People and Culture Business Partner


Position Title

People and Culture Business Partner


Office of People and Culture

Position Reports to

Assistant VP of People and Culture

Effective Date

December 1, 2023


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

The Business Partner is fully dedicated to internal clients across the campus as well as external clients, such
as job applicants and employee benefit carriers. This individual has broad knowledge across all aspects of
human resources including but not limited to recruiting, compensation, benefits, employee relations,
employee recognition, wellness and training and development. This is a 12-month, full-time, exempt
position reporting to the Assistant VP of People & Culture. 


Supervisory Responsibilities



  • Acts as a single point of contact for the faculty and staff within the respective campus units assigned
  • Proactively supports the delivery of HR processes at the client’s point of need. This includes areas such as salary, benefits, recruiting, leave approvals, etc.
  • Personally visits client units to build strong relationships with faculty and staff
  • Assist campus units with recruiting key talent
  • Identifies new opportunities where HR can add value to the client/department
  • Provides expert advice and coaching to supervisors/managers/employees when appropriate
  • Assist department managers/directors with compensation and HR information on an as needed basis
  • Reviews and benchmarks the internal and external environment to improve HR policies and initiatives
  • Maintains knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends, particularly those in an academic setting
  • Manages specific projects as determined in the annual HR operational plan
  • Participates in functional and cross-functional projects
  • Works with HR Team members so service levels are covered in the event of the absence of any team member
  • Works closely with our campus partners to provide HR services as needed: Controllers Office, Academic Affairs, Financial Affairs, Information Technology
  • Processes benefit carrier invoices for assigned areas. This includes reconciliation of monthly billing invoices with carriers and accounting
  • Processes all changes to employee records and/or positions, including salary, benefits, position ID’s, vacation payouts, etc.
  • Reports changes in enrollment and benefit selections to various carriers for those employees in respective campus units
  • Assists in other human resources projects and reports as required to meet the demands of the University

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Passion for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts
  • Previous experience in Human Resources position, preferable in a generalist role
  • Ability to successfully balance and manage multiple tasks in an active, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, and fiscal management skills
  • 3 years of relevant experience in areas of responsibility
  • Experience with HRIS Information Systems

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, sociology or psychology

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach
  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your resume and completed JU application to Fonnie Baarmand at