manages all human resources functions for a complex, high volume department. This position leads and directs the HR team and reports to the Director of Operations and Research Advancement.


School of Earth and Space Exploration incorporates a highly collaborative team environment to accomplish goals, meet deadlines, and deliver exceptional customer service. Employee growth and development is encouraged. We offer our employees a hybrid work schedule after the training period is complete.


Salary Range

$69,000 - $85,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Oversees and manages all human resources functions for the unit
  • Supervises and coordinates daily work activities; assigns, prioritizes, and organizes workload utilizing knowledge of staff expertise to maximize efficiency and accuracy
  • Monitors status of work in progress
  • Evaluates performance of assigned staff
  • Works closely with Senior Staff and prepares administrative/specialized reports as needed
  • Works closely and in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, advises, interprets and provides direction to management and staff on university rules and procedures, Federal, State and local laws/regulations involving human resources, payroll and related benefit concerns
  • Works closely and in conjunction with The College and the Office of Human Resources, resolves or assists with the resolution of sensitive human resource issues
  • Works closely and in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources, advises and assists management and staff in the handling of employee relations issues, complaints and/or grievances, including providing alternatives and facilitating decision-making for determining appropriate actions
  • Assesses, develops and implements procedures specific to improving effectiveness and efficiency within established policies
  • Works closely with the unit financial area to obtain account expenditure approvals in accordance with established financial guidelines and policies
  • Participates in a variety of departmental, college, and university-wide initiatives and meetings to represent unit's interests in the area of human resources and to ensure an integrative/collaborative support of college and university interests
  • Serves as a representative of unit committees as assigned
  • Performs special assignments as instructed


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND seven (7) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR,

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience performing human resource functions in a higher education setting, preferably ASU in an academic unit
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices, and experience in effectively leading, training, supervising, and evaluating assigned staff
  • Experience with ASU systems such as PeopleSoft, Interfolio, Analytics, Affiliate process, Workday
  • Experience with academic searches, demonstrated knowledge of academic policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of exemplary customer service as shown through actively listening, acknowledging and responding to all inquiries; taking ownership and resolving concerns or problems; exhibiting professionalism and expertise
  • Experience working effectively in an environment subject to changing priorities, sensitive/confidential information, and short deadlines
  • Evidence of effective communication skills


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration business office hours of operation Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm


Department Statement

At the School of Earth and Space Exploration, our faculty, researchers and students seek to expand the frontiers of knowledge through the exploration of Earth, Space, matter, time, and life. More and more, successful exploration depends on engineering theory and practice to create technologies for scientific advances. Our programs explicitly emphasize the importance of technology in modern scientific research. We look beyond traditional academic boundaries to identify big problems and invent the means to solve them. Our work requires team support, and we strive to maintain a positive, collaborative, and interdisciplinary culture. We are committed to supporting all members of our community by promoting inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


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