UMKC has a unique opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner. As an HR Business Partner, you will have a key role on the Human Resources team. You will act as an interface between the College, Schools and Divisions and The Office of Human Resources. Your role will be to provide high quality, business focused and strategic level advice, guidance and support to the Dean, Vice Chancellor and their management team. You will assist in the execution of HR programs and processes relative to employee relations, recruitment and selection, compensation administration, training, benefits administration, client relationship management and special projects. Duties include but are not limited to:
Serves as the primary departmental resource for counsel and application of employment policies and procedures and coordinates payroll and employment activities. Liaises with HR, on such matters but not limited to: recruitment, leaves of absence, transfers, reclassifications, rehires, progressive discipline, terminations, annual performance appraisals, compensation and classification.
Understands goals, objectives and priorities of assigned College, School or Division; identifying how HR can support and help drive business and organizational goals. Uses data to help identify areas for improvement and drive progress.
Implements, communicates and ensures compliance with Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations.
Coaches and guides managers within the College, School or Division; assisting and enabling them to understand the implications of issues and to make solid, quality decisions with regard to HR issues.
Advises managers on employee relations matters such as coaching employee behavior and progressive discipline, referring to senior management when appropriate and consulting with HR when appropriate. Participates in disciplinary procedures and develops appropriate supporting documents, including investigations and related summaries.
Maintains electronic and physical employment files and updates them in real time to comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.
Assists in conducting new employee onboarding in College, School or Division. Supporting and monitoring career development and assists with training needs and expectations.
Attends and participates in regular HR meetings, communicating important HR related updates and information in a timely and transparent manner.
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field
5 years of HR generalist experience
Strong Business and HR Acumen
Ability to provide professional and compliant feedback to all levels of the university including Executive and Senior staff
Experience using data to drive decisions
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in an effective, positive manner with managers and individual contributors in a team environment
Demonstrates a high level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality
Full Time/Part Time
This position will remain open February 24th. Review of applications will begin immediately.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.