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Human Resources Business Partner, Human Resources/Facilities

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents
Employment Type
Full Time
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Under the supervision and reporting structure of the Rowan University Human Resource Department, the HR Business Partner for Facilities will serve a dedicated generalist function for the Division of Facilities. The HR Business Partner will be embedded within Facilities and will have a dotted line report to Facilities leadership. This position will be responsible for operationalizing HR strategy in coordination with central HR and Facilities leaders and leading, implementing and delivering HR initiatives. The incumbent will serve as a resource, partner and leader in managing the HR function by maintaining a positive working environment while instilling an environment of accountability. This position supports a division with a 24/7 workforce.

Functional Areas of Responsibility:
  • Directs the interpretation and application of established human resource policies.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Employee Equity and Labor Relations for the counseling and discipline in accordance with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Recruitment, training, performance management and employee engagement
  • Management and facilitation of objectives and projects intended to promote the growth of Rowan Facilities.
  • Responsible for HR workflow and efficiency; project management
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build credibility by providing insight, sound judgement and guidance on HR and broader business objectives.
  • Partner with leaders on business design and organization.
  • Takes accountability for HR services delivery across facilities groups; acting as a change agent to implement positive cultural change.
  • Manages the first levels of employee relations and appropriately refers matters for labor counsel review. Employee and labor relations will be a primary function for this position.
  • Engages as needed, but at least monthly, with all shifts including second, third and weekend.
  • Identifies and delivers training needs for teams and individuals.
  • Works closely with Facilities leadership to improve working relationships and increase productivity and retention.
  • Participates in Facilities strategic planning and implementation of business needs; recommends appropriate decisions.
  • Applies human resources policies, practices and procedures to specific situations.
  • Responsible for the frontline recruitment efforts in collaboration with central HR including job postings, interviewing and onboarding.
  • Assist with performance management and performance evaluation.
  • Actively engage in safety and health initiatives especially related to workers compensation and OSHA.
  • Serves as the liaison to central HR for all functions including benefits, compensation, talent acquisition and employee relations.
  • Collaborates with Organizational Development to develop and deliver Facilities-specific training programs.
  • Ability to build strong relationships across entities to foster strong communication and active listening.
  • Excellent employee relations and negotiation skills; proficient in employee labor laws.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage difficult conversations and effectively manage challenging personalities.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of Rowan University and employees.
  • Proficient with HRIS systems, Microsoft Office suite and data analytics.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; ability to thrive in a multi-cultural environment.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Business Administration or related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years HR Business Partner experience with a strong emphasis in employee and labor relations.
  • HR certification preferred.
  • Only completed online applications submitted on or before the deadline will be considered.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S., and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Advertised: Nov 5 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 10 2021 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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