Sr. Human Resources Generalist at Miami University

Sr. Human Resources Generalist at Miami University

Job Type
Posting Date
May 24, 2018
Location of Position

Oxford, OH

Company Summary

Welcoming Workplace

Imagine the possibilities with a career at Miami…

Miami University is a major public university with a small college feel.  Creating environments for learning excellence and providing career opportunities in Oxford, Hamilton, Middletown, West Chester and Luxembourg, our faculty and staff are the fuel that drives Miami!

We rank first nationally among public universities for best teaching by U.S. News & World Report.  Our opportunities for growth and advancement aren't limited to students in the classroom.  Our faculty, staff and student employees are highly valued for their contribution toward the Miami experience.

Miami’s main campus is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.  A true college town, Oxford features a wide variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the main campus.  Our regional campuses are located in Hamilton, Middletown and the Voice of America  Learning Center in West Chester, Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job ID: 5812 Unclassified – FT (salary)

The Sr. Human Resources Generalist is responsible for performing HR related duties at a mid to high level such as Recruiting, Talent Management, Compensation, Labor Relations and Training/Development for one or more division/departments at Miami University and will be the consultant/primary contact regarding matters related to Employment/Human Resources.   As the primary contact for a division or multiple divisions at Miami, will partner to learn and understand the needs/issues of the division and assist in developing solutions, plans and strategies to solve them.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Provide consultation to divisions/departments and to other HR staff regarding HR matters such as but not limited to position movements, position elimination, divisional/departmental reorganizations.    Participates in and provides guidance related to problem resolution and helps to formulate solution outcomes.  Meets with supervisors and staff as necessary and addresses or refers issues as appropriate to subject matter experts.  Responds to inquiries regarding employment and compensation policies and procedures, as well as related state and federal laws.  Develops and conducts workshops and training seminars for the University community regarding HR services, programs, procedures and guidelines related to employment.  Assists with strategies related to communicating HR policies and procedures.

Serves as a mentor and assists with day to day training and development for less experienced HR/Employment Team staff and/or may coordinate work assignments for others in the department.

Responsible for developing process and procedures to enhance working relationships. Lead and/or serve on departmental and cross-departmental committees/working groups.

Will assist assigned divisions or other areas at Miami in recruiting and may interview or assist with the interviewing/hiring processes including conducting reference/background checks  Ensures university advertising, posting and selection processes have been followed.  Assists in the development of job descriptions, advertising, recruitment, and interview strategies.  Coordinates with Employment Director, OEEO and Compensation Director to facilitate discussions and obtain necessary documents and approvals for the hiring/talent management process.

Assists/partners with HR leadership in developing, maintaining and managing the recruiting process, procedures and best practices throughout Miami.

Works closely with HR leadership and internal departmental leaders on day-to-day and special projects.  Tracks metrics and  strategically presents outcomes to departments with recommendations. Formulates ways to use data to improve services, products and outcomes of the department or organization and strengthen the effectiveness of employee recruitment, and employee engagement.  May serve as Departmental Lean Leader.

Interacts with Budget department to develop a knowledge of the position control process, particularly as it relates to areas of responsibility.  Ensures that new positions and changes to positions are coded properly.  May assist with auditing of position control records.  Ensures accuracy of position and posting data processing in position management and applicant tracking.  Ensure accuracy of employee data into applicant tracking and HRIS systems.

Position Requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHR, SPHR or CCP certification. Experience in HR setting in a university or public employment setting.
  • Lean certification/Lean Leader training and/or knowledge of other process improvement tools or ability and willingness to obtain within 18 months of hire.
  • Union experience
Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or a related field and at least five years of directly related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Knowledge of related state and federal laws.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills required. Must be able to communicate effectively at employees at all organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the organizations needs and assist in the development of HR related strategies.

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Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit and takes action to prevent harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco-free.