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Assistant Director of Human Resources

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
The Assistant Director of Human Resources assists the Chief Human Resources/Assistant Vice President - Human Resources (CHRO/AVP-HR) in planning, directing, and coordinating all functions of the Human Resources Department including employee and labor relations, discipline and performance management, staff development, and workforce communications. This position also assists in development, implementation, and interpretation of policies and programs that enable the university to reach its mission and goals.

  • Serves as University Title IX Coordinator
  • Communicates with employees to inform and advise about confidential matters, policies, procedures, and regulations, and to provide training when necessary; acts as an information resource and representative of the Human Resources department to constituents across campus.
  • Assists with preparation of salary budgets and contracts for faculty and staff.
  • Assists the CHRO/AVP-HR with planning, leading, developing, coordinating, and implementing policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the university's human resources compliance and strategy needs
  • Work with the CHRO/AVP-HR to effectively resolve a wide range of workplace issues, effectively assess the situation and recommend appropriate resolution according to university's policies and practices
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management
  • Complies with all policies of the University.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need.
  • Foster a positive work environment
  • Actively works towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff.
  • Maintains “open door” policy.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation.
  • Proactively engages in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external people.
  • Completes other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree is considered a plus
  • Seven to Ten years of HR related experience required; Three to Five years of higher education experience is considered a plus

  • HRCI/SHRM Certification is considered a plus

  • Effective oral and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the university and employees
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: A140To view salary schedules visit: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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