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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Human Resources  Business Partner


 KPU offers all learners opportunities to achieve success in a diverse range of programs that blend theory and practice, critical understanding, and social and ethical awareness necessary for good citizenship and rewarding careers.  KPU strives to implement initiatives that will attract, support, engage, and retain KPU’s people and create an environment where all employees see themselves as contributing to student learning.
 
JOB OVERVIEW: HUMAN RESOURCES BUSINESS PARTNER
The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is accountable for and provides comprehensive human resource consulting services to an assigned client group. This position is specifically accountable for senior administrative and client operational/consultation activities related to core client service in HR management functions. Service objectives include relevant, timely client support, effective application of HR practices and options, and fostering fair management/employee practices and collegial relationships. The HRBP engages clients in practices that link employee and department needs to organizational direction, goals and objectives. This position problem-solves, works in collaboration with the Centres of Excellence (COEs), and takes initiative to meet the University’s and HR departmental goals and objectives.

KPU is currently looking for 2 HR Business Partners, one permanent and one that will be for a temporary period of approximately 15 months.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related field. CPHR designation considered an asset.
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible HR generalist experience in a large, complex multi-union organization, including experience in recruitment, benefits, human resources advice, administration and interpretation of collective agreements, and human resources information systems (HRIS). Must be comfortable reading and interpreting collective agreement language.
  • Preference for HR experience gained in the public sector and/or post-secondary.
  • Experience supporting and fostering equitable, diverse and inclusive environments.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMPETENCIES
  • Developed skills in coaching managers, facilitation, and relationship management.
  • Direct experience and proven track-record in the delivery of processes, tools, and programs.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and HRIS software.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with employees and the public on a diverse range of matters. Proven conflict resolution skills which incorporate a strategic and collaborative approach to employee relations issues in alignment with KPU’s goals and objectives.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Proven ability to identify and recommend creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with considerable independence, initiative and discretion.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, with the proven ability to prioritize based on organizational requirements, and to meet the demands of a high-volume portfolio.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment, tact and discretion when dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to advise, recommend and present requirements and solutions to complex problems and manage ambiguity.
  • Ability to promote and contribute to team goals, and achieve objectives ensuring optimal use of resources; and demonstrated professionalism, integrity, ethical behaviour and commitment to the values of KPU.
  • Self-starter who thrives in a fun, dynamic and action-oriented environment
  • Intercampus travel is required. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
 
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Salary Information
The compensation range is the span between the minimum and maximum base salary (as listed) for a position.  Approximately halfway between the minimum and the maximum represents an employee that possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience for the position.  In the normal course, employees will be hired, transferred or promoted between the minimum and approximately halfway of the salary range for a job. Annual salary increases are available through participation in the Administrative Performance Management program

Why Join KPU?
  • Recognized as one of B.C.'s Top Employers  
  • KPU is committed to actively fostering an equitable and inclusive working environment
  • Competitive compensation  
  • Hybrid environment, flexible work around core hours
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan – College Pension Plan
  • Extended Medical, Dental, Healthcare Spending Account, Sick Leave, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Optional Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Emergency Travel Assistance, Employee and Family Assistance Program, Teledoc
  • Professional Development Days: up to 10 days paid per year
  • Maternity and parental leave top-up
  • Generous vacation package
  • Campus work environment, outdoor sitting areas and nearby walking trails
  • Campus athletic and fitness centers with a variety of instructor-led classes
  • Tuition waiver program – eligible to waive tuition costs of courses at KPU equivalent to 3 credits per semester
  • Inhouse training and development
  • Networking and social events such as KPU Day, Holiday Social etc.
  • Intercampus shuttle
  • Access to automotive, horticulture, brewery and other programs’ services
  • Clubs: Jeopardy, Toastmasters, E-sports, Ted Talks etc.
  • Library and Bookstore (discounts)  
  • **Benefits may vary if the position is temporary or part-time**

Employee Group: Administration/Management
Workplace Type: Hybrid
# of openings: 2
Pay Level: 8 – Administrative Salary Grid - $72,008 to $105,612
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Travel Frequency: Occasional travel between campuses is required.
External Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Competition ID: 3281

Does this role sound like it was made for you, yet you don’t check every box?
We at KPU understand that experiences and qualifications may look differently for everyone and, if this job description is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply.

Note to Applicants:
Kwantlen Polytechnic University welcomes and encourages applications from equity deserving groups and diverse experiences including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ community.

If there are any barriers that you are experiencing or an accommodation that we can provide to support you through the application process, please reach out to us at humanresources@kpu.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check.  

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