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Human Resources Principal Professional

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Job Title: Human Resources Principal Professional

Position #00792123 – Requisition #24363

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

COVID-19 Vaccinations:

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date.  Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:



Exemptions vary by campus location/department. 

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons. Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.
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.

The Department of Medicine has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Human Resources Principal Professional position.

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.

This position will serve as back-up to the Department of Medicine HR Manager by helping process HR actions and requests, and providing support at the Division level as needed. The Principal Professional will be a subject matter expert in HR policy and process at the University, School, and Department level and is expected to work independently on all assigned tasks. This position is expected to work 4 days/week in-office.

Examples of Work Performed:

    Manage DOM Admin Office recruitments – serve as subject matter expert in activities like drafting job descriptions, posting positions, sitting on search committees as requested, providing guidance on interview processes, dispositioning candidates and closing requisitions, and drafting letters of offerTrack recruitment data to better identify underrepresented populations and help improve future recruitment practices Process staff and faculty actions in smartsheet and HCM – hires, terminations, FTE changes, pay rate changes, recurring or one-time payments, etc.Organize DOM HR meetings and trainingsManage Volunteer Clinical Faculty process and database – this will include a renewal process to track VCF relationships and activities with Divisions and SOM.Assist with payroll tasks –update funding distributions, additional pay transactions, overpayments, off-cycle paymentsProcess leave entries for DOM Admin OfficeProvide support throughout the academic promotion process – schedule committee meetings, review dossiers for completeness, create summary letter templates, upload final committee letters to Interfolio and forward cases to Office of Faculty AffairsManage Post Tenure Review process, faculty performance evaluations, and Performance Improvement Agreement processManage FML requests for the DOM Admin OfficeServe as the in-office webspace coordinatorManage division level HR tasks during HRBP vacancies
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 $61,765 to $73,000.  

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.


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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 in human resources, public administration, business, higher education administration, social sciences, behavioral sciences or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
       Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.
    4 years of relevant experience, preferably in a healthcare or higher education setting
      The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience, including direct responsibility for helping to build and maintain HR best practices for the entire Department of Medicine.
*Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

    Prior experience working with faculty and knowledge of faculty appointment structure, preferably with University of Colorado5 years of relevant experience in a healthcare or higher education setting2 years experience working in an HR/Faculty Affairs roleExperience working in PeopleSoft HCM

  • 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: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Apr 12, 2022
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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