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  • Deputy HR Director (Job S#339)

    Tuskegee University

    Position Title: Deputy Human Resources Director                                                                    
    Department:  Human Resources

    Status: Full-time                                                                                                                           

    Position Statement
    In keeping with the President's commitment to Tuskegee University becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Deputy Human Resources Director will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 2151 century living and learning environment.

    Under administrative direction, directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the activities and operations of the Office of Human Resources, including employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and employee development, performance management, and safety programs; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments  and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Chief Human Resources Officer.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Assume management  responsibility for assigned serves and activities of the Office of Human Resources  including employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and development, safety, and performance management.
    Manage and participate in the development and implementation  of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommend and administer policies and procedures; interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules, and laws in a fair, equitable, and consistent manner.
    Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend,  within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
    Assist with planning, directing, coordinating and reviewing the work plan for human resources staff; assign work activities, projects and program; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures;  meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
    Confer with management  staff on major human resources issues and activities; provide direction and advice as needed; ensure the University is in compliance with all personnel rules and regulations.
    Coordinate employee relations activities including employee grievance procedures; respond to employee concerns regarding human resources issues.
    Assist with recruitment, interviewing, testing, and selection processes.
    Assist with employee benefits and processing of payroll.
    Investigate informal and formal complaints of harassment, discrimination,  and violations of laws, policies, and procedures; seek resolution of complaints.
    Prepare and/or review a variety of reports, forms, memos and correspondence;  ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; distribute documents to appropriate staff.
    Assist with select, train, motivate and evaluate human resources personnel;  provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
    Assist with the development  and administration of the division's annual budget; participate in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures;  implement adjustments.
    Serve as the liaison for the Office of Human Resources with other divisions, department, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
    Conduct a variety of organizational and operational studies and investigations;  prepare and present recommendations.
    Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of human resources management.
    Assist with creating campus-wide training and development program and Lunch and Learn program.
    Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications (Education, Education, and Specialized Training)

    The following generally  describes the knowledge and ability  required to enter the job

    Knowledge of:

    Methods and techniques of investigating employee complaints, including discrimination and harassment
    Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
    Advanced principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation
    Principles and techniques of report preparation
    Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations governing human resources management

    Ability to:

    Oversee and participate in the management  of a comprehensive  human resources management program including employee relations, recruitment and selection, training and development and performance management.
    Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of human resources staff.
    Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
    Prepare and deliver oral presentations to the President's Cabinet, employee organizations, and community groups.
    Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, law and regulations.
    Research, analyze, and evaluate and recommend new service delivery methods and techniques.
    Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


    Master's degree in Human Resources Management  or related field from an accredited college or university
    Must hold an active Human Resources Certification from HRCI or SHRM


    At least five years of increasingly  work experience in human resources
    At least three years of work experience involving administrative and supervisory  responsibility

    Additional Position  Information:

    Does this position require weekend and after work hours' job responsibilities? Yes
    Does this position require travel? Yes
    Is this position funded through restricted outside funding? No
    If this is a temporary position, what is the end date of the position? No

    Commensurate with education, training and experience

    **The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

    Applications are available at the following link:

    Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

    Human Resources Department
    Attn: Employment/Recruitment
    101 Kresge Center
    Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
    Email Address:
    Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
    Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
    Must be able to pass a background check.

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