• Senior Human Resources Business Partner

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open Until Filled
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St Paul
    Human Resources - Business Affairs
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Term Appointment Staff
    Benefits Eligible



    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Senior Human Resources Business Partner within the Office of Human Resources. 


    This is a temporary, benefits eligible position. The position is expected to last at least one year, depending on the business needs of the department.


    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.



    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



    The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will serve as a trusted advisor to assigned business leaders and members of their departments across the university to optimize the delivery of Human Resources services.  This position will understand the culture, business goals and strategic priorities of assigned departments in order to introduce HR solutions or initiatives to help build organizational effectiveness and high employee engagement.  This position consults and provides support and acts as a resource to leaders on employee relations, recruiting, benefits, compensation, performance management, and employee and organization development needs.  This role includes serving as an employee advocate, leadership coach and change agent.  This position reports to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources. 

    • Develops strong working relationships with assigned organization leaders and understands assigned department strategic priorities and initiatives.  Provide advice and counsel to employees and leaders on employee relations matters; investigate issues and facilitate effective resolution.
    • Provide guidance and interpretation of University policies and procedures to employees and leaders, ensuring equitable, consistent and correct application and administration of policies, and compliance with state and federal employment regulations.  
    • Works closely with the appropriate department heads on their department’s organizational development needs. Provides consultation on department structure, change management and strategic human resources strategies.
    • Conducts training to assigned departmental groups in response to identified needs.  Works in consultation with the Training Specialist to determine professional development needs for individual units.   
    • Lead and participate in a variety of projects to support the Human Resources department (e.g. policy updates, HR process improvement, HR metrics)


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Eight years of professional work experience in Human Resources with knowledge in multiple HR core areas, (employee relations, labor relations, training and development, compensation and benefits)   
    • Demonstrated experience in solving complex problems, ability to make sound judgement and ability to form strong interpersonal relationships  


    Preferred  Qualifications

    • Highly developed analytical skills strongly preferred



    This is a temporary, benefits eligible position. The position is expected to last at least one year, depending on the business needs of the department.


    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.


    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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