HR Generalist - Business Partner (2 positions to be filled) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Job Description:




HR Generalist - Business Partner (2 positions to be filled)

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

This position is a pay grade 17. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category:



Human Resources

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Educational and Experience Requirement:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field. Three years of experience in Human Resources or a related field. Master's degree and certifications in human resources and mediation preferred. Education can be considered in lieu of experience.

Nature & Purpose of Position:

Provides professional level Human Resources (HR) support in functional areas including, but not limited to, organizational design, classification, compensation, employment, employee relations, and performance management. Collaborates with University leaders to align HR strategy to business objectives and University strategic initiatives. Proactively identifies and responds to business unit HR needs and serves as a resource with employment policies, procedures, and practices. In partnership across HR functions, delivers value-added service to management and employees. Provides employee relations coordination and support to management and employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

Acts as a liaison between HR and leadership in University divisions, colleges, and departments, ensuring strategic employment related needs are met. Coordinates with HR subject matter experts to address business unit needs. Consults with leaders, provides HR guidance and policy interpretation when appropriate. Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations. Supports supervisors with the performance management process, including guidance for setting goals and expectations, delivering performance feedback, identifying behavioral indicators, and creating staff development plans or opportunities. Assists employees in resolving employee relations issues through explaining options and the grievance and complaint processes, policies, and procedures. Assists managers in addressing supervisory concerns and resolving employee relations issues with staff. Recommends, reviews, monitors, and tracks all institutional disciplinary actions for HR reporting. Prepares and gives presentations and trainings related to employee relations, organizational design, and other HR functions, policies, procedures, and best practices. Identifies legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting HR functions. Ensures HR policies, procedures, and reporting are compliant. Provides guidance, interpretation of policy, and training to the University community to resolve disputes at the lowest administrative level. Serves as a back up to the Deputy Title IX Representative for investigations of potential employee discrimination matters. Uses surveys, interviews, and other studies to conduct research regarding HR policies, compensation, and other employee issues. Determines work priorities, evaluates work in progress, and ensures the meeting of deadlines. Analyzes trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and policies. Plays a key role in the management and implementation of HR related projects and initiatives. Ensures ongoing departmental initiatives are within existing University policy and coordinated with other key stakeholders internal and external to HR. Performs other related duties and assists in other areas of HR as assigned.

Other Specifications:

Interacts with all levels of leadership regarding legal compliance, employee discipline, terminations, and negotiated separations. Knowledge of University policies and procedures; and local, state, and federal laws. Must be able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, applicants, and other university departments, vendors, and off campus agencies on procedural and policy matters. Handles sensitive and confidential information ensuring compliance with University and system policies, and State and Federal legal requirements. Requires independent judgment, initiative, attention to detail and accuracy in all assignments, and strong analytical, problem-solving, and customer service skills. Position requires the ability to:

  • coach/advise employees and management through sensitive personnel issues with tact and skill to resolve conflict and seek workable solutions.

  • apply processes for influencing performance management.

  • conduct individual and/or group facilitations to foster effective communication and healthy workplace relationships among employees and management.

  • investigate work-related or compliance issues and prepare summary reports, conclusions, and recommendations.

  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and administrators at all levels of the organization.

  • use reason, de-escalation, and conflict resolution techniques to manage difficult or emotional situations.

  • present facts and recommendations verbally and in writing.

  • work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • write/edit documents and correspondence with accuracy.

  • prepare and present training programs and materials.

  • gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.

  • use computerized systems for work processing, spreadsheet applications, and data bases to retrieve and analyze data and/or create reports.

  • coordinate activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies.

Travel to other SHSU campuses and conferences may be required according to department needs. Position may require Title IX training and mediation certification.
Full Time Part Time:

Full Time


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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