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Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: HR Generalist

Job Summary:

The Office of Human Resources exists to serve faculty and staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive personnel, training and employment relations system. Through consultation and information dissemination, we assist the University of Wisconsin-Madison to anticipate and meet the human resources demands of a changing educational environment.

The Talent Management Office includes Talent Acquisition, Learning and Talent Development, Workforce Relations, Cultural Linguistic Services, HR Communities of Practice, and Equity, Inclusion, and Employee Well-being.

The Director of Talent Management provides leadership, policy direction, and management to the Talent Management unit and serves as a member of the OHR Executive Leadership team. The Director determines the strategic direction and priorities of the unit and supports the teams in reaching these short and long-term objectives. This role serves as the subject matter expert and advisor to institutional leadership, disseminating best practices and providing updates on human resources initiatives. The Director promotes and supports a culture of professional development and growth for staff. The Director promotes civility within the workplace and consistently models a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect.

About the Job:

Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer (Inst) (HR006)

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


Bachelor's Degree
Degree emphasis preferred in human resources, public administration, business/management, or
related field or related prior work experience.

Master's Degree


HR Experience with a talent management focus in at least 5 of the last 10 years: Experience leading the vision, strategic planning and execution in one or more of the following talent management areas: Equity and Employee Experience program; Learning and Talent Development, Multilingual Programs, Talent Recruitment/Acquisition, and Employment Relations.

- Experience in higher education environment
- Experience working with multicultural groups, cross-cultural communications or lived experience working across cultures, ages groups, and/or languages
- Bilingual skills

Required Core competencies:
1. Leadership - Creates a vision and develops ideas that mobilize the organization and motivate the employees to work toward a common goal for the good of the organization.
2. Management - Effectively mentors, coaches, develops, listens to, empowers, and provides performance feedback to employees while overseeing the work of the unit to ensure it reaches its goals and expectations.
3. Budget - Effectively manages the unit budgets.
4. Equity, Engagement, Inclusion and Diversity - Understands, articulates and puts into practice the characteristics of (and strategies to) create and lead an engaged and inclusive work environment. Creates a positive workplace climate.
5. Communication - Understands and appreciates that clearly expressing verbal, nonverbal, and written ideas, information, and feelings is critical to relationship building.
6. Collaboration - Develops cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties.
7. Managing Change - Initiates and/or manages the change process and energizes it on an ongoing basis, taking steps to remove barriers or accelerate its pace.
8. Results Driven - Demonstrates concern for achieving and surpassing results against an internal or external standard of excellence including showing passion for improving service delivery with a commitment to continuous improvement.
9. Ethics and Integrity - Earns the trust and respect of others through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.


PHR - Professional Human Resources Certification

SPHR - Sr. Professional Human Resource Certification

SHRM-CP - SHRM Certified Professional Certification

SHRM-SCP - SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certification

IPMA_CP International Public Management Association for Human Resources Certified Professional

IPMA_SCP International Public Management Association for Human Resources Senior Certified Professional

ATD or equivalently credited-instruction design certification

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

UW-Madison employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to January 18, 2022 or the first day of employment, whichever comes later. An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the single-dose vaccine or two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Medical or religious accommodations will be considered. Please visit for more information.

Additional Information:

Work for a world-class educational and research institution, located in one of America's best places to live.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. One of our longest and deepest traditions is the Wisconsin Idea, a guiding principle that education should influence people's lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

UW-Madison is ranked 42nd overall and 14th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report, 2021; ranked 31st in the world and 21st in the U.S. in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2021.

Madison, Wisconsin is consistently rated one of the best places to live and work and receives high rankings in many measures, including: #1 Best Places to Live in America,, 2021; #1 Cities with Best Work-Life Balance,, 2021; #4 Happiest Cities in the U.S.,, 2021;#5 Safest Cities in the U.S., 2021; #5 Fittest Cities in the U.S., ASCM American Fitness Index, 2021; #16 Best Places to Live in the U.S., U.S. News & World Reports, 2021; and many more.

Human Resources at UW-Madison is undergoing transformational change in order to foster employee engagement; attract, develop, and retain talent through inclusive and equitable practices; and create a culture that is adaptable and diverse, making UW-Madison one of the world's preeminent institutions of higher education. The global pandemic and the national conversation around racial injustice have had a profound impact on our policies and practices and will undoubtedly shape the workplace of the future at our university.

Applicants should expect a starting salary around $150,000 but can be negotiated based on experience and qualifications.

This position offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

How to Apply:

To begin the application process, click the Apply Now button.

You will be asked to provide a cover letter and resume addressing your skills and experience as they relate to the qualifications and duties in this job description.

As applicants move on to next steps in the process, they will be asked to provide names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references, at least one of which should be a current or former supervisor.


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Official Title:

Deputy Chief HR Off (Inst)(HR006)

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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