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HRIS & People Analytics Manager

Naropa University
Job Location:
Boulder, Colorado
Human Resources
Position Title: HRIS & People Analytics Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Department/Program: Human Resources 63200
Work Location: 100% Remote
Campus Location: 63rd St Operations
Reports to: Director, Human Resources
FLSA Classification: Exempt/Salaried
FTE: 100% (40 hrs/week)
Compensation: $62,637 - $73,600

Job Summary
Occupying a space between human resources and computer science, the HRIS & People Analytics Manager at Naropa University creates reports from the data stored in HR’s various databases. Maintains data quality throughout all HR systems and improves existing workflows. Provides technical support and system training for new and current stakeholders. Responsible for deeply understanding and managing all HR/People Operations systems for the university, including payroll. The HRIS & People Analytics Manager may also serve as business intelligence specialist, business systems manager, and/or enterprise resource planning consultant within the HR/People Operations context. Position is fully remote.

Job Duties & Responsibilities
•Collaborate with university administrative leaders in stewarding the multi-year project of moving the organization toward greater data-driven decision-making and solutions.
•Translate business objectives and user needs into clearly written technical requirements; provide statistical analysis of data for effective decision-making at all levels of the organization; help others “ask the right questions” when it comes to their people operations data and its meaningful analysis.
•Build framework for, implement, and train managers on reports and dashboards to socialize and promote the value of data-driven problem-solving as well as demonstrate general trends within organizational people operations data as they impact specific areas of the business.
•Evaluate HR systems to identify points of improvement and recommend solutions.
•Provide project management to implement improvements.
•Partner with internal stakeholders to develop technology solutions that help streamline and automate new and existing HR processes.
•Implement process improvements and policy changes designed to improve efficiency of business processes and work flows as well as the user experience with HR systems at the university.
•Serve as the go-to subject matter expert for systems used by the HR department (e.g., Cornerstone ATS, Colleague, performance management and evaluation software, etc.).
•Serve as a system administrator for HR systems and applications.
•With the IT department, ensure security, end-user access, and data integrity across all HR platforms.
o Maintain data consistency – check and confirm data before entering, verify no record duplication, data consistency throughout, ensure data is updated appropriately and timely.
o Ensure data accuracy – ensure data and information stored in systems are accurate and up-to-date.
o Analyze data and report trends – assist departments when they need aggregated data analyzed according to specific requirements; work with reports and dashboards to show managers their analyses and general trends within the organizational data.
•Work with HR, finance, and IT to maintain and improve the Colleague HRIS/database, including configuration, end-user access, security, integration of other platforms, and system efficiency.
•Support critical system maintenance and operational tasks within the Colleague HRIS, Cornerstone, and other HR platforms, including communicating and training users on version updates.
•Develop and document new system features.
•Focusing on the rapidly changing needs of HR workflows, analyze requirements and create features that fulfill them in an optimized fashion.
•Prepare detailed documentation and SOPs for the benefit of future HRIS managers, providing significant productivity improvements.
•Serve as first point of contact for anyone at the university needing assistance with HR/ people operations data; assist others with technical support.
•Work to improve existing and create new automated support systems to satisfy support requests efficiently.
•In addition to analytics, provide report design and production services for university management.
•In collaboration with HR, Registrar, Academic Affairs, and Finance, steward the semi-annual semester agreement process; work with other administrators to continue improving efficiencies in the university semester hiring process.

What Naropa Requires…
•Bachelor’s degree in HR management, computer sciences, information technology, or related field.
•Five (5) years of relevant experience with HRIS or HR systems
•Understanding of the system development lifecycle process
•Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
•Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
•Polished ability to explain sometimes complex ideas to stakeholders of all levels of understanding
•Demonstrated critical-thinking, assertive communication, and emotional intelligence skills and competencies associated with leadership and effective management
•Truly a systems AND human relational thinker
•All job candidates must hold a commitment to co-create a diverse and inclusive community and actively participate in related JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) professional development regarding the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have in the workplace.
•All job candidates must demonstrate their level of understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression, and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity.
•All job candidates must demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of and appreciation for the values of Naropa University and the capacity to demonstrate an integration and embodiment of these values as evidenced in work, communication, collaboration styles, and other general workplace behaviors.

Qualifications Naropa Would Prefer in Candidates for this Position
•Five (5) years of applicable experience in a higher education setting
•Master’s degree in related field
•Direct experience with the following systems: Banner, Colleague, Smartsheets, Cornerstone
• HRIP and/or any level of HRCI or SHRM certification

Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions:
During regular daily activities, employee must be able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation: life up to 25 pounds, stand, walk, sit, handle, finger, bend at the waist, reach above shoulder level and interruptions/distractions. 

Naropa recognizes the following holidays throughout the year:
-Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
-Memorial Day
-Independence Day
-Labor Day
-Fall Break, 4th Thursday and Friday in November
-Winter Break, the last two weeks in December encompassing the Christmas holiday as well as New Year’s

Naropa’s health and welfare benefits include the following: medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, an employer-sponsored pre-tax retirement savings plan, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching, and a variety of voluntary, employee-paid supplemental insurance plans.

A comprehensive benefits package is available to full-time employees who work a minimum of 30 hours each week. Employees who work 20 – 29 hours each week are eligible for only the employer-paid short-term & long-term disability, employer-paid life insurance & accidental death and dismemberment, and the retirement plan, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching.

Employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in Naropa’s retirement plan only, which includes up to 2.5% employer matching.

All regular full-time and part-time faculty and staff, including student workers, accrue sick leave benefits. Full-time and part-time staff positions accrue vacation and personal time. All leave accrual rates vary based on the position, hours worked, and years of service.

The University recognizes the importance of including its employees in its organizational mission and values and welcomes employees into the classroom to “touch the magic.” Specifically, regular employees are provided generous tuition remission opportunities for themselves and their family members.

Naropa University participates in the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP). CIC-TEP is a network of CIC colleges and universities willing to accept, tuition-free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC participating institutions (full-time as designated by the employer/institution). Additional information can be found here:
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