University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Department Human Resources Rep - req# 29686

Posted 16 days ago

Job Description

Dept Human Resources Rep
Requisition ID req29686
Working Title Department Human Resources Rep
Position Grade 12
Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Department Human Resources Representative. This pivotal position will oversee the human resources activities within a large academic medical department, managing transactions for both staff and students across various locations and divisions. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional organizational abilities, thrive in an independent work environment, and cultivate a positive team dynamic. Pediatrics is a large department with over 500 faculty/staff/students in multiple locations and 18 centers/divisions.

This role must possess excellent organizational skills, the ability to work independently and to foster a positive and adaptable team environment while ensuring proper work prioritization, delegation, communication and coordination of needs within Divisions. This is a centralized position critical to the departmental administrative and executive team to provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students. This position will be focused on the HR functions associated with faculty recruitment, hiring and onboarding but will be an active team member to participate in staff HR functions as well.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and administer the scope of HR services, to include day-to-day employment transactions, recruitment and hiring, compensation and performance management
  • Resolving recruitment and hiring issues in conjunction with Department Administration team, hiring managers and core employment areas.
  • Utilize the UNM HR Salary Equity and Placement Tool (SPET) and serve as a liaison between the School of Medicine and hiring managers to ensure that salary offers align with industry standards, internal equity considerations, and the specific qualifications and experience of candidates.
  • Provides consultation, HR guidance and training to Division Chiefs, managers, individuals or department leadership on UNM HR policy and practices regarding current hiring practices
  • Participates in the development and implementation of process improvement changes within the Department of Pediatrics to provide efficiency, transparency, or training on staff hiring
  • Serve as Liaison with faculty and staff on University HR topics and issues. This includes maintaining alignment and communication with SOM HR and UNM HR consultants.
  • Participating in the continuing development and updating of department recruitment procedures utilizing Smart Sheets

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of at least 60 college-level credit hours; at least 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
  • Experience with Human Resource functions; recruitment and hiring processes for staff
  • Experience with process improvements
  • Experience in interpreting policy and managing processes to execute HR strategies
  • Experience hiring staff and students using UNM JOBS
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, communicate effectively as a consultant on policy, and successfully work in a team environment
Additional Requirements
Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
Department Pediatrics Administration Division (997B)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Exempt
Pay Monthly: $3,589.73 to $5,040.53
Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB Statement As a condition of employment, eligible employees working greater than .25 FTE as determined by the New Mexico Education Retirement Act must make mandatory retirement contributions. For more information, review the Benefits Eligibility at a Glance grid.
Background Check Required Yes
For Best Consideration Date 6/5/2024
Eligible for Remote Work No
Eligible for Remote Work Statement
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application will consist of complete on-line application, include hours worked for each position, current resume, cover letter and references. Please describe in your cover letter how you meet the preferred qualifications for the position. Include three references in your resume. The references must be former supervisors. Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico requires all regular staff positions successfully pass a pre-employment background check. This may include, but is not limited to, a criminal history background check, New Mexico Department of Health fingerprint screening, New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department fingerprint screening, verification of education credentials, and/or verification of prior employment. For more information about background checks, visit Refer to for a definition of Regular Staff.