TITLE:   Senior Human Resources Business Partner

ORG. TYPE:  Higher Education

LOCATION:  Mostly Remote

SALARY:   $110K – $130K + Excellent Benefits

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will provide trusted advice and guidance to assigned client groups designed to improve administrative effectiveness at the University. Within a fifteen-person talent acquisition and workforce strategies team, the Senior HR Business Partner serves as a strong collaborator and thought partner to client groups, leveraging best practices and resources to support client populations regarding Employee Relations, problem resolution, workforce planning and implementation. This person will also act as a senior advisor to other HR Business Partners as needed and may provide direction to assigned HR staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Assesses client needs and develops/introduces HR solutions or initiatives that support strategic business objectives to help move the organization forward, demonstrating thorough understanding of the department/division/school/campus culture, priorities and tactical realities while balancing the requests of the client with university policy and guidelines.

  •  Acts as an employee advocate, management coach, and change agent, leading initiatives proactively to support employee engagement and organization development.

  • Responsible for projects related to larger university initiatives (e.g. handbook revision, diversity and inclusion), acts as lead on HR-sponsored projects and assignments based on a particular area of expertise serving as a subject matter expert (SME).

  • Communicates orally or in writing, project plans, initiatives, development projects, training materials as requested and as required internally/externally to HR.

  •  Assists client senior management in developing effective workforce plans, identifying potential staffing gaps and organizational development opportunities.

  • Responsible for recruiting plans and oversees timely fulfillment of vacancies to support and sustain operating needs.

  • Acts as a senior advisor to other HR Business Partners as needed. May provide training, assign work and coach staff.

  •  Facilitates conversations between employees, or employees and supervisors; provides additional resources as needed.

  • Interprets and appropriately applies university policies to resolve complex employee relations issues.

Bachelor’s degree plus 7+ years of applicable experience. Solid understanding and demonstrable knowledge of employment laws, employee relations, compensation practices, organizational diagnosis and design, workforce planning, and sourcing. Experience resourcing people, funding, material, and support to achieve results. Applies knowledge of internal structures, processes, and culture to resourcing efforts. Strong technology skills are required. Previous experience working ERP, project management, case management, and other HR administrative systems. Experience working with multiple university system applications, including PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office, Salesforce and ATS, among others. Full COVID-19 vaccination required. 

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter with resume by email to:​ with “Senior Human resources Business Partner” in the subject line.