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Director Human Resources II


Develop and implement effective HR administration strategies for staff and faculty in concert with University policy, practice and objectives; design and implement the operation of the HR office; manage staff, establish positions and HR service structure, assign responsibilities; manage performance, development and rewards for HR staff; develop &am ...[More]

Education, Certifications and Work Experience

Bachelor's Degree
Relevant Work Experience - 7 years to 10 years


Skills for Success

Skills for success

Act and take initiative

I take ownership of my work and results.

  • Adopt a culture of sustainability and efficiency.
  • Strive to develop and implement best practices.
  • Take responsible risks to innovate seeking advancements in products, processes, services, technologies or ideas.
  • Identify opportunities in challenges and show initiative.
  • Reach out in a timely and responsive manner to resolve problems and conflicts.
  • Anticipate and adapt to changing priorities and additional demands.

Communicate clearly and consistently

So people are informed and heard.

  • Seek to understand and then to be understood.
  • Demonstrate active listening skills.
  • Express thoughts clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Share knowledge and information.
  • Give, receive and act upon helpful and timely feedback.

Contribute positively to an inclusive environment

So people feel like they belong.

  • Communicate across difference to create a collaborative, collegial, and caring community.
  • Be cooperative, open and welcoming to all.
  • Show respect, compassion and empathy for others, even in difficult situations.
  • Engage and support others regardless of background or perspective.
  • Speak up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately.
  • Actively support work-life integration.

Display sound judgment in problem solving

People seek me out to find solutions to deliver results.

  • Exercise sound judgment to make decisions and meet deliverables.
  • Assess environmental, economic, compliance and social impacts in decision-making.
  • Demonstrate innovative, creative and informed risk taking.
  • Apply analytical thinking, data and metrics to synthesize complex information.
  • Anticipate obstacles and generate alternatives.
  • Negotiate to find and orchestrate win-win solutions.

Interact with integrity

So people are respected and engaged.

  • Be honest and trustworthy, demonstrate high standards of personal conduct.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Involve others as appropriate when outcomes impact their work.
  • Be diplomatic in your interactions with customers and stakeholders.
  • Admit your mistakes and learn from them.
  • Acknowledge the support and contributions of others.

Proactively seek self-development and coaching opportunities

People see my commitment and passion to continuously develop.

  • Be self-aware.
  • Work to continuously learn and improve.
  • Take measures to ensure personal well-being and balance.
  • Seek and act upon performance feedback.
  • Apply learning to evolving assignments.
  • Actively manage your career.
  • Encourage others to develop themselves.

Support the organization's shared vision and mission

I am trusted to move university and team goals forward.

  • Show commitment to unit and university goals in delivering results.
  • Anticipate, embrace, promote and implement change.
  • Balance short-term gains with long-term vision.
  • Be open and receptive to new information, ideas and approaches.
  • Be adaptable, modify your preferred way of doing things when it benefits the whole.
  • Support ideas, solutions and changes to processes to ensure high quality outcomes.

Leadership skills for success

Am a great coach

People understand their current role and career options.

  • Make work challenging, meaningful and engaging for others.
  • Identify and focus on the most significant priorities, setting achievable goals, milestones and deadlines.
  • Provide others with productive and timely feedback.
  • Delegate and provide good exposure for team members.
  • Develop people and support their growth and mobility. 

Communicate clearly and consistently

So people are informed and heard.

  • Listen first.
  • Share important information and decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ensure people have a clear understanding of the expectations and desired result.
  • Convey thoughts clearly, verbally and when writing.
  • Adapt messaging to audience.
  • Summarize other points of view to confirm understanding.​

Create an open and inclusive environment

So people feel like they belong.

  • Create an environment of trust.
  • Demonstrate respect for all individuals.
  • Actively invite new ideas, alternatives and perspectives.
  • Integrate workplace flexibility as a part of a results oriented work culture.
  • Speak up and take action if others are being excluded or treated inappropriately.
  • Acknowledge the support and contributions of every person. 

Display sound judgment in problem solving

People proactively seek solutions to deliver results.

  • Bring stakeholders together to create alignment, shared understanding and action.
  • Ask insightful and probing questions.
  • Use data and metrics to provide informed and thoughtful analyses.
  • Consider impact on others outside your immediate area.
  • Synthesize complex information.
  • Anticipate obstacles and generate alternatives.

Empower staff to act and take initiative

People are supported and confident in taking ownership of their work and results.

  • Encourage anticipatory thinking to identify challenges and opportunities early.
  • Actively support others in taking initiative and responsible risks to innovate.
  • Use mistakes as opportunities for learning.
  • Balance the need to seek input and the need to take action.
  • Provide clear directions and expectations that will enable others to make sound decisions.
  • Deliver results on time and within budget.

Inspire and articulate a shared vision and mission

People know how their work aligns with university and team goals.

  • Understand the University’s strategic goals and deliver aligned outcomes.
  • Be adaptable, embrace, promote and implement change.
  • Deliver results today with a sustainable future in mind.
  • Demonstrate foresight and imagination to see possibilities, opportunities and trends.
  • Model stewardship within the organization and University.
  • Monitor and re-evaluate decisions, priorities and plans in order to achieve a vision.

Interact with integrity

People are respected and engaged.

  • Convey respect and professionalism in interactions.
  • Seek to understand and then to be understood.
  • Put others at ease, and respond calmly even in difficult situations.
  • Be honest and trustworthy; have a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Acknowledge your mistakes and errors, take timely corrective action, including an apology if appropriate.
  • Demonstrate empathy and compassion for others.
  • Give, ask for and act on feedback.
  • Manage conflict, taking uncomfortable or unpopular action when necessary. 

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