Job Title:   Director, Human Resources
Pay Grade:   11
Pay Band Min / Max:   $60,000.00  -  $90,000.00
Position Number:   043005
Department / Hospital:   HUMAN RESOURCES - GABLES/MARINE

The University of Miami is committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. We are leaders in the area of education, scholarship, intercollegiate athletics and service. Come join our team!

The Director of Human Resources (HR) and Communication will provide proactive and comprehensive communications that support for the organization’s strategic priorities, initiatives, and programs. The Director of HR and Communications will play an integral role by providing organization-wide support for developing and implementing a wide range of internal and external communications programs that effectively advance the University of Miami and Human Resources priorities and strategic objectives. This individual will support the central Human Resources department and work closely with managers and employees to establish/maintain/improve effective work relationships, build morale, attract, develop and retain talent, and support implementation of strategic plans.
Human Resources Responsibilities:
• Manages the employee lifecycle from recruitment to separation, with primary focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent.
• Serves as the primary departmental resource person for counsel and application of personnel policies and procedures, coordinates personnel and payroll-related activities.
• Liaises with other University offices, Human Resources and Payroll departments, with regard to recruitment, leaves of absence, transfers, reclassifications, rehires, progressive discipline, disciplinary actions, terminations, annual performance appraisals, and salary matters.
• Provide leadership over workforce planning activities within the Human Resources Division.
• Advises supervisors on steps for progressive disciplinary action, referring to senior management when appropriate, and consulting with Central HR functional areas as appropriate.
• Participates in disciplinary procedures and develops appropriate supporting documentation, including investigations and related summaries, letters of reprimand, etc.
• Leads development, review and analysis of organization structures and related position descriptions in support of organizational changes.
• Lead departmental compensation planning processes, including annual compensation process, position evaluation, promotional increases, etc.
• Ensures accuracy, completeness and timeliness of online processing of employment related transactions, including but not limited to position announcements, job description, minimum qualifications and compensation.
• Leads recruitment activities (advertising sources, etc.) with local hiring managers to ensure effective recruitment, as well as, compliance with the letter and spirit of the University policy and law.

Strategy and Communications Responsibilities:
• Work as a strategic partner with human resource leadership to drive continuous improvement within the Human Resources division.
• Develop strategies to enhance the University’s goal of being a “Great Place to Work” initiative.
• Work with leadership team to develop and guide communications strategies for key organizational initiatives
• Establish and communicate human resource strategies, metrics and outcomes across the organization
• Research, propose and lead new and better ways of communicating messages and brand value.
• Work collaboratively with the University’s communication department to ensure consistent messages from human resources are given throughout the entire University.
• Lead a team engaged in the development, distribution and maintenance of external communication including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures and website
• Stay well-informed about major business initiatives, plans and strategies, the university’s performance and challenges, so that proactive employee communication plans are established and executed in a timely manner.
• Manages the communication team to ensure consistent and accurate communication is distributed.
• Will oversee communication support staff.

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resources. At least two or more areas of expertise in human resource disciplines; i.e. compensation practices, organizational development, employee relations, diversity, performance management and federal and state respective employment laws
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organization Development, or other related field.
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development or Communications is highly desirable
• Experience developing workforce communications. 

 Position #043005

Former Employees on Layoff Will be Given Priority Consideration

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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