Senior Human Resources Business Partner, UChicago Arts
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR13893
Location: Hyde Park Campus
Workforce Planning - partners with leadership professional development and transition activities.
Performance Management - responsible for leading team through annual Workday Performance Management process.
Employee Engagement - focuses on aspects of employee experience that leads to increased engagement including successful onboarding, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, offboarding, etc.
Communication - serves as an advocate for HR policies, procedures and practices as well as communicate policy updates.
Employee Relations - conducts complaint investigations, acts as a neutral party in fact-finding and ensures confidentiality, accuracy and timeliness to employees involved. Partners with Employee and Labor Relations (ELR) as needed.
Title IX - escalates to ELR if inquiries involve Title IX, employment law or if questions arise regarding the Business Partnerâ™s ability to serve as a neutral investigator.
Terminations - advises on severance agreements/negotiations, conducts exit interviews for voluntary resignations, involves ELR to assist with risk mitigation or other concerns and works with HR Systems Specialist to ensure employee is terminated in appropriate timeframe.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests - in coordination with ELR, facilitates conversations between managers and employees regarding accommodation requests.
Position Posting - collaborates with unit to draft job description and evaluation criteria, reviews/updates job postings to ensure alignment of objectives and budget.
Completes pre-hire steps necessary to onboard a new employee.
Works with hiring managers and HR System team to determine system access and hardware needs for new/transfer employees and ensures transactions are completed accurately within the expected timeframe.
Offboarding - conducts exit interviews, providing feedback to unit management, ensure compliance for hardware retention.
Facilitates annual process and provides guidance to unit leadership in partnership with HR COEs.
Job Evaluation - reviews and assesses job profiles of staff as needed to ensure they are reflective of current roles and responsibilities as this is the basis for all pay decisions.
Pay-for-Performance - assists units as they complete alignment reviews and makes recommendations surrounding merit, equity adjustments and lump sum awards.
Ensures accuracy of records and processes in accordance with University policies and practices.
System Specific Transactions - initiates personnel actions in University systems (e.g. personnel changes, requests, job changes) and approves personnel actions.
Leave Administration - counsels employee on requests for leave, manages communications between leave administration/unit/employee.
Counsels employees on benefits and compensation. Coordinates with managers and senior colleagues to determine employee compensation. Analyzes data and prepares charts, graphs, and trend lines for management review with a minimal level of guidance.
Has a deep understanding of unit's employee/labor relations efforts, including handling grievances, disciplinary warnings, and employee complaints.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree from an accredited institution with specialization in Human Resources or Business Administration.
Masterâ™s degree, PHR or SPHR.
Experience working in a nonprofit, higher education, or an arts organization.
Administrative systems knowledge strongly preferred.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite and proficient PC skills.
Proven ability in recruiting/staffing, employee relations, conflict resolution and management practices.
Develop and maintain strong business relationships with all levels of the organization.
Superior oral and written communication skills with varying levels of personnel.
Excellent decision-making, time management, priority-setting, and learning agility capabilities.
Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain sensitive or confidential information.
Work in a team environment and independently.
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