Provide HR support to departments and division in core HR areas including divisional initiatives, talent management, recruitment, onboarding and engagement.
Build credible relationships across the organization to help facilitate effective employee communications, problem solving and solution-based outcomes.
Serve as a member of Library-wide committees and manages day-to-day Workday processes.
Work with HR Director to create, coordinate, and schedule new hire orientation for all new hires.
Work with HR Director to engage employees and managers through succession planning, process mapping and professional development opportunities.
Proactively alerts HR Director on all potential HR issues and prepare potential solutions.
Effective collaborates and communicates with HR Team (HR Generalists and HR Assistant) to meet team goals.
Provide full cycle recruitment for student, academic, and/or staff positions to include coordinating the creation of job descriptions with hiring manager, sourcing candidates, phone screening and interviewing. Posts positions to appropriate library sites and other appropriate venues.
Coordinate and document searches comprehensively which may include gathering and synthesizing information from other offices.
Assist in identifying a diverse candidate pool through networking and outreach.
Assist Library HR with academic recruitment process as required.
Coordinate the on-boarding process for new hires.
Work with the Office of International Affairs, University Human Resources and Payroll for employment matters involving work authorization.
Payroll/Time & Attendance
Oversee the timely processing of payroll including weekly time in Workday, payroll adjustments, and any additional extra service payments.
Data entry of probationary increases negotiated wage increases and annual merit increases.
Employee and Labor Relations
In partnership with University Human Resources and Employee and Labor Relations, provide counseling on benefits, leaves of absence, and policies (Library specific and University-wide).
Counsel supervisors on performance management, employment law, policies and procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement.
In collaboration with Director of HR, advises management on corrective and disciplinary actions; assists in preparing for grievances, arbitrations, and responses to legal/agency complaints.
Work with Director of HR to administer performance management process, including communication and support to supervisors and employees about the process.
Act as a neutral party in fact-finding and investigatory meetings.
Assist with employee recognition events.
Serve as an advocate for HR policies, procedures and practices as well as communicate policy updates.
Represent Library HR in various settings within the larger University at meetings and via directed communications.
Supports staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Drafts templates and routine offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of straightforward problems using standard procedures.
Provides professional support to a unit's employee/labor relations efforts, including handling grievances, disciplinary warnings, and employee complaints.
Performs other related work as needed.
Human Resources Certification preferred (HRCI or SHRM certification).
A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a human resource professional.
A minimum of two years of recruiting experience.
Experience in a higher education environment.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Experience with Workday or other HRIS.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Ability to learn and use a range of position-related computer applications.
Working knowledge of employment regulations and typical human resources procedures.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
Ability to manage interpersonal relationships and interact with clarity, tact and courtesy with faculty, students, and others.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement.
Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills utilizing appropriate resources to resolve issues.
Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate the work of others.
Labor Relations experience.
Staff engagement experience.
Performance management experience.
Cover Letter (required)
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