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Associate Director of Human Resources

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Posting Details

Requisition Information

Open Date 07/05/2017
Close Date

Classification Information

Classification Title Associate Director, Human Resources
Division Provost's Office
Department Human Resources
FLSA Status Exempt (Overtime exemption status is determined at the time of hire based on the rate of pay)
Career/Pay Band 3B
Work Schedule Full Year
If Other, specify months
Full Time vs Part Time Full Time
Appointment Regular
If Term, specify number of years
Primary Function

Coordinate HR policies and programs with emphasis on employee relations, training, performance management, benefits, HRIS, compensation and classification, and insuring that the organization is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. In addition, the position works closely with the director of human resources in developing, implementing and evaluating ongoing HR policies, programs, functions and activities.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

1. Oversee all benefits programs (includes open enrollment, Benefits Fair, etc.), including conducting analysis and serving as primary contact with providers/brokers for all benefits (including group health, life, LTD, dental, vision, unemployment, retirement plans, etc.).
2. Assist the director of HR in the daily administration of other HR services as directed or assigned, including recruitment and selection, affirmative action/EEO compliance, performance evaluation, and employee relations in accordance with University policies and practices and overall objectives of the organization.
3. Develop, prepare, generate and analyze ongoing and ad-hoc special reports pertaining to employee personnel information and data, including issues such as benefits costs, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, applicant tracking, affirmative action/EEO, government required reporting (including but not limited to 5500, 990, ACA 1094s and 1095s), etc. Effectively utilize the data processing system to obtain, store and analyze pertinent data and information.
4. Maintain and expand knowledge and understanding of existing and proposed federal and state laws/regulations affecting human resource management. Identify trends that could affect organizational objectives and/or operational resources. Interpret appropriate laws and policies and advise management, employees and retirees accordingly.
5. Responsible for website and internal documents.
6. Plan and organize training for supervisors and staff as needed.
7. Oversee University Child Care Center
8. Conduct investigations as required.
9. Oversee all departmental budgets.
10. Serve on committees as assigned and needed.

Judgment Required Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.
Budgetary Responsibility Directly prepares budget for program and has full responsibility for planning, forecasting, approval, and balancing budget.
Machines & Equipment Used

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred, in a human resource management or business related field


12-15 years of progressive HR experience preferably in higher education

Job Related Skills

Negotiating; project management; computer (Microsoft Office, etc.); Banner experience; employee relations; presentation ability; conflict resolution; time management



Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact



frequent; Benefits committee; Position Management Team; counseling employees regarding benefits; providing information; answering questions; handling complaints; resolving problems; conducting training and investigations


frequent; answering questions from members of the community (retirees) as well as current employees, visitors and business associates (insurance providers, brokers, government officials, etc.)

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with supervisor.
Positions Directly Supervised

HR staff, child care center

Positions Indirectly Supervised

Confidential Information

Confidential Information

Faculty, staff, and retiree personal information, etc.

Work Environment

Working Environment

Normal office environment with lots of walk-ins and walk-throughs; things can and will be interrupted often; long hours sitting with many hours in front of a computer display; some physical lifting and carrying with some trips out around campus.

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents