HR Program Manager

University of Maryland College of Agriculture   College Park, MD   Full-time     Human Resources
Posted on March 16, 2023
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Human Resources Program Manager

Posting Details

Position Number: 103317
Title: Program Manager
Functional Title: Human Resources Program Manager
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Dean-Fiscal Office
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) seeks a Human Resources Manager to manage the day-to day Human Resources function of AGNR and to directly support the Director of Human Resources Management, Compliance, and Diversity Programs (HRCDP). HRCDP is a unit within the AGNR Administrative Services office and resides under the administration of the Office of the Dean of AGNR supporting Academic Departments, University of Maryland Extension (UME) and the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) missions of the college. The HR Manager provides Human Resources leadership to the College and supports HR activities for 1,000+ plus faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and undergraduate students employed throughout AGNR. As the College entrusted with effectuation of the state’s Land-Grant mission, AGNR employees are geographically dispersed within the state of Maryland in all 23 counties and the city of Baltimore. The HR manager is part of a six person HRCDP team reporting to the Assistant Dean. The HR Manager collaborates with HR professional at the campus and departmental level and may work with HR professionals throughout the federal Land-Grant system.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Degrees must be from an accredited institution in human resources, business administration, management, higher education administration, or other related disciplines.

Experience Required:
    • Minimum of seven-ten years of direct experience in Human Resources.
    • Experience working with senior-level executives.
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Understanding of HR, EEO, and diversity principles and processes.
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Analytical capability in interpreting large data sets, dashboards, etc.
  • A demonstrated commitment to exceptional customer service.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office with extensive knowledge of Excel (i.e., Pivot Tables, Vlookups, Formula/Function usage, etc.) and PowerPoint.
  • Master’s degree preferred. (Bachelor’s degree required. One of the degrees must be in human resources, business administration, management, higher education administration, or other related disciplines from an accredited institution.)
  • Experience with HR support of an academic unit.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal agencies and groups involved in college-related issues.
  • Experience in large-scale HR implementations requiring change management.
  • A demonstrated ability to navigate sensitive, complex, confidential issues and arbitrate successful outcomes.
  • Experience using HR systems such as Workday and eTerp.
  • PHR/SPHR and or SHRM-CP/ SHRM-SCP certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Land-Grant system.
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal agencies and groups involved in college HR-related issues.
  • Knowledge of the Land-Grant system.
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands
This is an office position. This position frequently presents information through oral and written communication. Use of a computer terminal is required for lengthy periods.
Posting Date: 03/13/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 04/17/2023
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. List of References (no emails sent from system)