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Job ID: 184955

HR Business Partner - Human Resources
Tufts University

Date Posted May 3, 2022
Title HR Business Partner - Human Resources
University Tufts University
N. Grafton, MA, United States
Department Human Resources
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Human Resources


Human Resources helps Tufts fulfill its mission as a student-centered research university with policies and programs designed to attract, retain, and develop a skilled workforce. Although we are one department, we have organized our team members into dedicated focus areas.

What You'll Do

Under general supervision, the HR Business Partner provides trusted advice to assigned client groups designed to improve administrative effectiveness at Tufts. They are responsible for working with client management to develop and implement workforce plans and strategic, operational and tactical staff deployment/management strategies.  The HR Business Partner participates in regular client management strategy and project planning sessions to serve as a client thought partner. Applying broad knowledge of HR policies and practices, the HR Business Partner works on large-scale client-department projects and participates in other projects within the Human Resources department.


Essential Functions:


  • Assesses client needs and develops/introduces HR solutions or initiatives that support strategic business objectives to help move the organization forward, demonstrating thorough understanding of the department/division/school/campus culture, priorities and tactical realities while balancing the requests of the client with university policy and guidelines
  • Acts as an employee advocate, management coach, and change agent, leading initiatives proactively to support employee engagement and organization development
  • Responsible for leading projects related to client groups; participates in HR-sponsored projects and assignments utilizing broad HRBP/employment practice or knowledge
  • Communicates orally or in writing, project plans, initiatives, development projects, training materials as requested and as required internally/externally to HR
  • Assists client senior management in developing effective workforce plans, identifying potential staffing gaps and organizational development opportunities. Responsible for recruiting plans and oversees timely fulfillment of vacancies to support and sustain operating needs
  • Interprets and appropriately applies university policies to resolve complex employee relations issues

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements: 


  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of related experience
  • Solid understanding and demonstrable knowledge of employment laws, employee relations, compensation practices, organizational diagnosis and design, workforce planning, and sourcing
  • Experience resourcing people, funding, material, and support to achieve results.  Applies knowledge of internal structures, processes, and culture to resourcing efforts
  • Strong technology skills. Previous experience working ERP, project management, case management, and other HR administrative systems.  Previous experience with Microsoft software suite to include Word, PowerPoint, and Excel


Special Work Schedule Requirements:

  • May require attendance at meetings with clients at varied campus locations. 

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.


Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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