Reporting to the Provost Budget and Personnel Officer, this position will provide broad strategic and operational support regarding the human resources functions for the Provost and Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs major administrative units. The position will serve as a resource to department administrators; a liaison to central MSU Human Resources; administer and coordinate human resource activities; and interpret and implement human resources policies, procedures and practices. The chosen candidate will have a role in employee staffing plans, successful on-boarding and orientation and employee success through performance evaluation and professional development. The person in this role will foster and provide leadership in integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) best practices in their work.
Responsibilities and characteristics include:
Administer and coordinate all Human Resources related functions.
Manages HR data to assist with planning efforts
Oversees and recommends improvements as needed for HR policies and procedures
Strategic staffing advisor & facilitator
Partners with MSU central Human Resources and unit HR representatives to ensure alignment with regards to policies, procedures, practices.
Ensures unit is in compliance with MSU policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.
Leads organizational initiatives and/or projects and performs related administrative duties as assigned.
Strong oral and written communication skillset as this position will communication with leaders of the University
Represents the unit at grievances, arbitrations, worker's compensation hearings and labor negotiations; assists in related labor/management functions.
Resolves complex problems with faculty, staff, student employees and department administrators in the administration of HR programs and functions.
Administers and coordinates the processing of all personnel actions for the unit.
Supports the recruitment efforts of the unit by participating in interviews and providing input to search committees on applicants for unit positions, utilizing Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action guidelines.
Organizes and conducts orientation and on-boarding related activities for new employees.
Fosters a culture of inclusiveness and supports diversity within unit.
Oversees Performance Excellence Program,
Maintains a working knowledge of measurement concepts, data collection, and analysis.
Recommends training programs, resources and equipment for faculty, staff, and student employees
Serves as the unit representative for the department and attends monthly Human Resources Unit Representative meetings; effectively communicates information to department staff.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field, or a field related to the employing unit; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in managing human resource functions, designing and implementing training programs and human resource/labor relations management and computer applications; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Master’s degree in human resources, human relations, higher education administration or related field; experience interacting with executives; a strong service mentality; ability and willingness to have difficult conversations effectively; practical knowledge related to integrating DEI throughout HR practices.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials
Please provide a cover letter, resume and a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance MSU's commitment to inclusive excellence.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
Bidding eligibility ends July 26, 2022 at 11:55 P.M.
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