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HR Business Partner

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Human Resources

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: HR Business Partner
  • Job ID: #18881
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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HR Business Partner

A full-time academic staff position is available in Human Resources, within the Division of Finance and Administration beginning December 2022. The official and working title for this assignment is HR Business Partner. This is a fixed-term renewable appointment. The expected minimum hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Human resources experience providing guidance and consultation to management and staff in areas of employee relations, organizational development, professional development, performance management, staffing, affirmative action, and diversity.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusiveness and ability to bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus.
  • Excellent client management, consulting, critical thinking/problem solving, data analysis, written and interpersonal communication, conflict management, negotiation skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of state and federal employment law, including FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Title IX, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination law.
  • Knowledge of technology including computer software programs, presentation technology, and Web-based systems (including MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point).
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent active listening skills.
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.
  • Must be a team player and able to work with and through others.
  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co – workers.
  • Strong analytic and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to exercise sound, independent judgement in decision-making and to adhere to established procedures and guidelines.
  • Ability to responsibly handle and maintain confidential information.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree.
  • Educational background in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Related human resources experience in higher education.
  • Professional human resources certification.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Human Resources Information System.

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Director of Human Resources, the HR Business Partner interprets, advises and serves as a consultative resource on strategy, polices, procedures, statutes, laws and other human resources services to ensure compliance in accordance with policy and law.

This position must demonstrate exceptional customer service, maintain confidentiality, and foster an environment that is inclusive, trusting, respectful and collegial.

Employee relations, performance management, and staffing

  • Serves as a consultative Human Resources resource and liaison. Interprets, advises on, applies and disseminates complex policies, procedures, and options to leadership and employees; and recommends best strategies according to established objectives and goals.
  • Work with departments in fulfilling staffing needs. Coordinate and facilitate recruitment and search processes in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Audits human resources reports to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
  • Promote respect and the practice of civility in the workplace.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve working relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.
  • Serves as a resource to managers and staff regarding Employee Assistance programs and resources.
  • Collaborate and work with university governance groups as appropriate.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.

Other

  • Lead and/or participate on various departmental and University committees and special projects as required.
  • Consult with outside resources such as UW System Legal and UW System Admin as necessary.
  • Serve as backup for immigration employment services for international faculty and staff.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

THE UNIT: The unit of Human Resources consists of 10 staff members. The mission of the Office of Human Resources is to support UW-Eau Claire as a comprehensive university whose purpose is to foster intellectual, personal, social, and cultural development. This mission is accomplished in a manner that assures that all employees are treated equally and with respect. To learn more about Human Resources at UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/about/

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Human Resources: HR Business Partner position (Job ID # 18881) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Tracy Drier at driert@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 18, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).