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Associate HR Partner

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/02/22

Job Description

University Human Resource Services welcomes applications for an Associate Human Resources Partner, an exciting opportunity for a HR professional to join our collaborative and goal-oriented team at Ball State University.

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function: Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Partner, facilitate and oversee UHRS processes such as employment advertising, metrics, and reports; serve as an HR liaison for assigned customer areas. Advise and counsel employees, supervisors, and administrators regarding university policies and state and federal laws and regulations that impact the human resources functions. Provide guidance regarding talent acquisition, retention, classification, compensation and other related Human Resources matters. Serve on and lead HR project teams.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; an Associate’s degree and two additional years of experience or four years of additional work experience will be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree. At least one year of experience (either full or part-time) in an office and/or professional setting, with some experience in human resources.


Human Resources Expertise

  • Serves as the HR subject matter expert to managers
  • Applies and interprets policies and procedures across organization
  • Applies compliance knowledge to protect organization
  • Implements solutions within designated area of responsibility
  • Seeks ways to proactively improve organizational processes and outcomes
  • Applies experience and expertise to research solutions
  • Reports trends to senior leadership
  • Recommends policy changes to support business needs

Ethical Practice

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with the difficult decisions made by management.
  • Enforces policies consistently & advocates for exceptions when necessary.
  • Maintains employee confidentiality throughout appropriate business processes.
  • Takes immediate and appropriate action regarding reports of unethical behavior or conflicts of interests.

Leadership & Navigation

  • Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and initiative.
  • Listens actively to identify potential challenges or solutions.
  • Seeks new ways to improve and recommends improvements to HR processes, transactions & outcomes.

Business Acumen

  • Identifies inefficiencies and provides process improvement recommendations.
  • Develops knowledge of HR metrics.
  • Develops familiarly with business terms and acronyms.

Consultation

  • Develops HR and business process improvement solutions.
  • Gathers and analyzes facts and data for business solutions.
  • Provides guidance to managers regarding HR practices.

Critical Evaluation

  • Maintains objectivity during critical evaluation process.
  • Engages in preliminary analysis of collected data and reports findings to senior HR staff.
  • Develops knowledge in the use of data, evidence-based research, benchmarks, HR and business metrics to facilitate decision-making.

Interpersonal Communication

  • Listens actively to understand stakeholder concerns at the operational level.
  • Demonstrates support for HR organizational initiatives in communication with stakeholders.
  • Notifies upper management of appropriate issues or concerns.

    Inclusive Excellence

  • Assists with implementation of diversity/culture programs.
  • Employs cultural sensitivity in communicating with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates willingness to develop and grow understanding of global and cultural effectiveness

Relationship Management

  • Listens effectively to potential issues before reacting with solutions.
  • Develops a network of contacts both within the organization and with external partners serving the organization.
  • Develops a strong and positive reputation both internally and externally as a neutral and approachable HR representative.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, Paralegal Studies, Legal Studies, or a related field. Work experience in human resources performing work related to the recruitment function. Experience working in higher education or the public sector. CCP; PHR or SPHR certification.

Apply online at: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/29717. Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Kate Stoss and Diane Drake. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through March 16, 2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...