HR Business Partner

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037044 Department Code 00000000 Department Office of Human Resources Job Title HR Business Partner Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The HR Business Partner will provide support to the Senior HR Business Partner team. The incumbent will provide guidance and counsel to School, College and Administrative Unit leaders and their teams. The role requires the HR Business Partner to be organized and proactive in providing the support necessary for the SR HR Business Partners. Qualified candidates will have knowledge of current best practices in many of the following areas: employee relations, organizational development, performance management, recruitment, retention, staff development for employees, supervisors and faculty, workforce planning, benefits, and compensation.


A four-year degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration or related fields is preferred.

Degree requirements may be substituted for an equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience. SHRM - SCP, SPHR, or similar certification is desired.

Preferred candidates may have an advanced degree and experience working with faculty, research staff and higher education.

Job Specific Qualifications

Preferred candidates for this role will have at least four years of progressive HR experience.

Must possess strong organizational skills

Strong project management experience.

Skills in building and maintaining effective work relationships with the ability to counsel and advise a broad array of constituents at all levels of the organization.

Excellent judgment, problem solving, customer service, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills.

Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills.

Strong analytical and sophisticated reasoning skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitive and confidential matters with tact and discretion.


Demonstrate a working knowledge of the University and take a consultative approach in anticipating, assessing, and providing creative HR solutions to unit leaders and Sr. HR Business Partners. Assist in implementation of solutions and tracking successes and areas that need further improvement.

Participate in strategic reviews with Sr. HR Business Partners and leadership to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention. Assist in implementation of retention strategies.

Develop ways to track details for turnover, training and development, employee relations and various other HR related topics. Create dashboards to support Sr. HR Business partners in recognizing areas of excellence and improvement.

Provide consultation to leadership by partnering on moderately complex employee relations matters, HR processes, procedures, precedents and initiatives integrating appropriate centers of excellence ( COE ) partners as necessary.

Administer consistent review and implementation of HR policies and procedures. Manage and recommend dissemination of communications to senior leadership and employees. Support Sr. HR Business Partners in ensuring consistency of communications through the University Units.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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