Senior Human Resources Business Partner, UChicago Arts
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR16837
Location: Chicago, IL
Collaborates with unit leadership and HR-Centers of Expertise (COEs) on organizational strategy and emerging staff needs.
Workforce Planning - partners with leadership on professional development and transition activities.
Performance Management - responsible for leading team through annual Workday Performance Management process.
Employee Engagement - focus on aspects of employee experience that lead 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.
Assists in initiating talent acquisition process.
Position Posting - collaborates with unit to draft job description and evaluation criteria, review/update 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 Systems team to determine system access and hardware needs for new/transfer employees and ensure transactions are completed accurately within the expected timeframe.
Offboarding - conducts exit interviews, providing feedback to unit management and ensuring 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 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 make recommendations surrounding merit, equity adjustments and lump sum awards.
Ensures accuracy of records and processes in accordance University policies and practices.
System Specific Transactions - initiate personnel actions in University systems (e.g. personnel changes, requests, job changes) and approving personnel actions.
Leave Administration - counsels employee on request for leave, manage 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; specialization in human resources or business administration.
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.
PHR or SPHR.
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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