Director, Human Resources and Payroll

Fargo, ND
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Nov 27, 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
The Director reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Office of Human Resources and Payroll; managing strategic Human Resources/Payroll and compliance for the University; conducting employee relations, and overseeing the Center for Child Development.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field or subject area that relates to the skills, knowledge and abilities required for the position duties and responsibilities

• Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated accomplishment in employee relations/human resource management at/for a large, dynamic organization

• Demonstrated skill in leadership, visionary thinking, and strategic planning

• Proven experience in analyzing, interpreting and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and policies impacting human resource administration
o Ability to manage complex policy issues in employment-related areas
o Experience with government/regulatory compliance, unemployment compensation and oversight, human resources law and regulatory provisions, such as FLSA and other DOL regulations, workers compensation, payroll taxes and garnishments, IRC , COBRA , EEOC , ADA , USERRA , ERISA

• Superb communications and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to:
o Communicate effectively with a full range of internal and external colleagues and constituencies, including faculty, staff and students
o Clearly and effectively lead strategies for organizational development, recruitment, training, retention, compensation, and benefits, as well as communicating complex information and administrative policies to a wide range of individuals and organizations internal and external to the University
o Demonstrated skill in negotiation, conflict management, and change management
o Strong personal and professional commitment to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals with diverse backgrounds and groups representing numerous perspectives and interest
o Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct
o Strong listening and communication skills; a presence that earns trust, confidence and respect; and the ability to lead by influence and example

• Ability to multi-task and see overlapping projects through to completion in a manner that properly delegates responsibilities and maximizes contributions of direct reports and departmental staff

• Strong analytical and critical thinking, project management, organizational, and problem recognition and resolution skills

• Strong administrative skills including planning, budgeting, resource management, etc.

• Ability to lead an effective, efficient business operation and deploying a highly motivated team of professionals focused on client centered strategic, consultative and customized support

Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or Juris Doctorate (J.D.) with specialization in higher education and/or employment law

• Professional certification(s) in human resource field

• Experience in/knowledge of public sector or higher education environment and the proven ability to manage effectively within them

Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Screening will begin 12/26/18

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. • 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  2. If Other, please specify:
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. If yes, list exact dates of service:
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
  5. Other Document 2

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