The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) invites national applications for the position of Human Resource Business Partner (Director, Human Resources). We seek individuals who will contribute strategic perspectives and leadership in directing a comprehensive human resource program for the school. Located on the flagship campus of the Indiana University system, SPH-B has more than 200 faculty and 78 staff in five departments. We are in a period of profound growth, as we have hired more than 30 new tenure-track faculty in the last three years. Indiana University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals and the LOTUS World Festival of Music to quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all. As SPH-B continues its rapid research expansion, there has not been a more exciting time to join the school.
Direct a comprehensive human resources program for the School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) at Indiana University. This position will provide leadership, expertise, and administrative direction in all aspects of academic faculty and staff human resource functions, such as recruitment, classification, compensation, staff training and development, onboarding, employee engagement, performance management, and employee relations corrective action issues. This individual must be fiscally driven, logical, and process minded, yet relational and skilled in HR best practices. A mission-critical goal of the position is to be proactive in applying strategic HR metrics measuring and managing recruitment and retention, among other essential HR functions.
Core responsibilities include developing streamlined processes for all HR transactions and workflow; participating in and guiding the development of internal policies and procedures; and creating standard operating procedures, templates, and tools. The director strives to build strong relationships that emphasize a collaborative approach to supporting SPH-B units for HR services. Highly team based, the director is both process driven and people centric. Additional responsibilities include advising and counseling the dean, executive associate dean, assistant dean of operations, chairs, directors, managers, faculty, and staff employees; liaising with and serving as point person for all human resource matters to university offices, such as University Human Resource Services, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Office of Institutional Equity, University General Counsel, and Office of International Services; participating in the strategic short- and long-range planning in support of the vision and mission of SPH-B with regards to personnel management, development, and organizational structure; serving on a variety of school committees; and serving as the SPH-B personnel approver. The director is responsible for awareness, interpretation, communication, and compliance of university, federal, and state human resource policies and procedures and will report to the dean.
Core Level Competencies
Values Differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Instills Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Ensures accountability: Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Career Level Competencies
Situational Adaptability (Advanced); Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.
Manages Complexity (Advanced): Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Action Oriented (Career): Action Oriented
Optimizes Work Processes (Career): Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Nimble Learning (Core): Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both success and failures as learning fodder.
Communicates Effectively (Core): Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Bachelor's degree and seven years of progressively responsible experience in multiple human resource disciplines or related experience.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
SHRM-SCP/SPHR verification within two years of hire date.
Excellent collaboration and team building skills. Effective conflict management skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Demonstrated project management skills. Develops and delivers effective presentations. Strong verbal communication and listening skills. Effective leadership skills. Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback. Demonstrated knowledge of key principles and practices of HR including talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation practices, compliance with federal and state laws. Experience in working with organization's leaders advising and coaching supporting and driving strategy to build and support effective teams. Demonstrated effective coaching and consulting skills.
Degree in Human Resources. Master's degree. Robust knowledge of academic recruitment and reappointment procedures is a plus.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.