HR Generalist - Business Partner (2 positions to be filled)
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 28960
Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional
Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff
Department: Human Resources
Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field. Three years of experience in Human Resources or a related field. Master's degree and certifications in human resources and mediation preferred. Education can be considered in lieu of experience.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Provides professional level Human Resources (HR) support in functional areas including, but not limited to, organizational design, classification, compensation, employment, employee relations, and performance management. Collaborates with University leaders to align HR strategy to business objectives and University strategic initiatives. Proactively identifies and responds to business unit HR needs and serves as a resource with employment policies, procedures, and practices. In partnership across HR functions, delivers value-added service to management and employees. Provides employee relations coordination and support to management and employees.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Acts as a liaison between HR and leadership in University divisions, colleges, and departments, ensuring strategic employment related needs are met. Coordinates with HR subject matter experts to address business unit needs. Consults with leaders, provides HR guidance and policy interpretation when appropriate. Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations. Supports supervisors with the performance management process, including guidance for setting goals and expectations, delivering performance feedback, identifying behavioral indicators, and creating staff development plans or opportunities. Assists employees in resolving employee relations issues through explaining options and the grievance and complaint processes, policies, and procedures. Assists managers in addressing supervisory concerns and resolving employee relations issues with staff. Recommends, reviews, monitors, and tracks all institutional disciplinary actions for HR reporting. Prepares and gives presentations and trainings related to employee relations, organizational design, and other HR functions, policies, procedures, and best practices. Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions. Ensures HR policies, procedures, and reporting are compliant. Provides guidance, interpretation of policy, and training to the University community to resolve disputes at the lowest administrative level. Serves as a back up to the Deputy Title IX Representative for investigations of potential employee discrimination matters. Uses surveys, interviews, and other studies to conduct research regarding HR policies, compensation, and other employee issues. Determines work priorities, evaluates work in progress, and ensures the meeting of deadlines. Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and policies. Plays a key role in the management and implementation of HR related projects and initiatives. Ensures ongoing departmental initiatives are within existing University policy and coordinated with other key stakeholders internal and external to HR. Performs other related duties and assists in other areas of HR as assigned.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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