Human Resources Business Partner

Job description

Human Resources Business Partner
Middlebury College

Posting Number: S01583

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

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:
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:

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:

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Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2033
Work Type: Full Time