Company: University of Arkansas

Location: Fayetteville, AR

Job Summary

The HR Partner is a member the HR Partner team that provides human resources services and support to assigned units on the Fayetteville campus.

Detailed Job Description

The HR Partner is responsible for leading recruitment and retention efforts of assigned units including advising and consulting with managers on the development and classification of positions, assisting in writing and editing job descriptions, implementing advertising plans and facilitating the candidate selection process. The HR Partner will also manage onboarding and off boarding of all employees within assigned units and serve as the first contact for employees and supervisors regarding employee relations issues and interpretation and advice on HR policies and procedures. In addition, the HR Partner is a subject matter expert in Workday HCM business processes, collaborating as a team to effectively meet HR needs of the campus. This position provides support for the Workday HCM system through training and customer service and will be responsible for administering assigned HCM business processes and other duties as assigned.

Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

About the Company

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.


Minimum Qualifcations:

  • The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in human resources, public administration, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education
  • At least four years of full-time, progressive experience administering human resource programs in staffing, employment, and/or employee relations

Applicable equivalencies may be considered.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience in higher education
  • Experience using an HCM system such as Workday
  • SHRM, HRCI, or other HR certification


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resources
  • Knowledge of state and federal personnel laws, policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of organizational management, payroll, benefits, and budget processes
  • Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and documents
  • Ability to interpret and apply state and agency/institution policies and procedures governing personnel


As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

Travel Requirements


Additional Information

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.