HR Partner II

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources and Inclusive Community (HRIC) at the University of Denver is led by the Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Inclusive Community who reports directly to the Senior Vice-Chancellor for Business, Finance and Administration. The Office of Human Resources and Inclusive Community is responsible for developing and delivering a broad range of services in support of the University's mission, vision, and strategies. The Office of Human Resources and Inclusive Community is evolving from a traditional operational and service orientation into a highly effective strategic unit advancing the broader strategic aims of the University.

Position Summary

This position will provide human resources consultation and support to designated larger complex academic units and/or non-academic divisions at the University of Denver that include staffing, employee development, performance management, employee relations and compensation. In addition, this position will collaborate with the divisional leadership and HRIC in the overall strategic planning, developing, and implementing human resources practices and programs that support the divisions business needs and help advance the University's Strategic Plan, Impact 2025.

Essential Functions

  • Provide support and serve as liaison between larger complex academic units and/or non-academic, divisions and HRIC by consulting with and providing guidance and interpretation to divisional
    leadership on HR related items to talent management including workforce planning, recruiting,
    onboarding and other HR functions as necessary.
  • Coordinate HR functions by balancing the needs of the division with the strategic goals of the
    institution and HRIC.
  • Act as a strategic partner  to divisions, colleges and units.
  • In conjunction with HRIC, provides day-to-day performance management guidance and counsel to
    senior leadership and other supervisors within the division to ensure consistent application of the
    institutions performance management guidelines.
  • Provide employee relations counseling and guidance to divisional managers and employees in
    conjunction with central human resources partnerships office.
  • Assist in developing and implementing HR policies and procedures including the employee
    handbook and related policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Local, State and Federal
    Labor and Employment Law.
  • Work closely with divisional leadership, managers, supervisors, and employees to improve working
    relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and employee retention.
  • Work with divisional leadership to identify training needs and deliver learning programs to levels
    of staff within the division from entry level employees to executive level coaching needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong consulting skills and application of effective organization design, workforce planning,
    recruiting, selection, on-boarding, performance management, employee relations and delivering
    learning programs.
  • Working knowledge and application of employment laws including but not limited to EEO, FLSA,
    FMLA, etc.
  • Workplace investigation experience.
  • Demonstrated presentation skills to deliver effective programs related to human resource
    initiatives, programs, and updates to all levels of employees and management including online
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills including ability to interact and
    communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
  • Ability to work effectively in an inclusive environment with population and varying work styles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships both inside and
    outside of the division.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and across teams with a focus on
    service orientation.
  • Customer-focused orientation with a high level of professionalism and discretion.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Four (4) to Seven (7) years of experience working in a human resource generalist or human resource business
    partner capacity.
  • Experience analyzing Human Resources trends and metrics in developing solutions, programs and
  • Highly proficient in use of HRIS, PowerPoint, Excel and collaboration software such as Teams, Zoom, etc.,

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous higher education work experience, or exposure to higher education or experience
    working in a complex matrixed organization.
  • A Master's Degree in Human Resources or related field.
  • Certification in Human Resource Management from the Human Resource Certification Institute
  • (HRCI), or Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often, and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on August 15, 2022.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 11.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $76,000 - $82,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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