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HR Supervisor

University of Michigan | Posted 24-11-2021

Ann Arbor (Administrative)

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline your experience that directly relates to this position. The expected salary range for this position is $81,800 - $102,000 determined by experience, education, and equity factors.


Student Life is about student learning and the development of the whole student while promoting a diverse and inclusive campus community. Through our services, facilities, and partnerships, we provide opportunities for students' transformation and enrich their education. You will report to the HR Manager in the Student Life Human Resources (SL HR) department. Our department provides the full employment life cycle of services to the 1200+ employees and approximately 3000 student staff within the Division, including both professional and bargained-for staff and temporary employees, both student and non-student.

Why Work at Michigan?

At the University of Michigan, your health and well-being are our top priority. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Life insurance
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Family leave, maternity, parental, and long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


As an HR Supervisor, you will work with Student Life leadership and employees in providing direction, consultation, and guidance on all human resources matters in Michigan Dining. You will supervise other HR staff directly and indirectly in recruitment, performance management, compensation, and classification analysis, employee and labor relations, and HR administration. You will work with multiple teams across the university to create a positive and inclusive work environment for your unit while improving their organizational effectiveness, helping drive results, and ensuring HR processes are managed in the following area:

  • You will manage the Michigan Dining unit made up of about 120 professionals, 300 bargain-for AFSCME, and 1,600 student and non-student workers in 7 dining halls, 17 markets, and cafes conveniently located all across campus and a full-service catering operation.
  • You will provide guidance and give input on Michigan Dining restructuring, workforce planning, and succession planning. Use the ability to acquire a deep understanding of Michigan Dining hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation, and administrative practices to factor in the change to the organization.
  • You will supervise and provide direction to other HR staff directly and indirectly. Coach and guide them in HR work and help them manage the operations and the needs.
  • You will address advanced and escalated labor relations issues by interpreting and applying the appropriate sections of the regulations and ordinances of the collective bargaining agreements and university policies. Communicate with the union chair and unit leaders to ensure issues are follow-up and resolved. Work directly with corresponding University Human Resources representative for contract guidance, grievance, and arbitration procedures.
  • You will manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conduct an objective investigation. You will be the escalation person to help resolve issues related to the investigation, grievance process, corrective actions, recommendations, and dispute resolution. Build management responsibility and capability for managing employee relations concerns.
  • You will develop presentations and communication plans for SLHR and Michigan Dining. Identify training needs for teams and individual executive coaching needs.
  • You will lead complex projects to support the unit goals. The work will often impact multiple departments, units, and the division.
  • You will manage ongoing improvement for unit-specific hiring and selection processes that will be meaningful to Michigan Dining and HR operations resulting in providing training, guidance, appropriate resources, tools, and templates, and so forth.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive HR experience which includes several years of resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Experience providing employee direction, guidance, development, and supervision.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state employment laws.
  • Experience interpreting and implementing HR procedures.
  • Proficient in HR enterprise software and data query tools and conceptual understanding of how to use technology to provide analysis.
  • Experience managing projects across multiple teams.
  • Work Authorization: Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Professional Human Resource Certification (e.g., HRCI, SHRM certification)
  • Proficient in HR Peoplesoft, Google mail and drive, Qualtrics, presentation software, and business objects for ad-hoc queries.
  • Experience in a higher education environment or experience working with bargained-for employees.
  • Experience leading teams, integrated activities, and managing change.
  • Experience presenting HR training to large groups.

Additional Information

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.


Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

Job Opening ID


Working Title

HR Supervisor

Job Title

HR Generalist Lead

Work Location

Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI

Full/Part Time




FLSA Status


Organizational Group

Dsa Central Administ


SL Office of Human Resources

Posting Begin/End Date

11/15/2021 - 11/30/2021


$81,800.00 - $102,000.00

Career Interest

Human Resources