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Director of Operations and Human Resources (Director) is responsible for efficient, effective, professional, compliant, and best-in-class operation of Medicine and Biological Sciences Development (MBSD). S/he manages a budget of up to $12M+ and supports a staff of up to 80. S/he ensures MBSD complies with University practices and policy in the Human Resources/ Recruitment, Finance, Information Technology, Equipment Acquisition and Reporting. S/he identifies and implements tactics that aid MBSD in maintaining Return on Investment (ROI) and a staff-retention rate which are significantly better than industry benchmarks. S/he manages, motivates, and oversees the work of the Operations Team, which provides resources in the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Facilities, and Information Technology. S/he is the key tactician in implementing programs that: engender long-term tenures amongst employees who consistently exceed or meet expectations; train and empower leaders and managers; and provide professional and career development opportunities to all employees.
The Director leads MBSD in the creation of each fiscal yearâ™s budget, ensures fiscal responsibility, and works towards a ROI is competitive with benchmarks.
Manages the MBSD budget of up to $15M.
Directs and oversees all aspects of MBSD Human Resources, including recruitment, talent management, and retention initiatives.
Counsels and coaches MBSD managers and thereby adds significant value to the impact and efficacy of FLMA, Merit Reviews, Performance Improvement Plans, and observance of the Local 743 Union Agreement. S/he conducts exit interviews with all staff and provides counsel to leadership on emerging trends and solutions.
Serves as the primary MBSD contact with the Universityâ™s Labor Relations office in the areas of Performance Management, Employee Relations, and the Union Agreement. S/he maintains good working relations with BSD Human Resources and represents the department at Division wide meetings.
Oversees upkeep and work readiness of facilities and Information Technology resources for MBSD.
Supervises a team of up to 7 employees.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Working knowledge of employment regulations and typical human resources procedures
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies
A bachelorâ™s degree is required.
A Master of Business Administration preferred.
A minimum of seven years of leadership and management in the fields of Human Resources, Finance, or a closely related field is required.
Proven success managing a budget of $6M or more is required.
Demonstrated high-level of writing and presentation skills both for groups and one on one is required.
Proven experience in planning, development and implementation of processes is required.
Familiarity with the University of Chicago and its organizational structure, processes and procedures is preferred.
Experience managing facilities and information technology is preferred.
Experience with change management and PHRÂ® (Professional in Human Resources) certification is preferred.
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