Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Supports the UNTHSC Values-Based Hiring model. * Assess the current Human Resources services/programs and need for developing and implementing new services/programs to meet the needs of the campus community. * Demonstrates effective team management skills, develops business proposals for justification of HR related initiatives, ability to develop and execute short and long-term departmental plans. * Provides leadership of HR programs including compensation, benefits, employee relations, flexible work arrangements, performance evaluation, training and development, employee engagement and retention of employees. * Assess and recommend comprehensive, competitive compensation plan and benefit programs to ensure policies, procedures and programs are in alignment with the University's overall strategic objectives and vision. * Provides proactive advise/counsel to the President, Cabinet and senior level employees. * Provides input to strategic plans and leads the review, development, and modification of processes, procedures, and programs that are in compliance with federal, state, local, and University requirements. * Plays a key role in advancing the relationships between the Human Resources Department and institutional departments to help facilitate the success of the University's purpose, vision, mission and goals. * Serves as HR representation on campus-wide committees, task forces and work groups. Meets regularly with senior leadership. * As a trusted advisor, the HR Director will provide advice and guidance to University administration in decision making. * Acts as a liaison between System HR and other internal HR service providers. * Foresees and recommends the need to adapt human resource policies and procedures to address current and future challenges. * Partners with other HR leadership to align HR programs, policies, procedures and systems to meet the goal of the institution. * Keeps the University President & Cabinet informed of any significant problems that jeopardize the achievement of university goals. * Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with other HR leadership to develop solutions, programs and policies. * In partnership with the Office of General Council, maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements and options related to day-to-day management of employees, to include evaluation of employee performance and actions available to reward, modify or terminate employment, thereby reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. * Directs and oversees a team of professional staff. * Develops and maintains professional knowledge and associations in the areas of assignment and in the general Human Resources field. * Observes safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed and work supervised.