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Human Resources Business Partner

Posted: 05/05/2023

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Xavier University is seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner to contribute to the University’s success by providing strategic and tactical broad-based HR consulting.  This position is a direct report to the Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.  The incumbent will facilitate the delivery of workplace strategies that impact culture and drive attainment of the HR Strategic Plan. The HRBP works closely with leadership to provide HR advice and recommendations on meeting division’s and academic business needs as well as University wide strategic initiatives. In addition, the position provides human resource consultation to administrators, supervisors, faculty and staff. The ideal incumbent will exemplify a high level of professionalism, ability to build relationships, confidentiality and maturity.

Job Summary:
The incumbent should exercise impeccable attention to detail and a dedication to excellence in all aspects of work. HR Consultation and subject matter expertise should include, but are not limited to; general benefits consulting, salary structure, employee relations, organizational development, performance management, strategic planning, restructures, strategic workforce planning (development and succession), and talent acquisition and engagement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but does serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Establishes relationships across the HR function to deliver value -added services to management and employees that reflect the University objectives.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues.
  • Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.
  • Provides consultation for all phases of the recruiting process with hiring managers and search committees, i.e. planning of staffing projections, applicant pool development, posting and advertising, screening and selection. 
  • Advises hiring managers on position classification and salary targets. 
  • Provides confidential and strategic consultation in areas such as salary benchmarking, coaching/mentoring, and development of strategic workforce planning. 
  • Proactively engages in reorganizations, change management efforts, and division goals and initiatives. 
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned or as become evident.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Higher education experience is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • SPHR or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential is preferred.
  • Demonstrated deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Embraces Xavier’s Jesuit Catholic identity and Ignatian values.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with diverse constituents.
  • Demonstrates agility and flexibility to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task with interruptions and changing priorities.

To ensure consideration, interested/qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with a statement on how they might support/contribute to Xavier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion on Xavier's website. Please also include the names and contact information of three professional references.  Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position closes at the University’s discretion.

Xavier University is an integral part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts, with a strong commitment to advancing a culture of diversity, equity and belonging. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out varied perspectives.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. 

Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.

  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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