|Position Description:||Executive Director of Human Resources-Student Affairs|
UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. This fall, UIC enrollment reached over 31,000 students making it the fourth year of record-breaking enrollment for the university. UIC has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). UIC currently has the strongest enrollment momentum in Illinois. Through its 15 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. In 2019, UIC expects to create its 16th college by acquiring Chicago’s John Marshall Law School. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university.
With over 600 staff members and 1,100 student employees, Student Affairs is comprised of 25 departments responsible for providing programs, services, and facilities that support student engagement, learning, and success.
The Executive Director of Human Resources-Student Affairs will lead and oversee Student Affairs Human Resources initiatives and counsel departmental units on human resources matters. Under minimal supervision will prepare standard and customized reports for internal and external customers and identify training resources and coach and counsel employees on a wide range of HR related matters.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Partner with Student Affairs Directors to both understand business strategy as well as develop, define, and align priorities to support the achievement of business goals.
• Direct operations of assigned areas and provides guidance to HR operations staff.
• Oversee salary structure adjustments, merit and incentive pay and equity programs, and designing, implementing communication strategies and ensuring compliance with guidelines.
• Direct the continued development and administration of talent recruitment and tools to effectively manage recruitment, selection, hiring and on-boarding new employees.
• Provide oversight and monitoring of annual Student Affairs Activity Reporting System (ARS), Report of Non-University Activities (RNUA), Employee Performance Reports (EPR), and Ethics Training.
• Effectively resolve complex employee relations issues, participate in union negotiations as assigned and ensure compliance with labor contracts, civil service regulations and other employee related policies.
• Ensure the continued development and administration of professional and organizational development through training, coaching, and organizational review. Training consists of both instructor lead and on- line training for individual contributors and leaders.
• Ensure the timely and accurate processing of personnel and benefit transactions and oversee the maintenance and integrity of HR data.
• Resolve complex issues involving conflicts between HR policies and practices and Student Affairs departmental management.
• Participate in strategic planning and assessment in the development of HR goals and initiatives; oversee budget for assigned HR operations areas.
• Conduct Human Resource meetings with Student Affairs Directors and HR Managers to address changes and ensure compliance with UIC HR processes.
• Responsible for the development and maintenance of Division policies and procedures related to HR operations areas.
• Collaborate with UIC Human Resources team to effectively accomplish Division objectives
• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
• Master’s degree in business, human resources, training and development or a related field. Working knowledge of federal laws and university policies related to Human Resources.
• In depth knowledge of HR Information systems, preferably Banner, and applicant tracking systems, preferably Hire Touch.
• At least five years of progressively more responsible experience in human resources including previous experience supervising HR staff.
• Strong communication and negotiating skills to work effectively with administrators from other university units (Human Resources, OBFS, Access and Equity, Risk Management) to achieve Student Affairs goals and maintain effective and efficient processes.
• Ability to multi-task, delegate work and manage projects quickly and accurately.
For fullest consideration, please submit an online application that includes an uploaded cover letter and resume as well as the names and contact information of three references by January 24, 2020 via the university online application system, through the following link:
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.
The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.