Deputy Director, Human Resources

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Posting NumberS03903PWorking TitleDeputy Director, Human ResourcesDepartmentCentral HR Human Resources AVPAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department website TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday; 8am – 5pm

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with Education and ExperiencePosting Date08/30/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date12/01/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, September 29, 2019; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current resume; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleDirector. Subdivision/Unit ADPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Seven years or more of experience of progressively responsible managerial experience in a Human Resources organization. Experience working in a research university environment is strongly preferred.

SPHR or PHR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources, the Deputy Director for Human Resources will provide oversight and management of Human Resources operations and have responsibility for the delivery of human resources business processes for the university. The Deputy Director will be responsible for working with human resources senior directors and their operations and lead the development, implementation, execution and assessment of initiatives that improve the quality and efficiency of university human resources business processes. The Deputy Director will also assist the Associate Vice President for Human Resources with strategic planning for the division.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of human resources practices and policies, and federal and state employment laws. Successful track record of working effectively with diverse stakeholders within a complex organization. Excellent management skills and the ability to plan effectively and maximize results to meet both short and long range goals and objectives.

Physical Demands

Normal working conditions of an office environment.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Serve as the deputy director for the division of Human Resources and a member of the division’s leadership team. The deputy director is the senior representative of AVP/HR to senior university leadership as well as University System of Georgia leadership.

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Participate in the development of the UGA HR strategic plan and manage and coordinate efforts to accomplish strategic goals and initiatives.

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Collaborate with institutional stakeholders and senior university management on issues and matters of significance related to objectives, programs and future initiatives.

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Monitor performance against strategic goals. Conduct assessments, gather and interpret data, produce reports and provide solutions to successfully manage objectives.

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Serve as HR primary client relationship manager with institutional stakeholders to address concerns and issues with HR business processes.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/CV
    3. List of References with Contact Information
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Documents #1




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    Posted: 9/3/2019
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