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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UW Continuum College currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Full Time Temporary HR Manager.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.


Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.


The HR Manager reports to the Assistant Vice Provost of Administrative Services, UW Continuum College (UWC²), and supervises the UWC² Human Resources team. The HRM is a as subject-matter expert responsible for substantive knowledge of human resource guidelines pertaining to Professional and Classified Staff, including adherence to collective bargaining agreements, University policies, and state and local laws. Success in this role requires exercising discretion in highly sensitive personnel matters and building trust within the organization.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Process disability accommodations and FMLA leave requests in accordance with University policy.
•Approver in Workday for Payroll actions
•Create position descriptions for new roles
•Supervision of HR Assistant, as well as Recruiter
•Other duties as assigned


HR ADMINISTRATION 25%

•Maintain up-to-date procedures and guidelines for our HR functions, including hiring, onboarding, promotions, reclassifications, compensation, performance management, separations, professional development, awards, and leaves of absence, etc.
•Collaborate with assistant vice provost and campus HR Consultant to provide employee relations support for internal staff. Pursue solutions to address inter-relational conflict, interview staff during investigatory meetings, work with managers to develop performance improvement plans, and participate in separation meetings.
•Provide internal training opportunities for staff and management. Collaborate with Professional and Organizational Development (POD) and external organizations to offer professional development and training opportunities that address areas for improvement within the organization.
•Analyze new and significantly updated job descriptions for appropriate job classification and exemption status.
•Process disability accommodations and FMLA leave requests in accordance with University policy.
•Utilize Workday on a regular basis; hold security roles such as I-9 coordinator, time and absence approver/initiate, HR Partner, HCM 2, and others.


SUPERVISION 20%

•Embrace and encourage a service-oriented culture across UWC² Human Resources
•Provide staff with clear goals and timelines, and remove obstacles to ensure projects are completed on-time
•Achieve results through others by demonstrating formal and influence-based leadership
•Meet frequently with staff to enable communication and ensure day-to-day operations and project-based work are progressing as planned
•Train and delegate work; require cross training, procedural documentation, and internal auditing; and prevent single points of failure within HR
•Ensure accuracy of job descriptions, hire, onboard, and mentor staff, provide opportunities for continued learning and skill development, complete performance appraisals, and recommend staff separations


HR LEADERSHIP 20%

•Advise staff on best practices to ensure compliance with internal and University-level policies and procedures. Advise management on the creation, adoption, and implementation of HR-related programs, such as teleworking, flexible schedules, mentorship, and recognition awards/strategies.
•Pursue strategies to create a positive, professional, and respectful culture within UWC² that reflects UW values, promotes staff retention, and makes UWC² a great place to work.
•Review department practices and policies to ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and University policies.


COMMUNICATION 20%

•Maintain HR communications and resources to ensure we are providing accurate information on our WIKI page, the T-Drive, and template communication emails.
•Develop UWC²-wide correspondence relating to HR topics.
•Liaise with UW Human Resources, Compensation Office, the University Complaint and Resolution Office, Attorney General’s Office, Labor Relations, Safe Campus, and other administrative offices about human resources issues as appropriate.
•Collaborate with campus and department staff members on the creation of new policies and procedures, the impact of proposed changes and the development of best practices.
•Provide exit interviews.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•Bachelor’s degree in business, arts and sciences, or related field and 2 years of human resources experience to include
•Compliance with state and federal policies and employment law, to include EEO, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, etc.
•Best practices for performance management
•Employee relations
•Excellence interpersonal skills
•Understanding of payroll procedures


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

•Master’s degree and
•4+ years of work experience HR generalist role
•Coaching and training experience
•UW HR experience
•Workday and UWHires experience
•Human resources certification (e.g., PHR, SPHR)


Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.