Human Resources School / Center Director

Pennsylvania, United States
21 May 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.

Lead all aspects of human resources for the School of Engineering and Applied Science in partnership with core Human Resources and SEAS senior management team. In coordination with core Human Resources provides and/or coordinates the delivery of wide range of human resources support and consulting services including but not limited to staff engagement, staff recruitment and onboarding, staff relations, compensation, staff professional development, conflict resolution, training policy development and interpretation. Provides leadership in the direction, review and continuous improvement of human resources programs and services to fulfill the strategic plan of SEAS. The HR Director in partnership with SEAS senior leadership will be responsible for benchmarking and analyzing current programs and initiatives against current and future trends to establish best practices for the school. The Human Resources Director must have an extensive knowledge of all laws, (federal, state and local) that pertain to human resources, and the knowledge to comprehend, interpret and analyze their impact in the workplace. Manage SEAS HR department staff. Reports to the School of Engineering and Applied Science Deputy Dean and Associate Director of Staff and Labor Relations, Division of HR.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years to 10 years of progressively responsible and varied experience in human resources field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. HR Certification: SHRM-CP/SCP or HRCI-PHR/SPHR preferred. Strong conflict resolution, employee relations, coaching and recruitment skills required. Demonstrated experience in compensation administration; two or more years of compensation experience preferred. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws related to human resources. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaboration and time management skills. Ability to benchmark, collect and analyze relevant data to support recommendations to management about human resources actions and initiatives, including program and policy enhancements. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to manage human resources in a higher education environment; particularly providing consultation services to faculty preferred. Ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals at all levels. Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and implement a wide range of human resources programs independently and in collaboration with senior management and other Human Resources professionals.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.