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Position Summary

CFU Human Resources Use Only Serves as collaborative business partner between the assigned Department and Human Resources (HR) to provide guidance and direction regarding University HR policies, values, benefits, compensation and applicable employment laws/regulations. Works on a consultative basis with unit leadership to improve upon HR practices to set unit up for success. Collaborates with hiring managers and advises based on current HR best practices. Provides basic employee relations support to the department in close consultation with the employee relations team.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Collaboration with the HR Organization

  • Works in close collaboration with HR to effectively and efficiently utilize the capabilities of the central HR organization.
  • Proactively partners with unit leadership to provide guidance and direction to the department managers regarding HR policies, values, benefits, compensation and applicable employment laws/regulations and policies.
  • Facilitates key HR initiatives that support departmental organizational vision.

Support of the assigned Unit

  • Provides basic employee relations support in conjunction with the assigned Employee Relations team member. May assist with departmental investigations as applicable.
  • Develops and delivers an education and training program to managers ensuring that management best practices are consistent across the departmental organization.
  • Helps facilitate difficult conversations between managers and employees; provides support with the process and documentation as required. Assists in the performance improvement process as needed.
  • Facilitates the employee on-boarding experience as part of a broader retention initiative.
  • Uses a data driven approach to develop and execute strategies to retain and develop employees within the department.
  • Defines and implements quality performance management process and attain successful outcomes demonstrated by a high performing workforce.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of succession planning across the Department.
  • Defines and implement diversity and inclusion initiatives which support the goals and objectives of the University.
  • Partners with department and Compensation to provide equity and market evaluations. Updates and evaluates job descriptions. Helps perform job evaluations and maintain overall department organizational structure. Works with Compensation in determining the potential need for creating new job descriptions when existing job descriptions do not meet the department needs.
  • Provides the department with advice and reporting on leaves and leave management and return to work best practices as necessary.

Staffing and Sourcing

  • Works with recruitment to develop and executes sourcing strategies for exempt and non-exempt hiring.
  • Assists with applicant screening and sourcing as necessary.
  • May work with vendor management to define and execute contractor-hiring strategies.
  • May oversees the on-boarding and off boarding of all staff and contract labor.

Performs other duties as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Labor Relations or Human Resources Management.
  • 10 years of prior Human Resources experience.
  • SPHR designation preferred.
  • Relevant industry-based HR experience.
  • Demonstrated abilities to include:
  • Knowledge of HR processes, policies and legal requirements.
  • Knowledge of employment laws and regulations including FLSA knowledge.
  • Talent management and organizational planning experience.
  • Demonstrated effective organizational and communication skills (written and verbal), ethics and cultural awareness.
  • Thorough knowledge of HR procedures and policies.
  • Handles confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
  • Resourceful, problem-solving aptitude and attitude.
  • Proven customer service skills and ability to be flexible, working with colleagues and peers as part of a cohesive team and interface professionally with all levels of internal customers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Learns quickly and adapt to new circumstances, rapidly adjusting to changes in priorities and demands on time.
  • Leads by defining and using metrics and key performance indicators.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, business, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior Human Resources experience.



Salary Range

$64,700.00 - $110,500.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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