| textPosition Summary:
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research is one of the oldest, largest, and most productive university-based education research centers in the world. Under the direction of Robert Mathieu, WCER provides a dynamic environment where some of the country's leading scholars conduct basic and applied education research. The WCER portfolio includes research centers and projects that investigate a variety of topics in education.
WCER is home to 500+ faculty, staff, and graduate students who are engaged in more than 100 research projects spanning the full range of education research including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), English language learning and assessment, social studies and literacy, the learning sciences, education policy, school finance and human resource management, teacher professional development, and value-added modeling. Under the general direction of WCER's Human Resources Manager, the person in this position performs a wide variety of complex paraprofessional human resources activities in the areas of recruitment, classification, compensation, payroll, benefits and other HR related functions.
This is a key service-oriented position within the WCER Business Office that requires a high degree of initiative and individual judgement. Additionally, this position requires detailed tasks to be performed efficiently and often simultaneously. The successful candidate must be able to relate well with others, have strong communications skills, be an active listener and have excellent follow through skills. The position will provide guidance to Principal Investigators, Supervisors, and Project Managers and staff on a complex set of human resources/payroll policies, procedures, and best practices.
|Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
|Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
The HR Generalist is expected to demonstrate exceptional customer service by establishing and maintaining effective professional relationships with faculty, staff, students, and other administrators.
The successful candidate will have the following experiences, skills, and abilities:
- Prior administrative, HR, or payroll experience working in a complex, deadline driven environment
- Ability to utilize HRIS system software such as such as JEMs, JEMS/CHRIS, TREMS, HRS and WISDM.
- Knowledge of policies and laws related to human resources.
- Ability to explain and train staff /management on HR/payroll policies and procedures
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to relate complex information in an understandable fashion to a variety of people with different levels of knowledge on the topic.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace
- Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information with tact and discretion.