Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Mon Apr 5 2021 Job Description:
The Associate Director is an integral member of the Human Resources team and assists the Director with the administration of all aspects of human resources services and programs.
In this role, the Associate Director will cultivate an environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in support of the University's mission and values. This commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reinforces our philosophy in recruitment, hiring, and retention
Primary responsibilities of this position are to coordinate HR policies and programs (with emphasis on hiring efforts, onboarding programs, compensation and classification analysis, and performance management), ensuring that the University is in full compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations. In addition, the position works closely with the Director and other HR team members in developing, implementing, and evaluating ongoing HR policies, programs, functions and activities.
Partners with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to establish best practices for ensuring diverse applicant pools, monitors affirmative action compliance, conducts faculty and non-faculty search committee trainings, and assesses the diversity composition of applicant pools for both faculty and non-faculty searches
Oversees all aspects of hiring and onboarding efforts for all non-faculty employees, including promoting a diverse workforce
Supports the academic administration with all full and part-time faculty employment/onboarding practices, procedures and protocols
Prepares and posts recruitment ads for non-faculty positions
Primary contact for the campus community on the use and navigation of the University's applicant tracking and onboarding software system and processes
Prepares letters of appointments for non-faculty positions
Compile and email employment activity notifications to HR/PR/Budget team members and distribute weekly employment activity report to campus partners
Coordinates the onboarding of new full and part time faculty and staff to gather requisite employment/benefit forms necessary to create the personal demographic, employment, job and benefit records
Plans, directs and supervises all activities relating to administration and maintenance of HR records data, including supervision of HR Records Administrator.
Perform strategic workforce analysis and assess benchmark data to identify gaps between market and internal equity
Supports the Director in the review and analysis of staffing levels, job classification, and compensation structure
Assists the Director in the daily administration of other HR services and programs, including hiring, employment compliance, job classification and performance management
Stays current with existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resources management, to include compliance with out of state and/or international employment regulations
Serves as primary contact for the International Students & Scholars Office on all matters pertaining to permanent residency of students, faculty and staff
The position also serves as the HR liaison on various campus committees
At least 5-7 years human resources experience in higher education or not-for-profit organization required
Strong understanding of key DEI concepts like inclusion, equity, psychological safety, empathy, bias, and macroaggressions.
Solid understanding of industry benchmarks, leading practices and innovations in DEI.
Prior experience and strong working knowledge of Banner Human Resources systems or comparable HRIS systems
Prior experience and strong working knowledge of Hirezon/Interview Exchange or other comparable applicant tracking and onboarding system
Excellent analytical skills, detail-oriented, combined with an ability to develop and execute creative plans to resolve issues, problem solve, and mitigate risks
Ability to interpret and communicate complex information in an understandable fashion to a variety of audiences
Able to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information
Maintains an understanding of policies, procedures, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements relevant to human resources
Excellent communication skills, service orientation and demeanor necessary to foster working relationships and work collaboratively
Demonstrates sound judgement, ability to handle large work volume and discretion when handling sensitive issues,
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient
Previous supervisory experience required
Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus
This is a Full-time position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.