Human Resources Business Partner, R20068

Bellevue, WA

Posted: 8/31/20
Deadline: 11/25/20

About This Organization

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

Job Duties

Employee Relations
Provides collaboration, thought partnership, coaching, and support on all types of employee relations issues and works promptly with key partners to resolve conflict, mitigate associate and organizational risk, and maintain high levels of performance and retention. Provide information, interpretation, advice, training, and counsel to management and employees regarding human resources matters. Respond to questions and issues from employees and management regarding workplace concerns, appropriate corrective and disciplinary actions, dispute resolution, and performance management. Conduct investigations of reported employee misconduct and prepare or assist supervisors prepare documentation for college response. Serve as facilitator/mediator when appropriate. Track and manage the employee relation case cycle – from initial discussions to formal/informal resolution.

Talent Management
Provides direction and support on a multitude of talent management activities to support the College’s efforts in hiring excellent and diverse talent. Work with department managers and supervisors to develop effective recruitment and hiring strategies. Review job duties, qualifications and knowledge, skills, and abilities to create appropriate recruitment tools. Monitor and ensure compliance with college, state and federal regulations. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external constituents. Provide training to employees and supervisors on hiring processes, procedures and legal requirements. Assist in the collection, verification, analysis and reporting of human resource information.

Audit new, vacant and occupied unclassified and classified positions. Conduct comprehensive review of position’s responsibilities. Interpret and allocate positions to appropriate classification system applying appropriate definitions and knowledge of Washington state and Bellevue College’s classification and compensation system. Interpret rules, FLSA and other statutes. Explain review results to employee, supervisor and employing official. Prepare notification to employee of review finding. Provide training to managers and supervisors on classification and compensation system and processes. Assists departments in applicable collective bargaining agreements, laws, policies, and procedures.

Labor Relations
In collaboration with Director of Labor Relations, provide information, advice, and counsel to managers, supervisors, and staff regarding collective bargaining agreements; workplace concerns; performance management; supervision; and compliance in a union setting. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with union representatives, employees, managers and supervisors.

Provide interpretation, information and advice regarding college policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements, laws, rules, and regulations that may impact the college. Work with appropriate counsel and VP on legal issues.

Complete special assignments and projects as required. Develop and provide formal training in areas of expertise. Maintain knowledge on current developments and practices in human resources. Provide backup to HR staff as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Three years of progressively responsible professional-level human resource experience.

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