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Job ID: 108461

Director of Human Resources
St. Edward's University

Date Posted Jun. 26, 2018
Title Director of Human Resources
University St. Edward's University
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Austin, TX
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Resources


The Director of Human Resources oversees employee support services and the management, communication, and administration of the St. Edward's University's benefits and compensation programs.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Human Resources with responsibility for motivating and developing a team of HR professionals (Manager of Benefits and Operations and HR Assistants), the Director will develop and administer comprehensive programs that will align with the university's mission, operating principles and strategic goals while simultaneously incorporating industry best practices.

The successful candidate will be a detail, data, and process-oriented hands-on manager. He or she must have high standards and a dedication to efficiency and continuous improvement. This position will require someone who can immerse themselves in the community and dedicate their work to improve the employment experience of those who are working to fulfill the university's mission.

The Office of Human Resources is a part of St. Edward's University Division of Finance and Administration, which is responsible for creating, developing and preserving the university's physical, financial and human resources. The division fosters the institution's sustainability through innovative leadership that enables effective change. Working collaboratively with the university community, the division supports the institutional mission and strategic priorities by: providing exceptional service; stewarding university resources; enhancing the campus environment; and creating safe and secure conditions for students and employees to do their best work.


Benefits Management

  • Oversees benefits strategies in partnership with AVP for Human Resources and benefit broker to review plan designs, manage the annual renewal process, control costs and recommend enhancements.
  • Administers medical and retirement plans in accordance with plan, IRS, and ERISA rules. Ensures compliance with applicable government regulations and ensures timeliness and accuracy of required filings.
  • Oversees the 403b retirement plan including partnering with the plan administrator on testing and Form 5500 submissions.

Rewards & Recognition

  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of compensation systems and tools and rewards-related processes and programs.
  • Performs regular market and internal analyses to ensure competitiveness and equity of our compensation and benefits.
  • Performs position requisition and classification review and makes recommendations.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of the total rewards programs recommending plan revisions as well as new plans that are cost-effective and consistent with external trends and company objectives.
  • Develop, maintain and analyze diversity plan and recruitment/applicant availability analysis.

Human Resources Generalist

  • Continuously strengthens the reputation of the team by building trust and credibility, communicating effectively, treating all employees fairly and respectfully, and providing high quality service and follow-through.
  • Serves as representative of HR team to university community; effectively communicating HR policies and practices and responding to inquiries and concern.
  • Shares responsibility for employee relations issues as needed.


  • Bachelor degree required, MS/MA in related field preferred
  • Human Resources certification required (SPHR, PHR, SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP)
  • Benefits or compensation certification preferred (e.g. CEBS, MCCP, A/CCP, CBP, CECP).
  • 5+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources with responsibility for recruitment, compensation and benefits
  • 3+ years of management experience.
  • Experience with and comprehensive knowledge of benefit and retirement programs including enrollment, vendor management, auditing, filings, training, education, and communication.
  • Experience with medical, dental, life, STD, LTD insurances, working with brokers, and multiple providers.
  • Knowledge of federal laws and regulations related to the administration of compensation and benefit programs; required knowledge of compensation theories and practical applications.
  • Experience with job description creation and job grading methodology.
  • Possesses the skills needed to creatively problem-solve, engage, and closely partner with colleagues across all levels of the organization.
  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret common financial reports, contracts, and legal documents.
  • Exceptional communication and facilitation skills; comfort level with presenting information to leadership and large groups of employees.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word); to include advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Cross-functional collaboration skills with the ability to work well with colleagues at all levels.
  • Must be a mission-oriented team player who exhibits both humility and a good sense of humor.
  • Successful candidate must complete an employment and/or criminal background check

About Austin, Texas

Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in" by numerous independent media outlets, Austin Texas has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities. St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial, and cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources and opportunities. In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc. 5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups. Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin, sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments, and Silicon Labs. For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau webpage.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the more than 900 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st century world. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit an online application at Please include a resume, cover letter, and three employment references.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

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