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Senior Human Resources Manager- UND

    August 5, 2022

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    Position Information


    Join us for an exciting career opportunity as a Senior Human Resources Manager! This position is involved in strategic and engaging work directly impacting campus employees. The Senior Human Resources Manager is part of the Human Resources & Payroll Services Department and is the primary contact in providing HR support, advice and counsel on all HR related matters including employee relations, organizational development/change, performance management, compensation, talent acquisition support, and talent development delivery. 

    The HR Manager provides dedicated HR support and develops close working relationships with the administrators, senior leadership, and support staff collaboratively to understand and support their business objectives. This position will serve as an HR business partner for the divisions of Student Affairs, Marketing and Communications, and Research and Economic Development.

    The Human Resources & Payroll Services department is a dynamic team that partners with the University’s leadership and employees, supporting its mission with the design, development and delivery of innovative programs and services.

    Position Benefits

    Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.

    Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

    UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

    Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • In coordination with the university Recruitment Manager, assists departments with developing recruitment strategies including review of all open positions, job descriptions, assisting the department in developing a search and sourcing plan, identifying target markets and recruitment sources.

    • Actively participates when appropriate in initial applicant reviews and screening according to ND/UND policies and procedures for staff recruitment. Recommends and extends formal offers of employment and ensures all new hire paperwork and background checks have been completed. 

    • Serves as a resource for departments for questions regarding hires, promotions, salary adjustments, performance improvement, terminations etc. for leadership and staff.

    • In collaboration with UND Payroll, works to resolve any payroll issues for appropriate business units.  

    • Provide guidance on day-to-day employee relations issues and appropriate investigations and resolution, including handling sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.

    • Provides support and expertise regarding employee development, professional growth and career mobility within the University.  Assists with identifying training and professional development requirements at the local and University level as well as delivering and facilitating various types of training activities.

    • Coordinates and facilitates monthly meetings with representatives from each department who coordinate the human resource processes locally.  Ensures that these staff are up to date on necessary policies and procedures by communicating changes, updates and gathering feedback from them ongoing basis. 

    • Manages staff performance evaluation system, ensuring that accurate performance standards are developed and maintained.  Works with departments to ensure that annual evaluations are reviewed and completed in a timely manner.  In collaboration with the departments, ensure that evaluations are reviewed and maintained on an annual basis and SBHE policies and procedures are followed.

    • Advises the leadership in the appropriate business units on matters arising with regard to employee issues, strategic initiatives as it impacts staff at all levels. 

    • Supports organizational/cultural change by assisting with review of existing organizational and culture in determining need for change in roles, competencies, behaviors, and the requisite skills required to support the new organizational structure/culture.

    • In collaboration with the Compensation Analyst, works with departments in analysis of compensation structure. 

    • Serve as a representative for the Staff Advisory Committee (SAC). Serves on various working groups as part of SAC.

    • Serves on other committees or working groups as assigned regarding HR related functions as a member of the UND Human Resource Department or with relation to their HR related duties in the business units they support.

    • Attends conferences and workshops to continue professional growth and development.

    • Stays current on trends, laws, etc. in the Human Resources field.

    • Assists other departments/divisions with investigations, Fraud, etc. as assigned.

    • Coordinates the Pre-Action hearing process for UND staff disciplinary issues. 

    • Manages the Remote Flexplace Process for UND.

    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Required Competencies

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in addition to the ability to negotiate and influence others.
    • Must have the ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships and the demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of university leadership, staff, and faculty by building trust and credibility
    • Demonstrated experience working with and providing consultation to Senior Leadership within the Academic Affairs division as a business partner on strategic and tactical HR related business issues.
    • Must have the ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously. 

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 5 years HR Generalist experience with exposure to the following functional areas: recruiting/staffing, employee relations, employee development, organizational development, compensation analysis, training and development, performance management and internal investigations
    • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

    In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience working in higher education and with faculty
    • Experience working with UND, NDUS, SBHE policies and procedures
    • Professional certification in the HR field (i.e. PHR, SPHR)
    • Experience working in PeopleSoft HRMS
    • Experience working with an electronic Applicant Tracking System

    Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

    $67,000 / year, starting salary. Offer will be dependent on experience.

    Exempt, Benefited, Full-time

    Work Schedule

    Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm