Human Resources Business Partner Middlebury College
Posting Number: S01222
Position Summary: Partners with designated Middlebury divisions to deliver a full range of Human Resources (HR) strategic services. Collaborates with management teams in designated areas to target HR services to aid in accomplishing operational goals. Partners with and provides direct support to staff with matters related to employment.
Essential Functions: Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Must be able to work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors. Serves as Employee Relations specialist for designated division of the institution. Implements HR strategies and programs in designated departments. Informs HR initiatives utilizing information about constituent areas in alignment with institutional mission and goals. Provides direct HR support to supervisors, managers and employees. Functions as HR consultant to management teams in departments served. Provides coaching and training to staff and supervisors. Provides support to management in matters related to staffing (including optimal organizational structure, job description development, succession planning, workforce planning and work-flow analysis and improvement); recruitment and selection; and performance management. Assists with policy development. Provides communication and training for new policies and on-going compliance. Provides explanation and interpretation of Middlebury policies and procedures and state and federal employment laws as they apply to Middlebury. Ensures compliance. Facilitates mediation for conflict management and problem-solving dialogues. Assists in the determination of staff development programming needs. Assists in program development and delivery. Ensures performance evaluations conducted in a timely manner. Assists in the coordination of the performance evaluation process with the administration of the Middleburys wage and salary program.
General Responsibilities: Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned to assist the department in achieving and maintaining its mission.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of state and federal employment laws. Computer proficiency necessary. Knowledge of HR management in higher education helpful. Must handle confidential information in a discreet manner. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Experience: 5 8 years experience as a Human Resources Generalist.
From its proud history spanning more than two centuries, Middlebury College has emerged as one of a handful of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges. Middlebury is unique among these schools in being a classic liberal arts college that also offers graduate and specialized programs operating around the world.