The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Human Resources (HR) for an assigned school, department or business unit. The HRBP serves as a strategic partner to key business leaders, providing insight on opportunities to leverage people to meet organizational objectives. The HRBP coordinates with relevant HR units and shared services departments to influence departmental policy to support HR-related business initiatives .
Leverages a deep understanding of the business strategy to provide expert insight. Influences division/business unit management on all aspects of people management, focusing on performance management; organization development and effectiveness; and employee productivity.
Develops and implements organizational capability initiatives and workforce strategies for the assigned school/department/business unit. Leads talent review(s), diversity & inclusion initiatives, and in partnership with other HR units, develops talent acquisition strategies that align to division/business unit needs.
Aligns the delivery of HR services to proactively integrate with organizational initiatives. Develops and implements best in class HR practices across the schools/departments/business unit to support business objectives, strategic priorities and department philosophy.
Identifies, develops, and implements HR programs that support business objectives and key performance priorities of assigned division/department/business unit. Identifies ways to improve operational efficiency
Participates in relevant leadership team meetings to develop operating plans, and ensure that the unit has the people, organizational alignment, and culture to enable it to execute effectively to meet near-term and long-range goals.
Pro-actively identifies key business issues and the related people, organizational and cultural implications.
Responsible for organizational development; change management; leadership development; diversity & inclusion; and the associated enhancement of performance of the unit.
Recommends and implements improvements to goal setting within the unit; performance management processes; and implements customized learning and development programs.
Supports key change management needs and the development of a high-performance culture.
Works to align workforce plans and strategies with budget allocations/constraints
Serves as a strategic partner, providing expert insight on all aspects of people management.
Provides day-to-day coaching to leadership on a variety of actions to include employee relations issues, policy interpretation and application; talent management and development; and organizational design consultation.
Provides coaching to business leaders on people-management topics.
Monitors and ensures compliance with HR policies and procedures; collective bargaining agreements; and employment law.
Represents the business interests of the assigned school/department/business unit and coordinates with HR and other shared services departments in the development of HR policies; collective bargaining agreements; and other labor agreements. Works with business leaders to facilitate the adoption of such policies and agreements.
Leverages HR resources to respond to issues relevant to the division/business unit. Gathers data, information, and feedback to influence continuous improvement of HR service delivery and align HR support models to match business and employee needs.
Develops and implements HR metrics and reporting to facilitate decision-making.
Monitors external market trends relative to talent issues across the division/business unit and demonstrate proactive efforts to address emerging HR issues
Bachelor's Degree required.
5-7 years of relevant experience as a Human Resources Business Partner
Broad knowledge in a variety of human resources disciplines
Ability to effectively implement change management.
Excellent collaboration and team building skills
Demonstrated strong listening, and verbal and written communication skills
Ability to think through problems, organize information, and identify key factors and underlying causes to generate solutions.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
Ability to persuade, convince, influence, and gain the buy-in of others.
Excellent organizational skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality
Ability to effectively coach, deliver constructive feedback, inspire and develop staff
Other: Demonstrated strategic thinking, leadership capabilities, including people development, objective setting, and measurement skills
Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.
Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment.
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