Reporting to the Executive Director of Human Resources and Talent Management (HRTM), for the Office of Alumni and Development (OAD), the Senior Associate Director of Human Resources will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing our HR strategy and initiatives focusing on analytics, performance management, communications, employee relations, and day-to-day HR functions that involve all areas of the employee life-cycle. The Senior Associate Director of HR will be responsible for executing on human capital initiatives that support the overall mission and strategic direction of the department, along with managing and providing leadership to two direct reports. Strong business acumen and analytical aptitude required, with the ability to navigate gray areas to effectively problem solve.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree along with four (4) to six (6) years of related experience required. Prior experience managing a team is required. Demonstrated ability working in a high volume complex environment that requires confidentiality, a high level of collaboration, discretion, diplomacy and tact. Must have strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability in problem solving and conflict resolution. Strong knowledge of human resource policies, programs and procedures, along with a comprehensive understanding of applicable federal, state and local employment laws. Strong analytical aptitude required, along with advanced skills with Microsoft Excel. Must have excellent verbal and written communications.
Advanced degree desirable. Experience with Salesforce, Peoplesoft, human resources in higher education and experience with unions is preferred.
Subject to business needs, the Office of Alumni and Development supports a hybrid work arrangement for this position. Options will be discussed during the interview process.
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