Assistant Dean for Human Resources

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Adams School of Dentistry-430100

Working Title:

Assistant Dean for Human Resources

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Human Resources

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

This position serves as the Assistant Dean for Human Resources within the Adams School of Dentistry (ASOD). The primary focus of this position is to provide leadership and strategic planning for Human Resources. In this capacity, the position is responsible for providing leadership for the human resources operations and support across all employee types including faculty and non-faculty employees, student employees, graduate teaching assistants, post-doctoral scholars and temporary employees. This includes interpretation of University HR policies, providing consultation and advice on HR issues and concerns, and developing and implementing both local and the institution’s HR strategies and plans within the work unit. The Assistant Dean serves as the principal liaison between the ASOD and key University central offices regarding HR-related matters including the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Academic Personnel, the EOC Office, University Payroll Services, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Office of University Counsel. The position will supervise the human resources team (currently 5) and the Executive Assistant. The Assistant Dean is responsible for assuring that the unit’s personnel actions and activities are compliant with relevant Federal, State, and University policies and support the institution’s equal opportunity and diversity goals. The position will be responsible for integrating HR best practices within the ASOD and will actively participate in the ASOD’s management team and the University’s Carolina HR Council. Success in this position will rely on the ability to skillfully navigate between the roles of strategic advisor and functional expert in order to support all areas of the employee experience and the overall business needs of the ASOD. The Assistant Dean serves as both a strategic advisor who champions and fosters the School’s mission and vision and as a transactional manager who is actively involved in daily operational human resource functions and activities. As a functional manager, leading a team of 6 full-time staff, the Assistant Dean will clearly define roles and responsibilities across the team and effectively manage the team’s performance to ensure optimum HR service delivery.

Educational Requirements:

Post-Baccalaureate degree is required with three years or greater of related professional experience. Will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution. Preference also for Human Resources certification.

Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, sound business judgment, tact and diplomacy, and the ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the School and University. Six (6) years or greater of professional-level human resources experience in a setting of similar scope and complexity to the ASOD is required with greater years of experience preferred; an advanced degree in a field of study directly relevant to human resources may substitute for 2 years of professional experience. Candidate should have a proven track record supervising HR professionals and demonstrate relevant HR leadership experience.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations (e.g., FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA) and have prior experience in coordinating or managing some combination of recruitment, compensation, employee relations, position classification or employee benefits matters. Prior experience in the higher education setting is highly preferred but not required. Must be able to work in a high-volume, fast paced environment. Must effectively communicate and present and be able to build positive relationships, trust, and alliances internally and externally to meet organizational goals. The candidate must be highly competent in the Microsoft Office suite of software.

The ASOD is a unique higher education environment in that clinical care delivery is part of the educational unit function. Learners, faculty, and staff are not the only people in the school – service to patients is an important component of the work accomplished at ASOD. Because of that, the ideal candidate will have additional experience with an organization that delivers clinical care to the general public.

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, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time