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HR Manager - Tickle College of Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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HR MANAGER - Tickle College of Engineering

Regular, Full-time, Marlet Range 12

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, seeks applications and nominations for a full time HR Manager for the Tickle College of Engineering. Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance & Administration, the HR Manager serves as the chief human resource officer for the Tickle College of Engineering (TCE).  Provides leadership in all areas of human resources functions including employee relations, recruitment, compensation, benefits and retirement, and workers compensation. Develops strategic direction and goals, guides implementation, and develops innovative approaches to HR services for TCE.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Business, HR, Psychology, or comparable area of concentration plus five years of demonstrated progressive experience in an office environment to include general HR, conflict management, employee relations, recruitment, and/or training; or high school diploma plus eight years of demonstrated progressive experience in an office environment to include general HR, conflict management, employee relations, recruitment, and/or training.

  • Minimum of three years' supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to succeed as a leader in a high-volume, customer service setting.
  • Must have demonstrated experience consulting and advising employees, supervisors, and leaders.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation expertise
  • Knowledge of management philosophies and techniques.
  • Knowledge of HR and professional content areas and practices including applicable federal and state regulations/laws affecting the employee/employer relationship.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills including demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a high-performance team.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution skills including the ability to diffuse potentially disruptive situations before they escalate.
  • Ability to interpret and explain policies, ability to speak in public settings, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Skills necessary to create training programs or presentations on a variety of topics and present to a variety of audiences. 
  • Skills necessary to research complex issues, analyze information, present data, and make effective recommendations.
  • Exceptional customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated creative thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, CCP or other related certification
  • 6-10 years of experience in HR management including time served as a leader in a complex organization
  • Experience in a higher education HR department
Candidate must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings.

Application Process:

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.  For full consideration, applicants must electronically submit a letter of interest, resume, and the name, address, email, and phone number of three professional references to the Human Resources online Taleo System 

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Administration - Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Nov 8, 2021, 4:35:58 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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