The Senior Human Resources Partner will support the achievement of the vision, mission and strategic goals of the Brown School by helping to attract, retain and manage our most valued assetsâ”our employees. They will play a vital role in the operations of the Brown School, providing guidance on human resources policies, best practices and processes to the School administration, managers, as well as to employees. This individual will be a Departmental HR Partner in the Work Day system.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Recruitment, Hiring and Retention
Works closely with the Dean and the Associate Dean for Administration to develop Human Resources practices that are people center and responsive to the school strategic plan/priorities. Â Â
Assists with development of job descriptions for faculty and staff positions, ensuring attention to Brown School context and values. This includes creating and approving new positions and job assignments in Work Day.
Coordinates advertising and recruitment efforts for all open positions.
Assists faculty and managers with University search and selection processes.
Coordinates with Employment Office to perform applicant review, candidate screening, testing, interviewing, contacting references, job offers, and background checks.
Coordinates development and communication of job offers and offer letters, in close communication with Director of Financial Operations, Associate Dean for Administration, and Employment Office.
Manages closure communication with candidates.
Manages employee on boarding, including the planning and leading Brown School new employee orientation program.
Works closely with Brown School departments and offices to provide appropriate training and information, office space, technology needs, and awareness of School and University resources.Â Â
Oversees hiring and employment issues associated with international staff and faculty (obtaining appropriate visas, obtaining permanent residence); consults with Office of International Office of Students and Scholars as needed.
Manages all academic and staff personnel data, approve all employee appointments adhering to University guidelines. Â
Works closely with Associate Dean for Administration, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, and the Brown School Transformation Team on the development and implementation of a Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Plan for the Brown School in alignment with the Universityâ™s diversity efforts and initiatives.Â
Serves as an Ex-Officio Member of the Brown School Diversity Committee.
Consistent evaluation of the school recruitment practices to include support and training for hiring managers, and monitoring of best practices regarding recruitment strategies including those related to diversity, inclusion and equity.
Partners with administration to develop HR practices that will be responsive to the new strategic plan
Collaborates with Compensation Department to coordinate compensation adjustments, promotions, position description revisions and title changes.Â
Employee Relations; Staff Development and Performance Management.
Serves as the subject matter expert to advice leadership regarding general University human resources policies and procedures.Â As well as a trusted advisor to leadership in all matters related to talent development, organizational performance, engagement and culture, leadership, and strategic planning.Â
Coaches school leaders/managers on how to manage change and/or people more effectively.Â Â
Helps resolve workplace conflicts, applying University policies and procedures.Â
Investigates employee concerns, evaluate and offer possible resolution, and provide work related advice, guidance and direction to resolve employee issues, including referring employees to the Office of Human Resources and the Work Life Solutions Program (formerly known as EAP).
Serves as liaison to Office of Human Resources and Legal Counsel.Â
Recommends and help develop performance improvement plans.Â
Coordinates performance management processes, applying strategies for ensuring completion of annual performance evaluations and six month reviews for new employees.
Manages all separations.Â
Advises employees and managers on University separation policies and procedures.Â
Collaborates with central HR, hiring managers and leadership to deliver key programs in the school to support talent assessment, talent development, and enhancing leadership capabilities.
Manages the school professional development budget for staff and develops guidelines to allocate the funds.
Develops and coordinate Brown School awards, people engagement programs and recognition programs.
HR Reporting and Analytics
Works closely with the Shared Business Services Hub to Â to set up and maintain personnel documents in the Universityâ™s human resource records filing and retrieval system. Â
Ensures accuracy of employee data in HR systems.
Develops routine reporting of School-wide organizational growth, employee transitions, composition, yearly equity analysis, and diversity, for School administration and to support efforts to ensure equity, expand recruitment efforts, and other efforts.
Performs and analyzes exit interviews; using exit interviews data will develop reports and recommend changes if needed.Â
Coordinates succession and employee replacement planning.
Other Duties as Assigned.
This position will have an office and computer.
This role will need to be flexible in their working schedule. Â
Ability to travel to on- and off-campus locations.
Bachelorâ™s degree in human resources management, higher education administration, public administration, psychology or business.Â
Five years of professional work experience in human resources, with two years at management level.Â Â Â
Experience in interpreting and applying human resources-related policies, and state and federal employment laws.Â
Experience with D&I work and language.
Experience with Organizational Transformation.
Proficiency in MS Office, MS Outlook, and MS SharePoint.Â Â
Experience with PeopleSoft Human Resources Management Systems, and/or WorkDay.Â
Familiar with employment law and higher education sector and other relevant sectors of the employment mark.Â
Demonstrated skills in counseling; coaching; mediating and facilitating.Â
Demonstrated skills in decision-making; negotiating; and influencing.Â
Experience in developing and implement training programs.
Demonstrated ability to handle confidential materials and maintain confidentiality.Â
Ability to work with a diverse workforce and in a fast pace environment.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and customer service skills.Â
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Commitment to customer service, ethics, integrity and transparency.
Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent plus five years of work experience in human resources.
Experience in interpreting and applying human resources-related policies, and state and federal employment laws.
Experience using HR management systems and employee recruitment applications.
$62,000.00 - $106,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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