The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a dynamic organization at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. A core research area for IHME is the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors enterprise (GBD). A systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time, GBD is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. GBD’s aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Manager to join the Organizational Development and Training team. This position will support assigned home teams – Technology Team, Director’s Office, Administration and Operations, and Global Engagement teams – with talent acquisition and employee retention needs by partnering with management to develop, implement, and meet assigned goals and objectives. This position should have previous experience and developed expertise in the recruitment of research- and content-oriented positions. The HR Manager must understand organizational complexities, reporting relationships, and specific roles and responsibilities across IHME and within the broader context of the UW’s administration of policies and procedures. We are looking for someone who is excited to positively, creatively, and strategically contribute to IHME as the Institute continues to grow.
- Regularly meet with senior leaders and hiring managers to interpret the needs of a diverse array of multidisciplinary research projects that aim to deliver cutting-edge, high-quality results for policymakers, donors, and researchers globally to determine needs for new positions or changes for current employees and the budget impact of these needs. Facilitate the request process for review of new positions and position changes through the senior management team.
- Manage all aspects of the recruitment process for professional, classified, and hourly staff and IHME’s student positions, ranging from job description development to final hire. Apply knowledge of staff classifications and policies to analyze and recommend options to hiring managers. Work closely with hiring managers on all aspects to ensure they are appropriately engaged and understand the full process, so that jointly we achieve the best possible hires for different positions. As needed, conduct phone screen interviews and participate in the interview process. Continuously look for ways to improve systems that transfer and track recruitment information.
- Understand organizational complexities, jobs, reporting relationships, and specific roles and responsibilities across IHME and within the broader context of UW’s administration of policies and procedures.
- Develop and implement recruiting strategies for assigned home team, to include advertising, social media, career fairs, and conferences. Keep abreast of job description best practices; ensure job descriptions are written for maximum effectiveness to attract the right candidates.
- Perform comprehensive salary assessments to ensure that we are compensating our employees competitively in the higher-education/nonprofit market. Develop career paths and competencies structures to develop succession planning for each team. Assess and advise on in-grades and promotions.
- Serve as day-to-day expert providing informal and formal first-tier advice and guidance to staff, students, and supervisors regarding UW human resource policies and procedures, personnel issues, and workplace concerns. Escalate sensitive employee relation matters to the Senior HR Manager.
- Supervise HR Coordinator, to include hiring and training, managing workflow and guiding priority-setting, and contributing to professional growth and performance assessments for supervisees.
- Ensure all human resource programs and policies are compliant with appropriate UW, federal, state, and local regulations. Maintain confidential personnel records.
- Continuously improve and deliver the New Hire Orientation presentation to ensure it is relevant, dynamic, and comprehensive. Participate in developing and delivering other HR-related trainings.
- Coordinate with internal stakeholders to ensure that exiting of each employee is timely and complete on employee’s last day. Meet with exiting employee for an exit interview and on last day to collect University and IHME equipment.
- Delegated authority to act on staff personnel actions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, compensation, leave administration, and performance management in the absence of the Senior Human Resources Manager.
- Review, update, and edit human resources pages on IHME’s intranet.
- Attend weekly meetings and participate in campus-wide human resources meetings and committees and advocate for IHME’s unique needs.
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Psychology, or other related field plus two years’ technical recruiting experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must be able to translate stated needs for human capital from faculty, senior researchers, and managers dealing with predominately research-related content into job descriptions and recruitment materials to fill novel needs.
- Ability to analyze novel needs, assess potential avenues, and implement creative solutions to ensure a steady flow of high-quality, high-achieving staff.
- Ability to communicate in a diplomatic, friendly, yet effective manner with the Institute’s leaders, faculty, and staff, and UW offices such Human Resources, UCIRO, DSO.
- Must possess outstanding communication skills (written and oral).
- Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, energetic, highly creative, entrepreneurial environment.
- Must be effective in a diverse, international community.
- Ability to creatively solve problems in order to meet Institute goals and objectives.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
- Human resources experience in an academic setting.
Condition of employment:
Weekend and evening work sometimes required.