Lake Superior State University
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FLSA Designation
EXEMPT
Date Issued: 2004-06-23
Department:
Human Resources Office
Title: Director of Human Resources
 
Function and Responsibility
Under administrative direction and general supervision from the Vice President for Finance to plan, develop, implement, direct and administer all aspects of the University's human resources functions and oversee the areas of risk management and compliance. As the University's Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, will report directly to the President.

 
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate employment activities, to include posting job openings, preparing formal advertisements and announcements, disseminating recruiting material, processing applications and maintaining log and flow charts; supervise orientation of new employees, process probationary reviews, employee evaluations and terminations.

Direct the preparation of classification schedules, job descriptions and specifications, as well as conduct rate surveys; maintain wage scales; serve as chair on union reclassification appeal committee.

Direct the administration of staff benefit programs, process monthly billings and serve as resource person on staff benefits; coordinate activities between the University and insurance carriers; assist employees with claims problems.

Direct social activities, such as the retirement and service awards ceremony.

Write, update and issue procedures, and maintain the University's Procedures Manual; review and update personnel procedures and assist supervisors in maintaining consistent interpretation and administration of personnel policies; counsel employees on policies and rules relating to employment policies and programs, and on University rules and regulations.

Coordinate research projects as assigned by the Vice President for Finance.

Prepare for and lead union contract negotiations. Advise on contract administration issues. Maintain records of union activities as required by contract; assist supervisors in maintaining consistent interpretation and administration of the contracts; provide reports required by the contract and information required for negotiations. Serve as liaison for bargaining units, leading special conferences, grievance hearings, arbitrations, and fact finding sessions as required.
Advise on labor legal issues and consult with labor legal counsel as necessary. Advise on Administrative/Professional staff issues.

Supervise the development and maintenance of a system to collect, classify, analyze, and disseminate employment information as needed by the University, or for external reporting needs; to prepare and process employment and personnel reports and surveys; to audit and maintain personnel files on all new staff and faculty.

Review and maintain student classification and wage rate system; review administration and development of policies and procedures and the manual for student employment, including job assignments and payroll processing of all student employees, and the maintenance of student employment records.

Supervise the operation of the Payroll Office to assure accurate and timely pay for employees and agencies; monitor report preparation and other payroll activities; assist with computer upgrades if necessary.

Determine and administer technology needs for functional area including training, software and hardware. Train staff to use the human resources system as needed.

Oversee the University's insurance and risk management program, compliance program, employee training and related functions.

Serve on various committees as requested.

Perform related duties as assigned.

 
Qualifications
Master's Degree in Human Resources or related field and five to eight years of experience or related work; knowledge of management principles, practices, methods, and techniques; working knowledge of civil rights and employment and labor laws; skill in dealing with others in person-to-person relationships; tact in dealing with the public; ability to maintain confidentiality and make decisions; independent judgment and initiative required.

An MBA with a concentration in personnel or a law degree. Experience leading labor negotiations.
 
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; social intelligence; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks.

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