Director of Human Resources

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Classification TitleDirector of Human ResourcesPosition TypeAdministrativeDepartmentHuman ResourcesPosition TitleDirector of Human ResourcesPosition Number7872Pay Grade RangeNature of Work

The Director of Human Resources will support the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources in driving, leading, and executing key HR strategic initiatives that are broad based with university wide impact. We are looking to add a forward-thinking professional to our team who can help us build our workforce, strengthen employee engagement and develop a high-performance culture. This individual will be responsible for providing oversight for talent management ensuring alignment with the University’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. The Director of Human Resources, as part of a transforming Human Resources organization will also guide the development, design, and implementation of high impact talent development programs (training, cohort programs, eLearning, etc.) that drive faculty and staff engagement across the institution. In this role, the director will play a key role in increasing retention that can be tied directly or indirectly to, the benefits of improved performance management, succession planning, or other organizational development initiatives. The candidate will cultivate strong, collaborative partnerships across the university, leverage trends and insights to talent solutions, and demonstrate a measurable impact on our talent and organizational needs.

Job Responsibilities:

The position will provide oversight for the employment and organizational development centers for expertise by managing an effective system for recruiting, developing and retaining high quality talent. These duties include the administration of recruitment policies and processes, employing best practices and market trends to promote HR’s strategic objectives and ensure consistent delivery of the highest customer outcomes. The position will also develop the employment and organizational development functions to incorporate proactive outreach, coaching, and solutions-oriented strategies to aid managers and supervisors in enhancing levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Collaborate with and serve as a thought partner, consultant and advisor to department heads, deans, campus leaders, and university administrators to promote an engaged HR culture with campus constituents related to university-wide talent management initiatives. Provide oversight for on-going training and consultation responsibilities as they relate to onboarding, talent acquisition, retention, succession planning, performance management and employee development. The Director will promote and support university efforts to accomplish diversity and inclusion initiatives that attract and retain a diverse and talented workforce at all levels in the university. In addition, this individual will manage the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Office including supervising assigned direct reports and advising/supporting other centers for expertise in the completion of their daily activities as needed.

Required Qualifications

An advanced degree in a relevant discipline and extensive experience in human resources management to include talent management and organizational development or equivalent training, education and experience. Prospective applicants should have demonstrated experience in facilitation, consulting and relationship building and demonstrated ability to coach, facilitate and influence management and people at all levels. Knowledge of relevant state and federal employment laws and regulations. Ability to maintain discretion and the highest ethical and professional standards while dealing with confidential information. Experience working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with quickly shifting priorities. Applicants should possess a commitment to continuous learning and development and excellence in communication. High emotional intelligence, strong customer service orientation and the capacity to deal with a wide range of people, relationships and situations. Must possess or be able to acquire appropriate certifications needed to train, coach, interpret and/or analyze data associated with surveys, instruments, trainings, etc. used in the delivery of work (ex: Crucial Conversations, Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)-360 degree evaluations, Strength Finders, Motivation Based Interviewing (MBI), Human Performance Improvement (HPI), etc). Proficiency in current office software and learning management systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education; relevant HR certification; experience with talent acquisition technology and related talent management technologies; experience in launching and supporting enterprise wide software solutions.

Salary$90,120 yrly minimum - $121,008/yrly midpointPhysical Requirements/Working Conditions

General office conditions with long periods of sitting at times.

Does this position require any special certification/ license? If yes, please specify.NoneWork HoursNotice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

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Posting NumberS01201PPosting Date07/09/2019Closing Date07/28/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantSupplemental Questions

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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 7/24/2019
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