The Office of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks candidates to join the Human Resources (HR) team and serve as the Assistant Director of Human Resources (Employment Services). Under the general direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer, this position is responsible for overseeing all classification, recruitment, and employment functions of the office. Primary responsibilities include: administration of faculty and staff recruitment and contracting activities; maintenance and assignment of academic staff and university staff title structure; management; interpretation of Faculty/Academic Staff personnel rules and procedures and University Personnel System operational policies; administering the criminal background check policy, and other duties as assigned.
This position acts in a supervisory capacity to provide direct and indirect supervision to the recruitment team and employment team consisting of five full-time employees.
In addition, this position shares responsibility with the Assistant Director for Payroll and Benefits to serve as the point person for Human Resources in the absence of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
The successful applicant in the Office of Human Resources will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
This is an annual (12 month) position that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. The anticipated start date is April 2017.
- Bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience in human resources, including at least two years of supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of human resources concepts and related regulatory requirements.
- Excellent interpersonal written and verbal communication skills; and presentation skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of HRIS systems, Microsoft Office 365.
- Ability to meet and work effectively with people across multiple levels of the university.
- Ability to use discretion and good judgment regarding confidential information.
- Working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines; including classification, recruitment, compensation practices; and federal and state employment laws.
- Ability to work in a team focused, customer driven environment.
- Ability to handle multiple projects.
- Strong planning, negotiating and supervisory skills.
- Ability to analyze complex situations and effectively recommend solutions.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, management, human resources, or related field.
- Master’s degree in business, management, human resources, or related field.
- PHR/SPHR certification and/or SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
- Higher Education experience working with faculty and staff.
Candidates interested in the Assistant Director position at UW-La Crosse will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and a reference contact information document to include the name, title, telephone number and email address of three professional references. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Madeline Holzem, Chief Human Resources Officer. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by the first review date of March 7, 2017.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.