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HR Business Partner

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Northeastern University Employee Benefits

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title HR Business Partner
Requisition Number STFR003846
Division/College Human Resources Management
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 12
Posting Date 03/02/2018

The HR Business Partner will serve as a consultant to leaders of teams within a school, college or organization. The selected candidate will be responsible for leading and influencing HR activities within scope in terms of talent assessment, performance management, and development of employees and teams. The HR Business partner will act as a broker and conduit for HR services (talent acquisition, compensation, learning and development etc), and will partner with HR Council Of Excellence colleagues to meet the needs of the organization they support. Additionally, they will serve as the HR consultant on employee relations matters within scope including interpretation of policy and practice, by applying HR best practices and ensuring compliance with university policy and practice, as well as employment and labor law.


*Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience.
*5+ years of broad HR practitioner experience within complex organizations.
*Proven ability to establish credibility, build relationships and act as a strategic partner to clients.
*Experience in strategic workforce planning, assessment and analysis of talent and teams.
*Excellent consultative and influencing skills.
*Demonstrated ability to work with process and data to continuously improve service.
*Extensive knowledge of applicable state and federal employment and labor laws and governmental compliance requirements.
*Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills with an emphasis on expressing clear, concise and tactful information.
*Must effectively represent the University to diverse audiences.
*Considerable knowledge of state and federal employment and labor laws and University/HRM policies and practices.
*Ability to organize and prioritize work and influence and coach at appropriate levels.
*Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
*Demonstrated high level of initiative and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
*Strong project management, organizational and time management skills.

Additional Information

This position requires a background check. We are currently looking to fill three HR Business Partner positions.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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