1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 182999
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 09/24/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates

Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

The Washington National Primate Center has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Human Resources Administrator.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide the appropriate environment to support outstanding biomedical research directed towards significant human health issues and nonhuman primate health and biology.  In conjunction with our Mission Statement, these values link this position to our purpose as a Center:

  • Commitment to Research
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability Productivity
  • Communication

    The WaNPRC is a complex organization, with eight diverse units and ~150 staff, including professional, classified from 3 unions, part time staff, and students. This requires an understanding of several union contracts as well as overall University policies and procedures that have to be incompliance with local, state and federal authorities and oversight.

    The Human Resources Administrator must be self-motivated and able to identify gaps and areas that need improvement. These areas will then be presented to key stakeholders for buy-in and on-going support.

    Based on assigned delegation of authority, the HRA will exercise independent decision-making that aligns with the integrity of the organization and the University. The HRA must stay current and informed of all UWHR policies and procedures as well as State and Federal law, and actively integrate and implement them as needed. The duties assigned to the HRA are highly sensitive and dynamic and require the incumbent to be flexible, respectful, ethical, supportive and discrete.


    Program development and training

    Develop, implement, and assess HR-related programs and projects, such as mentorship, leadership training, supervisory training, employee engagement, career growth, Workday training, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Compassion Fatigue, performance management, on-boarding and off-boarding, and a variety of other topics.

    In partnership with unit leadership, support employees' professional development and training plan and program.

    Develop and manage an internal HR training for HHC managers and supervisors.

    Human Resources Operations

    Recruitment and Hiring: manage the end-to-end process; serve as the designated hiring manager for unit leaders; support the development of position descriptions; conduct compensation analysis in partnership with the Finance office, unit leaders and central HR Compensation Office; and support candidate interviews, hiring and onboarding.

    Workday Operations: submit and manage Workday transactions to facilitate all aspects of recruitment, hiring, compensation, time and absence, position management and termination.

    Leave Administration and Accommodations: work closely with central HR to provide consultation and guidance on leave policy and procedure; advise employees regarding the provisions of laws and policies governing the types of leave and usage; track employee's time off during leave to ensure accurate compensation payment to employee; and ensure compliance with university and other laws on matters related to the Americans with Disability Act and all other applicable labor laws.


    Responsible for payroll costing allocations for all budgets, amounting to approximately $12M in allocated expenses. HRA will be closely integrated with the grants management and business operations to ensure that all positions and salaries are pre-approved and in alignment with the business needs of the organization.

    Employee Relations

    Performance Management: provide consultation and advice to supervisors and managers on policies and procedures related to managing an employee's performance to meet the expectations of the position's duties and responsibilities.

    Complaint Resolution and Reviews: work closely with central HR Consultant. Provide information and advice to employee or supervisor regarding resources and options; lead and/or assist with unit reviews and investigations to resolve allegations of policy violations and workplace complaints.

    Management-Labor Relations: stay apprised of labor contract agreements in order to provide information and guidance to supervisors and managers to ensure consistent application of contract terms and conditions; may participate on contract negotiation efforts.

    Special Projects and Other Duties

    Represent WaNPRC related to the position's area of subject matter expertise, may be asked to lead special projects and/or serve on ad hoc committees and work groups.

    Lead Responsibilities

    Mentorship & leadership support for all personnel

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Direct supervision for student helpers.


  • Bachelors Degree in human resources, business administration or closely related field
  • 5+ years direct experience in human resources with increasingly responsible duties
  • Knowledge of State and Federal employment laws
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise a high level of discretion, judgment and tact


    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-10-09 Expires: 2020-12-10

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