Job Family Concept

The Human Resources job family is responsible for all aspects of human resources-related activities. Human resources roles serve to foster a healthy, productive, and inclusive workforce through the development and implementation of integrated and effective human resources programs, services, and policies. The human resources function advises and administers programs in the following areas: benefits, compensation, employee relations, recruitment, records, and other related human resources services.


Role Descriptions

Role descriptions below outline the distinguishing functions of each role within this job family.

Human Resources Associate:
Responsible for routine to moderately complex application of policies and procedures. This role provides human resources technical support for daily operations by providing a variety of human resources activities that may include but not limited to, recruiting, employee relations, job evaluations, compensation management, employee records, benefits administration, and teaching and learning. Competencies for this role are usually gained through specialized or on-the-job training.
Human Resources Consultant:
Responsible for providing consultative services for employee-related activities and operations. The human resources consultant role provides client consultation by advising, analyzing, interpreting, and applying federal and state laws and applying human resources policies and procedures. The human resources consultant role typically requires professional preparation and a demonstrated level of expertise in one or more areas of the human resources disciplines. This role requires the application of human resources theory while using broad human resources management knowledge, concepts, and principles. Specialized and progressively responsible experience is required as the level increases.
Human Resources Management:
Responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management for human resources activities and operations. The human resources management role provides oversight to one or more functional units of human resources, providing staff management and strategic planning, and may have fiscal accountability. The human resources management role plans, develops, and oversees the implementation of department or University programs, practices, and procedures. Management level roles have the management and development of people as a major accountability and have direct reports. This role accomplishes goals through overseeing their areas of responsibility, planning, managing resources, prioritizing, and directing the responsibilities of employees.


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