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Associate Director for Human Resources

Apply now Job no: 533935
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Human Resources, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $85,000 - $100,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

June 25, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please include the following with your online application:
• Current resume which outlines your educational and professional work experience, including dates of employment.
• Cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and how your experience applies to the job duties.
• Name and contact information for three professional references, including a current or most recent supervisor. The candidate will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Department Summary

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to supporting student success by cultivating inclusive communities. Our goal is to provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, and social and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators, and change-makers who will enrich the future.

We value equity and inclusion, responsibility and integrity, innovation and learning, and safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $100-million dollar educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates, and graduate more quickly.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Housing for Business Service Operations, the Associate Director for Human Resources manages or oversees all aspects of University Housing’s human resources functions, including employee relations, payroll, recruitment, as well as training, and staff development. University Housing is comprised of 75 Officers of Administration, 350 classified staff, 1,000 student staff as well as a couple hundred seasonal temporary staff.

This position is responsible for the Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance, inclusive, multicultural environment that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

The Associate Director for Human Resources is responsible for the development of processes that support the department, divisional, and University goals. This position serves as a resource to departmental leadership, managers, and campus colleagues on human resources issues and best practices.

The Associate Director manages a team of four professional staff and two student/temporary staff. The team is responsible for payroll processing for university housing to include all pay action items. The team oversees all recruitment efforts for the department and serves as a liaison between unit directors and our campus Human Resource and Payroll partners.

Minimum Requirements

• Five years of full-time experience managing human resources functions that include managing employee and labor relations issues and providing professional-level guidance to leadership, managers, and staff.
• Two years of experience supervising professional staff.
• Experience managing HR functions in a unionized workforce and applying collective bargaining agreements to recruitment and employee/labor relations issues.

Professional Competencies

• High-level interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of confidentiality and integrity.
• Ability to build and maintain relationships and work effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Understanding and knowledge of employment law related to equal opportunity, discrimination, and affirmative action.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofreading materials.
• Excellent problem-solving and customer service skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Current PHR or SHRM-CP certification.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Experience in higher education.
• Experience in payroll operations.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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