Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is one of the countrys leading schools of health and rehabilitation sciences. Home to more than 1300 undergraduate and 450 graduate students, Sargent College combines outstanding faculty and cutting-edge research to provide superb education and clinical experiences. The college has more than 25 on-campus research facilities, clinical centers, and labs. It offers top-ranked degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition The assistant director for HR (ADHR) is responsible for managing human resources and academic affairs operations for Sargent College and its dynamic community of approximately 400 benefits eligible faculty, researchers, and staff. Reporting to the associate dean of finance and administration and as a member of a small administrative team, the assistant director will serve as strategic advisor and as key contributor. Using a collaborative and consultative approach, the ADHR will support best practices in talent acquisition, employee relations, professional development and engagement, compensation, and performance management. Core responsibilities include administering and monitoring all payroll activities and faculty HRIS actions. The assistant director will sustain and support a culture of integrity and operational excellence which celebrates diversity of individuals and ideas and which values accountability, collaboration, equity and inclusion, growth and adaptability, communication, and innovation. The assistant director will strive towards continuous improvement of college-level human resources systems to deliver high-quality services to faculty and staff. Sargent College believes the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to our academic mission of excellence. We welcome candidates who support our commitment to ensuring BU is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place where everyone can thrive.
5-7 years of related experience Number of direct staff reports: 0-1 initially none but may increase to one direct report based on experience Professional Competencies
A collaborative work approach with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with discretion
Commitment to integrity and accountability
Ability to create positive relationships and work with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent problem solving and customer service skills Preferred Qualifications
Previous managerial or supervisory experience
Knowledge of human resources practices, policies, and procedures
Basic understanding of employment law related to equal opportunity, discrimination, and affirmative action
Ability to work independently and as part of a team exercising initiative and judgment
Facility with data analysis. Comfort using quality data to help guide decision-making
An orientation which strives for continuous improvement, creativity, flexibility, and growth mindset
A willingness to explore, understand and appreciate diverse perspectives
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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