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Emory University Divisional Director of Human Resources - Advancement and Alumni Engagement in Atlanta, Georgia



Directs and supervises human resources programs for a university division, including all policies and procedures related to recruitment, employee relations, appointments, performance evaluations, employment transfers, classification actions, and terminations; serves as liaison with the University Human Resources Division, Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, and Faculty/Staff Assistance Program.

  • Manages the program for national recruitment of new employees, including serving as an the divisional executive recruiter;

  • Coordinates with the Human Resources Division the posting of positions and the selection and hiring process; interprets policies and procedures and provides counsel to leadership and employees concerning their administration;

  • Consults supervisory and management staff on human resources issues; participates in the development and administration of the human resources budget;

  • Manages divisional job documentation, such as job descriptions, position questionnaires, etc.;

  • Consults with supervisors and managers regarding staffing needs.

  • Assesses training needs, and plans and implements a comprehensive program for training and developing staff; develops in-house workshops, seminars, and training programs; coordinates divisional performance management process, ensuring the regular and timely evaluation of staff.

  • Manages a small HR staff; reports to divisional head or divisional operations head.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or a related field.

  • Seven years of human resources experience encompassing multiple specialties, five years of which are in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

  • Certification as a Senior Human Resources Professional is preferred.

Additional Details

The Divisional Director of Human Resources reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Operations in the Office of Advancement and Employee Engagement (AAE) and oversees the human resource-related strategies and activities in a division comprising more than 300 employees. The Director works closely with AAE’ leadership and with all managers and supervisors on human resources issues. In addition to the duties outlined above, s/he is responsible for the strategic management and support of:

  • Recruitment and retention – including executive level recruitment

  • Employee orientation

  • Performance management

  • Annual merit and compensation plans

  • Employee relations consistent with Emory Policy and in collaboration with central Human Resources

  • Employee services and counseling

  • Job Description management

  • Policy development and documentation

  • Staff communications management utilizing intranet, listserv platforms and other communication strategies

  • Leave records management including Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), medical, and personal leave

  • Time and attendance management

  • Unit budget

  • HR Staff management

  • Reporting and analysis

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by AVP for Operations

Preferred Qualifications: The Director must be a seasoned professional with a high energy level who can successfully juggle multiple projects. S/he must be able to perform routine equity analyses and salary administration as prescribed by Emory’s compensation guidelines and have demonstrated success in employee relations facilitation, including performance management and corrective counseling.

Experience in training and facilitation, including excellent platform skills and the ability to develop customized training tools are preferred. Proficiency with MS Office is required. The Director must have outstanding interpersonal skills, strong communication skills (both oral and written), proven leadership skills, superb organizational skills, a professional demeanor, the willingness and ability to work in a team-based environment, and a creative approach to problem solving.

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Job Number 35631

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Advancement &Alumni Engagement

Department ADV: Operations

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries about this statement should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322