Human Resources Business Partner - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) supports Quinnipiac’s mission to maximize employee performance and create a mutually rewarding and productive work environment. This role supports both academic and staff departments in a complex and fast growing environment for our North Haven campus, which includes the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Education, plus staff functions.

Qualified applicants will support specific client areas and provide complete range of HR consultative services in the areas of Employee Relations, Performance Management, Change Management, Rewards and Talent Management.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university serving more than 6,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students in more than 50 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs. Consistently ranked among the top universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report, we will soon be one of only 100 universities in the nation with an accredited law and medical school. The new forward-thinking, collaborative programs that we consistently add to our offerings allow us to move with the changes in our society, meet the needs of our students more accurately and help adequately prepare them for the ever-changing job market. Quinnipiac has been recently recognized as one of the 30 Best Places to Work in Connecticut by the Hartford Business Journal. We offer competitive compensation, generous time off, work-life balance and a tuition remission program for qualified employees and their families.

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Provide advice and solutions to management in all aspects of employee relations and other human resource issues; ensures compliance with University, clerical union and governmental regulations.

Support University wide goals and initiatives at the departmental level including performance management, leadership development, diversity and succession planning. Collaborate and work cross functionally with HR Team Members (Compensation and Benefits, Payroll, HRIS, Talent Acquisition/Recruitment, Training); and keeps informed of all major initiatives within client groups such as: organizational restructuring, staffing changes, employee movement (transfers, promotions, and demotions), and turnover concerns.

As a change champion, help articulate and facilitate change process within client groups; and clearly explain and support the larger mission, vision and goals while minimizing employee dissatisfaction and resistance to change. Facilitate management of performance issues.

Accountable for the human resource operational administration for the lifecycle of the employee for on-boarding, off boarding, and all transactional issues in between.

Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation, ensuring consistent, fair application of policies to the entire community. Facilitate job evaluation and compensation assessment as needed.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants:

The successful candidate will have:

Five to eight years of HR Generalist experience that encompasses expertise in employee relations, succession planning, talent assessment and development, employee benefits and programs.

The qualified candidate will have demonstrated that they can build the relationships required to be an advocate for employees and partner closely with departmental managers and senior leaders to enable the execution of new and existing strategies and initiatives to accommodate change and growth in the University. Exceptional communication and consultative skills; ability to successfully influence and navigate all levels in the organization.

Demonstrated strategic, critical, analytical and innovative thinking skills. 

An ability and desire to collaborate with HR colleagues to problem solve.

Solid understanding of state and federal employment laws. Experience leading and executing projects and new initiatives, including change management. Human Resources experience in a challenging work environment; experience working in a health care or medically focused organization is a plus. An undergraduate degree is desired, or equivalent relevant work experience; advanced training/credentials such as SPHR or PHR, or relevant advanced degree is a plus.


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Interested candidates should submit their application electronically and include only:

1. a detailed resume

2. a thoughtful cover letter clearly describing interest in the position in addition to explaining how their background and experience align with the position responsibilities and requirements. 

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
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Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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