Director of Human Resources

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON   Crookston, MN   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on March 23, 2024
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The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) welcomes applications and nominations for the position of Director of Human Resources (Job 9351GT) to begin April 1, 2024, or as soon after that as possible. The position is a 12-month, full-time, annually renewable. The benefits package includes retirement, medical, dental, disability, and life insurance. The complete benefits package can be viewed at

Working environment: Hybrid (varying days in-office). Salary: $85,000 to $105,000 annually

Essential Job Duties:
* Guide and oversee employee lifecycle activities: recruitment, hiring, onboarding, off-boarding, benefits, and compensation.
* Counsel and advise senior administrators, department heads, supervisors, and employees on HR policies, procedures, and best practices.
* Collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs on faculty recruitment, negotiate the University Education Association-* Crookston (UEA) contract, and participate in grievance proceedings.
* Foster a campus employment culture that promotes diversity and inclusivity, ensuring adherence to EEO/AA and ADA policies.
* Interpret civil service rules, bargaining agreements, policies, employment law, and government regulations.
* Coordinate compensation policies, job classification, and disciplinary action processes & Address employee relations issues, including coordinating the grievance process and serving on labor-management committees.
* Serve as the HRMS key contact for the UMC campus and Designated Key Administrator (DKA) for financial and operational misconduct.
* Supervise HR support staff, perform committee assignments as directed, and represent the university in community engagements.

* Required (please include in your resume and cover letter):
* Bachelor's degree plus six years of work experience (preferably in Human Resources).
* Supervisory experience or previous HR leadership roles.
* Strong understanding of labor laws, collective bargaining agreements, and union relations.
* Demonstrated ability to handle complex employee relations issues, including investigations, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution.
* Familiarity with employment laws and regulations (federal, state, and local levels).
* Committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.

* Advanced Degree in HR or related field.
* Experience working in higher education, healthcare, government, or nonprofit settings.
* Certifications in SHRM-SCP or SPHR or certifications specific to labor and employee relations.
* Excellent interpersonal, team-building, and communication skills.