Personnel Director

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Job Title: Personnel Director

Position #623897– Requisition #20714

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The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU AMC) has an opening for a full-time Personnel Director position. 

Jobs in this career family provide the management of human capital.  Functions include providing advice and guidance to managers and employees, and performing functions including strategic planning and analysis, compliance with policies and laws, employment and compensation, job evaluation, performance and leave management, employee training/development, reward and recognition, employee relations, affirmative action, benefits, employee records/information, and payroll.

Directors are responsible for the ongoing leadership and oversight of a department, including the development of strategies and processes which contribute to the University and/or campus mission and accountability for services provided.  Directors are responsible and accountable for the analysis of fiscal and human resources required to achieve department objectives including hiring, compensation, termination, and performance management of subordinate employees.

Job Summary:

The Personnel Director is responsible for the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) faculty, university staff and classified staff personnel administration, including serving as the SSPPS classified staff appointing authority. This position provides strategic personnel policy guidance and interpretation to the deans, department chairs, administrators, faculty and staff on a wide range of personnel issues. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  job evaluation and compensation, professional development, employee relations, performance management, administering terminations and layoffs, faculty relocation management and administration, leave administration management, family medical leave administration, faculty comprehensive reviews administration, additional payments, visa administration and employment eligibility, sabbatical administration, and workers compensation administration for on-the-job injuries. 

In addition, this position is responsible for administering the SSPPS payroll for all benefits-eligible and hourly employees, with oversight responsibility for the student and temporary employee, graduate student and online program payroll liaisons.  The individual in this position must remain current on policies and procedures for the above tasks and ensure compliance with all applicable personnel-related university, state and federal regulations.  This position also represents the dean and the school on various school and campus committees.

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Finance and Budget.

This position supervises one (1) full-time university staff Program Assistant.

Examples of Work Performed:

Personnel Administration/Supervision

    This position is responsible for the personnel administration of the SSPPS faculty, university staff and classified staff which includes; recruitment and selection, job evaluation and compensation, professional development, performance management, terminations and layoffs, etc…Administers faculty relocations, and workers compensation claims for on-the-job-injuries, while ensuring compliance with all applicable university, federal and state personnel rules and regulations.  Administers faculty reappointment, promotion and tenure and post-tenure reviews and sabbaticals.  Advises deans, department chairs, directors, supervisors and other relevant staff regarding personnel strategy and issues Serves as the SSPPS appointing authority for classified staffProvides input on staffing of faculty and staff positions to align with strategic objectives. Oversees records management, ensuring personnel files and records are processed, maintained and available electronicallyDirectly manage and coach a Program Assistant position to assist in meeting organizational, unit and professional goals

    Serves as the approving authority for payroll transactions and is responsible for administering payroll for all SSPPS employees to ensure that it is processed in a timely manner and in accordance with applicable university rules and regulations.  Assures that SSPPS payroll liaisons are properly trained and approves all applicable payroll entries.
Professional Development & Employee Relations

    Evaluates promotional opportunities within the school and develops programs to improve retention, enhance skills, advance individual careers and generally foster an atmosphere that promotes positive employee morale. Works through a variety of faculty and staff employee relations issues in an ongoing effort to maintain a harmonious and collaborative work environment.
VISA Administration

    Administers visas and ensures employment eligibility for all SSPPS international employees in collaboration with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office.  This includes preparing all necessary documents and maintaining a working knowledge of all applicable regulations.
Family Medical/Parental Leave Administration

    Administers all Family Medical Leave and Parental Leave requests while ensuring compliance with all associated university, state and federal regulations. 
SSPPS Committee Representative

    Represents the school on school-wide, campus and university committees as assigned.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

    The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $87,275 - $111,014.The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
Diversity and Equity:

    The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected]The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, business administration, business operations, public administration, higher education administration, or a closely-related field
  • At least five (5) years of extensive, diverse and progressively responsible human resources management experience
Preferred Qualifications:

    A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in human resources, business administration, business operations, public administration, higher education administration, or a closely-related fieldAt least two (2) years of payroll administration experienceExperience directly supervising or managing human resources and/or administrative support staff Extensive employee relations experience that includes leading, coaching and advising staff and management through difficult conversationsProfessional experience in a higher education or healthcare environmentFamiliarity with State of Colorado employment laws, rules, regulations and procedures (Classified State Personnel System)Certification from a professional human resources organization (SHRM, HRCI, State of CO, etc…)

    Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with senior level administration, faculty, staff, campus and school administrators.Ability to evaluate policies and exercise sound judgment in the interpretation and application of policies, procedures and rules.Ability to organize and complete complex projects and to work under tight deadlines. Ability to generate personnel and payroll reports and data to enable decision making.Ability to quickly learn and apply knowledge of the university and school’s organizational structure within an academic setting.Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, faculty, students and with departmental representatives within the campus and university. Ability to help resolve sensitive and difficult problems involving personnel; using tact, diplomacy, knowledge and sound judgment.Maintain an in-depth knowledge of personnel administration practices, State of Colorado Personnel Rules and Regulations, rules, policies and procedures in regards to personnel administrative procedures, Visa acquisition procedures, and training and retention programs for the support personnel.In-depth knowledge of all applicable university, state and federal personnel rules and regulations. Remain apprised of new and changing legislation and/or policies regarding personnel and ensure department and school compliance.In-depth knowledge of visa rules and regulations primarily for recruiting and retention purposes. 

Job Category: Human Resources
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 31, 2021
Unposting Date: Apr 15, 2021, 12:59:00 AM




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time