Ellucian HR Business Partner, Senior in Reston, Virginia


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HR Business Partner, Senior



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Role Description:

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is a strategic business partner and management advisor focused on providing insights and influence to translate business requirements to talent strategy, then enable the business to deliver upon the strategy. This role reports to the Vice President, HRBP and works closely with Sales & Marketing leaders, HR centers of excellence, and employees to make Ellucian a great place to work and deliver business results.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vision, purpose and strategy of the business and how this creates and aligns with our HR strategy

  • Drive talent-based activities in the Sales & Marketing business units, including performance, talent planning, engagement, and learning initiatives

  • Balance business needs with constant effort to support the employee experience

  • Work with the business to resolve employee issues and formulate recommendations to management

  • Work as part of a team to support management in forecasting and planning the talent pipeline requirements in line with the business strategy

  • Manage and participate in functional and cross-functional people initiatives, partnering with the People team’s centers of excellence

  • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve employee policies and initiatives and enhance overall business performance

  • Identify and drive the communication and sharing of learning to facilitate continuous improvement

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Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Experience)

  • Ability to translate business strategy into people strategy, programs and initiatives, then lead the execution of the programs

  • Proven experience and desire to serve in a consultative capacity to business leaders, shaping strategy, goals and alignment

  • Extensive experience advising management on complex employee relations and performance challenges

  • Familiarity with change management and organizational development strategies in order to influence and assist organizational change initiatives

  • Ability to identify new opportunities where the People team can add value and develop associated plans to incorporate ideas into the business.

  • Strong communication & presentation skills, possessing the ability to interface with audiences of all levels throughout the organization

  • Ability to understand employee engagement data and contribute to development of action plans and roll-out

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration and/or HR management with a minimum 5 years of progressive human resources experience

  • Familiarity with sales incentive plans and sales operations desired

  • Experience working in a high tech environment and familiarity with the software industry desired

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Company Information:

Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of software solutions includes student information systems (SIS), finance and HR systems, recruiting and retention systems, among other offerings. With more than 1,500 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services, such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries rely on Ellucian to help enable the mission of higher education.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Ellucian without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.