The Director of Human Resources at the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) provides a comprehensive range of human resources functions, services and programs. The HR Director combines internal organizational development along with the human resources generalist role to provide effective staffing and professional services to UMR. The HR Director consults with UMR administration on development of staffing plans, recruitment, classification and compensation, labor/employee relations, grievance management, performance management and the work environment. The HR Director is also the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer, the Designated Employee Benefit Contact Person (DEBCP), and the Sexual Harassment Officer.
- Provide assistance to administration in the selection of position titles and the development of position descriptions, qualifications, selection criteria and appropriate salary levels
- Provide basic information on employee benefits programs and policies.
- Manage and expand student employment opportunities both on and off campus.
- Supervision of HR support staff and student employees.
- Provide oversight of data entry into HR system that is performed by the support staff and resolve data discrepancies.
- Administer workplace and University policies and procedures.
- Develop the annual budget and the strategic planning process for Human Resources.
- With UMR leadership and managers, develop short- and long-term workforce and staffing plans.
- Advise search committees on processes and procedures, provides EOAA search committee training and may pre-screen candidates.
- Conduct new employee orientation and coordinate new employee on-boarding.
- Partner with University International Student and Scholar Services in hiring practices for international faculty and staff.
- Coach supervisory/managerial staff on issues concerning staffing, employee relations, labor relations, performance evaluation, and compensation.
- Provide advice and training in performance management and implement merit-based performance programs where appropriate.
- Partner with the University Office of Human Resources and the Office of the General Counsel regarding employee/labor issues, legal issues and arbitrations.
- Lead the Diversity and Wellness Committees in their efforts to develop and implement an annual strategic plan.
- Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, or related field and at least three years’ experience in the administration of human resources functions in a complex organization.
- Skill in interpreting and analyzing application of policies, rules and contracts and knowledge of employee/labor relations.
- Ability to provide both verbal and written information clearly, succinctly and persuasively, as well as the ability to influence others.
- Strong analytical and problem solving abilities.
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work on a team.
- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
- Ability to deal with people and stressful situations, skills in conflict resolution.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Graduate degree in human resource management, human resource development, industrial relations or equivalent.
- Experience in a unionized environment and/or higher education and knowledge of federal and state employment laws.
- Skills in coaching clients through options.
- Knowledge of progressive disciplinary processes, just cause, and grievance processes.
- Supervisory experience.
Successful completion of a background check is required for this position.
Requisition # 180026
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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