The University of Maryland, Baltimore has an opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) to work as a liaison between Human Resources and the School of Social Work (SSW). The HRBP serves as a consultant to SSW faculty and staff on human resource related issues and is responsible for aligning University business objectives with employees and management. The successful HRBP assesses and anticipates HR-related needs and collaborates proactively with senior SSW leadership and Human Resources. The HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions to design, develop, and recommend strategic direction. The HRBP will report to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources with robust linkage to the SSW leadership team.
The School of Social Work is one of seven professional schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), an urban health, law, and human services campus. The School ranks among the top twenty schools of social work in the nation and has an enrollment of approximately 950 MSW students in two locations (Baltimore and Shady Grove, MD) and about 60 PhD students are also enrolled. We also host two national training and technical assistance centers, a Child Welfare Academy, a Center on Positive Schools, and over $35,000,000 in extramural projects, in all. At this time UM SSW has close to 300 employees.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Partners with school leadership to align HR strategy to business and set strategic goals/objectives to continually maintain a staff of well-trained, highly productive and motivated employees. Develops an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) to support the goals of the school and coordinate work efforts with central human resources.
Primary contact and liaison between SSW and Human Resources. Manages various human resources actions for faculty and staff within the school.
Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with HR to proactively identify trends and develop solutions, programs, and policies. Define and evaluate problems, and develops broad solutions and strategies for resolution. Manages the implementation of the solution and evaluates the outcome. Meet with SSW faculty/leadership and HR to resolve issues.
Consults with faculty, managers, and employees on policy and guidelines interpretation and practices of human resources programs. Provides day-to-day coaching to school leadership on a variety of actions to include employee relations issues, policy interpretation and application; talent management and development; and organizational design consultation.
Provide direction and counsel with regards to projects and day-to-day activities of HR within the school. Accountable for verification of accurate and complete paperwork is submitted in a timely manner.
Review business need of SSW staff requests and determine validity. Forward valid requests to HR for review.
Perform administrative duties such as staff supervision, performance evaluation, professional development, report formulation, and quality assurance.
Additional duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelors in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business, Communications, or related field required. Experience: Five (5) years of experience progressively working in building an extensive human resource background including the various human resources functional areas, such as benefits, recruitment, compensation, and employee relations. Supervisory: One (1) year of experience of direct supervision. Licensure/Certification: PHR/SPHR certification is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of various federal employment laws including, but not limited to, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Family and Medical Leave Act.
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
Ability to thrive in an ambiguous and changing environment.
Hiring Range : Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - 0000
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Social Work - Office of the Dean
Job Posting: Dec 3, 2018
Unposting Date: Jan 5, 2019, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 107761
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.