29 days old

Employee Engagement & Experience Director

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Employee Engagement & Experience Director
Requisition Number RE32911
Working Title
Department Name 3JHRW:Work Life
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 49
Salary Range $70,990-117,104/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience
5 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
The essential job functions of this position require: communicating effectively; building positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abiding by University guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; prioritizing and managing work effectively; providing exceptional customer service; perform work in a sedentary position; report to meetings at different locations both on campus on off campus; interact with individuals from various levels throughout the university.
Primarily days with core hours from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. Weekend and/or evening hours may be required upon occasion and/or as workload demands.
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky (UK) is currently seeking to fill a Director of Employee Engagement and Experience. The HR Director of Employee Engagement and Experience will lead the creation and implementation of a comprehensive employee engagement strategy for the University and create the foundation for UK employees to do the very best, fulfilling work of their career. A focus will be on collaborating with University leaders to determine links between engagement and University/unit success metrics. This position will also partner with University leadership, deans, department and unit leaders to develop strategic plans and tactics to improve engagement and enhance the employee experience. Additionally, the Director will work to integrate engagement and workplace flexibility concepts into existing and future supervisor touchpoints and communications with the aim for strong supervisors to become the primary conduit for increasing engagement and supporting employee success. The Director will be responsible for the execution and overall communication as it relates to employee engagement initiatives. This position will be responsible for the regular completion of an employee engagement survey, both institutionally and at the local unit/college/department level, and pulse surveys as well as the annual Great Colleges to Work For survey. The Director will serve as the subject matter expert on the survey results and will heavily engage with unit/college/department leaders, shared governance partners and teams in sharing the survey results and creating action plans to drive positive employee engagement. They will also coach and educate HR Business Partners, supervisors, and university leaders as they support workplace flexibility, proactively engage to address questions, issues and strategic/implementation needs.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Employee engagement/experience professional knowledge and related change management, survey design, public speaking, project management, people leading, collaboration and building relationships with key partners
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Prefer advanced degree in I/O Psychology, Human Resources, business, management or related field and work experience in an institution of higher education (college or university) with exposure to healthcare/clinical practices. Must have previous work experience leading employee engagement and/or employee experience.
Deadline to Apply 05/31/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-04-28 Expires: 2022-05-28

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UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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