Arcadia University

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) provides human resource services for all business units while working with university leadership to support their strategic business objectives. The HRBP provides counsel on all HR matters including but not limited to talent acquisition, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, organizational effectiveness, performance management, diversity and inclusion and employment legal matters. The incumbent serves as the key liaison for all human resource issues including employee and labor relations, training, and HRIS for departments serviced. In addition, this position will advise and counsel supervisors and employees on HR programs, records, forms, systems and related policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" from 2017 to 2021. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and upload a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 4-8 years' human resources experience
  • Demonstrated advanced competency in following functional areas: talent acquisition, compensation, employee relations, labor relations, organizational effectiveness, performance management, learning and development, colleague engagement, diversity and inclusion, and HR metrics.
  • Must have advanced employee relations experience including but not limited to coaching managers on the resolution of performance issues; coaching managers on interpretation and application of HR policy and employment law; employee investigations; and severance and termination proceedings.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated solid understanding of all areas of HR, including employee and labor relations, recruitment best practices, benefits, compensation, HR communications and learning & development.
  • Proven excellent customer support skills with demonstrated evidence of strong business acumen including the ability to understand the needs of the client and adjust our services in accordance with those business needs and requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and providing consultation to leaders as a business partner on strategic and tactical HR related business issues.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to negotiate and influence others.
  • Must have proven strong presentation skills and presence.
  • Strong employment/labor law knowledge and ability to stay abreast of changing laws and regulations.
  • Critical thinking skills required

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment
  • Experience in labor relations including grievances, arbitrations, and interpretation of CBAs


  • Advanced degree in related field
  • HR Business Partner experience in higher education
  • Understanding of HR technology and google documents
  • Quarterback of HR communications

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.

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