Human Resources Assistant Director
Position is Open Until Filled

Code: 17898 Posted: 12/21/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic leaning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in ones future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Human Resources Assistant Director

Employment Type: Full-time

Reports To: The Human Resources Assistant Director will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Pay Range: $80,000 - $90,000

Essential Job Functions

Assists with the planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for one or more human resources functions such as recruitment, employment relations, performance management, compensation and classification, and payroll and benefits. Implements, operationalizes, and monitors the use of approved policies and procedures and ensures strategy alignment. Typically audits the program budget, approves unit expenditures, and supervises human resources (HR) staff.


  • Assists with planning, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives for one or more human resources function
  • Audits the unit budget and approves expenditures
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • Implements, operationalizes, and monitors the use of policies and procedures to comply with laws, regulations, institutional policies, and unit objectives
  • Identifies needs and recommends improvements to leadership regarding HR matters such as workforce performance and competency gaps, organizational structures, compensation discrepancies and assists with the development of training plans and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Coordinates HR activities, such as recruitment, pay administration programs, new hire orientation, employee benefits, and health and safety plans, through managerial HR staff
  • Serves as an advisor and liaison to unit managers and staff providing organization information and interpretation of human resources policies and procedures

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management, Psychology or related field
  • At least five years of successful and progressive responsibility human resources, with a solid working knowledge of core HR functions including recruitment, titling and compensation, benefits, employee relations, and management 

Although not required, the successful candidate for this position will possess familiarity with state and local government environments and/or higher education institutions.

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Review of Applications

Position is open until filled with the first review of applications taking place on January 21st.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 02/21/2022

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