The College of Liberal Arts is seeking candidates for the position of Senior Manager, Human Resources. The selected individual:
Provides professional and strategic human resources services to employees within the college in the areas of employment, compensation, employee relations, organizational and human resources development with the result of positively influencing organizational performance and outcomes.
Oversees and strategically directs the human resource functions of the college, including but not limited to policy and program development and administration, compliance with applicable laws, and procedures and processes.
Proactively identifies and analyzes complex problems, evaluates, consults and resolves efficiently and effectively; ensures solutions are consistent across the diverse employee groups within the college.
With guidance from AU's central human resources department and Office of the Provost, partners with employees, supervisors and managers to communicate various human resources and/or university policies, procedures, practices, as well as changes in federal and state regulations.
In partnership with AU's central human resources and the Office of the Provost, works to ensure compliance with human resources and/or university policies, procedures, practices, as well as federal and state regulations and ensures consistency in the application of policies throughout the college.
Advises supervisors and managers on employee relations issues to resolve concerns while providing courses of action and/or appropriate decisions. Provides employee relations coaching and guidance to supervisors and managers in the handling of employee performance issues; provides guidance, with input from central human resources and the Office of the Provost, on corrective counseling and performance improvement plans.
Oversees the staff performance management process, reviews evaluations as requested and works with managers in effectively using management tools/skills designed to improve performance. Assists in facilitating and identifying employee training.
Serves as the designated liaison with AU's central human resources. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings as needed to provide guidance and direction on human resources related issues. Provides development and oversight of onboarding and offboarding process for the college's employees.
Partners with supervisors and managers to evaluate organizational structure, develop new and modified position descriptions, and provide recommendations regarding staffing; coaches supervisors and managers in recruiting and hiring best practices. (Including the recruitment and potential hiring of foreign nationals.)
Provides oversight of communication and administration of benefits, payroll and records management within area of responsibility.
Entry into the applicant pool requires:
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, or a related field.
Seven (7) years of total human resource experience allotted in the following areas: at least three (3) years direct responsibility in Employee Relations plus four (4) years experience in two (2) or more of the following HR specialty areas: recruiting/staffing, compensation, performance management, training and development, benefits.
Knowledge of human resources policies, practices, precedents and laws.
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus community.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: a letter of interest stating your qualifications and experience for this position, and a current detailed resume' including names and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered for selection.
Organized, confident and assertive; strong time management skills; ability to stay calm in busy and stressful situations; good leadership and management skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team; fair and objective approach to all personnel and working situations; awareness of equal opportunity health and safety issues; handle confidential information appropriately; be discreet and ethical; ability to manage conflict and assist with problem solving.
Knowledge of Auburn University policies and procedures.
Certification in one of the following SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, or PHR/SPHR.
Job Class Code
Administrative Grade 34 and above