Director of Academic Personnel Systems and Administration

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Amherst, MA, United States
Full Time

Job Description

Director of Academic Personnel Systems and Administration

Provost's Office

University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

The Office of the Provost at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking a Director of Academic Personnel Systems and Administration. Under the immediate supervision of the Associate Provost for Academic Personnel and jointly reporting to Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Finance, this position is accountable for defining the strategy for, ensuring the development of, and maintaining effective and efficient academic personnel workflow, database, and tracking systems. Requiring a sophisticated understanding of personnel data, processes, and policies, this position is responsible for delivering faculty information to support collective bargaining negotiations and the work of the Provost, Chancellor, and System Office. This position will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of academic personnel workflow systems used by faculty and administration to conduct faculty searches and to administer faculty personnel actions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (Management, IT, Human Resources or related field); Master's degree preferred.
  • 5 plus years of progressively responsible experience.
  • Technical aptitude and sophisticated facility with computer software including business process systems, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand complex personnel datasets and business processes and facility with translating them into user-accessible formats; Experience developing queries and writing reports from such systems.
  • Experience with training and developing system documentation for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience with data administration and analysis working with both technical and non-technical staff.
  • Ability to act on initiative, identify opportunities and be proactive in putting forward ideas and solutions.
  • Experience with process mapping, project management, and effecting change.
  • Collaborative work style and excellent communication skills.
  • Background in higher education with preference for experience with academic personnel administration, academic collective bargaining agreements and HR systems.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with appropriate discretion and sensitivity.
  • Advanced Excel skills; In-depth knowledge of other desktop applications.

Professional Staff Salary Administration Program Position Level 29 associated to a 31

For more information on salary range visit: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf

This is a non-unit position.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please include letter of application, resume, and contact information of at least three current professional references to:

Review of applications will begin on February 2, 2018, and may continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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