University of Washington

Seattle , WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 24, 2019
HR MANAGER (PROJECT) Req #: 163867 Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, DEANS OFFICE Posting Date: 01/18/2019 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Commensurate with education/experience Shift: First Shift 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.

The School of Medicine Dean’s Office has a new Human Resource Manager Project Appointment position reporting directly to the Managing Human Resources Partner for the Administrative Business Center (ABC) Shared Services. The HR Manager will provide expert consult and complex support within the HR Shared Services team for SoM department(s) and the Dean of Medicine units. The position will handle Human Resources and Payroll matters requiring independent judgment, analysis and discretion in effecting, executing, and discharging personnel functions in the University of Washington's human capital management system, Workday. Workday functions encompass the areas of employment, classification, promotions, onboarding, compensation, benefits, leave management, and training and development for all faculty, staff, and student employees. This position will be responsible for ensuring that Workday activities are managed accurately and timely, following compliance requirements per the State and University regulations. This position is expected to understand, interpret and apply appropriate policy, procedure, and required regulations. This position will work closely with the SoM Academic Appointments and Compensation unit, the Integrated Service Center, Total Talent Management and the universities Compensation Office.

ABC Shared Services is a multi-channel resource for HR, Payroll, and leave management inquiries and transactions specific to the School of Medicine community. With the management of the Workday system shifting to ABC for multiple SoM Departments, the role of the HR Manager is vital to a successful management of Workday and the continued success of the departments that are served. This role will work to support the ongoing stabilization of Workday. This role will work closely with the Director for ABC Shared Services, the Director of HR for the SoM Dean's Office, and the Managing Human Resources Partner to create and facilitate new business process both within the School of Medicine and across campus.

This position requires significant organization, problem-solving, project management and communication skills with frequent and substantive interactions within and outside the ABC Shared Services unit. Individual initiative, solid judgement, discretion regarding sensitive and confidential matters and superior customer service skills are all necessary for the tasks assigned. This position requires accuracy, efficiency, flexibility, creativity, and a desire to serve multiple stakeholders, while working within UW regulations.

Human Resource Management
  • Understand the organizational complexities of the SoM Departments assigned and Dean’s Office units; including job types, reporting relationships, specific roles and responsibilities within the broader context of the SoM's administrator of policy and procedure.
  • Serve as day-to-day expert providing informal and formal first tier advice and guidance to staff, students, directors and administrators regarding UW human resources policies and procedures.
  • Assist departments in coverage plans for payroll and HR roles.
  • Provide school wide HR and Workday process support.
  • Understand and be proficient in the complexities of both staff and academic personnel.
  • Manage leave records for staff and academic personnel.
  • Attend and participate in SoM and campus-wide human resources meetings and committees.
  • Attend and participate in All Team and HR / payroll specific team meeting meetings.
  • Attend and participate in Workday trainings related to job functions. Complete all relevant Workday assessments successfully

    Special Projects & Lean Process Improvement
  • Manage all updates to the SoM Staff HR Intranet site.
  • Develop training tools for SoM HR Managers regarding Workday.
  • Identify and recommend process improvements regarding the ABC HR/P process, quality control, and SharePoint system.
  • Develop, analyze and revise team guidelines, policy, procedures, and training tools.
  • Develop, analyze and revise team communication templates which serve to streamline processes and increase consistency

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or other related field. Two years' work experience preferably in human resources at a diverse, multi-faceted organization.

  • Thorough knowledge of HR policies, procedures, principles and practices. Personnel and salary administration, recruitment techniques and management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to write effective, useful, and timely documentation.
  • Ability to communicate in a diplomatic, friendly, yet effective manner with SoM leadership, faculty, staff, and central campus offices.
  • Ability to analyze needs, assess potential avenues, and implement creative solutions to ensure a steady flow of high-quality, high-achieving staff.
  • Highly organized, demonstrate ability to multitask in a consistently fast paced environment in an organized and efficient manner. Self-motivated, flexible, creative, ability to prioritize and be solutions orientated.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems in order to meet goals and objects.
  • Exhibit a proactive, service-oriented manner and ability to deal effectively with a diverse and demanding client base.
  • Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
  • Human resources and payroll experience at a large University setting.
  • Experience working with Union and Non-Union employees classified employees, Professional Staff employees, Faculty, and Student Employees.
  • Knowledge of Washington State employment law.
  • Knowledge of University of Washington human resource policies.
  • Experience Workday, SharePoint and Lean process improvement.

    Application Process:
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