Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 3418482
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Human Resources

Human Resources Strategic Partner (College of Health and Human Development, Penn State Law and The School of International Affairs)

Penn State is seeking an experienced human resource professional to lead the Human Resources (HR) function for the College of Health and Human Development, Penn State Law and The School of International Affairs.

As a member of Penn State Human Resources and through serving as Strategic Partner to the College of Health and Human Development, Penn State Law and The School of International Affairs, the successful candidate will provide strategic HR leadership, foster innovation, help to deliver organizational improvements, and provide change management support. The Strategic Partner will ensure the alignment and execution of unit-level HR strategy established by the units' strategic plans. They will also align this to the University-level HR mission and strategy to enhance organizational and individual employee excellence and success.

As a member of Penn State Human Resources, you will be joining a team of individuals who have the ambition to help Penn State succeed. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission and are critical to our success. Just as we are committed to a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to a diverse working community. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

The Ideal candidate will have:
  • Exceptional technical skills and management abilities
  • A passion for delivering high-quality service
  • The ability to develop and mentor staff
  • The ability to manage large-scale projects with diverse groups of people
  • The ability to work both independently and cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, and administrators

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree and HR experience in higher education is preferred. Experience in HR management and leadership in recruitment and compensation, performance management, employee relations, and organizational development is required. A thorough knowledge of employment and labor laws is necessary.

Demonstrated competencies in the following areas will be required:
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Collaborative and flexible decision-making style
  • Commitment to fostering diversity and equal opportunity
  • Vision to assess and proactively lead organizational change based on changing needs

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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