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Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) Manager, MD Connect Workday Consortium (800198)

  • Posted: 3/22/2024
  • Best Consideration Date: 4/10/2024
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Location: The incumbent will primarily telework with in-person requirements a few times per month. Office location is in Adelphi.



The Workday HCM Manager serves in a consulting and advisory capacity to the HR departments of the Maryland Connect consortium universities.  The incumbent is responsible for leveraging the Workday HCM products to streamline related processes. This position requires a high level of expertise in Workday HCM and reporting.



Service Operations and Customer Support:

  • Provides guidance and leadership to consortium HCM & Payroll teams to maximize the benefits of Workday in solving problems and to enhance HCM operations. 
  • Interfaces with Workday to maintain knowledge of product enhancement and updates and communicates this information with appropriate central and campus team members.
  • Offers insights and recommendations to streamline reporting processes, improve data accuracy, and enhance the user experience.
  • Maintains documentation of HCM-related system configurations, processes, and changes.
  • Supports training efforts for the HCM Modules (Workforce management, Time Tracking, Recruiting, Learning Management, Talent management, Payroll and Benefits).
  • Supports efforts to resolve Tier 3 & 4 issues (i.e., Service Desk tickets).
  • Liaises with appropriate central and campus compliance and data privacy leads.

Technology Advancement:

  • Analyzes existing business processes, conducts gap analyses, and contributes to the design and transformation of workflows. Recommends functionalities that align with the institutions’ goals.
  • Advises on best practices for optimizing the use of Workday features.
  • Develops systems and structures as templates for institutions to use in the execution of internal and cross-cutting projects.
  • Leads HCM (Core HCM, Time Tracking, Talent Management and other HR and payroll related products) system upgrades, enhancements, testing validation, and overall performance of the Workday HCM and Payroll modules.
  • Collaborates across the Workday support teams and business functions to support system functions, ensuring up-to-date documentation of integration-related system functions, processes, and capabilities. 

Strategic Planning & Project Management:

  • Works with the Executive Director to develop strategy, roadmaps, prioritization, and implementation of future products supporting the consortium.
  • Supports the Executive Director in facilitating the HCM modules governance groups and provides recommendations to help prioritize projects and requests.
  • Works with campus stakeholders and the user community to identify and scope process and system improvements, supporting automation and other efficiencies.
  • Leads and supervises approved projects and activities.



Required Education Level/Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or applicable related field. Related experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis with one year of full-time experience being equivalent to 30 college undergraduate credits.

Required Experience:

  • Two (2) years of hands-on experience with Workday HCM Core plus two other HCM products.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in a team environment.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of HCM operations.
  • Skill in configuring Workday HCM modules.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely across technology and business teams.
  • Analytical skills to clearly define business challenges and identify and communicate technical and business changes required to address them.
  • Ability to drive decision making through a consensus-building approach.



Preferred Education Level/Certifications:

Workday Pro Certification – HR HCM, Recruiting, Compensation, time tracking.

Preferred Experience:

  • Workday experience in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with Adaptive workforce planning, Position management, and Academic staffing.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Working knowledge of Human Resources operations.


Classification: Regular

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: FT

Salary: $110,000-$150,000

Benefits: Exempt Benefits Summary: includes full medical, dental and vision benefits, tuition remission at any of the 12 USM institutions, and a generous leave plan.

Application Instructions: Please combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and send to the following email address:

The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

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