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Seattle University
  • Position Number: 1261829
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Administrative Assistant

Human Resources Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position Description
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Seattle University mission is dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.

Seattle University is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the West byU.S. News & World Report and included inThe Princeton Review's Best Colleges guide. We offer an extensive array of programs: nine colleges and schools offer more than 120 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

As a Seattle University HR leader, you have a unique opportunity to influence the lives of our campus community by fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment for all. This role is responsible for implementing highly effective HR practices across the university providing expertise and tactical consultation and support.

SU staff enjoy comprehensive benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual growth, collegial engagement, and community outreach.

As an HR Partner at Seattle University, you will build trusted advisor relationships with all levels of colleagues across diverse client groups; collaborating to apply management principles and knowledge to establish rapport, trust, confidence and credibility with campus colleagues.
We are seeking a highly skilled HR leader to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will collaborate to operationalize and execute scalable HR initiatives to support our campus community. We are seeking a person with a demonstrated record of accomplishment as both a leader and relationship builder working to deliver creative solutions on behalf of our SU community. This role requires the ability to identify current and future institutional needs regarding the attraction, development and retention of talent. This role includes but is not limited to the implementation of the annual performance management cycle, employee & labor relations, workforce engagement programs, training design & delivery, and change management initiatives. It will report to the HR Director, Client Partnerships and Institutional Effectiveness.

Client Partnerships & Compliance: (70%)
Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration to implement efficient and effective human resources practices and systems that support the university's strategic goals and advances the university's mission, vision, and values.
Serves as an internal consultant to supervisors and faculty regarding faculty and staff employee relations issues. Ability to make appropriate critical judgments in sensitive employee relations issues. Conducts investigations in alignment with the university's ethics, policies, and values.
Uses academic HR expertise and appropriate written and verbal skills to document issues appropriately. Is able to convey complex, confidential and critical information in an effective manner.
Administers university policies and procedures and ensures compliance with applicable governmental regulations. Monitors and interprets state and federal legislation, which affect the entire university.
Communicates legislative compliance requirements, reviews legal, and policy changes with university leadership to ensure awareness and secure approval as appropriate.
Demonstrates diplomacy and relates well to a wide spectrum of audiences, conveying information in a consistent, professional, and credible manner.
Works collaboratively to address issues and opportunities related to the university's workplace environment.

Labor Relations: (5%)
Operationalizes and administers the university's three (3) collective bargaining agreements.
Serves on the university's Labor Management Communications Committee.
Identifies and notifies union partners to changes/impacts to wages, hours, and/or working conditions and serves as a member of the team responsible to negotiate successful outcomes with our union partners.

Professional Development Program Management: (25%)
Sources professional services to design and deliver curriculum and instructional tools related to the professional development of university staff. Selects and manages outside training and development consultants to ensure programs meet contract requirements. Effectively markets programs on campus.
Collaborates with the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, and the AVP of Office of Institutional Equity to implement broad-based diversity awareness and inclusion excellence training and development programs.
Evaluate program effectiveness for continuous improvement.

Bachelor's degree and minimum 5-8 years of professional-level experience working in Human Resources.
Strong project management and business acumen skills. Ability to manage projects with multiple stakeholders in a complex environment. Collaborates well with key stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Provides a fair and balanced approach in all situations. Demonstrates the ability to act as both an employee advocate and trusted advisor to supervisors. Experienced in coaching and mentoring colleagues.
Extensive experience partnering with university leadership to ensure programs connect with and serve the institution's needs, in support of SUs strategic initiatives, mission, and values.
Experience in high-quality training and skill-building program management, which drives staff engagement and development.
Demonstrated history of delivering results and excellent performance, including the ability to build strong relationships with a diverse group of key stakeholders.
Pro-actively translates the needs of the workplace into HR solutions. Leading and supporting the execution of HR programs, tools, and resources.
Demonstrates a positive attitude to thrive and succeed in a complex environment.
A demonstrated commitment to the whole person as well as inclusion and social justice in keeping with the University's mission, vision and values.
High self-awareness. Committed to growing and learning. Willingness to take on new things.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

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Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.

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