Seattle, WA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Req #:176273
Posting Date:01/22/2020
Closing Info:Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Shift:First Shift
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years.

The School of Social Work has an outstanding opportunity for a Director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Leadership direction and implement activities related to all Human Resources activities and personnel matters at the School of Social Work that include:

  • Provide advice and guidance to the Dean, Executive leadership, unit directors and administrators, faculty, staff and students related to human resource issues from interpreting and providing information regarding federal, state, University and School of Social Work rules, policies and procedures in HR areas.

  • Assume delegated authority and responsibility for developing and implementing School HR policies and procedures related to all employees in conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration and with UW Human Resources.

  • Serve as liaison and consultant to central University offices, departments, programs and School units around HR matters.

  • Develop, recommend, or implement resolutions for sensitive and confidential personnel matters.

  • Consult with the Dean exclusively around employee relations policy and procedures for Academic Human Resources needs and requirements.

    Direct and implement activities related to academic personnel matters that include:

  • Maintain current information on all relevant academic personnel policy and procedural guidelines; inform Dean and faculty search committees of revisions and addenda provided by the University of Washington Office of Academic Personnel.

  • Provide advice and counsel to faculty regarding academic appointments, promotion and tenure, leave policies and procedures and related academic personnel matters.

  • Direct promotion activities in concert with the Dean and the Chair of the Retention, Promotion and Tenure committee.

  • Oversee process related to promotion and tenure reviews of SSW faculty. This includes but is not limited to: developing and implementing review timelines; working with external reviewers; addressing policy and procedural questions; coordinating process with Ad Hoc Review committees; and ensuring adherence to SSW and UW guidelines.

  • Direct appointment and reappointment processes for all annual academic appointees, including Lecturers, Teaching Associates, Visiting Scholars and others who perform auxiliary faculty roles in the School's three degree programs in conjunction with the Office for the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

  • Oversee the appointment, reappointment and promotion processes for Clinical/Affiliate faculty, including informing practicum instructors of eligibility for initial appointment or promotion, reviewing application materials, and submitting the appropriate materials to Academic Human Resources for the appointments.

  • Provide professional support to faculty search committees by contributing to the development of position announcements, placing advertisements in appropriate publications, collecting and organizing applications for review, scheduling and coordinating visits of candidates and forwarding the successful candidate's material to the President's Office.

  • Manage all aspects of the faculty recruitment and new hire process, including candidate travel and faculty moves.

  • Maintain communication with faculty candidates and serve as a primary Dean's office contact for all new faculty along with the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration.

  • Develop and maintain orientation materials for faculty in partnership with various units from Academic Affairs, and Finance & Facilities to Technology.

  • Provide oversight of faculty voting policies and procedures for all decisions which require a faculty vote.

  • Coordinate processes and provide oversight of the faculty peer review process for merit, including distribution of instructions to faculty, collection of faculty activity fact sheets, preparation of rating sheets and distribution to eligible faculty, and preparation of statistical reports for Dean.

  • Coordinate visa and other INS related procedures for non-resident faculty.

    Direct HR Managers and activities related to nonacademic personnel matters, including the following:

  • Interpret, analyze and disseminate established rules, policies and procedures in staff HR areas. Identify needs for additional policy development and/or clarification, and write policy and procedural guidelines as appropriate in partnership with SSWHR staff and the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration.

  • Provide advice and counsel to the Dean, Assistant Dean, unit directors, administrators, managers and supervisors on issues such as salary equity, staff recruitment and retention, disciplinary and corrective actions, complaints and grievances, awards and recognition, and staffing assessments that is in alignment with prevailing federal, state, UW, and School of Social Work policies and practices.

  • Develop and coordinate orientation and onboarding program for new SSW staff with assistance of SSWHR team.

  • Direct the administration and maintenance of all nonacademic personnel records for the School in alignment with UW records retention policies.

  • Oversee staff supervision, training and development with the HR team and with input from the Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration. Identify needs, create, promote, develop and implement training opportunities for staff on an individual or group basis.

  • Interface with Workday procedurally for all HR interactions that involve both staff and academic approvals as a Dean's delegate and a supervisory organizational lead.

    Other duties as assigned

  • Participate in development and implementation initiatives to streamline processes and procedures; use technology to enhance HR functions.

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on all aspects of best hiring, promotion and retention practices related to all staffing needs

  • Participate in administrative staff meetings and attend other meetings and webinars/conferences/seminars.

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned by either the Dean or Assistant Dean of Finance & Administration.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position,


    Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, social services or related field.

  • Minimum of 6 years of HR leadership and administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.-Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, and ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to assume new responsibilities or special projects.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.


  • Familiarity with University of Washington academic and nonacademic HR policies and procedures.
  • Experience with Workday or similar database application.
  • Master's degree in Human Resources Management or credentials in Human Resources administration.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Salary and Benefits
    Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
    Required Experience
    6+ years
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