Senior HR Partner for Academic Services

Loyola Marymount University
Westchester Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

In collaboration with the vice president of human resources and academic leadership this position leads the academic services enterprise within human resources for the university’s academic community, as well as, serve as a strategic partner providing comprehensive academic services and human resource consultation and liaison to other human resource functions for assigned colleges/schools. This position focuses on faculty relations and consultation, policy research and development, broad based faculty support programming.

Support academic affairs: ensure the consistent application of human resources/faculty policy and procedures when consulting; provide leadership and expertise for specialized area of academic services (human resources/faculty), e.g., compliance, Faculty Handbook, faculty governance, etc., and manage faculty data/information to ensure accuracy, completeness, and the integrity of data available to the community at large.

Assist in the faculty recruitment process for assigned colleges/schools: support and monitor the faculty recruitment requisition process (routing, budgeting, Workday system support, posting, granting user access); review of all non-tenure documents for consistency with faculty handbook appointments including description of duties; assist candidates with using the on-line system; closing the recruit and preparing applicant pool EEO pool data for the chair of the search committee.

Contract management for all full-time faculty including initial, renewal and amendments.

Initial contracts - review of hire terms with dean or the dean’s designee; prepare contract; respond to candidate questions; and ensure fully executed agreement is returned. Renewal contracts – prepare faculty merit award spreadsheets for deans; ensure provost office review and approval of faculty merit awards; initiate renewal agreements pursuant to the guidelines outlined in the faculty handbook for all full-time faculty in assigned colleges/schools; respond to questions regarding worksheets, agreements and the process. Amendments – consult with deans or the dean’s designee regarding contract amendments; prepare amendments and facilitate review and obtaining signatures.

Responsible for recording and tracking contracts for individual faculty who require “special handling” (endowed chairs, distinguished professors, and presidential professors). Develop and implement proactive processes for the facilitation of both “special handling” contracts and academic administrator agreements (associate and assistant dean).

In processing of faculty for assigned colleges/schools. Facilitate new hire process and serve as the “welcoming” representative for new faculty; may assist with onboarding to ensure completeness. Out-processing of faculty for assigned colleges/schools. Working with deans or the dean’s designee to facilitate the separation process for faculty of assigned colleges/schools.

Assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining a Faculty Compensation Program.

Collaborate with the team to ensure that all parties are informed and that processes and practices are consistent, generally known and understood, and well documented. Determine among the team who is a report owner and who the collaborators are so that there is accountability and little duplication of effort. Ensure that documents and reports are accessible and current.

Manage faculty data and prepare complex statistical reports.

Develop approaches to enhance faculty access to human resource services, promote human resource/faculty services, and increase faculty and management satisfaction. Lead management and faculty outreach efforts for human resources’ academic services department.

Represent the university within the academic community and at professional organizations or associations, serve on committees as required.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Staff Regular


Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. LMU offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 29 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 15 credential programs.

LMU generates more than $250 million annually in direct economic activity in Southern California and employs more than 2,240 people. Students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations. LMU was named a 2007 “Treasure of Los Angeles.” Many programs, including the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, the Bioethics Institute, the School of Education and the Dept. of Natural Science, make L.A.’s politics, healthcare, education and environment part of the curriculum. Loyola Law School is the first ABA-accredited law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement.

At Loyola Marymount University, diversity is fundamental to our mission and identity. But, a diverse campus takes time to develop and flourish. It is a work in progress that involves each and every one of us: student, faculty, and staff.

LMU must be a place where people feel free to say what they think and where they also listen with respect to what others say -- not simply in the classroom but also in residence halls and dining rooms, in staff and faculty meetings, and whenever two people talk on the bluff. Through speaking and listening, we probe diversity, work though the challenges it poses, and reveal the richness of its promise.

With sweeping vistas of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, Loyola Marymount University is situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 4 million. Residential development is booming, cultural institutions are multiplying, and retail and entertainment options are thriving on an unprecedented scale. LMU students and faculty take all that Los Angeles has to offer, and use it as a laboratory for understanding the complexity of cultures, industries, images, and opportunities that Southern California embraces.


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Los Angeles
United States

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