Human Resources Business Partner – UMKC


Human Resources Business Partner, 78235


Human Resources

Job Description

The UMKC Human Resources department is expanding again! We are seeking a collaborative, detail-oriented HR Business Partner to join our HR team. This full-time position will focus on building professional relationships and acting as a liaison between the College, Schools and Divisions and the Office of Human Resources. Your role will be to provide high quality, business focused and strategic level advice, guidance and support to the Dean, Vice Chancellor and their management team. Duties include but are not limited to:Serves as the primary departmental resource for counsel and application of employment policies and procedures and coordinates payroll and employment activities. Liaises with HR specialists, on such matters but not limited to: recruitment, leaves of absence, internal transfers, progressive discipline, terminations, training, annual performance appraisals, compensation, and position classification.

Understands goals, objectives and priorities of assigned College, School or Division; identifying how HR can support and help drive business and organizational goals. Uses data to help identify areas for improvement and drive progress.

Implements, communicates and ensures compliance with Human Resources policies, procedures, laws, standards and government regulations

Coaches and guides managers within the College, School or Division; assisting and enabling them to understand the implications of issues and to make solid, quality decisions with regard to HR issues.

Advises managers on employee relations matters such as coaching employee behavior and progressive discipline, referring to senior management when appropriate and consulting with HR when appropriate. Participates in disciplinary procedures and develops appropriate supporting documents, including investigations and related summaries. 

Maintains electronic and physical employment files and updates them in real time to comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Assists in conducting new employee on-boarding in College, School or Division. Supporting and monitoring career development and assists with training needs and expectations.

Attends and participates in regular HR meetings, communicating important HR-related updates and information in a timely and transparent manner.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field

5 years of HR generalist experience

Strong Business and HR acumen, using data to drive decisions

Excellent MS Office skills, and comfort with leveraging technology to increase efficiencies

Human Resources Certification (HRCI and/or SHRM)

It is essential that this person filling this role values relationships, and can foster a Culture of Care. This is a strategic business partner role, that will require high levels of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality, as well as the willingness and ability to facilitate highly detailed administrative work.

Successful candidates will be experienced HR generalists who are natural problem solvers, with outstanding project management skills. This position requires the ability to provide professional and compliant feedback to all levels of the university, and collaborate in an effective, positive manner with mangers and individual contributors in a team environment.


$47,476 – $57,000, commensurate with education and experience.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Application materials are encouraged by April 18th.

How to Apply

Please visit for full position description, qualifications, and to apply online.

Position inquiries can be directed to Kelly Limpic at