Director, Human Resources
University of Nebraska at Kearney - Kearney, NE

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The Director oversees the human resource functions of the campus including personnel policies and procedures, employment, benefits, payroll, classification/compensation, AA/EO Compliance, wellness program and reporting.
Essential Functions :
• Counsel employees and supervisors on personnel issues.
• Supervise staff in the areas of payroll, benefit, employment and classification/compensation.
• Develop and administer professional development training for existing staff.
• Establish and maintain university liaison with organizations specializing in recruitment to develop applicant pool.
• Review and develop campus personnel policies and procedures.
• Serve as campus ADA coordinator and chair ADA committee.
• Participate as an ad hoc representative for Staff Senate.
• Utilize report writing to analyze data available in SAP.
• Monitor personnel actions for compliance with federal and state regulations.
• Respond to legal claims dealing with personnel.
• Monitor employment process.
• Monitor departmental budget.
• Review SAP data for completeness and accuracy.
• Complete and analyze salary surveys.
• Review classified positions to determine classification and compensation that meets university and legal guidelines.
• Working with the other University of Nebraska campuses, develop and maintain the classification/compensation system.
• Oversee employee performance evaluation process.
• Act as UNK records officer to maintain proper retention and destruction of records and protector of records because of investigation or other legal action.
• Oversee wellness program.
Affirmative Action/EO : (Direct Responsibility)
• Oversee and review administrative, faculty & office/service position searches.
• Conduct training for members of campus search committees.
• Review hiring procedures, compensation levels, promotion patterns, and recruitment efforts which have a direct bearing on the attainment of AA/EO goals and objectives.
• Ensure UNK is Title IX compliant.
• Establish and maintain University liaison with organizations specializing in recruitment of protected class members and assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of these organizations.
• Serve on a University-wide Affirmative Action Council which advises the President.
• Receive and review discrimination grievances and forward to outside legal counsel to investigate.
• Develop and implement training programs for sexual harassment, discrimination, etc.
• Assist Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with implementation of University of Nebraska and UNK Gender Equity Goals and Diversity Goals.
• Perform all other related duties as assigned.
(Oversight Responsibility)
• Collect and present statistics and information required by AA/EO guidelines and prepare an annual AA/EO report for the Chancellor.
• Oversee the Ombudsperson and ensure compliance with Board of Regents policy.
• Review campus performance in the distribution and posting of policy statements, integration of and equality in the use of facilities, unlawful discrimination in University sponsored activities and employment related practices and procedures.
• Ensure the maintenance of records which document employment action (recruiting, hiring, promotion, etc.) in a manner that facilitates achievement of goals.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

Required: Earned bachelor's degree in human resources management or in a functionally related field.
Strong interpersonal, communication, writing and computer skills.
Minimum of 10-12 years of progressive experience in a multi-discipline Human Resources environment.
Demonstrated experience managing employee relations issues.
Additional Qualifications:
• Excellent interpersonal, writing, speaking, presentation, analytical and priority setting skills.
• Previous experience in recruitment and retention, organizational design and analysis, compensation and training.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline driven setting with a demonstrated ability to multi-task while not sacrificing quality.
• Understanding of employment laws and best practices to interpret and communicate policies and procedures.
• Align and integrate the direction of the human resources functions to University overall business strategy to drive strategic, competitive and compliant solutions that support University initiatives.
• Ability to establish credibility and trust with a diverse client group and key partners to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
• Ability to advise on complex issues and facilitate groups throughout the organization; working effectively with individuals at all levels of the University.
• Analyze data and compile clear, accurate reports and other documents.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of University students and employees.
Earned master's degree in human resources or related field.
Work experience with personnel issues, benefits, payroll and federal & state employment law.
Preferred Human Resources System Experience :
Knowledge of computerized human resources information systems and applications similar to those listed below
• NEOGOV (Insight, Perform, Onboard).
• WageWorks.
• SAP (System Analysis and Program Development).