Under the general supervision of the Associate Athletic Director for Administration and Legal Affairs, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director of Human Resources is both a strategic and operational position focused on organization development, talent management, compensation, employment relations, and payroll and benefits operations for the entire Division. The Assistant Athletic Director of Human Resources is a leadership position within the Division, which serves approximately 400 full-time employees and is responsible for leading a four-member team in executing a broad range of human resources management functions for a diverse and complex 24-hour operation in order to meet the Division’s strategic staffing needs consistent with Athletic Department, University, State, and Federal rules, policies, codes, regulations and statutes.
Primary responsibilities for this position will include: Develop, plan, and implement strategic human resources strategies, including employee relations, talent acquisition and hiring, diversity and equity initiatives, compensation and job classification, professional development, and succession planning; understand, interpret, and apply complex human resources laws, policies and procedures; provide expert advice, guidance and instruction on human resources matters to Athletics Senior leadership, managers, supervisors, employees, internal and external groups, and applicants; consult with campus leadership, governance and legal counsel for human resources related matters; serve as compensation and employment expert for the Division participating in strategic compensation planning, studies, and analysis; serve as the divisional liaison for the Athletic Board Personnel Committee and provide Division support to the committee work; serve as the divisional training officer for staff training initiatives including oversight of the new employee orientation program; serve as Athletics representative on campus policy groups, committees and project teams for all human resources topics; lead the development, maintenance and interpretation of Athletics personnel policies and procedures; provide oversight and consultation for comprehensive in-house camp staffing program; promote and practice the principles of engagement, inclusion and diversity; make recommendations to leadership for workforce planning; direct the division’s workforce relations program; serve as the Divisional Disability Representative; identify creative solutions to human resources matters, challenges and issues, and; oversight of comprehensive payroll, benefits and leave programs.
Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree with progressively responsible strategic human resources management experience is preferred. A current professional human resources certification (e.g. PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP is also preferred.
Well qualified candidates will possess: Experience in strategic human resources management for a complex organization, leadership in talent management, talent acquisition, compensation, employee relations, performance management, and organizational development. Extensive knowledge of state and federal human resources laws, rules and regulations; Demonstrated success as a supervisor with the ability to create a team committed to customer service and excellence; Ability to deal with difficult and sensitive situations in a positive manner, including the use of negotiation and conflict resolution skills; Adept at managing complex projects involving multiple parties; Proven track record of successfully advising divisional leaders and managers on human resources matters while maintaining effective working relationships with staff at all organizational levels; Proven ability to be proactive and proficient in diagnosing problems and identifying creative and appropriate solutions; Experience leading investigations into complaints raised about employee or management conduct; Knowledge of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and other rules and regulations as they apply to human resources; Knowledge of various HRIS software (e.g. CHRIS, PVL, JEMS, HRS, TREMS, Campwise) and Microsoft Office Suite; Advanced analytical and decision-making skills; Ability to plan, establish priorities, and organize varied and complex tasks; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external constituencies by promoting a business partner approach; Knowledge of effective training and development methods; Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and a willingness to share knowledge, embrace change management, and work towards the continuous improvement of the human resources unit and the overall Division.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a Limited appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after October 15, 2018. Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s). Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:55 p.m. CDT, October 9, 2018. Materials will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499144/assistant-athletic-director-of-human-resources and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 95981
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.