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Principal HR Consultant

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Human Resources Department

Principal Human Resources Consultant

Location: Anschutz Medical Campus

Position #00783558 – Requisition #21646

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado 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.

Human Resources has an opening for a Full Time University Staff (unclassified) Principal Human Resources Consultant

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.

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.

Principal Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed at an advanced or expert level.

Principal Professionals are either work leads over others or are considered a subject matter expert in a particular area.

Position Emphasis:

This position serves as a full time Human Resources Professional that will manage full recruitment and onboarding process for University and Classified positions.  For Faculty positions, coordinate with the Faculty “cognate” home department.  

Examples of Work Performed:


    Manage full recruitment and onboarding process for University and Classified positions; services to include:Work with unit managers to create and evaluate job descriptions, position announcements and position data entryAdvise hiring managers on search processes; coordinate efforts of unit internal search committeesEnsure all recruitments include an intentional focus on diversity and inclusion as part of the recruiting and hiring processAssist in the extension of offers to selected candidatesOnboard new employeesEnsure new employees complete required background checks and any unit-required training or employee orientation.

    Manage day-to-day HR operational and payroll issues; services to include:Complete time reporting for payroll; HCM data entry to ensure accuracy and integrityAssist with managing the Radford Life Sciences compensation benchmarking process, in collaboration with GBF leadership and the central HR/Compensation teamWork with unit managers to review leave usage for unit employees and ensure University policies and procedures are being followed for compliance with applicable rules and guidelines; work with unit employees on leaves, including FMLA, parental leaves, etc.Process transfers, promotions, FTE changes, pay rate changes, supervisor and org changes and overpayment transactionsProcess employee terminations/separations (HCM entry & approval) and sick/vacation leave payouts; ensure an effective off-boarding process in in place, including conducting exit interviews with departing staff

    Work with unit leadership to ensure best practices with respect to performance management, employee relations and employee development; services to include:Provide strategic and practical insight and counsel to unit management on performance management, to include goal setting, coaching, evaluation and progressive disciplineWork with unit leaders to resolve employee relations issues, provide counsel to unit leaders on organizational changes, employee classification changes, succession planning, restructuring, compensation alignments, compensation equity reviews and the unit’s career path framework Develop programs to improve retention, enhance skills, advance individual careers, applying University development resourcesAssist in leading employee engagement and participation eventsDevelop programs to promote positive employee morale, such as recognition programs and events
Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $61,765 to $78,565.

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.

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. 

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

Please click here for information on disability accommodations: http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/departments/HR/jobs/Pages/JobsatCUDenver.aspx

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 in human resources, public administration, public administration, public policy, business, higher education administration, social sciences, behavioral sciences or a directly related field from an accredited institution. 
Substitution: A combination of education and related HR experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

    The position requires a minimum of 8 years of extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility for duties in the areas described above.
Preferred Qualifications:

    Strategic and tactical experiences in a wide variety of HR support activities, in an academic and biomanufacturing environment.Certification from a professional human resources organization (SHRM, CUPA-HR, IPMA-HR)Master’s degree in human resources, public administration, public administration, public policy, business, higher education administration, social sciences, behavioral sciences or a directly related field from an accredited institution. 
Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate a broad range of laws, rules, and regulations in order to exercise good judgment in applying them to human resource challenges.Knowledge of the professional standards, concepts, and practices of recruitment and selection, employee relations, or organizational development and human resource policy.Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, including public speaking. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.Thorough knowledge of current management and leadership methods and best practices.

Job Category: Human Resources
Primary Location: Denver
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Jun 8, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time