HR Business Partner

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 Sep 2023

Posting Information
Posting Information

Department SOP-Human Resources-450183
Career Area Human Resources
Posting Open Date 09/13/2023
Application Deadline 09/27/2023
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title HR Business Partner
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 00055610
Vacancy ID NF0007332
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range $52,273 – $64,530
Proposed Start Date 11/06/2023

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( ) is one of six health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine, Social) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students and 145 graduate students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan ( ).
Our Vision is to be the global leader in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Our Mission is to prepare leaders and innovators to solve the world’s most pressing health care challenges. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.

Position Summary
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
This position serves as consultant for assigned divisions within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and provides advice, guidance, and counsel on a variety of HR issues for all position types (SHRA, EHRA Non-Faculty, Faculty, temporary employees, postdocs, students, unpaid interns, visiting scholars) to include, but not limited to, recruitment, classification, compensation, metrics/reporting, and benefits.
This position works proactively to anticipate needs and future challenges for its assigned divisions and provide expertise and guidance on how to navigate complex HR issues to mitigate risks. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate high degree of autonomy and independent judgement in performing the position duties.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
- Knowledge of relevant employment law and HR best practices;
- Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and in writing;
- Ability to adapt own communication style to the audience;
- Ability to handle multiple complex, confidential and sensitive HR issues;
- Strong influencing and negotiation skills;
- Ability to exercise independent judgement;
- Ability to analyze the entirety of the situation and recommend the best course of action despite ambiguity and pressure;
- Ability to think outside the box and offer creative solutions;
- Excellent time-management, organization and prioritization skills;
- Accuracy and attention to detail;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Customer service focused attitude;
- Ability to collaborate with others and work as part of the team.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
- Prefer three years or greater of professional level human resources experience in an academic setting;
- Experience in client consultation and some combination of the following HR disciplines: recruitment and hiring, classification and compensation, employee relations, benefits and work-life programs;
- Knowledge of UNC policies, business processes and systems (ConnectCarolina, PeopleAdmin, LawLogix, TIM);
- Advanced Excel user
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

Special Instructions
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
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Department Contact Name and Title Brian Lawrence HR Business Partner
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