Human Resources Business Partner

Job description

Requisition Information

Position Information

Posted with Limited AccessNoLimited Access Period Ending DateTitleHuman Resources Business PartnerPosting NumberS01222Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-timeTypical Hours Per Week38.75Regular, Temporary or TermIf temporary or term, enter anticipated end dateBenefits Eligible?YesHourly/SalariedSalariedBand/LevelSP3Hiring Minimum$46,304.70DepartmentHuman Resources (Middlebury)LocationMiddlebury, VT CampusHire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningCriminal Background Check Position Summary

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 Middlebury’s wage and salary program.

General Responsibilities

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned to assist the department in achieving and maintaining its mission.



Bachelor’s degree. PHR/SPHR strongly recommended.

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.


5 – 8 years experience as a Human Resources Generalist.

Physical Demands Posting Information

Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.


Some postings require contact information for reference providers for confidential letters of recommendation.

Recommendation Letter RequirementsSupplemental Questions for Posting

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Middlebury web site
    • Email Job Alert
    • LinkedIn
    • Employee Referral
    • Newspaper advertisement
    • Other
Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/C V
Optional Documents




    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

    Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 7/31/2019
    Application Due: 9/29/2019
    Work Type: