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POSITION DESCRIPTION EC14005
||Human Resources Director
||Director Unspecified (7)
||Broadcasting & Media Innovations Division
University of Wisconsin-Extension
||Unclassified Staff 100% fixed term appointment
||Immediate/Best consideration deadine 5P August 19
The Director of Human Resources provides strategic and administrative leadership and oversight to the human resources functions for the University of Wisconsin-Extension Broadcasting & Media Innovations Division (BAMI) in five broad areas: employee relations, recruitment, compensation, organizational design and training. University, State of WI, Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal policies and statutes govern activities in many of these areas and the Director is responsible for full compliance and reporting in all areas. The Director reports to the Director of UW-Extension Broadcasting & Media Innovations Division and is responsive to the Directors of Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio and Instructional Communications Systems.
- Leadership and Management: Develop and implement operating strategies to ensure a service oriented Human Resources department that supports the programmatic and administrative functions of the Division. Oversee administration of core functions and services within the Office of Human Resources, including the following: unclassified, university and academic staff; student employment; payroll and benefits administration; and employee and supervisor training. Advise management and staff about workplace issues.
- Practices and Procedures: Develop and implement practices and procedures that meet the human resource needs of the Division including fulfillment of CPB, FCC and other administrative obligations. Support and enhance the recruitment and retention of all employees.
- Diversity and Inclusive Excellence: Work in close collaboration with the UWEX and unit heads to develop strategies, programs, and policies that create and support an inclusive and diverse work environment.
- HR Information Technology: Collaborate with UW System-wide technology planning for the human resources, payroll, benefits, and talent acquisition system. Develop and utilize the HRS system to assist in providing information that will enhance decision-making. Serve as the Data Custodian for all Division personnel data.
- Compliance: Maintain knowledge of federal and state employment laws, FCC and CPB requirements and UW System personnel policies and institutional reporting requirements. Assure timely and complete compliance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Advise and assist unit directors in annual performance evaluation process and notification and with managers and supervisors to resolve specific performance issues with individual employees.
- Counsel and advise directors, managers, supervisors and staff on employment concerns and on institutional rules and policies, including EEO, ADA and Office of Inclusion concerns; maintain compliance with all university, state and federal policies and statutes, including but not limited to CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting), FCC (Federal Communications Commission), Equal Employment Opportunity and Outside Activities reporting.
- Assist with or investigate personnel complaints that may be informal, such as work assignments, attendance and so forth or that may be formal, such as sexual harassment, discrimination.
- Serve as liaison with UWEX HR and UW System Legal Counsel regarding grievances and complaints.
- Serve as contact with and advise employees about the Employee Assistance Program.
- Oversee recruitment activity for BAMI. Recommend appropriate title levels and pay and approaches to filing vacant positions, advise and/or draft and approve appropriate job descriptions, assist in development of ad copy.
- Serve as resource for hiring authorities and search and screen committees; orient them to appropriate interpretation of EEO guidelines and the importance of and responsibility for pursuing diversity in hiring decisions. Also review/recommend appropriate activities and questions for screening committees and consult on reference checking methodology.
- Manage relationship with outside recruiters when they are used.
- Prepare salary studies and surveys for specific job families or individual jobs as requested by Directors or as evident by pay anomalies or rejection of job offers. Advise unit directors on unclassified staff procedures regarding titling and change of appointment and salary adjustments; serve as divisional representative on the division's title review committee.
- Advise unit directors on unclassified/University staff procedures regarding titling and change of appointment and salary adjustments; serve as divisional representative on the division's title review committee.
- Counsel unit directors and managers on annual merit, change in duties, equity and market based salary adjustments.
- Manage preparation of salary notification to unclassified staff, in cooperation with budget directors.
- Advise unit directors concerning appropriate unclassified appointments and criteria for appointments; assist with annual appointment letters.
- Provide coordination and advice on requests for academic staff title review.
- Recommend appropriate workgroup or department-level configurations when staff vacancies create opportunity for review and realignment; recommend appropriate job design.
- Engage with UW Extension/Colleges HR department regarding institutional policies and implementation and their impact on the Division.
- Provide leadership in developing, recommending and implementing training and professional development; recommend methods for unit directors and managers to identify people for appropriate training and development.
Inclusion and Diversity
- Encourage and support inclusive, diverse working climate by promoting engagement with diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and organizational decision-making, including hiring. Assure that every hiring committee receives effective orientation toward organizational commitment and effective outreach to diversify the candidate pool.
- Promote professional development for self and staff members on conflict resolution, intercultural communication, dialogue and deliberation, and multicultural awareness. Track diversity and inclusivity practices across institutional and external organizations and incorporate best practices.
- Supervise Broadcasting & Media Innovations Division Human Resources Associate/Vilas Hall Facilities Manager.
- Other duties as apparent or assigned.
- Hospitable demeanor to participate in frequent one-on-one discussions
- Planning and execution skills to prepare and deliver training or course materials
- Organizational skills and coordination of details to meet compliance and reporting deadlines
- Ability to learn and master new software applications
- Ability to engage with conflict situations in ways that reduce tension
- Ability to align discreet decisions with organizational needs
The most qualified candidates will also have:
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education is required.
- Human resources management experience or alternative equivalent is required.
The range for this job is $62,262 to 93,392. Actual pay will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. UW-Extension offers a comprehensive benefits package.
- Educational background in human resources or related field.
- Progressively responsible human resources experience including staff management responsibilities.
- Human resources leadership experience in a large, complex organization.
- Human resources experience within a higher education setting.
- Working knowledge and ability to interpret and apply federal and state laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of human resources information systems, web technology, and data base applications.
- A collaborative, team oriented style and the ability to develop solid collaborative relationships with a diverse group of campus constituents including faculty, staff, and students.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills including listening, speaking and writing. Strong presentation skills and the ability to interact with a broad range of people.
- The ability to build trust and consensus with constituents.
- Proven exceptional judgment, mature leadership style, and commitment to the University's vision.
- Proven experience in and personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness among faculty, staff, and students.
- Proven record of personal integrity and ethical management.
HOW TO APPLY:Apply online through our applicant gateway: www.careers.wisconsin.edu. For best consideration, respond by 5P on 8/19/13. All of the following must be received for your application to be considered complete:
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- A detailed resume.
- List of three (five) professional references including email contact information.
- A narrative carefully detailing HOW your experience compares to the job duties, qualifications and functions for this position.
- Names and contact information including e-mail address for five references who can attest to your professional capabilities; at least one reference must be a supervisor.
- Salary History.
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The successful candidate will be required to provide documentation
of credentials. Prior to appointment to this position, a criminal
records review will be conducted. UWEX complies with the Wisconsin
Fair Employment Act with regard to nondiscrimination on the basis
of arrest and/or conviction record.
Direct Questions and inquiries to:
UW-Extension Broadcasting and Media Innovations
821 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
608-262-5221; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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person listed above.
Wisconsin Statutes, if asked, UW-Extension is required to provide
a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested, in writing,
that their identities remain confidential. The identities of all finalists
must be released upon request.
of employment is contingent upon establishment of identity and verification
of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and
Control Act of 1986.
Action employer, the University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal
opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and
ADA requirements. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities
are strongly encouraged to apply.