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HR Business Partner

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Jul 12, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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HR Business Partner

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The HR Business Partner serves as the primary HR lead in designated business units providing full-cycle human resources support and serves as the initial point of contact for all HR related issues. This position guides and coaches managers in effective HR and management strategies and practices that align with business objectives.

The HR BP formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the unit and organization. The HR BP is a key member of the HR team in support of delivering a high-quality experience for all divisional employees promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce, providing great internal customer support and driving HR functional excellence. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: talent acquisition/recruitment, employment processing, training and development, onboarding, policy implementation, performance management and employee relations.

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred or significant direct experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of human resources experience, including staff development and employee relations experience.
  • High level of discretion, confidentiality and professionalism required
  • Must be able to work as part of a team; analyze and develop solutions to complex issues
  • Ability to develop productive and respectful interpersonal relationships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as presentation skills; must be highly organized and detail oriented, committed to excellence in customer service, and have the ability to handle multiple priorities. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, higher Education experience a plus.
  • Strong oral/written communications and analytical skills
  • Must be decisive and results oriented
  • Creative thinking skills and solutions-oriented
  • HR certification preferred

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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