HR Business Partner Job at Georgetown University, Washington DC

  • Georgetown University
  • Washington DC

Job Description

HR Business Partner

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The HR Business Partner will be a key player in driving HR strategies, ensuring alignment with organizational goals, and enhancing the overall employee experience for employees and managers of the University campuses (Main Campus, Medical Center, Law Center and University Services). The HR Business Partner contributes to the execution and delivery of effective HR strategies, services, and programs to the campuses. Through collaboration and relationship building, the HR Business Partner, partners with the internal stakeholder departments assigned and works to identify critical issues and/or gaps and proposes and implements changes designed to support the goals of the campus, department or unit. In addition to core HR functions, this role places a strong emphasis on project management, HRIS systems proficiency, and the ability to develop and deliver effective training programs to stakeholders.

Reporting to the HR Director, Main Campus and University Services, the HR Business Partner has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Serve as a front-line resource for stakeholder areas to assist with navigating the broad range of human resources areas, including employment, staffing, compensation, employee relations, performance management, organizational development and employment law.
  • Collaborate with campus and department leaders to achieve the strategic goals of the department, campus and/or University.
  • Identify critical issues and/or gaps and propose and implement changes to department heads and leadership.
  • Serve as an expert consultant to department leaders on a wide variety of HR issues and consistently engage the appropriate HR subject matter expert or other University resource on respective matters.
  • Provide HR policy interpretation.
  • Set and manage stakeholder expectations and activity, including identifying and developing additional service opportunities and coordinating delivery of HR services.
  • Develop and provide customized information exchanges, trainings, and knowledge transfer sessions to meet stakeholder needs pertaining to HR issues, policies, and practices.
  • Partner with departments and the broader HR to identify opportunities to enhance the overall employee experience.

Work Interactions

Reporting to the HR Director, HR Business Partners, Main Campus and University Services, the HR Business Partner is a member of the University HR Business Partner team which is a part of the Department of Human Resources. Other units in the Department of HR include the Employee Relations & Engagement team, Employment Services, Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits, the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Hoya Kids Learning Center and Compensation and Classification.

This position has been designated as Hybrid 2 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: .

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as Hybrid 2 Days. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website: .

Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in human resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 5-8 years of progressive experience in Human Resources with a focus on employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation, project management, HRIS systems, and training development. Strong understanding of HR best practices, employment laws, and industry trends. Exceptional project management skills with a proven track record of successful implementation.
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems (Workday, PeopleSoft etc.) and advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, deliver, and assess training programs.

Preferred Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Master's degree strongly.
  • Prior experience working in a higher education environment.
  • HR professional certification SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.
  • Prior experience working in a client service environment, handling multiple external clients, and presenting ideas and programs to executives.

Personal Attributes:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker with a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptable and able to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledgeable in organizational development, training, faculty and staff assistance programs and benefits

Pay Range:

The projected salary or hourly pay range for this position which represents the full range of anticipated compensation is:
$54,616.00 - $100,493.33

Compensation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, the candidate's individual qualifications, experience, education, skills, and certifications, as well as the University's business needs and external factors.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. Documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or .

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website .

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law .


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website .

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