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Associate Director Benefits and Workforce Relations - 1900

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming 82072

This position directs the development, implementation and evaluation of our benefits and workforce relations programs. As a leader in the HR department, this individual will be involved in the transformation efforts that are currently underway to provide outstanding service to the University.

Serve as benefits subject matter expert providing expertise for benefit program strategy, design, policy interpretation and implementation. Interpret and apply federal and state guidelines, regulations and laws appropriately and in a manner that is consistent with University policies and procedures (COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA, FMLA, ACA, ADA, WC, etc.).

Manages vendor relationships and may partner with consultants to identify program and process modifications as necessary.

Conduct retirement counseling and enrollment for participants in the Wyoming Retirement System, TIAA/CREFF and supplemental plans. Participants include all new, current, and retired benefited employees. Maintain retirement plan documents.

Promote employee Well Being initiatives. Oversee and lead the development and maintenance of employee development programs. Conduct training pertaining to area of specialization.

Provides technical advice to department managers and employees regarding the interpretation and implementation of various laws and agreements affecting terms and conditions of employment. Trains and supervises the work of assigned staff in the areas of workforce relations.

Provides managers and supervisors with advice and training in employee relations matters, and in handling supervisory problems and employee grievances; develops and conducts training for managers and supervisors on employee relations matters. Participates in or coordinates with counsel and departments to prepare for and present management position in hearings and arbitration; advocates management position in disputes with employee groups.

Leverage insights to influence all levels of the organization and effectively handling complex workforce situations that could have high organizational impact. Coach and counsel managers and employees on issues related to workplace dynamics. Partner with departments and academic affairs to coach across HR on interventions required for individuals, managers and teams on preventing employee relations issues, effective management of performance cases, giving performance feedback, employee engagement and retention, inclusion, and other topics related to manager effectiveness.

- Analysis/problem identification
- Collaboration
- Conflict management
- Developing organizational talent
- Individual leadership
- Judgement
- Service orientation
- Work prioritization & management

Click the link to learn more about the University and Laramie Wyoming.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field
Experience: at least 10 years of direct experience
A SPHR certificate is highly desired.

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume and contact information for four work-related references. Keyword job number: 19004837

To learn more about the University and Laramie Wyoming please click the following link. 


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.


Posted: 2019-11-14 Expires: 2019-12-14

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University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming 82072

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