Job Details

University of Oregon
  • Position Number: 5226866
  • Location: Eugene, OR
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Human Resources Manager

Job no: 533761

Work type: Officer of Administration

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Human Resources

Department: PAST
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

May 21, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete an online application and upload a current resume that clearly demonstrates how you meet the listed qualifications. You will also be asked to provide names and contact information for 3 professional references; you will be notified before references are contacted.

Department Summary

Administrative Services oversees multiple business hubs and shared service organizations throughout the University. Located within the Finance and Administration portfolio, the objective of the division is to provide efficient, strategic and specialized administrative services to support the missions of various departments, schools and colleges at the University of Oregon. Administrative Services focuses on department-specific budget, finance, payroll, human resources, and procure-to-pay functions as well as specialized physical security and utility technologies. Administrative Services is a metric-driven, people-first administrative team that strives to create efficient, effective and sustainable administrative support structures across campus.

As one of the shared services hubs in Administrative Services, the Provost's Administrative Services Team (PAST) provides business and administrative services for Partner Units in the Office of the Provost (OtP) portfolio. PAST partner units include the Division of Global Engagement; Division of Graduate Studies; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; Museum of Natural and Cultural History; Undergraduate Education and Student Success; and University Libraries. The units supported by PAST constitute a large business enterprise consisting of more than 1,500 employees and total operating expenditures of more than $73.5 million, all funds. PAST works with multiple employee category types including three different unions, student employees, and officers of administration.

Position Summary

The Human Resources Manager will provide essential human resources management within the PAST shared services team and PAST partner units. This position will support and facilitate effective communication, excellent standards of workplace conduct, and interpersonal problem-solving with high levels of confidentiality, sensitivity, and cultural awareness for approximately 1500 employees. This position is expected to use diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility frameworks in every part of their responsibilities.

Within the PAST portfolio, the HR Manager's responsibilities will include overseeing and managing onboarding and offboarding activities, coordinating the performance evaluation process, as well as maintaining and tracking the student hire process. They will manage projects for PAST HR strategic initiatives and responsibilities, plan and execute administrative processes, and recommend and implement process improvements. This position will support recruitment and the hiring process, helping to ensure diverse and robust candidate pools.

This position regularly exercises independent judgment and develops unit procedures involving personnel and office staffing resources. In addition, they interpret and apply the appropriate policies, procedures, rules, and regulations to ensure compliance with all applicable entities.

The HR Manager reports to the Associate Director of PAST HR, and will be a key support to the Associate Director in process management, performance evaluations, promotions, student hires, and recruitment. The HR Manager will supervise a team of 2-3 HR Coordinators who support HR processes across the PAST portfolio.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and skills.
  • Three years experience as a human resources professional in a large, complex organization including any of the following: personnel and pay actions, HRIS data management, recruiting, job analysis, job description development and/or classification and compensation.
  • One year of supervisory or lead work experience.

    Professional Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and provide proactive, effective change leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, diplomacy, and to make decisions prudently.
  • Superior communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials and issues with care and tact.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and meet multiple overlapping, cascading deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and consistent follow-through.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement recruitment strategies that promote a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated ability to advance diversity and inclusion efforts through their actions and influencing the actions of others.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Human resources experience in a higher education setting or similarly complex multi-unit organization.
  • Experience understanding and applying provisions of collective bargaining agreements to personnel situations, and working with a variety of employee groups including: administrative, faculty, and student employees.
  • Experience with developing and implementing processes and procedures.
  • Experience managing and tracking details for complex data sets.
  • Experience with project management principles and implementing projects.
  • Human Resources credential (for example, SHRM-CP/SCP, PHR, etc.).

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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