Human Resources Manager

$54,000 - $61,000 yearly
  • University of Oregon, Central Business Services Office
  • Eugene, OR, USA
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Human Resources & Affirmative Action Other Administrative Positions

Job Description


Position Summary

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) is responsible for a wide variety of Human Resource functions for the schools, colleges, and divisions supported by the CBSO. The HRM will take initiative, proactively seek solutions to internal and external challenges, and be part of an exciting opportunity to collaborate and contribute to the continued development of shared services on campus. Reporting to the CBSO Associate Director of HR, the HRM provides front-line support to assigned units within the portfolio. The HRM will work with supervisors, hiring managers, deans, department heads, and search chairs to provide consultation and advice on HR best practices, policies, procedures, and compliance.

The HRM will manage recruitment, onboarding, employee and labor relations, and project management processes, under the strategic leadership of the associate director. This position supports these efforts by providing comprehensive tools and resources as well as consultation, guidance, and support to hiring managers, search chairs, and committees during the recruitment, selection, and hiring process. In addition, they assist in the handling of employee relations issues, including assisting in fact-finding, researching, and compiling various data and information. These duties are carried out in a confidential capacity while maintaining an institutional perspective.

The HR Manager liaises with the broader campus including the Office of the Provost and Human Resources on behalf of the units they support. They will build and sustain strong relationships with University Human Resources teams. They will monitor university changes to policies, procedures, and best practices, and will provide updates to the shared business center and partner units as needed. The HRM will review, analyze, and update processes as needed to enhance procedures for the colleges. They also provide coaching, training, and guidance to supervisors and employees.

The HRM will provide exceptional customer service to partner units while operating with professionalism, confidentiality, and sound judgment. This position requires the ability to work independently, exercise creative problem-solving skills, and communicate effectively. The person in this role must be able to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will shape organizational structure by developing connections between the academic departments to facilitate communication, training, and operational activities. In accordance with UO and college policies and procedures, the human resource manager may develop and implement plans, procedures, programs, and performance standards. The manager participates in strategic planning efforts as part of the shared services management team and the colleges, implementing and evaluating short and long-range shared services and college goals.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree PLUS three years of progressively responsible human resources related administrative support experience OR
  • Five years of progressively responsible human resources related administrative support experience

Professional Competencies

  • Ability to recognize situations that warrant initiative, and move forward to resolve issues and challenges
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and consistent follow-through
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a high-volume, evolving environment
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and manage policy and procedure in a highly regulated and unionized environment
  • Commitment to promoting an inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrated high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations appropriately
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to create, learn, and follow processes, including demonstrated good judgment on when and how to deviate from processes and/or identify and escalate issues

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Professional HR certification such as SHRM, PHR, etc.
  • Experience handling confidential materials including personnel files
  • Experience working with union contracts and applying employment and labor laws.
  • Experience with developing and implementing processes and procedures
  • Experience with Banner or similar data information systems
  • Experience using an HRIS or a Talent Management System
  • Experience working in or with employee & labor relations
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and other software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and Smartsheets

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Application Deadline

June 1, 2022