HR will pay up to $65K for interim buzzword coordinator

Actually, this job seems to be about union bargaining, though potential applicants will have to wade through a lot of b.s. before they get to that part:

HR Project Manager – Interim

Apply now Job no: 522975
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Human Resources, Planning/Project Management

Department: Human Resources
Appointment Type and Duration: Interim (OA), Limited
Salary: $47,000 – $65,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
Immediately, position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references.

Department Summary
Human Resources serves the campus community as a strategic partner by building HR processes, systems, and infrastructure to provide streamlined, state-of-the-art services to campus partners, and developing HR expertise to enable HR to advance university goals and the institution’s HR capacity. The person in this position must support diversity and inclusion in every aspect and responsibility associated with the job.

Position Summary
The HR Project Manager is responsible for the coordination, launch, and facilitation of a variety of new and existing projects and strategic initiatives within the Office of Human Resources. The Project Manager will perform the necessary research, estimation of effort and resources, development and maintenance of project plans, process management, project documentation, monitoring of project deliverables and timelines, engagement of subject matter experts and stakeholders, and assessment to ensure projects meet their objectives within established budgetary and time constraints. The Project Manager will coordinate multiple and complex projects, define project scope, goals and deliverables in consultation with the project sponsor(s) and/or HR leadership, and facilitate project teams to accomplish stated objectives.

The Project Manager works closely and collaboratively with members of the HR leadership team, colleagues within HR, and stakeholders across campus. The person in the position handles and is involved in sensitive and confidential issues, and is responsible for fostering positive relationships both internal and external to Human Resources. This position assists and acts in a confidential capacity to the CHRO and administrative staff who formulate, and effectuate management policies during collective bargaining as defined in ORS 243.650, retrieving and organizing strategic information in response to union proposals during collective bargaining.

This position is a 12-month benefits-eligible position with the possibility of extension depending on financial resources and operational need.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelors’ degree;
• Two years of project management/support experience involving multiple stakeholders and complex project deliverables;
• Four years of relevant work experience in project management involving multiple stakeholders and complex project deliverables.

Professional Competencies
• Proven project management, time management, and organizational skills, with the ability to manage details and maintain all elements of multiple and complex projects within firm schedules.
• Demonstrated attention to detail in maintenance of complex, frequently changing plans, documents, communications, etc.
• Excellent communication skills: communicate effectively with individuals and with groups, in-person and via phone and written correspondence; the ability to vary writing and speaking style to fit the purpose of the communication and adapt to audience and circumstances.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data and information to various campus stakeholders.
• Expertise in working effectively and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Track record of adaptability and comfort with ambiguity.
• Ability to manage stressful situations with tact and diplomacy and to use sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and project management tools.

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated understanding of multiple methods of project management.
• Project management experience in a higher education environment and/or in a Human Resources department.
• Understanding of human resources best practices, rules and regulations, familiarity with emerging issues in human resources.
• Understanding of an institution of higher education and related organizational structures, policies and procedures; emerging issues in higher education; and familiarity with relevant rules, policies and laws.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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One Response to HR will pay up to $65K for interim buzzword coordinator

  1. Sophey says:

    Would this be a Project Manager for the pool of administrators who are on “Special Projects”?

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