Director of Human Resources

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleHuman Resources Consultant - JourneyWorking TitleDirector of Human ResourcesPosition Number00061093Vacancy IDP010928Budgeted Hiring Range$59,849-$80,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN11Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

M-F 8-5

Department Name and NumberSOG Business Operations-375103Date First Posted10/09/2019Closing Date10/21/2019Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryHuman Resources Position Summary Information

Department Description

The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.

The Business and Finance division supports the mission and values of the School of Government through recruiting, developing, motivating, and retaining top-performing employees. The school seeks to facilitate a welcoming and inclusive community where faculty, staff, and students contribute to the success of the School, the University, and the state. Specifically, the HR team provides assistance with recruiting, hiring, and orienting new employees; developing supervisory skills; supporting faculty promotion and tenure processes; and providing guidance in navigating University policies, procedures, and processes.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The Director of Human Resources will provide leadership and management for all human resources functions and issues supported by the School of Government (SOG). This position will interpret and implement HR policies, advise management, supervisors, and employees on HR matters and concerns, develop HR strategies for both the HR division and the SOG, and function as a strategic partner and change agent during periods of reorganization or other organizational changes. The Director of Human Resources is expected to manage and guide the overall direction of the School’s human resources operations and provide support to all employee groups including faculty, professional staff (EHRA non-faculty and SHRA), research assistants, student assistants, temporaries, post-docs, summer law clerks, etc. This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Operations and will serve as special advisor to the leadership team with regards to issues related to sensitive personnel matters, reorganizations, and other such matters. The position incumbent will supervise SOG human resources staff (currently 1 permanent full-time position).

The Director of Human Resources will be the primary human resources liaison between the SOG and central offices on campus including the Office of Human Resources, Academic Personnel, Payroll, and University Counsel. The incumbent is expected to actively participate as a member of School’s Operations’ group, other internal committees to which membership may be extended, such as to chair the SOG HR Advisory Council. In addition, the Director of Human Resources will serve as the SOG HR representative on the campus Human Resources Council and/or other committees and councils as they derive.

This position is responsible for providing proactive and strategic services for EHRA faculty, EHRA non-faculty, and SHRA staff at the School of Government. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, managing faculty recruitment, faculty appointment, promotion and tenure processes, EHRA non-faculty and SHRA position management and some position recruitment.

In addition, this position will be to serve as a back-up for the School’s Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Operations in regard to HR matters. In that capacity, the employee in this position may be required to consult with faculty, staff supervisors, prospective employees, and central campus offices regarding a variety of HR matters on the Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Operations’ behalf.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and two years of progressively responsible professional human resources management experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Position requires a high level of attention to detail and organization skills, professionalism and discretion, outstanding customer service skills, and the ability to adapt to change in processes, systems, and priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Strong computer skills in HRIS programs and Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or similar programs).
Ability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer three to five years of experience working in human resources in a university setting and prior experience working with faculty and professional staff personnel matters.
PeopleSoft experience preferred
Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities are preferred.

Human Resources professional certifications a plus (PHR, SPHR)

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Human Resources Consultant position.
      • Bachelor's, Master's and/or Doctorate and 2 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices
      • Associate's and 4 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices
      • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal 6 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices (ex 1 year towards a degree and 5 years of experience)
      • High School diploma/GED and 6 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of education and progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices to equal 10 years
      • None of the above




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    Posted: 10/20/2019
    Application Due: 10/22/2019
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