Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSE:Serves as a human resources business partner and frontline consultant to assigned school/college/division. Develops, recommends, and executes human resources strategies, initiatives and projects aligned to the University and respective client groups. Reports to the Director, HR Operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:First point of contact, providing full-service human resources consultation services and support for assigned areas to include staffing, performance management, professional development, employee and labor relations, change leadership, compensation/benefits, organizational effectiveness and regulatory/legal compliance. Designs and implements business-focused policies/contracts, processes, and procedures that are in alignment with University strategies and objectives. Advises and assists in the application and interpretation of human resources policies, legal and union contract compliance, staff planning, transfers, promotions and terminations.Supports and drives change to enhance positive employee and student experiences. Identifies trends, emerging needs and works collaboratively to implement comprehensive human resources solutions. Analyzes qualitative and quantitative data to aid leaders in making smart, informed decisions. Using standardized, strategic approach, assesses applicants, facilitates departmental interviews, and performs background and reference checks on qualified candidates. Manages the process of developing and writings job profiles, interview questions, job postings, job descriptions, and other related advertising. Evaluates competency, experience, and education of candidates and negotiates salaries according to established compensation guidelines. Makes job offers on behalf of the school/college/division and arranges for preplacement assessments. Provides direction and support to hiring managers.Facilitates, leads, and participates in large-scale organizational projects and multidisciplinary teams.In consultation with internal and external legal counsel, assists in preparation of data for litigation, compliance hearings, arbitration, contract negotiations, and the like. Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.Experience: Five - seven years' human resources business partner or generalist experience in a large, complex organization. Experience working in a matrix environment. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Depth and breadth of the human resources profession: ability to articulate broadly and deeply about core areas of human resources at a level consistent with five - seven years' HR experience in a large, complex organization. Specific areas include: culture change, linking HR to business strategies, performance alignment, leadership development, learning and development, human resources measurements, metrics and analytics, staffing, employee and labor relations, human resources information systems, employment law (i.e., FLSA, ADA, FMLA, etc.), diversity & inclusion, compensation plan design and implementation, variable pay plans, benefit administration, and payroll. Ability to operate and be seen as a subject matter expert. Teamwork: Knowledge of teamwork principles, and demonstrated ability to effectively apply principles to support and advance organizational objectives. Demonstrated capability to form and effectively facilitate organizational-wide multidisciplinary teams, and to gain cooperation and buy in of staff, stakeholders, and other entities in absence of formal authority. Demonstrated ability to introduce and lead large-scale change through assigned work groups and organization as a whole.Demonstrated ability to assist leaders with identifying required team education, experience, expertise and behaviors, implementing effective performance management processes, and motivating teams to exhibit desired behaviors and achieve defined goals. Ability to correlate specific team member function to strategic objectives, identifying team members based on required education, experience, expertise and behaviors, and development of performance alignment and coaching tools designed to achieved desired outcomes. Possess a "coaching" rather than "rule and control" consultation style.Ability to value all people, understand, and appreciate their unique experiences, styles, talents and perspectives. Ability to work with leaders to create an inclusive and welcoming environment where employees can bring their best authentic selves to work and utilize diversity to drive innovation. Service excellence orientation: Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with employees at all levels. Can function as a team leader and team member as situation requires. Strives to promote esprit de corps with team members. Effectively negotiates turnaround times and manages internal partner expectations.
Internal Number: 76_208556
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.