Report to the Associate Vice President for Human Resources. Serve in the absence of the Associate Vice President and assume executive management responsibility as the first line supervisor for the daily operations of Human Resources. Provide administrative oversight and assistance in the areas of benefit and data management, employment and recruitment, organizational development, employee relations management and Title IX investigations, policy development, new hires orientation and reporting, learning development, performance appraisal, immigration process, and position description reviews. Conduct training on policies, guidelines, procedures and processes, state and federal laws, employee relations, and Title IX compliance for students, faculty, and staff. Provide leadership to the Benefits Manager and Data Management Coordinator and manage the ICMS and TEA systems. Responsible for all aspects of employment/recruitment/talent management of all full-time and part-time employees, including but not limited to, writing advertisements, screening applications, interviewing, collecting documentation to finalize the selection process, and ensuring that employees are e-verified. Responsible for the FMLA process, verifications, review of payroll data, and the preparation of staff contracts. Design and facilitate the implementation of change management programs to support cultural & organizational change and performance improvement in line with organizational values. Provide employee relations management assistance with Title IX issues, resolve conflicts and grievances, handle complaints, prepare reports of findings, and serve as an investigator. Review exit interviews and determine any corrective actions, approve retirement requests, review position descriptions, assist with the immigration process, and complete reports and audits. Ensure that the University remain efficient, effective and in compliance with policies, procedures, and state and federal laws. Attend training on legislative policy changes and human resources developments. Participate in major policy developments, serve on committees, and coordinate and assist with programs and activities. Perform other duties assigned by the Associate Vice President for Human Resources within the scope of the position.
A Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred and course work in employment law and labor relations is a major plus. Knowledge of job analysis and investigation techniques, and extensive knowledge and thorough understanding of guidelines, rules, and regulations governing the administration and application of human resources operations. Previous supervisory experience with a minimum of three years of human resources experience in the areas of employment management/recruitment/talent acquisition, classification and compensation, EEO compliance, policy development, or related specialty area at the higher education level required. Experience in Title IX strongly preferred. Ability to provide direction and guidance, and understand, analyze, and interpret policies, procedures, reports, and data required. Exceptional interpersonal relation, oral and written communication, organizational, analytical, attention to details, decision-making, independent judgement, and problem-solving skills are essential. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment handling confidential and highly sensitive materials and situations. Ability to work independently, manage multiple and competing priorities while meeting deadlines, and interacting positively with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and constituencies. Must be competent in power point presentations, spreadsheets, and electronic reports, and proficient in a variety of Windows-based computer programs, including MS Word and Excel.