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The Vice Provost for Academic Personnel invites applications for a Human Resources Consultant within the Office of Academic Human Resources (AHR). AHR is a central administrative unitwithin the Office of Academic Personnel (AP)responsible for the development, implementation, communication, review, and approval of human resources business processes and best practices as they relate to academic personnel. AHR works collaboratively with academic partners and other central business units to meet client needs and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
AHR Consultants counsel UW academic partners and the broader campus on policy and process, employee relations, leaves management, and other academic personnel issues, particularly as they relate to recruitment, compensation, and faculty reviews including promotion, tenure, and reappointment. Enhanced by routine professional development opportunities, AHR Consultants draw on a broad base of human resource knowledge and expertise to facilitate training/workshops, analyze data and develop reports, engage in committee work, and exercise independent judgment in approving business process transactions.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Work closely with team members and AP leadership to meet strategic priorities
Examine, research, analyze, and respond to academic personnel inquiries and assist in developing solutions to persistent and/or complex challenges
Provide feedback and guidance in accordance with policy and procedure
Deliver outstanding service to and develop strong, productive relationships with academic/campus partners, faculty and other academic personnel across the university
Actively workindependently and with team membersto identify opportunities for continuous improvement of AHR processes, communication, technologies, and service
Gather, analyze, and report data to support organizational goals and objectives
Though these activities, the AHR Consultant contributes in critical ways to the timely and compliant functioning of Academic Human Resources and, by extension, academic partners and faculty/academic personnel across the university.
Academic Personnel Consultation: Review, provide guidance on, and develop solutions for academic personnel requests/issues - including but not limited to those involving recruitment, retention, separation, leaves management, promotion, tenure, and reappointment - in accord with the Faculty Code, university policy/procedure, and federal/state laws and regulations as applicable; represent Academic Human Resources in meetings, seminars, conferences as applicable.
Operations and Services Quality Assurance/Continuous Improvement: Assist in monitoring, assessing, identifying, developing, and facilitating improvements for Academic Human Resources functions including workflows, processes, technologies - especially Workday, communication, data management, customer service, and trainings; participate in/lead committee work related to academic personnel human resources issues.
Data Reporting, Auditing, and Validation: Gather, analyze, validate, and/or synthesize data from multiple and varied sources to inform and support institutional reporting needs, ensure compliance, and inform decision-making; develop and/or deliver reports for internal and/or external constituents.
Other duties as assigned: May supervise staff on a regular or project basis; manage special projects related to strategic priorities or other institutional needs; attend training/professional development,
4 years' experience in human resources
Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
Demonstrated record of outstanding customer service
2 years' experience working at University of Washington on issues/processes related to human resources
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience working with central business units (e.g. central HR, Disability Resources, IT) within a higher education setting
Experience assisting with employee relations issues and familiarity with related federal and state laws and regulations, and university policies and procedures
Working knowledge of UW systems, including Workday in a business process capacity
Experience reviewing and processing leaves
Experience working with and protecting sensitive information
Record management experience
Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and professional judgment skills
Experience serving diverse populations
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These fsfac\ may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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