HR Business Partner - Office of Human Resources-2013077
The Office of Human Resources at Carnegie Mellon University is committed to supporting faculty and staff members' success through every stage of their employment at the university. We support the Carnegie Mellon 2025 strategic plan through driving efficient, effective, and nimble business practices to support the needs of an evolving university community. We recruit and retain outstanding people at all levels while cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion, and support for professional and personal development.
The HR team at CMU is embarking on a multi-year effort to improve systems, processes and services. Does the prospect of supporting groundbreaking change within an organization energize you?
We are searching for an HR Business Partner. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. In these roles, you will be responsible for performing HR-related duties on both a strategic and tactical level for designated college and administrative units. You will assist with key HR processes in order to provide a seamless experience to the CMU employee as it relates to all HR activities.
Core responsibilities will include:
Providing leadership in the following HR-related areas and collaborating with appropriate internal HR partners as needed to deliver high quality service:
Employee Relations - assess and resolve employee relations matters, and influence academic/business leaders to take appropriate course of action; work with clients to actively identify employee relations trends, craft solutions that will assist with designing strategies to improve employee relations and engagement, and manage the implementation of those strategies; act as an advocate for employees whose concerns and messages need to be advanced.
Performance Management - provide coaching and guidance to managers and leaders as they provide ongoing feedback to employees, drive performance review processes across client group(s), assist with lower performers and disciplinary action.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - champion the richness diversity brings by developing, leading and executing HR solutions that celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences; cultivate a workplace where differences can thrive and be used to build an inclusive and dynamic workplace where all staff, faculty and students feel welcomed, supported and empowered to do their best.
Workforce Planning - identify and analyze what the organization is going to need in terms of the size, type, experience, knowledge, and skills of its workforce to achieve its objectives.
Recruitment, Onboarding, and Offboarding - partner with Recruiting on staffing strategies, equip managers with resources for onboarding new hires, and conduct exit discussions.
- build manager and employee capability through training offerings and individual coaching meetings; partner with internal HR groups to determine custom offerings to meet client group needs.
Development of client group 'HR Strategy/People Agenda' - assist client group(s) in implementing a thoughtful approach to HR-related initiatives, metrics, etc.
Analyzing employee engagement, attrition, and other metrics for client(s) leadership or Human Resources leadership for review, then create action plans required for follow-up and implementation.
Developing reciprocal relationships with other Human Resources partners (Recruiting, Compensation and Benefits, Learning and Development, and Equal Opportunity Services) and effectively determine the appropriate junctures at which to engage these partners in providing more holistic human resources support to assigned client group(s).
Identifying and leading process improvement initiatives that develop a continuous improvement culture and enable the team to deliver exceptional client support.
Providing guidance, mentoring, and coaching to HR Generalists or other junior staff.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within HR. Collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Strong working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines, including but not limited to:employee relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, compensation, benefits, training, organizational design, recruiting and performance management.
Inclusive, reciprocal, and service-oriented leadership and team management skills.
An executive presence, the ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization, and the capability to positively influence change.
Ability to work with a sense of urgency, capability to balance multiple priorities and complex projects and tasks in a fast-paced setting.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Collaboration skills with proven success in building and maintaining effective working partnerships across all areas.
Critical thinking skills to connect the dots, identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, arrive at conclusions, and suggest productive approaches to problems.
Attention to detail, ability to maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, effectively prioritize, self-manage, and tolerate ambiguity.
Bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources, or related field required; advanced degree preferred.
Minimum five years of progressive HR experience, with at least three years in employee relations required; experience in a complex, matrixed organization with varied business units and decentralized processes highly desired.
PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP highly desired.
Experience with Workday, Taleo, or related HRIS systems highly desired.
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Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/hr/
Job Function: Human Resources / Payroll
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: HR OPERATIONS
Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Budgeted Base Pay: negotiable
Internal Number: 2013077
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.