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Director, Campus Human Resources


Responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of a human resources unit for a large college or vice-presidential area. This position directs the planning, operations, and/or administrative activities of a human resources department of assigned college or administrative unit. Analyzes the effectiveness of and establishes future direction for college or administrative unit policies and programs. The primary duty is the management of other managers, professionals, and support staff*.  This position typically reports to a Vice President, Dean, or another appropriate administrator.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive, nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Translates strategic and tactical university plans into college or administrative unit specific operational plans. Has latitude to make operational decisions within broadly defined parameters and decisions require a high level of judgement.  Deviations from university policies generally require higher managerial approval.
  • Establishes the direction, goals, implementation strategy, and policies of a department or unit within a college or administrative unit.
  • Directs the efforts of and supervises departmental staff, sets performance standards and accountability.
  • Develops growth and development plans to maximize learning and development opportunities in order to improve team members’ performance and addresses departmental skill gaps.
  • Advises senior administrators in implementing programs, new initiatives, and special projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring that college or administrative unit programs, activities, and services comply with university, state, and federal regulations.
  • Serves on various university, division and departmental committees and represents the department at various state and national associations.
  • Responsible for maintaining an inclusive working environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), HRCI Professional of Human Resources (PHR), or HRCI Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) preferred


This position does have supervisory responsibility.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.