The Director of Human Resources will provide leadership and management for all human resources functions and issues supported by the School of Government (SOG). This position will interpret and implement HR policies, advise management, supervisors, and employees on HR matters and concerns, develop HR strategies for both the HR division and the SOG, and function as a strategic partner and change agent during periods of reorganization or other organizational changes. The Director of Human Resources is expected to manage and guide the overall direction of the School's human resources operations and provide support to all employee groups including faculty, professional staff (EHRA non-faculty and SHRA), research assistants, student assistants, temporaries, post-docs, summer law clerks, etc. This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Operations and will serve as special advisor to the leadership team with regards to issues related to sensitive personnel matters, reorganizations, and other such matters. The position incumbent will supervise SOG human resources staff (currently 1 permanent full-time position).
The Director of Human Resources will be the primary human resources liaison between the SOG and central offices on campus including the Office of Human Resources, Academic Personnel, Payroll, and University Counsel. The incumbent is expected to actively participate as a member of School's Operations' group, other internal committees to which membership may be extended, such as to chair the SOG HR Advisory Council. In addition, the Director of Human Resources will serve as the SOG HR representative on the campus Human Resources Council and/or other committees and councils as they derive.
This position is responsible for providing proactive and strategic services for EHRA faculty, EHRA non-faculty, and SHRA staff at the School of Government. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, managing faculty recruitment, faculty appointment, promotion and tenure processes, EHRA non-faculty and SHRA position management and some position recruitment.
In addition, this position will be to serve as a back-up for the School's Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Operations in regard to HR matters. In that capacity, the employee in this position may be required to consult with faculty, staff supervisors, prospective employees, and central campus offices regarding a variety of HR matters on the Assistant Dean for Finance and Business Operations' behalf.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and two years of progressively responsible professional human resources management experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.
Position requires a high level of attention to detail and organization skills, professionalism and discretion, outstanding customer service skills, and the ability to adapt to change in processes, systems, and priorities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong computer skills in HRIS programs and Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or similar programs). Ability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality.
Prefer three to five years of experience working in human resources in a university setting and prior experience working with faculty and professional staff personnel matters. PeopleSoft experience preferred Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities are preferred.
Human Resources professional certifications a plus (PHR, SPHR)
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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 170933
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