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Director, HR Operations - 18822
The Director is responsible for developing a collaborative approach to HR Operations in line with UCCS’s workforce needs, culture and values. They will develop a team of HR business partners that will provide HR services in support of HR operations objectives and will ensure that HR is compliant with all state and federal laws and policies applicable and relevant to HR operations practices. The Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Operations functions and employing cutting edge thinking, the use of innovation and proven best practices to deliver optimal solutions along with superior HR customer service. The Director works as a strategic partner and as a member of the HR leadership team with campus constituencies to support projects, business processes and workflow. The Director will oversee several HR Professionals and is responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships between Human Resources and the campus at large. Collectively, they will foster a team environment and strong service culture that ensures engaging communications and delivery of timely and quality driven service to internal customers and University stakeholders.
Plan, organize and coordinate functions and activities related to HR operations (Payroll, HR Service Center, HRIS, policy, records, budget management, projects)
Support HR staff to effectively resolve problems, interpret/communicate HR policies and procedures and recommend courses of action
Identify optimal solutions that meet the needs of the university by recommending process improvements, system enhancements and alternatives
Work with HR Business Analyst to analyze, oversee and manage HR local and enterprise systems
Recommend, develop, modify and communicate HR policies and procedures in alignment with UCCS values, appropriate laws and regulations
Ensure that HR operations, forms, reports, processes, policies and recordkeeping are up to date and compliant
Provide leadership and oversee employee information collection, analysis and reporting; ensure data integrity
Manage a communication strategy that ensure effective, timely and clear messaging of HR business practices
Review, monitor and manage Human Resources budgets in consultation with AVC/CHRO
Create key HR metrics for monitoring workforce patterns/trends and regularly share with Senior Leadership
Oversee annual development of University Affirmative Action Plan in coordination with campus Institutional Research Office and selected external consultant/vendor.
Advise, counsel and provide support to University departments/units in policy/procedural matters including creative solutions to workforce problems and issues
Research emerging HR trends and best practices; recommend strategies to meet the challenges in optimizing the People philosophy of the University
Serve as central point of contact for interdepartmental projects and communications related to HR business operations
Contribute as key member of several CU System HR committees.
Participate in professional development sessions, conferences or seminars and University committees
Ability to work with diverse populations in a multi-cultural environment that is committed to diversity and equality in education
Ability to adhere to ethical/confidential business practices and promote ethical behavior
Ability to design and implement university policies in line with legal parameters and best practice
Ability to introduce continuous process improvements in HR operational areas
Knowledge of principles and practices of bookkeeping and budget preparation
Exceptional team building, people management, organizational and prioritization skills
Superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Strong innovative and analytical skills
Knowledge of higher education organizations
Ability to provide exceptional customer service in a fast-paced environment
Capability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously
Creative and effective presentation skills that foster transfer of training to the workplace
MS Office proficiency
This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Salary Range: Generally starting between $69,440 - $99,200
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.
UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development or related field
Three (3) years supervisory experience
Five (5) years’ experience at the central level as an HR Manager, HR Operations Manager or similar role to include at least two of the following areas: benefits/payroll, HRIS and records, employee engagement/communications, development/application of HR policies and procedures
Experience with Enterprise level HR Management Systems
Experience working with federal and state employment regulations
Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development or related field
HR certification (e.g. CHRP, SHRP, PHR, SPHR)
HR Operations Management experience in a university setting
Special Instructions to Applicants: • Applications submitted by Wednesday, August 19, 2020 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official transcripts will be required upon hire
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)
Application Materials Instructions: If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.
Job Category: Human Resources
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Department: C0001 - Colorado Springs Campus - 40119 - VCAF-RM-Human Resources
Posting Date: Jul 20, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Mike Pasque
Posting Contact Email: email@example.com
Position Number: 00400657