HR Business Partner #605040

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

This role will be the business partner for the human resources office and will oversee the other human resources roles with the team. Scope of oversight is likely to increase as full implementation of the Service Delivery Team is realized.

Supervises and guides human resources staff performing work as a service to multiple units and participates in day-to-day human resources operations to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of human resources activities. Proactively supports service recipient units’ talent management, organizational design, and workforce planning through consultation and analysis. Oversees process development and improvement initiatives necessary to meet transactional and consultative standards established in service level agreements with departments served by the service team. Provides information and interpretation on relevant policies, procedures, programs, and regulations. Acts as a primary point of contact for unit workforce relations and effectiveness concerns.


Responsibilities include:

Supervises Human Resources service team staff.
Ensures prescribed human resources services are effectively delivered to assigned units by monitoring process performance and service quality.
Meets regularly with service recipient unit leadership to understand organizational needs related to recruiting, retention and organizational development.
Advises and assists service recipient unit leadership and supervisors with issues related to managing employee performance and resolving conflict. Performance management strategy advice may include effective performance evaluation techniques, performance documentation practices, methods to assess and research work environment issues and general policy and procedure advice.
Facilitates workforce and compensation planning processes with service recipient unit leaders.
Provides support for conflict resolution to enhance workplace climate.
Participates in the development and implementation of human resources policies and programs to support the needs of the institution.
Collaborates with central resource offices, as appropriate.
Reviews distribution of work to optimize assignments and project-needed resources.
Analyzes, resolves and answers complex or difficult problems presented by service team and service recipient unit leaders, managers and employees.
Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations (e.g., NAU, ABOR, state, federal, etc.).
Evaluates needs and recommends relevant measures to enhance service recipient unit climate and organizational effectiveness.
Recommends and implements process improvements and new procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the university service delivery model.
NAU is currently engaged in an Organizational Growth and Effectiveness Initiative, which focuses on positioning the University for future success of its operational practices. As a result, some aspects of this position may be subject to change, such as, but not limited to: duties, titles, reporting structure, etc.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, AND
2-4 years of Human Resources experience, AND
1-2 years of management or supervisory experience.
Any equivalent combination of education and experience


Preferred Qualifications



How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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