Manager, Recruitment & Training #497604

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Posting Number20112010Position TitleManager, Recruitment & Training #497604FTE1.00Position TypeStaffDepartmentHuman Resources DeptJob Summary/Basic Function

Job Summary:
The Manager, Recruitment and Training reports to the Assistant Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Management and leads a small team (currently two) of recruitment and training specialists. This group has responsibility for the oversight of the organization’s recruitment and training functions for faculty, staff, and student workers. The incumbent will work closely with hiring managers to facilitate the recruitment and hiring process including sourcing, recruitment, interviewing/selection, and onboarding. The Manager will ensure compliance with established interviewing and hiring guidelines and policy, as well as applicable federal and state law. Additionally, the manager will structure a training program to support a focused training and development program (to also include all mandatory training requirements) and manage LU’s learning management system. As a leader in the Human Resources Office, the incumbent may also be assigned various duties consistent with those of an HR Generalist to support routine operations of the office.

Essential Job Functions:
The Manager, Recruitment and Training will proactively address the following opportunities and goals:
•Lead with Vision. The Manager will provide strategic and organizational guidance to the AVP, HR & Talent Management (AVP-HR) and other senior leaders on human resources issues, especially in the recruitment and training realm. The Manager will evaluate and update the current HR policies and procedures and implement best practices while looking to future trends;
•Collaborative partner. The Manager will build and foster relationships and creativity across organizations and departments while maintaining the utmost professional integrity;
•Guide recruitment efforts and process. The Manager will be a future-focused leader and subject matter expert and will design and implement our recruitment efforts and processes including sourcing, selection tools, search committee guidelines, hiring checklists, manager/search committee training, and our onboarding process. Incumbent should research trends and use a variety of new sourcing methods (e.g. social media, new partnerships, job fairs, etc.). This position may serve as the point of contact and search coordinator for assigned positions, including senior faculty and administrative roles;
•Lead training efforts and learning management system. The Manager will develop and initiate a focused training and development program to increase existing competency levels in items such as common business and communication functions, and identify training opportunities aimed at enhancing performance in areas such as customer service, cross-cultural effectiveness, ethics, business skills, supervision, safety, leadership development, conflict resolution, performance management and coaching, staff engagement, and change readiness, among other topics. This will include developing training priorities, developing or acquiring training, developing a regular training calendar, and communicating/advocating for the enhanced use of employee training to grow professionally. The position will also be responsible for management of compliance-oriented training and the learning management system;
•Serve as an HR Generalist. The Manager will fulfill various roles consistent with those of an HR Generalist to ensure continuity of operations within a modest-sized HR office. This may include cross-training and serving as the back-up for many HR functions, including benefits, employee relations, policy review/interpretation, HRIS, or any other assigned functions;
•Develop and lead a strong team. Under the AVP, HR will offer the highest level of integrity and service to a relationship driven workforce while continuing to improve HR policy, programs, and practices that meet the evolving human capital needs of the institution. The Manager will play a critical part in this endeavor, as a leader within the HR Office;
•Build community. The Manager will research, recommend, develop, implement, and administer University-sponsored activities such as wellness and recreational programs aimed to highlight Lamar’s employee value proposition. Additionally, the AVP will develop strategies to recognize employees and promote Lamar as one of the best places to work in Southeast Texas; and
•Align with Lamar’s mission. The Manager will lead organizational initiatives that align with the University’s mission and goals working collaboratively with all colleges, divisions, and departments.

The successful candidate is a hand-on strategic and process-oriented individual and collaborator, that will translate Lamar’s strategic vision into forward-thinking operational plans.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Required:
A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university.

Minimum Experience Required:
A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in employee recruitment, retention, training, or professional development.

Certification(s) Required:
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or PHR (Professional in Human Resources, HRCI) certification preferred.

Key Competencies:
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
•Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
•Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
•Knowledge of and experience with varied human resource information systems.
•Ability to implement and manage change in rapidly evolving environment.
•Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Physical Requirements:
•Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
•Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Job Conditions:
Typical schedule is M-F 8am-5pm; with some after-hours work. This position supports essential functions of Human Resources and may occasionally work outside of normal business hours.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:
Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
MBA or MA/MS in human resources or related field preferred.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

SalaryCommensurateWork Hours Posting Date10/02/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial InstructionsPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some College
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PH.D
    • Other Terminal degree
  3. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are illegal to Use in Texas. You can search for your institution on the THECB website at: Copy and paste this link into a web browser in order to search under "Fraudulent or Substandard Institutions" for your college/university attended for your degree. Please check your answer BEFORE you submit your application. HR is not responsible for checking your answer nor resubmitting your application back into the pool if you do not answer this question correctly.As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THECB website referenced above?
    • Yes, my institution IS on this list & IS Not accredited.
    • No, my institution is NOT on this list & IS accredited.
  5. * How many years of full time work experience do you have in Human Resources or in University Student Employment?
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 4-5 years
    • 6 or more years
  6. * Please list the types of current Human Resource certifications you have, if any.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1
  2. Official Transcript 2
  3. Certificate(s)




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Posted: 10/10/2020
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