Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 62190
Type of Recruitment External
Position Summary

Responsible for the daily administration of employment, employee relations, compensation, and/or training-related activities for university employees. Assists in the administration, interpretation and/or application of appropriate human resource policies, procedures and laws. Conducts research on related subjects, and compiles and analyzes data. Develops reports and summaries as requested by management. Presents appropriate training programs and workshops.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resource management, business, or related field.
One year experience in human resources or a related field.
Effective written and verbal communication skills, including experience with group presentations.
Demonstrated computer experience with business software applications, including, Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrated positive interpersonal and organizational skills.
Strong analytical, mathematical, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to build rapport, communicate effectively and project a positive attitude.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree, preferably in human resource management.
PHR or SPHR certification.
Experience in employment, employee relations, compensation or training.
Experience working in a higher education environment.
Demonstrated ability to work in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience working in a SAP/HR environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assists departments in the resolution of human resource-related issues related to employment, compensation and employee relations.
Assists in the administration, interpretation and/or application of appropriate human resource policies, procedures and laws.
Presents and facilitates employee orientation sessions, training sessions and/or workshops.
Conducts survey research, responds to surveys, compiles survey data and prepares draft recommendations.
May evaluate, develop, and propose improvement to practices or procedures.
Completes special projects as assigned.
Employment and Compensation:
Conducts recruitment, selection and screening activities.
Trains selection committees and/or hiring supervisors.
Assists in monitoring EEO/AA compliance.
Promotes efforts to increase diversity on campus.
Assists in the evaluation of independent contractor statuses.
Reviews and approves staff temporary assignments.
Conducts personnel file audits.
Conducts classification and organizational reviews.
Researches and analyzes external market and internal compensation data.
Collects and compiles information for annual analysis.
Reviews and processes compensation-related requests.
Performs day-to-day maintenance of system controls relating to compensation issues.
Assists with monitoring unemployment claims.
Assists with civil rights/Title IX complaints as needed.
Administers the FMLA/Leaves process.
Employee Relations:
Investigates and assists with handling grievances, special conferences, arbitration and mediation.
Works with union representatives to resolve issues.
Makes recommendations to the Director/Employee Relations for grievance settlements where appropriate.
Assists departments and/or supervisors with contract interpretation and administration.
Investigates and advises departments on performance problems and disciplinary action.
Performs research and prepares reports, including preparation for negotiations and arbitration.
Participates in the staff collective bargaining process.
Handles routine correspondence with unions and related outside state or federal agencies.
Develops and conducts training programs for supervisors, managers, directors and line staff on employee relations issues.
Presents and facilitates employee orientation.
May assist with professional development programs and presentations.
Plans, designs, and presents training programs and materials to on- and off-campus participants. sessions primarily related to Employment and Compensation.
May assist with training needs analysis.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary
Staff Pay Level<br><br><a href=
Pay Range $48,000 - $60,000
Division Finance and Administrative Services
Department Human Resources
Position Status Regular
Position End Date
Employment Status Full-Time
FTE 1.0
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule Typically Mon-Fri 8-5; evenings and weekends as necessary
At Will? No
Location Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department
About CMU

Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.

CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.

Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences.

The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.

Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling.

Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions. and restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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Posting Begins 03/09/2018
Posting Ends 03/25/2018
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you completed a Bachelor's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of experience in Human Resources?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you currently an internal employee of CMU according to the <a href="">university's definition</a>?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If yes, to which employee group do you belong? (If not applicable, select "Not Applicable").
    • Not Applicable
    • Office Professional
    • P&A, SO or Faculty
    • Public Broadcasting
    • Police
    • Service Maintenance
    • Supervisory/Technical
  5. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website,, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document (1)