Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SR HRBP)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 28 Aug 2022

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Working Title Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SR HRBP)
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position No
Posting Number 202201197AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Prof/Indiv Contrib III
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $95,000 - $112,500
Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 08/28/2022
Description of Work Unit
Colorado State University is a large land-grant research institution employing over 10,000 full and part-time faculty, exempt and non-exempt professionals, classified staff and student employees. The University’s Human Resources Department is led by the Vice President of Human Resources and has responsibility for wide-ranging activities including, but not limited to: all employee benefits; payroll; compensation; Human Resources service center; recruitment, employment selection and classification for State Classified personnel as well as general oversight of the State Personnel System within the University; employee relations; personnel policy development and interpretation; employee records and personnel action processing; and the human resource management information system (HRIS). We are a department that values collegiality. Ongoing and positive interactions among Human Resources staff, and across campus with faculty, staff, and students, contribute to our department’s supportive and open culture of inquiry, as well as to our commitment to collaboration and professional development.
Position Summary
The Senior Human Resources Business Partner (SR HRBP) advises on and provides advanced expertise on a broad range of Human Resource matters. This individual provides HR leadership, collaborates with various organizational departments and partners directly with leadership to provide professional and advanced HR services. The Senior HRBP engages in complex employee relations management, develops, and delivers professional development and training opportunities for supervisors, managers and HR personnel, and professionally guides and engages in initiatives such as talent acquisition, investigating workplace concerns, mentoring programs, climate and engagement initiatives and recognition platforms. This individual is accountable for administering and supporting policies, procedures and programs that will develop and sustain an inclusive, collaborative, and high-performing workforce.
The SR HRBP provides HR leadership, expertise, and guidance, and promotes and supports a collaborative team environment, informed by the CSU Principles of Community. They partner heavily with leadership to ensure alignment and understanding of the needs of the departments and the HR services required to meet those needs. This individual assists in the mentoring of other HR partners and liaisons to ensure HR acumen and competency exist at all levels across the University. The SR HRBP will be assigned as primary contact for operational units and/or colleges across the university and will lead campus-wide initiatives. Must be able to effectively lead with influence rather than by positional authority.
Required Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Human Resources, Business, Public Administration or closely related field or Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of professional HR experience in employee relations and performance management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in building partnerships and influencing cross-functional teams and leaders
  • Proven ability to manage multiple assignments, priorities and projects in a demanding environment
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner
  • Ability to create mutually acceptable solutions and build consensus
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills while creating and maintaining credibility
  • Highest degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Higher Education, public sector or large, complex organization Human Resources and DE&I experience
  • Experience working in a labor relations role and advising management on best practices
  • Seven (7)+ years of broad HR experience in large, complex public or private organizations
  • Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and ability multi-task
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills conducting workplace investigations
  • A highly collaborative leadership style with experience building relationships and influence at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in developing and delivering professional development and training opportunities for supervisors, leaders, or human resources personnel
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category HR Advisement and Employee Relations
Duty/Responsibility
  • Provide advice and coaching techniques to managers and supervisors regarding employee relations and employee advocacy through the application of personnel practices, policies and state and federal employment laws
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees to reduce legal risks and ensure regulatory compliance, with the ability to partner with legal team when necessary
  • Provide advice on matters of administrative or operational significance
  • Use judgement and discretion to advise and counsel managers and supervisors on employee relations matters
  • Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations; assist in the investigation and resolution of grievances and complaints
  • Act as a resource and work in partnership with the HR team to ensure HR-related work is aligned with all other HR deliverables
  • Conduct meetings to discuss unresolved issues and explore alternative solutions; recommend a course of action to involved parties
  • Work closely with HR and departmental teams to provide input, support initiatives, and share best practices to improve operational effectiveness
  • Provide training and assistance to managers and supervisors on the proper use of the performance management program
  • May serve as appointing authority for State Classified employees
Percentage Of Time 65
Job Duty Category Analyzing, Reporting and Recordkeeping
Duty/Responsibility
  • Prepare reports of investigation findings; keep track and report on trends
  • Maintain records related to complaints and other related issues
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with various leaders, to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Track and report State Classified Performance Management metrics
Percentage Of Time 15
Job Duty Category Representing HR and University
Duty/Responsibility
  • Develop, deliver, and coordinate organizational development and training services for various departments and individual executive coaching needs
  • Coordinate with various departments and HR to implement services, policies and programs that will support a high-performing workforce
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with internal costumers (managers, supervisors and leaders) to deliver HR value-added solutions, and act as the point of contact for employees on HR matters
  • Develop, deliver and coordinate tactical and strategic professional development for HR partners and liaisons
  • Provide guidance and support to with senior organizational leadership in the execution of strategic operational objectives
Percentage Of Time 20

Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply please provide a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, resume and contact information for 3 professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Melinda Camp melinda.camp@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu .
Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education .
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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