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Associate Director/ Senior HR Business Partner

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI
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Associate Director/ Senior HR Business Partner

Administrative Staff- Full Time ? 12 months ? 2080 annual hours

Reports to:
Director of Human Resources

The Associate Director/ Sr. HR Business Partner performs HR-related duties at the professional level and carries out responsibilities in some or all of the following functional areas: employee relations, training, employment, affirmative action, and employment equity programs. Supervises Employment & Benefits personnel and HR Assistant and their functions

Acts as the primary point of contact for University supervisors and other leaders to serve as a consultant to guide and influence client decisions and HR practices.
Supervises Employment & Benefit Coordinators and HR Assistant
Understands the unique business needs of each customer and provides innovative solutions to meet both the customer's and University's goals.
Provides strategic workforce planning for customers to anticipate and identify recruitment needs, potential experience gaps, and department succession planning.
Participates in developing of department goals, objectives, and systems.
Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to ensure continual improvement efficiency of the department and services performed.
Conducts exit interviews, analyzes data, and makes recommendations to the management team for corrective action and continuous improvement.
Responds to employee relation issues such as employee complaints, harassment allegations, and civil rights complaints.
Manages leaves of absence and accommodations including employee consultations, liaising with as appropriate other offices
Facilitates or provides training (including orientation) to the workforce.
Oversees employee recognition programs/events.
Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students, and temporary employees, including initial resume screening.
Develops new employee orientations, monitors career-pathing program, and writes and places advertisements
Partners with employees and management to communicate various HR policies, procedures, laws, standards, and other government regulations.
Administers various HR plans and procedures for all organization personnel, assists in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures, and prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the policies and procedures manual.
Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department compared to established goals or benchmarking
Create ad hoc reports and analyzes data to identify trends and report metrics.
Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations
Other duties as assigned

Business Acumen
Critical evaluation
Ethical Practice
Global and Cultural Awareness
HR Expertise
Relationship Management

Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
Certification from an accredited human resources industry leader/association such as SHRMs PHR, SPHR, CP or SCP designations
5 plus years' of progressively responsible, related human resources experience
Excellent analytical and innovative aptitude, problem-solving skills and excellent judgment
Demonstrated results and goal-oriented individual utilizing a balance of persistence and patience to work effectively with a variety of internal and external constituents
General knowledge of all human resource functions (benefits, recruitment, onboarding, compensation, employee relations, policy development and performance appraisal) as well as applicable laws
Prior experience in higher education environment preferred

Technology Skills:
Proficiency with MS office, database management, particularly MS Excel, to be able to collect, evaluate and report key metrics.
Proficiency with report writing and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) or Information Technology supporting Human Resources

Human Relations Skills:
High degree of personal integrity and ethics with high standards
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Client focused sense of urgency and responsiveness
Ability to build strong relationships with leadership, management, faculty and staff through a consultative, collaborative and active-problem solving approach; positioning HR as a credible resource for various constituencies.
Candidates must be willing and able to support and advance the University mission


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