Director, Human Resources

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Full Time
Director, Human Resources

The George Mason University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) invites applicants for the position of Director, Human Resources. CHSS has 17 programs and departments with about 400 full-time faculty, 100 staff, 400 graduate assistants and 200 part-time faculty. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, Finance & HR, the Director, Human Resources will provide leadership, expertise and guidance to departments within the College on all human resources, employee relations, benefits and equity matters and is responsible for establishing and maintaining human resources planning and management systems and controls. The director will provide leadership in directing all College personnel matters.

Responsibilities: * Serve as HR liaison for the college with university administration on all personnel matters. Work with university offices such as Human Resources & Payroll, the Provost's Office and the Office of Compliance, Diversity and Ethics to assure university and commonwealth policy compliance; * Assist college leadership in the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to human resources; * Liaise with the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs & Strategic Initiatives and the Associate Director, Operations & Initiatives on faculty promotion and tenure, credentialing, multi-year contracts and MOU's; * Manage all human resources processes including recruitment, hiring, performance evaluation, staffing needs assessment and the interpretation of state classification and compensation policies to ensure consistency and effective management; * Develop and maintain reporting on key metrics such as diversity, retention, compensation and faculty type; * Provide guidance to and represent the Dean's Office with departments and university administration on performance management and employee relations matters; * In collaboration with college leadership, assist with establishing and maintaining a culture of civility and inclusive excellence; * Provide training to college leadership and departmental HR staff on policies, procedures and initiatives.

Required Qualifications: * Knowledge of and experience in the leadership and management of human resources and employee relations; * Master's degree in a relevant field or a Bachelor's degree accompanied by extensive relevant experience; * Knowledge of principles and practices of human resources, employee relations and inclusive excellence hiring practices; * Experience planning, developing and managing human resources programs, policies, procedures and reporting; * Excellent written and oral communication; * Demonstrated ability to act with integrity and maintain confidentiality; * Ability to work independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications: * HR experience in a higher education setting; * Experience working directly with faculty.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

Similar jobs