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Assistant Director, Human Resources and Administrative Services
Champaign, Illinois
Posted Jul 29, 2013 by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Assistant Director, Human Resources and Administrative Services
Illini Union
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illini Union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking a talented student affairs professional to serve as the Assistant Director for Human Resources and Administrative Services. Founded in 1867, the Illinois campus is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions. It is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the nation. The successful candidate will be working on a campus with an academically talented and diverse student population, including 19 percent international students, 12 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students, and 6 percent Hispanic/Latino students from a total enrollment over 42,000 students. As the community center of the University, the Illini Union draws together all members of the University with approximately 16,000 visits of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests on a daily basis.

Position Functions and Major Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Illini Union, the Assistant Director for Human Resources and Administrative Services supports organizational goals by planning, directing, and evaluating human resources programs for the Illini Union. This position provides a centralized resource and develops human resources strategies to meet organizational needs that include such areas as: selection and placement, training and staff development, employee/labor relations, HRIS/payroll, and compensation.

The Assistant Director develops, implements, interprets, and administers human resources policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as university policies and rules. S/he investigates complaints and grievances and recommends direction of disciplinary actions, resolution of employee relations conflicts, and resolution of grievances as well as represents the organization at all meetings of this nature, in concert with other staff, as needed. Furthermore, this individual interprets all statutes, rules, policies, procedures and labor contracts to ensure compliance and to resolve disagreements, to ensure consistent and fair treatment of employees, and to minimize risk to employees and the organization and serves as a member on the labor contract negotiations team(s). The Assistant Director supervises the maintenance of applicant and employee files as well as oversees the performance evaluation process, to include recommendations for salary levels based upon external market data, taking into account internal equity issues. S/he acts as unit Departmental Classifier, conducting job audits and utilizing job analysis techniques to determine possible position upgrades and changes to classification specifications.

In addition, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position assists with the facilitation of certain all-building processes, such as strategic planning, goal setting, financial/budget planning, and customer service activities.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development or related field required along with three or more years of experience in human resources or human resources development, at least one year of which must include supervisory experience. The qualified candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a strong knowledge of state and federal employment law. Knowledge of and experience with payroll and unionized environments is highly desirable. In addition, s/he must be able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Appointment Status: This is a regular, full-time academic professional position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Proposed Starting Date: As soon as possible.

Application Deadline: August 19, 2013

Application Procedures: All candidates must complete an online application at jobs.illinois.edu prior to the application deadline for full consideration. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of application, resume, and contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) for three current professional references. Official transcripts will be required for all finalists. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For additional information regarding the application procedures, please contact:
Illini Union
Staff Development and Human Resources
217-333-3660 (phone)

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu)

Additionally, this position is security sensitive. All finalists for this position will require a background check and final offers will be contingent upon the results of the background checks. The university ensures that all background checks are held in compliance with all federal and state statutes, and campus policy. Information attained from background check will be kept strictly confidential. Finalists will have the right to request a copy of the report the University receives.




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