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WUNC Human Resources Consultant

Company: UNC-Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

This position will report to WUNC's Director of Finance. The Human Resources Consultant will be based in Chapel Hill while serving as the key liaison between WUNC employees (> 70) in Chapel Hill, Durham, and various remote/offsite locations. This is a dedicated human resources position which ensures all of the station's HR requirements and initiatives are met and aligned with all business objectives while creating a supportive work environment.

The HR Consultant serves as a primary contact for all human resources topics, initiatives, systems, tactics and procedures across the station. This involves providing sound advice to WUNC's senior management, managers, and staff on a broad range of HR matters in job design, recruitment, employee relations, EEO considerations, policy compensation, benefits, health and safety, performance management, training & development and talent management using HR principles, policies, and best practices, while also working closely with campus' Office of Human Resources ( OHR ). The WUNC staff has increased substantially over the last five years and now has a composition of 70+ comprised of EHRA , SHRA , permanent, temporary, students, and interns in varied and unique working environments. WUNC is comprised of news reporters and producers whose mission is to report North Carolina stories from anywhere in the state, supported by programming and technical staff required for a radio station to serve the public both on air and digitally. This mix of classifications and variable locations require the HR Consultant to comprehend and relay the protocols, distinctions and requirements of the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ), Corporation for Public Broadcasting ( CPB ), WUNC station operations, and the University to ensure adherence to all of the applicable HR policies and procedures with every instance. The incumbent will be required to work autonomously in many instances with the authority to advise and assist the Director of Finance in addition to WUNC management and supervisors in identifying and understanding a variety of HR issues and providing direct resolution or recommendations for resolution. Additionally, the incumbent will serve as the initial and/or primary contact with university OHR departments as necessary to comply with OHR policies and procedures and in order to fulfill duties as described herein, including keeping staff informed of key OHR contacts that might be needed. As a public radio station, WUNC has unique characteristics that cause it to be distinctly different than other university departments. The day-to-day operational and personnel needs of a radio station require an HR professional who can recognize the distinct needs of a radio/media environment and staff.

In addition to providing HR policy and procedures guidance, this position will provide training and disseminate information to all staff via electronic communications and scheduled presentations to keep them abreast of HR policies and procedures of general interest or changes to processes which may affect them and/or have impending deadlines.

WUNC has a diverse staff and strives to create and sustain a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment which increases the participation and contribution of all employees. This position will support WUNC's mission and initiatives in diversity, equity, and inclusion by researching and proposing the adoption and integration of a variety of DEI strategies into recruitment, performance management, leadership assessment and training for long-term success.

Lastly, the incumbent is responsible for all EHRA Non-Faculty and SHRA HR system processing functions which include (but are not limited to) facilitating recruitment and hiring processes and initiating personnel actions.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree and two years of progressively responsible professional human resources management experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills
* Knowledge of and proven experience in administering HR principles, functions, methods and best practices
* Experience in working with a large and complex organizational structure
* Demonstrated experience working with a diverse staff
* Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in maintaining confidentiality in a trust position
* Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with management, staff employees, senior leadership and university partners
* Proficient skills with MS Office, HR systems (with finance, HR and payroll components), time and attendance system and other basic presentation software to utilize computer technology.
* Excellent active listening, analytical, negotiation and presentation skills
* Demonstrated experience in a position of trust
* Must have strong time and project management skills to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

* Ability to modify processes using contemporary applicable technology, web-based data systems and programs
* Progressive experience and responsibility in attaining, analyzing and manipulating data to provide complex surveys and reports and make appropriate recommendations based on findings
* Knowledge of current approaches to address issues of inclusion, access, and equity
* Ability to handle multiple complex, confidential and sensitive HR issues
* Knowledge of best practices for assessing training needs and developing and delivering training content
* Attention to detail and analytical thinking
* Demonstrated experience supporting DEI initiatives
* Experience with EEO and other HR-related reporting requirements
* Experience in a medium to large public radio setting
* BS/BA in human resources, business administration or relevant field; MS/MA in human resources will be a plus

Required Licenses/Certifications

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

* May occasionally be required to lift up to 25 lbs with or without accommodation
* Ability to sit for extended periods of time
* Ability to reason logically and make sound decisions, to consider alternative and diverse perspectives, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to remain poised under all circumstances, and to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Position/Schedule Requirements
Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally, Weekend work occasionally

Keywords: UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill , WUNC Human Resources Consultant, Professions , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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