Partner with operation and administrative leadership for designated client groups building talent capability across the organization through talent acquisition, talent development, engagement, organizational design, compensation administration, and by driving inclusion & diversity.
Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the business and department culture in order to provide meaningful, value-added HR services supporting the department objectives.
Analyze external internal workforce trends and metrics to develop organizational practices which meet the needs of each employee and fulfill the strategic vision and mission of the department, the BSD, and the University.
Lead staffing efforts through all phases of workforce planning and talent acquisition ensuring a successful hire and excellent candidate experience.
HR Partner conducts position and job description review, drafts posting and marketing communication, actively recruits, extends offers, and supports candidates through initial onboarding.Â
Provide guidance to managers and leaders on performance management and workforce success by coaching, counseling, and offering career development solutions.Â
Partner with administrative leaders on facilitating the staff employee performance process from goal setting to compensation and merit review.
Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues by conducting thorough and timely investigations through to resolution and debriefing.
Monitor trends and implement solutions that prevent employee relations concerns.Â
Compensation and Rewards
Gain a deep understanding of unique BSD positions in research and life sciences.
Analyze data and prepare visual summaries and proposals for management review and consultation with University HR and compensation team.Â
Recommend creative rewards and recognition solutions to convey staff appreciation.
Guides staff hiring processes, including developing job descriptions, interviewing and reference checking, handling employment offers, and conducting orientation. Develops templates and drafts offer letters. Maintains appropriate human resources data and records, solving a range of problems using best practices.
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.
Masterâ™s Degree in Human Resources, Industrial and Labor Relations, or related field. â‹
7 years of experience as an HR leader working independently to advise and support leadership on a broad spectrum of HR matters.
Experience as an HR Partner in a highly matrixed organization.
Employee relations counseling, investigations, and discipline.
Experience with full cycle recruitment.
Experience working within a university or OFCCP compliant environment.
HR experience supporting professions in information technology, data science, bioinformatics, or research. Â
Experience with streamlining HR process and leading efforts toward continuous improvement.
Workday as the HRIS or ATS system.
Licenses and Certifications:
PHR or SPHR.
Ability to successfully navigate a matrixed business and academic environment.
A desire to drive continuous improvement growth.
Ability to influence others without formal authority by building positive working relations and partnerships with confidence.
Ability to understand leaderâ™s needs, assess the range of solutions, provide relevant guidance, and coach to facilitate change.
Ability to interact effectively with all leaders of the institution.
Ability to cultivate a learning environment that appreciates cultural diversity.
Ability to create mission driven, cohesive teams by building talent infrastructure.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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