HR DEPT. MANAGER/ ADMIN
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023
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WASHINGTON NATIONAL PRIMATE CENTER (WaNPRC) Job Location: Seattle
Campus Posting Date: 08/01/2023 Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Other Compensation: Shift: First Shift Benefits: As a UW employee,
you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a
complete description of our benefits for this position, please
visit our website, click here. 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 faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
The WaNPRC is a complex organization, with eight diverse units and
-150 staff, including professional, classified from 3 unions, part
time staff, and students. This requires an understanding of several
union contracts as well as overall University policies and
procedures that have to be incompliance with local, state and
federal authorities and oversight.
The HRA must be self-motivated and able to identify gaps and areas
that need improvement. These areas will then be presented to key
stakeholders for buy-in and on-going support.
Based on assigned delegation of authority, the HRA will exercise
independent decision-making that aligns with the integrity of the
organization and the University. The HRA must stay current and
informed of all UWHR policies and procedures as well as State and
Federal law, and actively integrate and implement them as needed.
The duties assigned to the HRA are highly sensitive and dynamic and
require the incumbent to be flexible, respectful, ethical,
supportive and discrete. The HRA will report to the Director of
Human Resources and Operations in the Office of Research.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University
This position plays a critical role in supporting the
infrastructure and on-going needs of the WaNPRC. There are multiple
dimensions that impact the university at every level. This
individual will have key interactions with staff and academic
personnel to ensure that the WaNPRC is achieving its mission of
supporting strong science, ethical animal research, animal welfare
The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the
success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture
of who we are as an institution and employer. We create progressive
change honoring the unique and diverse perspectives in the Office
of Research and the UW research community. We strengthen our
commitment to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
by fostering an environment of authenticity in support of our
mission to provide an equitable and accessible community to all.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Human Resources Operations (50%)
- Recruitment and Hiring: manage the end-to-end process; serve as
the designated hiring manager for unit leaders; support the
development of position descriptions; conduct compensation analysis
in partnership with the Finance office, unit leaders and central HR
Compensation Office; and support candidate interviews, hiring and
- Workday Operations: submit and manage Workday transactions to
facilitate all aspects of recruitment, hiring, compensation, time
and absence, position management and termination.
- Leave Administration and Accommodations: work closely with
central HR to provide consultation and guidance on leave policy and
procedure; advise employees regarding the provisions of laws and
policies governing the types of leave and usage; track employee's
time off during leave to ensure accurate compensation payment to
employee; and ensure compliance with university and other laws on
matters related to the Americans with Disability Act and all other
applicable labor laws.
Employee Management (35%)
- Performance Management: provide consultation and advice to
supervisors and managers on policies and procedures related to
managing an employee's performance to meet the expectations of the
position's duties and responsibilities.
- Complaint Resolution and Reviews: work closely with central HR
Consultant. Provide information and advice to employee or
supervisor regarding resources and options; lead and/or assist with
unit reviews and investigations to resolve allegations of policy
violations and workplace complaints.
Union Labor Relations (10%)
- Management-Labor Relations: stay apprised of labor contract
agreements in order to provide information and guidance to
supervisors and managers to ensure consistent application of
contract terms and conditions; may participate on contract
Special Projects and Other Duties (5 %)
- Represent WaNPRC related to the position's area of subject
matter expertise, may be asked to lead special projects and/or
serve on ad hoc committees and work groups
Mentorship & leadership support for all personnel
Direct supervision for student helpers.
- Bachelor's Degree in human resources, business administration
or closely related field.
- Six to eight years of relevant experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
- 5+ years' direct experience in human resources with
increasingly responsible duties.
- Knowledge of State and Federal employment laws
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of discretion,
judgment and tact
- This position's primary appointment will be in Seattle,
Washington, at the University of Washington campus.
- There will be additional personnel support for the satellite
facility in Mesa, AZ.
Application Process: The application process 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. Committed to attracting and
retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor
your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our
community strives to create and maintain working and learning
environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request
disability accommodation in the application process, contact the
Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
.Applicants considered for this position will be required to
disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
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