The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks a visionary and broadly skilled Human Resources executive with substantial leadership experience for the position of Director of Human Resources. The Director serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer of the university and has overall responsibility for the vision, strategy and implementation of all human resources services, policies and initiatives with an eye to UWL’s mission, values and strategic plan. This individual is also responsible for ensuring the university remains in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and UW System personnel policies and procedures. The Director of Human Resources reports to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance and collaborates with the Office of Equity and Affirmative Action, as well as other campus stakeholder groups including faculty, staff and students. The ideal candidate will have a progressive management approach, experience in strategically moving an HR organization tangibly forward, and show demonstrated success as a transformational leader with creative and collaborative problem solving skills.
We at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse believe students, faculty and staff all are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions and cultures. We strive to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving excellence as a nationally recognized institution of higher education and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
Complete applications will include letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references. This is a full time annual (12 month) appointment with a starting date of July 9, 2018. The review of applications will begin on March 23, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Kristin Stanley, Search and Screen Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A master’s degree in human resources, business or public administration, or related field is required, as well as five years of progressively-responsible experience in human resource management in higher education.
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing human resource functions within a higher education setting including employee recruitment and retention, performance and evaluation planning, employee relations, payroll and benefits, employee and supervisor training, career and leadership development, and employee compensation plans.
Knowledge of public higher education and familiarity with the needs and complexities of a comprehensive university with understanding and vision for the human resource program.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills including listening, speaking and writing. Adept at influencing through relationships.Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a broad range of people. Strong presentation skills.
A collaborative, team-oriented style and team builder. The ability to develop solid collaborative relationships with a diverse group of campus constituents including faculty, staff, and students.
A demonstrated service orientation and proactive in providing service and support to campus stakeholders.
An appreciation for academic issues and needs for developing effective human resource practices and policies.
The ability to build trust and consensus with university constituents including faculty, staff, students, and shared governance groups.
Working knowledge and ability to interpret and apply policies and guidelines of federal and state laws and regulations including EEO, AA, and ADA.
Professional certification in human resources.
Ten or more years of experience in human resource management and supervision in a higher education, public sector, or private sector setting.
Strong working knowledge and experience with PeopleSoft HRS and PeopleAdmin technology applications.
About University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Founded in 1909, UW-L is one of the four-year institutions in the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 9,000 students. UW-L offers a wide array of undergraduate programs and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies (including the Schools of Education and Arts & Communication); Science and Health; and Business Administration. The university is consistently rated first among the UW System comprehensives in terms of first year student ACT scores, class rankings and retention rates.We are an inclusive learning community that values the varying perspectives that come with diverse faculty, staff and student populations. We strongly encourage our students to broaden their perspectives through international experiences and diversity-related courses and programming, and support faculty and staff in international teaching, research, and service.We are proud of our diversity and believe students, faculty, and staff all are enriched by our exposure to differing ideas, opinions and cultures. We strive to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. For example, we routinely assess the campus climate and have conduc...ted an equity study to explore how diverse students, faculty, and staff experience UW-L. We believe that employees from diverse backgrounds are critical to achieving excellence as a nationally recognized institution of higher education. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strongly encourage applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The city of La Crosse combines the scenic beauty of the Mississippi River and towering bluffs with a diversified economy and educated populace. 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 four season recreation.UW-La Crosse is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.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.