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HR Business Partner

Apply now Job no: 502936
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Human Resources

Step into a workplace where passion meets possibility.

Our Human Resources Business Partner offers HR consultation and support to designated client groups at the University, transforming strategies into impactful actions. Leveraging an understanding of various HR functions, they provide both operational and tactical support to their assigned areas. They also regularly liaise with other HR functions; including Employment, Benefits, Compensation, and Employee Relations, ensuring comprehensive and cohesive HR services. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

This position is a Grade: 9-40 with an approximate salary range of $54,390-$66,190 and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications

Lehigh University offers a comprehensive and family friendly benefits package which includes but is not limited to Health Care, Retirement and Educational benefits. Information can be found on our website

1. Consulting

•Work with area administrators to determine needs, goals, strategies and challenges
•Work closely with the central HR team to implement goals and strategies designed for their specific area
•Advise area leadership on basic HR matters forwarding specialty requests or significant concerns to central HR teams
•Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation

2. Operational and Strategic Support

•Work closely with Talent Acquisition to build talent strategies, processes and communication around hiring, onboarding and offboarding
•Work closely with Learning Design and Development to design and implement training plans
•Work closely with Employee Relations and Performance Management to address performance issues
•Work closely with Compensation to create and review position descriptions, process position re-evaluations and re-organizations, and review salary positioning
•Work closely with Benefits to answer basic policy and practice questions
•Work closely with Human Resources on succession planning needs and assessments
•Stay informed on necessary HR related rules and regulations from the DOL, EEOC, etc.
•Help to develop and maintain employment practices and procedures related to Post-Docs, Pre-Docs and Researchers
•Serve as an area expert on the the Talent Management system

3. Liaising

•Facilitate a close working relationship between HR and assigned area
•Work closely with all HR specialists, building a strong knowledge base of each discipline
•Conducts regular meetings with assigned areas of responsibility

4. Compile, analyze, and report on data

•Use a variety of software products and digital tools to make data driven decisions 
•Perform data analysis; related to area trends and provide recommendations
•Prepare meaningful and attractive data sets for various audiences in various formats. Present such data at applicable meetings and training
•Prepare standard reports; quarterly, annually, and on as needed basis while auditing data to ensure accuracy and completeness
•Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and procedures

Special Considerations

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist  

The duties of this position may allow the employee to work partially remote as deemed appropriate by their supervisor 


•Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or a related field

•Three to five years of related work experience

•SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or PHR or SPHR credential is preferred

•Experience in an College/University setting is preferred

•Combinations of education, certifications, skills, and the preferred experience will be considered

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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