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Columbus State University (CSU) has an opening for a Director of Human Resources. This position serves as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Columbus State University, an institution with 8,450 students, over 900 full-time employees and a personnel budget that exceeds $80 million.  This individual will provide leadership and strategic vision in the planning, development and administration of comprehensive human resource operations for the University. This includes providing leadership and oversight for all functions of the Department of Human Resources to include recruiting and staffing, benefits and compensation management, employee relations, worker’s compensation, employment management, HRIS, performance management, and records management. This position is also responsible for assuring the University remains in compliance with applicable federal and state laws, requirements of federal and state governing agencies, and University System of Georgia personnel policies and regulations. Additionally, this position works collaboratively across the University to develop and improve human resource programs and services for the benefit of staff, faculty, and students.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: managing nine full time employees to include a Human Resources Administration and Benefits Manager (1), a Human Resources Coordinator (1), Payroll Associates (2), a Human Resources Data Analyst (1), and Human Resources Assistants (4); assuring maximum efficiency in the institution’s day to day operations by utilizing data from the USG Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) and following directives and guidance of the University System of Georgia; developing comprehensive strategic recruiting and retention plans to maximize employee retention and productivity; collaborating with the CSU Leadership Institute to create, implement, and continually update an employee growth and career ascension program for applicable positions in an effort to establish and document opportunities for career growth and position elevation available to employees who excel in their day to day duties. This includes managing and communicating the guidelines of this program in a manner that creates positive employee morale and maximizes employee retention and productivity; providing consultation to university administrators for Human Resources issues; maintaining a customer-focused and responsive work environment;  providing leadership for continuous improvement of policies, procedures, and processes for onboarding of new employees; managing the compensation function, to include monitoring and scheduling pay actions, recommending, planning and implementing pay structures, and planning and administering wage/salary administration policies;  and administering the Human Resources OneUSG Connect information system by enforcing system security and integrity of data.

This position will also be responsible for:  leading the employee relations function by investigating employee complaints, directing and managing employee disciplinary procedures, and resolving workplace disputes; interacting with employees at all levels; identifying, evaluating, and resolving human relations, employee morale, work performance, and organizational productivity concerns; overseeing the administration and effectiveness of the benefits function, to include worker’s compensation, medical, dental, disability, paid leave, flexible spending, retirement, and other sponsored benefit programs; overseeing recruitment and retention strategies to ensure compliance with appropriate federal, state laws and regulations, and Board of Regents policies; overseeing the management and ongoing maintenance of employee records, ensuring compliance with the appropriate federal, state, and Board of Regents record keeping requirements; developing and coordinating the performance management program and ensuring all job descriptions are up-to-date and accurate; providing leadership and direction for the Human Resources Office to include conducting performance reviews with departmental managers and ensuring the department is operating effectively and efficiently; ensuring that every aspect of the Department of Human Resources incorporates the vision, values, and culture of the University; and all other related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from an accredited college or university; and a minimum of nine years’ experience in Human Resources; or a combination of education and experience. A minimum of three years’ of supervisory experience in Human Resources is required. The successful candidate must possess outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in utilizing software applications in a manner that minimizes paper processes while maximizing efficiency in internal and external communications; the ability to multi-task and see overlapping projects through to completion in a manner that properly delegates responsibilities and maximizes contributions of direct reports; knowledge of Human Resources practices in a higher education environment; knowledge of applicable HR legislation; possess effective problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills;  excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills; the ability to understand and participate in HR benchmarking efforts;  the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; knowledge of University System of Georgia software programs and Microsoft Office;  the ability to maintain the highest ethical standards and objectivity;  be discrete and maintain confidentiality; the ability to be “hands-on” when needed; and a demonstrated knowledge of implementing human resources systems.

Knowledge of PeopleSoft, Banner, and OneUSG Connect is strongly preferred.

The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Contact information for persons willing to provide letters of recommendation.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected]




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Posted: 4/11/2018
Application Due: 5/25/2018
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