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Sr. Director of Human Resources

Company: Mount Mary University
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary: Reporting to the University President, the Director of Human Resources manages all aspects of Mount Mary University's Human Resources functions including: Staffing, Retention, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits Programs, Performance Management, Human Resource Information System, Regulatory Compliance, Worker's Compensation, and Training. The Sr. Director leads initiatives that contribute to positive employee management, morale, recruitment and retention through communication, recognition and sound employment practices. The Sr. Director provides advice and counsel to Mount Mary's leadership team in alignment with best practices and the institution's mission. The Sr. Director position is a hands-on position in the day-to-day operation of the department.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage the activities of the Human Resources staff as well as perform management functions including hiring, onboarding, terminations, skills development, recognition and rewards, performance management and staff productivity.

Direct the interpretation and application of established human resource policies throughout the organization to ensure fair and consistent treatment of all employees.

Review all human resource policies, programs, and practices to keep the organization up to date on current practices and changing regulatory requirements while ensuring compliance with State and Federal laws.

Review and update the Employee and Faculty Handbook as needed and on an annual basis.

Ensure the accuracy of data in the Jenzabar system.

Coordinate and participate in various campus activities and events.

Respond to employee relations matters to include conducting investigations.

Oversee and assist with the full-cycle recruiting process.

Complete compensation and other analysis on a regular basis.

Complete an annual compensation review to include market analysis and internal equity review.

Coordinate the performance appraisal program.

Administer the employee benefit and compensation plans; ensuring ACA compliance.

Complete annual IPEDs, 1095 and other reporting.

Identify, develop and oversee training and development opportunities.

Administer and oversee FMLA and ADA compliance.

Administer and oversee Unemployment compensation processing and workers compensation programming

Advises Senior leadership on best practices in Human Resources.

Maintain and report on HR metrics.

Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned

Skills and Experience :

Bachelor's degree in a related field is required, Master's degree preferred.

Professional in Human Resources certification by Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) or Human Resources Certification Institute (PHR) is required.

Ten years of Human Resource Generalist experience is required.

Five years of Human Resource Management experience is required.

Higher Education experience in Human Resources Management is preferred.

Strong working knowledge and understanding of established professional codes of ethics and best practices for Human Resources

Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusiveness and cultural competence; experience working with underrepresented students and students from at-risk backgrounds

Experience and understanding of current issues, pay practices and developments in higher education

Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills; must be able to communicate and interact effectively with Mount Mary students, employees, and alumnae

Exceptional ability to multitask and prioritize projects

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse groups, facilitate group process and foster collaborative decision making

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Demonstrated project management skills.

Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required.

Ability to work independently and under minimal supervision.

Intermediate to expert knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite is required.

Demonstrated ability to build professional rapport, effectively lead a team and positively influence diverse groups.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform primary functions.

Physical Demands:

May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.

Must reach, bend, stoop, lift

Must sit, walk or stand

Some repetitive motion may be required

Working Conditions:

Can be scheduled for up to 40 hours a week

Varying workflow; sometimes stressful with high workload times of the year

Complete work required within a limited space

Complete work required within a limited time

Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates  and all will receive consideration for employment regardless of  race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic information or any other groups protected by law.  Mount Mary seeks to hire and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission, vision and values.

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