Human Resources Consultant

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Human Resources Consultant - Journey

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Human Resources Consultant

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$59,000 - $63,000

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Department Name and Number:

Arts and Sciences Deans Office-300100

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Human Resources

Department Description:

The College of Arts & Sciences, administered by the Dean, consists of seventy-one academic departments, curricula, programs, centers, and Institutes. The College is divided into multiple divisions, which are overseen by Senior Associate Deans. All academic departments and curricula are assigned to one of the following three divisions —Fine Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, and Social Sciences & Global Programs. A fourth division, Undergraduate Education, houses curriculum and instructional innovation, honors and distinguished scholarships, and student academic support. These Senior Associate Deans, along with the Senior Associate Deans for Operations and Strategy, Research and Innovation, Development, and the Director of Communications for the College, all report to the Dean.

During its 200+ year history, the College has grown and thrived and employs nearly 1,000 faculty, over 600 staff, and more than 3,000 student employees, and provides instruction for more than 16,600 undergraduate and nearly 2,400 graduate students with annual expenditures of $345M. Sixty-percent of student credit hours are taught by the College. The College has 13,316 undergraduate majors and 2392 graduate majors from more than 40 academic majors.

The College’s Business Operations, led by the Senior Associate Dean for Operations and Strategy, comprise of nearly 70 staff and include the divisions of Finance and Budget Management, Human Resources, Information Technology and Data Analytics, Facilities, and Dean’s Office administration.

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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 HR Consultant in the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office partners with units within the Divisions of Social Sciences and Global Programs and campus partners on a variety of HR topics related to all employee types. The HR Consultant encourages and supports programs to facilitate and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. The HR Consultant advises on policies and procedures related to recruitment, classification, compensation, employment, performance management, employee relations, and serves as a liaison with central HR regarding benefits and leave administration. The HR Consultant leverages relationships to build an understanding of the needs, concerns, and structure within each unit and to provide targeted support to departments. The HR Consultant serves as an escalation point for HR Business Partners in the Arts & Sciences Business Operations, assisting with problem-solving and offering procedural guidance. The HR Consultant works closely with Business Operations leadership to identify and resolve opportunities for training on HR best practices. This position is part of a team of four HR Consultants and will serve as backup to the other HR Consultants in supporting the other divisions within the College. This position reports to the Senior Director of Human Resources.

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:

Candidates should exhibit the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of people including University administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must possess clear and concise communication skills, presentation, and interpersonal skills and have the capacity to inspire confidence. This position requires considerable knowledge of the rules, regulations, and policies relating to UNC-Chapel Hill human resources, state of North Carolina and Federal guidelines. This role requires a high level of detail and organization, professionalism and discretion, ability to multi-task and prioritize work, and excellent customer service skills. The selected candidate will take initiative and continuously review policies and procedures to identify areas for improvement. The candidate will have a demonstrated ability to adapt easily, follow through, complete tasks, and resolve issues independently. The successful candidate will have prior experience as a ConnectCarolina complex user, possess knowledge of university HR systems, articulate a customer service-focused approach to problem-solving, have excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and possess the ability to work independently on multiple HR-related functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

The Department has a preference for a seasoned professional who has experience administering human resource programs in higher education. The ideal candidate will have significant experience managing HR issues among the various employee groups – staff, faculty and students. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience supporting the human resources functions for multiple units at one time in a shared services setting. A relevant Baccalaureate degree is preferred with a minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience analyzing, interpreting, applying, communicating and promoting HR best practices in the context of organizational goals and objectives or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time