Human Resources Business Partner

Human Resources Business Partner

Union Level:
Department: Business & Finance
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301137P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: Work performed during standard business hours. Additional time may be required to meet business needs or deadlines.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 08/23/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

About Pacific
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California in 1851, University of the Pacific is a nationally top-ranked, student-focused, comprehensive educational institution widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West.
We value our employees and the inclusive culture at Pacific that inspires innovation, positive intergroup relations, and continued learning. It is the talent of our employees that enables Pacific to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience producing outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success.

A sample of benefits offered to eligible Pacific employees include:
· Full Health Benefits - Medical/Dental/Vision
· Retirement Plans
· Vacation and Sick Days
· Paid Seasonal Days Off: Day after Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day
· Tuition Reimbursement
· Subsidized on and off-campus gym memberships

Primary Purpose:
Human Resources Business Partner interprets University policy, state and federal laws and applies good business practices to advise, support, and coach faculty and staff on employment-related Human Resources issues. These may include recruitment and hiring, performance management and corrective action, compensation and classification, corrective and disciplinary action, legal and regulatory compliance, equal employment and affirmative action, reasonable accommodations, the application of University policies and other functions.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides legal and regulatory guidance to supervisors, managers and administration ensuring compliance with multiple employment-related laws including ADA, FMLA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Age Discrimination in Employment, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Titles VI, VII and IX of the Civil Rights Act and Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.
  • Determines FLSA status for overtime eligibility and employee classification (employee, intern, volunteer, independent contractor or other).
  • Counsels and advises supervisors and managers on performance management, employee development, evaluation and corrective or disciplinary action.
  • Manages and conducts the interactive process for all staff and faculty reasonable accommodation requests.
  • Conducts investigations.
  • Looks for opportunities to partner with managers to help them achieve their goals.
  • Assembles and reviews records, reports and documentation of the university’s grievance, disciplinary and performance actions.
  • Recommends solutions to create a positive and respectful work environment for employees and students.
  • Serves as resource to department and/or hiring manager on recruitment and hiring staff.
  • Reviews job descriptions for legal compliance and regulatory compliance; advise managers on minimum qualifications to give the best chance at a diverse and sizable pool of applicants.
  • Advises managers on effective recruitment strategies, selection of search committees, and developing effective job advertisements and placement in various media. Counsels and prepares search committees on good search practices, EEO and Affirmative Action.
  • Advises managers and screening application materials, selection process, interviewing, reference checking and job offers.
  • Fosters an environment that understands the benefits of increased diversity among students, faculty, administration, and staff and how diversity strengthens the academic mission.
  • Provides training to managers and supervisors on hiring processes, procedures and legal requirements.
  • Ensures pay and promotional practices comply with EEOC guidelines and University policy.

    Marginal Functions:
  • Assists the classification and compensation manager.
  • Provides advise, counsel, and training to business units with classification and compensation recommendations for new, vacant and occupied staff positions.
  • Conducts job reviews and analysis, desk audits.
  • Conducts compensation reviews and market analysis.
  • Assists position classification and reclassification reviews.
  • Advises on reorganizations, organizational consistency and salary equity.
  • Serves as a Resource to the University on other Human Resources and University administrative processes and procedures.
  • Performs special assignments and projects as assigned.
  • Provides training in areas of expertise.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies; participating in cross-functional teams and committees as appropriate, and other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A minimum of three (3) years experience in supporting HR Services which could include recruitment, classification, compensation, employee relations, training and development, equal opportunity employment, reasonable accommodation, and Fair Labor Standard Act.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources administration and employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing documents for accuracy, completeness, and compliance, compiling data and information for reports; composing letters and memoranda; explaining policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer and software applications.
  • Strong customer service, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional certification from a recognized human resources/personnel association.
  • Human Resource experience in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting or applying labor laws.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in interactions with large groups and skilled at working with individuals of all levels of understanding.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and desire to promote diversity.
  • Demonstrated experience working collegially & collaboratively with diverse internal & external constituencies.
  • Understanding of job analysis methods, and/or job classification concepts.

    Hiring Range: Min $21.24 per hour to Mid $29.13 per hour, non-exempt

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    Background Check Statement:
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

    AA/EEO Policy Statement:
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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