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HR Business Partner

William & Mary
William & Mary
Position Number:


Position Title:

HR Business Partner

Employment Category:

Full Time Professional


William & Mary


931000 Human Resources Office

Unit Mission Statement:

University Human Resources (UHR) advances the mission and values of W&M by advising and collaborating with W&M leaders to recruit, engage, and support an exceptional, diverse workforce. We provide programs, assistance, and consultation at the campus, team, and individual levels to foster a productive, inclusive environment in which employees can flourish.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a dynamic HR Business Partner to champion our people initiatives and drive HR excellence. This pivotal role blends strategic planning with hands-on execution, fostering a high-engagement culture in a fast-paced environment. Ideal candidates will excel in shaping HR practices to amplify business goals, nurture talent, and enhance employee satisfaction. You will be a proactive coach to management, adept at handling a high volume of work with a results-oriented mindset. Your flexibility, outstanding communication, and commitment to innovative HR solutions will help us maintain our momentum in delivering exceptional internal customer experiences. Ready to roll up your sleeves and make a tangible impact? Join us and fuel your passion for excellence in a role where every day brings a new challenge and opportunity to innovate.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The position is subject and may require additional hours beyond the typical work week to meet the business needs.

Essential Designation:




Position Restricted?:

No, this is a continuing E&G funded position

Position Term:

12 month - Continuing

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education & experience.
  • Several years experience in Human Resources, with a track record of strategic HR partnership and hands-on implementation (typically 4+ years)
  • Experience with designing organizations and change management
  • Strong understanding of HR laws, regulations, and best practices
  • Experience with HR metrics and data analysis to inform business decisions
  • Proficiency with HRIS systems and comfortable with technology to streamline HR processes
  • Ability to design and implement effective training, development, and retention programs
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous higher education experience

Is the position remote work eligible?:

Hybrid (works remotely at least 1 day per week but not full-time)

Remote Work Disclaimer:

Remote work eligibility is not guaranteed and is subject to approval. Employee eligibility depends on the likelihood of the employee succeeding in a remote work arrangement and the supervisor’s ability to manage remote workers. Departments and/or Human Resources may amend, alter, change, delete, or modify eligibility.

Advertised Pay Range:

$68,000 - $85,000

Advertised Pay Range Statement:

All hiring rates are commensurate with relevant experience up to the advertised amount considering internal alignment.

This position has an established starting rate.

University Salary Range:


Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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