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Director of Human Resources- University of Minnesota Crookston

    September 19, 2022

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    Full Job Description



    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field plus six years of professional human resource work experience.


    • Master’s Degree in Management, Human Resource Management, Business Management or related field.

    • Experience facilitating training programs and/or directing workshops.

    Position Overview and Job Duties

    The position is a 12-month, full-time, annual renewable position. Budgeted salary range is $80,000-90,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

    Essential Job Duties:

    • Provide guidance and oversight of employee lifecycle activities, including but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, off-boarding, benefits and compensation.

    • Develop appropriate systems to direct, coordinate, and supervise all human resource functions/activities affecting faculty, professional and administrative staff, Civil Service, and bargaining unit employees.

    • Work closely with the Office of Academic Affairs to facilitate advertising, screening, and selection of faculty; participate in negotiating the University Education Association-Crookston (UEA) contract; serve on meet and confer committee; and participate in grievance proceedings/contract interpretation.

    • Facilitate the development of a campus employment culture that recognizes, affirms, and helps all employees draw upon cultural, communal, and identity-based ways of knowing, being, and doing to achieve performance outcomes.

    • Serve as internal consultant and resource to supervisors to promote a diverse and talented work force. Ensure EEO/AA and ADA policies are followed in hiring, promotion and employment practices.

    • Interpret civil service rules, negotiated bargaining agreements, professional and administrative policies, employment law, and government regulations.

    • Coordinate compensation policies, job classification processes, job re-classification and disciplinary action processes in consultation with the Office of Human Resources in the Twin Cities.

    • Function as a resource person to search committees to include provide or arrange for training, including implicit bias training, to committee members and advising search committees.

    • Develop and lead talent management functions such as succession planning, supervisor training, and performance management.

    • Facilitate and encourage participation by personnel in professional development programs and opportunities to increase skills, knowledge base, and competencies.

    • Perform employee relation functions such as coordinate the grievance process and serve on labor management committees.

    • Assist employees with questions regarding retirement, health benefits, dental benefits, disability insurance, life insurance, pre-tax deductions, and other employee benefits, and refer to University of Minnesota Employee Benefits as appropriate.

    • Serve as HRMS Key Contact person for the UMC campus.

    • Serve as Designated Key Administrator (DKA) for the UMC campus regarding financial and operational misconduct.

    • Supervise human resource support staff.

    • Perform committee and work group assignments as assigned by Director of Finance.

    • Actively engage campus, local, and regional communities and stakeholders as an agent and representative of the University.

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

    Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

    To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC)

    With a strong tradition of technology-enhanced teaching and learning, the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) serves as the U's major outpost in Northwest Minnesota. UMC provides both experiential, career-oriented degree programs as well as high-quality online programs, while connecting its teaching, research, and outreach to rural economic development and service to the region and beyond.