HR Business Partner
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana



Department Information

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design houses fourteen different areas in art, architecture, design, and merchandising. Our students are encouraged to learn collaboratively and across-disciplines, while immersing themselves in a particular area of study. Additionally, the school's positioning as part of the College of Arts and Sciences allows us to equip graduates with the insights and values of a classical liberal arts education.

Established in August of 2016, the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design merged together the departments of studio art and apparel merchandising and interior design. The school's formation represents key elements of IU's Bicentennial Strategic Plan-specifically its stated commitments to student success, building a prosperous and innovative Indiana, and moving toward a culture of building and making.

The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For the full diversity statement, click here or go to our department's Diversity in the College of Arts + Sciences website.

Job Summary

Department Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all staff and faculty hires, payroll, job postings, employee relations, international paperwork, and various reporting that includes compensation tracking spreadsheets. Work with various SOAD Leadership to ensure task are tracked and within IU compliance.
General Responsibilities
  • Utilizes and applies in-depth HR body of knowledge and skills to provide tactical guidance for HR related matters like salary administration, hiring, training, and policy interpretation.
  • Resolves and provides solutions for more complex employee relations issues with continued partnership, counsel, and support from COEs.
  • Collaborates and develops recruiting strategies to meet current and/or anticipated staffing needs; ensures recruiting and staffing needs are met in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with other business partners and managers to improve and build effective relationships to improve employee engagement and identify ""high priority"" retention needs.
  • Coaches leaders to help determine best solutions regarding policy interpretation, performance issues, workforce planning, change management, conflict resolution to ensure alignment and consistency across the university.
  • Provides HR consulting and problem-solving solutions on issues to leaders and managers
  • Collaborate with HR COEs to roll out and support university-wide initiatives, ensure client's needs are understood and met, and deliver change management interventions.
  • Provides support for ensuring an environment of diversity and inclusion.



  • Bachelor's degree required (degree in Human Resources preferred)

  • 3 years Human Resources or related progressively responsible experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • SHRM-CP/PHR 1 Year

  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates project management skills
  • Develops and delivers effective presentations
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
  • Strong working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines including talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation practices, compliance with federal and state laws
  • Detailed knowledge of Federal, State, and Local employment laws/regulations
  • Consulting Acumen
  • Developing coaching skills

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$57,000 - $59,500 Annually

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Human Resources

Job Family: HR Generalist/HRBP

Click here to learn more about Indiana University's Job Framework.

Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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