Human Resources, Information Technology, Staff/Administrative
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Office of Human Resources, invites applications for an Assistant Director for Human Resources Payroll & Operations. Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer, the Assistant Director for Human Resources Payroll & Operations will include supervisory and administrative work with responsibility for human resources functions to include, but not limited to, the effective and consistent coordination and implementation of the Human Resources operational processes, functions and procedures, monitor Human Resources projects, and operational workflows. On a regular and continuous basis, exercises administrative judgement on establishing departmental operational goals, standards, policies, and procedures.
This position will serve as the principal department contact for the administration of benefits and payroll data operations. The employee must exercise initiative and sound judgment in planning, scheduling, and completing assignments with the highest degree of accuracy, professionalism and confidentiality. Proactively assist all university, department and community stakeholders equitably and with a demonstrated commitment to exceptional service that extends beyond the Office of Human Resources.
This position acts in a supervisory capacity to provide direct supervision of the Human Resources staff assigned to manage to the Human Resources Information Systems. This position is responsible to manage and coordinate the functions of this system and those staff members assigned to complete them.
In addition, this position shares responsibility with the Assistant Director for Human Resources, Talent Management to serve as the point person for Human Resources in the absence of the Director of Human Resources.
This is professional work and the position has been formally delegated responsibility for the full scope of HR duties.
Required qualifications include:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution in Business, Information System, or related field. • A minimum of three years’ experience working as an Operations Manager, or similar position. • Demonstrated proficiency in key business applications, including experience using enterprise wide HRIS systems, Excel, or other database reporting programs. • Ability to write and run own HR reports in reporting systems. • Ability to clearly explain relational HR data and how it impacts business operations. • Demonstrated skill in use of business systems to automate workflow and storage of data. • Experience using process management concepts, such as Six Sigma, SCRUM, or other agile BPM processes. • Previous experience working with payroll and benefit data processes in complex business environments. • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment. • Must be able to demonstrate strong proficiency in interpreting policies and procedures and be able to explain them to others, specifically employees who are less versed in complex business systems. • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate change and processes. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons within and outside the organization.
Preferred qualifications include:
Master’s degree in Business Information Systems or similar field. • Experience working in higher education environments. • Use of SAP Business Intelligence. • Use of BP Logix or other BPM Workflow automation. • PeopleSoft or other enterprise system experience.
Applications received by August 30, 2019 will receive priority consideration.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Arts. Social Sciences, and Humanities, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.