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Human Resources Business Partner / Generalist, 78235

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 19, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Office of Human Resources

Job Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is looking for a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to play an essential role in supporting our senior leaders, managers, and employees. The HRBP serves as a strategic and trusted advisor, supports an inclusive and dynamic culture and workforce, and pursues continuous improvement through knowledge, collaboration, and leadership. Acting as an interface between the College, Schools, and Divisions (CSDs) and the Office of Human Resources, your role will be to provide high quality, business focused and strategic level advice, guidance, and support. The HRBPs report centrally to the Office of Human Resources and will be assigned to units dedicated to education, research, service, engagement, student success, and University operations. As part of the Office of Human Resources, HRBPs can expect to work with an engaging, highly collaborative, and supportive team of HR professionals.

You will serve as the primary departmental resource for counsel and assist in the execution of HR programs and processes relative to workforce planning and design, recruiting and onboarding, career development and performance management, employee relations,, compensation and classification, HR programs and policy implementation, and organizational effectiveness, culture, and change management execution. Duties include but are not limited to:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Understands goals, objectives, and priorities of assigned College, School, or Division; identifying how HR can support and help drive business and organizational goals. Uses data to help identify areas for improvement and drive progress.
• Supports unit workforce planning & design by evaluating both current and future staffing needs in coordination with leadership through utilization of data analytics around forecasting and planning for staffing needs.
• Assists and guides managers to finalize hiring needs and collaborates with recruiters to fill campus vacancies; may participate in the interviewing and negotiations process.
• Drives CSD accountability for providing an engaging onboarding experience to set employees up for success.
• Oversees performance review/appraisal process, including training and communication with employees and managers.
• Recommends training or professional development in consultation with specialist and facilitates succession planning discussions to build people pipeline.
• Implements, communicates, and ensures compliance with Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, and government regulations to mitigate risk.
• Advises managers on employee relations matters such as coaching employee behavior and discipline, referring to senior management when appropriate and consulting with specialist when appropriate. Participates in disciplinary procedures and develops appropriate supporting documents, including investigations and related summaries.
• Proactively identifies and creatively problem solves to address workplace conflict.
• Collaborates as an inclusive and enthusiastic team player with the HR team and assigned CSDs to promote employee engagement and a positive work environment.
• Partners with managers and Compensation and Classification Specialist to conducts job audits, compensation analysis and Position Classification Questionnaire (PCQ) completion; including requests for pay changes.
• Identifies and implements workflow changes and process improvements to current HR programs and processes.
• Advises leadership on change management & organizational effectiveness opportunities, methods, and tools.
• Maintains electronic and physical employment files and updates them in real time to comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.
• As with all positions, involvement with other duties and responsibilities may be expected in order to support the mission and purpose of the University.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.
• 5 years of HR generalist or strategic partner experience.
• Considerable knowledge of HR legal and regulatory requirements, HR trends and leading practices.
• Successful experience showing an ability to build relationships, exercise good judgment, work in stressful and fast fast-paced environments, and solve problems collaboratively.
• Ability to provide professional and compliant feedback to all levels of the university including Executive and Senior staff.
• Experience using data to drive decisions
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate in an effective, positive manner with mangers and individual contributors in a team environment.
• Demonstrates a high level of professionalism, discretion, and confidentiality
• HR Certification

Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit eligible


Up to $65,000 commensurate with experience, education, and internal equity

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

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