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HR Manager

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder and Leeds School of Business encourages applications for an HR Manager! Reporting to the Director of Human Resources (HR) and Faculty Support Services (FSS), this role functions as the Manager of Human Resources for Leeds. This position leads HR Operations, which provides quality services to attract, develop, empower and retain a diverse and highly effective workforce capable of advancing the academic mission. The HR Manager supervises the HR Generalist, HR Senior Coordinator and HR/FSS administrator. Through our business partner approach, the HR team collaborates closely with staff and faculty to provide proactive people support. This role is responsible for faculty career landmarks including hiring, reappointment, promotion and tenure, evaluation, leaves and sabbaticals and post-tenure review. The HR Manager is confident with the policies, bylaws and procedures connected to both staff and faculty, and is passionate about providing superb HR support to all employees, resulting in a positive employee experience.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Leeds is on a trajectory to become one of our nation’s preeminent business schools. Through a culture centered on integrity and excellence, Leeds is dedicated to producing innovative, principled business leaders who are equipped to drive value, graduates who possess the analytical abilities and skills needed to succeed in a globally competitive marketplace, and students who are cultivated in academic programs by top-tier faculty and staff. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Faculty Personnel
  • Liaison for Leeds faculty Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure/Post Tenure Review, Sabbaticals.
  • Identify faculty candidates for promotion, reappointment or post-tenure review and make appropriate notification. Prepare Annual Personnel Actions and PUEC Members documents.
  • Supervise the reappointment process for Leeds instructors in coordination with division chairs regarding instructor reappointments.
  • Interpret and communicate policies, regulations, and procedures associated with promotion and post-tenure review to faculty, staff, and other program participants. Supervise the preparation of faculty e-dossiers for college review and submission to the Office of Faculty Affairs.
  • Coordinate faculty sabbatical process.
  • Oversee voting process for all Leeds faculty personnel actions.
  • In coordination with Faculty Affairs prepare, maintain and publish the Leeds School deadlines calendar including comprehensive review, reappointment, promotion and tenure and other college deadlines affecting Leeds faculty.
Annual Faculty Merit Evaluations
  • Manage the annual merit process for Leeds annual faculty merit evaluations.
  • Prepare documentation for the division and Dean reviews including FCQ and publication data.
  • Assist the Senior Associate Dean with post-evaluation faculty score analysis.
  • Provides leadership through regular communications, active goal setting, and routine coaching to model and promote behavior that aligns with the school's core values.
  • Organizes and plans work to ensure appropriate prioritization and timely results.
  • Evaluates the HR team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, and provides team members with professional and personal growth and development.
  • Support with the faculty recruitment process, including job posting, advertising, arranging campus interviews, and hiring.
  • Work with campus HR, the Affirmative Action Officer and the division chairs to disposition all applicants for each faculty search (i.e., provide explanations for not- selected applicants).
  • Responsible for the staff recruitment process, liaising with the HR Generalist, HR Senior Coordinator and Campus HR recruiter.
College and AACSB Faculty Reports
  • Manage generation of reports primarily in Salesforce for faculty activities and faculty personnel actions. Reports include, but are not limited to, publications, research, promotion and tenure decisions, sabbaticals and post tenure review as well as required AACSB AQ/PQ (Academically Qualified/Professionally Qualified) faculty status reports.
  • Support with AACSB annual reporting and reaccreditation efforts.
Employee Relations
  • Works with University Human Resources and Legal to protect the school when taking binding action affecting staff member pay and other personnel actions up to termination. Maintains compliance with staff corrective and disciplinary actions, up to and including termination; manages the staff progressive-discipline process. Confers with Human Resources and Legal regarding staff actions taken and compiles records/evidence if called to defend action taken.
  • Liaises with Human Resources, OFA, Office of Discrimination and Harassment, Student Employment, Risk Management, Provost's Office and Employee Services to confers with, address and resolve personnel issues that arise.
  • Supervise the employee years of service program.
HR Operations
  • Maintains personnel files and records in alignment with retention policies.
  • Oversees audits of leave, appointments, payroll, personnel files, FMLA, and other HR programs.
  • Verifies data accuracy and completeness of the staff and faculty roster for the college's annual budget process, the staff and faculty census, and the campus performance review processes.
  • Ensures the successful day-to-day operations of the HR unit including, but not limited to, employee support, leadership coaching, employment practices, appointment administration changes and payroll.

What You Should Know

This is not a remote position.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range is $75,000- $85,000 annually. 
  • Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be adaptable. Be driven. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Worked within an HR capacity with demonstrated progression for a minimum of five years.
  • Two years of experience leading and managing a team.

What You Will Need

  • Passion for having a people-focused approach, supporting the ability for others to perform their roles to the best of their ability.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, we grow together.
  • Proactive approach in creating partnerships with various partners and embodying a situational mentality to support these partners based on their individual needs.
  • Proven track record to influence and persuade other partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once, and balance interruptions.
  • Confident advising in employment relations situations.
  • Solid knowledge of human resources best-practices and processes.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and individuals from around the world.
  • High degree of professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, analytical ability, judgment, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Prioritize tasks to meet multiple monthly due dates.
  • Motivated, pro-active and willing to take initiative.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite software, primarily Word and Excel.
  • Solid attention to detail.
  • Promotes creating an inclusive environment to reflect our values and vision at Leeds.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Five years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, specifically in the field of Human Resources, from an accredited institution.
  • Sophisticated skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Working with or in faculty affairs.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by September 22, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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