This position provides oversight and leadership of all HR related activities within the Clinical Neuroscience Administrative Center (CNC) including the four clinical departments it supports: Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. The position provides consulting and advising expertise to department chairs, center director, finance director, faculty and administrative leadership covering a broad range of HR issues and works to establish and align HR with the strategic plans, goals and initiatives of the departments, center and Medical School.
CONSULTATION (25%) Consult with and advise department heads, faculty, managers and staff on policies, procedures and best practices of the University of Minnesota, Medical School and/or UMPhysicians regarding strategic workforce planning and staffing, organizational design, succession planning and talent management, classification and compensation, faculty promotion & tenure, performance management and employee relations. Advise on complex, high-risk employment situations, employee performance and discipline issues, and recommend solutions according to best practices, employment law and within context of employment contracts and policies.
Analyze, evaluate and develop tools for management reporting of quantitative HR metrics related to compensation, recruitment and retention, equity and diversity, training, employee engagement and performance management. Identify trends and recommend actions and programs to leadership.
RECRUITMENT (25%) Assist department heads and department administrators with faculty recruitment process. Provide consultation regarding appropriate rank, track and compensation; facilitate Medical School hiring approval process for all faculty recruitment; work with faculty search committees to ensure compliance with equal opportunity and affirmative action policies, guidelines, and procedures as well as how to evaluate candidates; advise on appropriate advertising strategies. Partner with internal legal counsel and outside immigration attorneys to secure necessary visa and work authorization for employment of faculty and clinical providers. Serve as primary contact for provider enrollment and credentialing. Partner with Medical School Administration, UMPhysicians, Fairview, and hiring department for on-boarding and orientation of new faculty hires.
COMPENSATION (20%) Provide oversight and management of compensation policies and guidelines for departments and clinical service units. Assist with the development of principles for guiding unit decisions related to compensation. Monitor, analyze and advise leadership on effectiveness of compensation plan in driving desired outcomes. Research and provide benchmark salary information to department heads utilizing relevant market surveys. Communicate and implement annual academic salary plan, working with department head, department administrator, finance director and Medical School CFO.
SUPERVISION and MANAGEMENT (20%) Supervise, mentor and develop the CNC HR Generalist team (2.0 FTE) who support a broad range of HR functions associated with faculty, staff and trainees such as recruitment, appointment and payroll management, employee relations, leave management and performance reviews. Represent center and departments by partnering with the Medical School, the larger University community and UMPhysicians.
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (10%) Establish and update unit-wide policies, procedures and forms for administrative center and departments in areas of hiring, leaves, terminations, performance management, and oversee communication of policy and procedure information to appropriate administrators, supervisors, faculty and staff. Partner with department heads and administrators on employee talent and leadership development. Develop and administer center-wide orientations for new hires. Oversee and facilitate discussion and planning for University of Minnesota employee engagement surveys, present and interpret results, make recommendations and support action plans.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 6 years of professional human resources generalist experience to include policy/law/contract interpretations, performance management, compensation, investigations, recruitment (7 years of related experience if candidate holds a non-related Bachelor’s degree);
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated experience working successfully in a complex environment;
Experience balancing multiple priorities while achieving day-to-day results;
Demonstrated progressive supervisory experience;
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills;
Experience managing confidential matters with discretion and sensitivity;
Master’s degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resource Development or closely related field;
More than 6 years of professional experience in human resources;
Professional human resources credentials, such as PHR, SPHR, IPMA;
Experience in organizational development;
Experience developing training and development programs;
Understanding or previous experience in an academic health care environment;
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