Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Medical Center, the Senior HR Business Partner provides HR support and develops close working relationships with assigned Schools and departments at the Medical Center, working with the HR staff, Senior Management and Department Administrators collaboratively to understand and accomplish their business objectives. Serving as a single point of service, the incumbent provides advice and counsel on all HR and related matters.
Provides advice on proposed Re-structurings, Re-organizations and Consolidations. Reviews current and proposed organizational structure with the client to gain a clear understanding of the reasons for the planned change. Will analyze proposed new roles relative to existing roles to determine extent of actual changes in position requirements and impact on current staff.
Provides guidance on day-to-day Employee Relations issues as well as more complex issues regarding the manager-employee relationship. Educates clients on relevant policies, procedures and practices relative to an issue(s) as well as the legal aspects and labor relations implications of various decision options.
Provides model for effective performance management including coaching on positive employee relations as well as appropriate strategies for handling disciplinary issues. Provides support and expertise regarding employee development, professional growth and career mobility within the University.
Assists with Assessment of Work Force Needs. Helps design strategy to bring on new staff and deploy existing staff.
Supports Organizational/Cultural Change by assisting client with diagnosis of their existing organization/culture to determine reasons/need for change and the appropriate roles, competencies and requisite skills required to affect the new organization.
Works with clients to identify training needs and assists with design of curriculum to meet future requirements.
Ensures that HR related programs are carried out in accordance with Columbia's policies and procedures and provides advice to clients and management with respect to the interpretation and application of policies and procedures. Proposes improvement to policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness of human resources operations and assists in making change as appropriate.
Bachelor's degree is required.
A minimum of 7 years of HR Generalist experience with exposure to the following functional areas: recruiting/staffing, employee relations, employee development and retention, organizational development, compensation analysis, training/development, HR needs analysis and metrics development, performance management, talent management and career development required.
Experience in academic medicine strongly preferred.
Master's degree is preferred. SHRM or HRCI certification is desirable.
Ability to develop and maintain strong business relationships and the demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of HR and business management.
Proven excellent customer support skills with demonstrated evidence of strong business acumen.
Demonstrated experience working with and providing consultation to Senior Management as a business partner on strategic and tactical HR related business issues and to work effectively in a complex matrixed environment.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate and influence others.
Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and respectful manner while appreciating the unique contribution of an inclusive workforce that brings together the talents of people across multiple identities.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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