The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking an experienced Human Resource Director to lead the Employee Relations and Learning & Organizational Development teams. The Director will have the opportunity to oversee a team of dedicated, enthusiastic professionals who bring passion to their work every day.
Our HR team is highly active across our campus and broader community and is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. We offer a culture that is supportive of respect, equity and broad participation to meet the needs of our campus.
Summary of Accountabilities
The Director is a member of the senior leadership team and provides leadership and direction to the Employee Relations and Learning and Organizational Development (L&OD) units for UTK area Human Resources. Provides advice and counsel to leadership in matters involving human resources concerns, and partners with campus departments on multi-faceted organizational redesign needs. Leads team in assessing campus learning and professional development needs and proactive employee relations strategies, developing innovative programs and solutions, and evaluating effectiveness. Develops strategic direction and goals for these units, guides implementation, and develops innovative approaches to HR services for the UTK area.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provides oversight of the Employee Relations and L&OD units to include:
Learning & Organizational Development
Hiring associates, supervising their activities, addressing performance and partnering on career development
Responding to and addressing issues and concerns raised by the unit's associates
Developing and conducting annual performance reviews
Providing advice and counsel to two teams of HR professionals
Assigning and reviewing the work and special projects assigned to the associates
Leading or serving on committees including HR employees and others to address campus/area concerns
Developing meaningful and creative metrics to measure effectiveness
As member of senior leadership team, align HR strategy with campus strategic vision
Employee Relations Management
Providing advice and counsel regarding campus policies and procedures
Assisting leadership involved with employee relations concerns
Assisting employees with conflicts between themselves and other employees and/or management
Providing assistance and guidance to management should a reduction-in-force or the elimination of externally-funded positions become necessary
Responding to 946-CARE calls by referring the employee to the appropriate resources or requesting a review of the situation be the CARE committee
Meeting with and conducting monthly Employee Relations Committees meetings to respond to concerns and provide pertinent and up-to-date information
Conducting investigations of employee or management concerns. interviews affected employees; analyzes responses; summarizes findings; develops recommendations; and presents results summary and recommendations to the appropriate administrator(s)
Identifying efficiencies and program enhancements
Developing and implementing strategic direction for area
Internal Number: 202346
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