Director of HR Information Systems

Florida State University seeks a highly motivated leader with exceptional strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills and broad expertise to lead its office of HR Information Systems as Director.

Reporting to the AVP for HR, the Director for HR Information Systems (Director) provides leadership and direction in the administration of HR systems to support critical human resources initiatives and advance the mission of the Office of Human Resources and the University. The Director is also responsible for ensuring the integrity, administration, and maintenance of HR data, including demographic, benefits, and payroll information. The Director manages all aspects of technology service delivery, including high-level consultation with senior leadership, product development, and prioritizing multiple projects and venues to ensure services are efficient, add value, and compliant with laws and regulations. Additionally, the Director will play an important role in FSU’s future migration to a cloud-based system as it applies to HRIS.

The Director will need to be an effective change leader who can take risks to find better ways of accomplishing goals and improving HRIS operations. They should be able to recognize trends, patterns, and events to improve the current state of the HRIS function. The Director must be a seasoned HRIS expert who can recognize what needs to be changed, engage across the HR organization when necessary, and take initiative to create change. They should have demonstrated experience challenging the status quo in solving problems, as well as championing and reinforcing change efforts. The Director should aggressively pursue change opportunities to dismantle what should not exist and create what needs to exist. They should be an effective manager who can build an environment that encourages others to be creative.



  • A Master's degree and five years of experience related to administrative services or a Bachelor's degree and seven years of related experience. Two years of experience must be in a supervisory role.
  • Ability to apply the principles and practices of strategic planning, development, and evaluation to an HRIS team
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building abilities and outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop new work systems and tools and develop and implement related policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of other areas of HR including talent management, recruiting, benefits administration, attendance and leave, performance management, and processes with systematic mass changes (mass appt, mass term, courtesy review, etc.).
  • Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop changes or alternatives. Ability to research and benchmark best practices as it relates to areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems by reviewing related information and evaluating options.
  • Ability to serve as an effective liaison with the central ERP and Payroll team for the HR department and functional areas under direct supervision.
  • Ability to facilitate the development, professional motivation and growth of employees/teams.
  • Ability to lead and direct programmatic, budgetary, and operational functions as a visionary, business analyzer, facilitator, motivator, customer advocate, barrier buster, coach, and living example.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of project planning, development, and evaluation to include critical steps, resources, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Experience with leading or participating in the facilitation of an HRIS system change.


For a full description of the role, please see here.


To Apply

Florida State University has retained Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner; and Chris Stadler, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Applications and nominations should be sent by email to Applications should include a cover letter and resume that should address the candidate’s experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the position description.

Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. Read FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement.