Human Resources Business Partner

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Middlebury- Marble Works
Closing date
Aug 19, 2021

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Human Resources Business Partner

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Human Resources (Middlebury)


Middlebury- Marble Works

Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening:

Criminal Background Check

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.

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

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


Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


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