HR Business Partner Senior

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Job TitleHR Business Partner SeniorRequisition NumberRE25048Working TitleHR Business Partner Sr. - President's AreasDepartment Name3J510:Human Resources AdministrationWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level49Salary Range$68,598-113,173/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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5 yrs

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Physical Requirements

Report to meetings at different locations both on campus and off campus; work with all levels of leadership and individuals from various backgrounds; provide superior customer service; provide effective consultation, project management and training; learn complex HRIS systems; deal with complex situations that require a high level of professional judgment, confidentiality and emotional intelligence.


Primarily days with core hours from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Additional hours required per workload demands.

Job Summary

The HR Business Partner Senior will work to ensure the President’s areas receive sufficient strategic and human resource project and program support to assist in managing change and achieving strategic goals and initiatives. Specific support includes coaching, training, performance management consultation, program/process development and maintenance, staffing metrics and design, protocol development, and reorganization assistance.

Primary responsibilities include:
•Building and maintaining relationships with key leaders within the President’s areas, with the goal of anticipating ways to advance business objectives through HR best practices and program/service delivery.
•Providing project management leadership for multiple simultaneous initiatives from point of concept development through project completion.
•Partnering effectively with core HR units to proactively identify and communicate support required to meet project deliverables, removing barriers and identifying creative solutions.
•Providing leadership, guidance and performance management for other HR staff.
•Leading HR process and service delivery improvement initiatives, with emphasis on documenting and communicating workflows, protocols, tools and/or process changes to best support end-users.
•Prioritizing communication efforts between area leaders and core HR areas to promote alignment and understanding of business and HR objectives/goals.
•Providing area senior leadership with timely and appropriate information to assist in strategic decision making.
•Contributing to overall HR goals and initiatives focused on meeting UK Strategic Plan goals.

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Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The successful candidate must have significant HR professional and technical knowledge, project delivery expertise and the ability to create strong working relationships with senior leadership. Must have demonstrated ability to provide superior customer service and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, follow-up, attention to detail, and planning and organizational skills as well as high emotional intelligence are all key to success in this position. The ability to successfully coach, influence, and persuade others as well as a high level of respect for confidentiality and diversity are all crucial attributes.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Preferred degree in HR, business, management or related field and HR experience in an institution of higher education (college or university).

Deadline to Apply11/15/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience working in Human Resources within an academic (higher education) or research environment.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years, up through 15 years
    • More than 15 years
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • (National Assoc. of African Americans in HR)
    • SHRM Job Board
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 10/25/2020
Application Due: 11/17/2020
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