Assistant Director of Human Resources (Employee Relations, Learning + Development and Recruitment)

Updated: about 2 months ago

Condition of Employment

As required by Executive Order 14042 , if selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination or apply for and receive a University-approved accommodation before beginning employment with the University.

Note for Current UM Employees
Definition of Class

This position manages operations in the areas of recruitment, professional development (learning + development), and employee relations. The incumbent develops and coordinates professional development programs, prepares and analyzes reports, and provides consultation on employee relation issues. Discretion and independent judgment is exercised daily to ensure the enhancement of programs and operations.

The anticipated start date is January 2022.

For full consideration, in addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter detailing your job related experience and your interest in this position.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Manages and supervises personnel in the areas of recruitment, professional development (learning + development), and employee relations.
  • Provides guidance on daily processes and practices and makes recommendations for the advancement of assigned areas.
  • Interprets and ensures compliance with federal regulations, state legislation, and university policy.
  • Assists in the implementation and administration of personnel related policy changes when necessary.
  • Conducts consultations on employee relations issues and provides explanation on personnel policies and procedures.
  • Serves as point of contact for unemployment claims and participates in hearings.
  • Develops objectives and strategies for professional development programs by identifying the needs of University staff.
  • Reviews, procures, develops, and organizes materials, tools, and products.
  • Presents training programs.
  • Collects data and maintains records on training participants.
  • Manages operation of the recruitment office and serves as administrator of the online application system and background checks program.
  • Oversees the University’s performance appraisal system and prepares reports.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

  • Manages staff in the areas of recruitment, professional development (learning + development), and employee relations.
  • Develops objectives and strategies for professional development.
  • Prepares reports and surveys, analyzes results, and makes recommendations based on findings.
  • Assists in the formulation and administration of policies and procedures.

  • Minimum Education/Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Educational Administration, Human Resource Management or related field.


    Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

    Substitution Statement:
    Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

    Salary/Wage Information

    To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

    Background Check Statement

    The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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