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Tempe, Arizona 85287
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Sr HR Consultant

Arizona State University

HR Partners 

Campus: Tempe 

Requisition Id# 33180BR


Salary Range: 

Depends on experience 


Close Date: 



Job Description: 

Under administrative direction, provides consultation and coaching leadership to assigned client area(s) by planning, developing and implementing a variety of human resource programs consistent with the area's strategic goals, OHR and institutional objectives.


Essential Duties: 

•Leads, directs, and participates in the establishment of HR consulting programs and services to ensure services respond to the needs of the ASU community and are in concert with OHR mission.

•Develops strong partnerships with campus departments and provides professional human resources services in an effort to positively influence organizational performance and results to assist in the achievement of overall organizational objectives.

•Serves on a variety of area, campus, system or university committees representing human resource issues and policies to ensure consistency, collaboration and cooperation in efforts across all constituencies.

•Develops strong partnerships with and provides professional human resources services in an effort to positively influence organizational performance and results and achieve overall organizational objectives.

•Consults with management regarding complex and/or highly sensitive employee relations concerns and issues and in the use of performance management tools, corrective action plans, and effecting disciplinary actions; coordinates legal review of proposed disciplinary actions.

•Provides advice to University Officers, Deans, VP's, AVP's, and Directors on complex and sensitive human resource issues as well as assisting units as they change their organizational structures to increase efficiency and service.

•Creates and delivers internal and campus wide assessment-based education sessions in one or more of the following areas: leadership skills, organizational development, benchmarking and measurement, continuous process improvement, performance management or other human resource management topics designed to increase organizational skills and competencies.

•Works collaboratively with appropriate constituencies to determine effectiveness of current HR delivery programs/services, policies and procedures and recommends revisions accordingly.

•Analyzes and evaluates the impact of proposed legislation and rule changes, assists in the establishment of human resources policies, rules, and procedures; conducts research, analysis, and studies to address issues and problems related to human resources.

•Provides operational and administrative supervision of area as needed to ensure ongoing effective delivery of services.

•Participates in a variety of department, campus and university committees, programs and initiatives representing human resource interests to ensure compliance with applicable state, federal and university policies, practices and regulations

•Initiates confidential and sensitive investigations in response to identified issues/concerns to determine appropriate resolution; works cooperatively and collaboratively with internal resources as needed including, but not limited to: OGC, Diversity Office, Public Safety and OHR subject matter experts

•Reviews and makes recommendations regarding employment relationships to ensure consistency with guidelines and policies; works closely with tax department to ensure compliance with independent contractor requirements

•Periodically, performs payroll/compensation audits to determine accuracy of wages, leave plans and benefit eligibility; identifies and initiates corrective action


Minimum Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration or related field AND eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional human resources experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications: 

•Knowledge of contemporary human resources principles practices and processes.

•Knowledge of effective management and supervisory practices.

•Knowledge of current federal and state laws, statutes, regulations, policies and directives pertaining to human resources.

•Knowledge of organizational behavior and dynamics.

•Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures

•Skill in concepts and methods of continuous process improvement and/or quality management concepts and practices.

•Skill in problem solving and decision making.

•Skill in effective teamwork and interpersonal relations.

•Skill in data collection and research methods.

•Skill in both verbal and written communication.

•Skill in HR technology systems

•Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

•Skill in problem analysis and resolution.

•Ability to positively influence human resource decision-makers.

•Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees.

•Ability to perform multiple tasks in a complex operating environment.


Working Environment: 

Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse.   Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities and the ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, and write to perform essential functions.


Department Statement: 

The Office of Human Resources is committed to the recruitment, retention and development of diverse faculty, academic professionals, administrators and staff.  ASU is building an inclusive workforce by actively pursuing qualified employees from a wide range of ages, ethnicities, races, experiences, interests and cultures.


ASU Statement: 

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit


AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. 


Fingerprint Check Statement: 

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check. 


Instructions to Apply: 

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 33180BR or go directly to:

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