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Human Resources Generalist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
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Human Resources Generalist

Job no: 528711
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Human Resources, Operations/Infrastructure, Planning/Project Management

Department: Central Business Services Office (Shared Services)
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $52,000 - $59,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins
January 10, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please include the following:
1) A current resume.
2) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position and how you meet the minimum and if applicable, preferred qualifications for the position.
3) Three professional references.
Department Summary
The Central Business Service Office (CBSO), a shared service office, provides service within the Office of the Provost portfolio. The specific services are in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Contracting, Travel, and Accounts Payable.

The mission of the shared services group is to provide consistency through centralized services, offering our expertise in processing a wide variety of financial and human resources transactions and functions including acting as a liaison to the Business Affairs Office, Purchasing and Contracting Services, University Human Resources, and Payroll Administration. We are committed to providing superior customer service and creating partnerships with our customers to ensure their needs are fulfilled to the highest standard.

The CBSO unit provides shared services for several organizations within the Office of the Provost portfolio including:

College of Design
School of Journalism & Communication
College of Education
Portland (PDX) Administration
Division of Graduate Studies
Clark Honors College

The units supported by the CBSO constitute a large business enterprise consisting of more than 2,500 employees and a total budget of more than $100 million in budgeted operations funds. There are additional operations funds such as foundation funds, research funding, designated operations, and other non-general funds, an estimated $15M before foundation funds. The CBSO also works with 13+ employee category types, sponsored funds, gift funds, the foundation, and also some research, outreach and designated ops org funds. The CBSO will handle these fund transitions in addition to budgeted operations funds.
Position Summary
The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) is responsible for a wide variety of Human Resource functions for the schools, colleges, and divisions supported by the CBSO. Reporting to the CBSO Associate Director of HR, the HRG provides front-line support to assigned units within the portfolio. The HRG will work with supervisors, hiring managers, deans, department heads, and search chairs to provide consultation and advice on HR best practices, policies, procedures, and compliance.

The HRG will manage recruitment, onboarding, employee and labor relations, and project management processes, under the strategic leadership of the associate director. This position supports these efforts by providing comprehensive tools and resources as well as consultation, guidance, and support to hiring managers, search chairs, and committees during the recruitment, selection, and hiring process. In addition, they assist in the handling of employee relations issues, including assisting in investigations and researching and compiling various data and information. These duties are carried out in a confidential capacity while maintaining an institutional perspective.

The HR Generalist liaises with the broader campus including the Office of the Provost and University Human Resources on behalf of the units they support. They will monitor university changes to policies, procedures, and best practices, and will provide updates to the shared business center and partner units as needed. They also provide coaching, training, and guidance to supervisors and employees.

The HRG will provide exceptional customer service to partner units while operating with professionalism, confidentiality, and sound judgment. This position requires the ability to work independently, exercise creative problem-solving skills, and communicate effectively. The person in this role must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree PLUS three years of progressively responsible human resources-related administrative support experience.
  • Five years of progressively responsible human resources-related administrative support experience.
    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and consistent follow-through.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work on and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a high volume and evolving environment, with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and administrate in a highly-regulated and unionized environment.
  • Commitment to promoting an inclusive work environment.
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, learn, and follow processes, demonstrated good judgment on when and how to deviate from processes, and/or identify and escalate issues.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Professional HR certification such as SHRM, PHR, etc.
  • Experience handling confidential materials including personnel files.
  • Experience working with union contracts and applying employment and labor laws.
  • Experience working in or with employee & labor relations.
  • Experience with developing and implementing processes and procedures.
  • Experience with Banner or similar data information systems.
  • Experience using an HRIS or a Talent Management System.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office/software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and Smartsheets.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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.

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