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Requisition Number 18-0011
Title HR Business Partner
Location UVA Research Park
City Charlottesville
State VA
Description POSITION TITLE: Human Resource Business Partner, University of Virginia Physicians Group
DEPARTMENT: Human Resources
REPORTS TO: Sr. Business Partner, University of Virginia Physicians Group

The University of Virginia Physicians group has an exciting new position for a Human Resources Business Partner. The Human Resources Business Partner supports the University of Virginia Physicians Group mission by providing comprehensive human resource related services to a population of over 800 administrative and healthcare team members supporting the corporate office in Charlottesville, VA, the UVA Medical Center and the UPG Clinical Practice Groups located across Virginia. The HR Business Partner position is a vital role designed to provide best in class Business Partner service. This position is responsible for driving the HR customer experience inclusive of HR program administration, talent and performance management counseling and guidance, and risk mitigation to augment by executing activities supporting the Sr. Business Partner and organizational leadership. Through effective application of unit knowledge, organization networks, creative problem solving, as well as in-depth HR knowledge and experience, this position supports the vision and objectives of the University of Virginia Physicians Group and its variety of faculty, staff and team members.

We are located in beautiful Charlottesville, VA within an hour of Richmond and two hours of Washington D.C. This vibrant university town offers live music, theater, museums, and is ranked one of the best places to live in America.

UPG offers a great benefit package of Health, Vision, Dental, 401(k) match plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, paid holidays, and corporate discounts.


•Coordinate and administer HR programs and activities with limited supervision
•Collaborate with Communities of Expertise (CoEs) to create program documents and/or templates used for local program implementations as well as ensure new programs and processes are effectively communicated and implemented within the business unit
•Facilitate clinical or departmental/unit-specific onboarding activities
•In collaboration with the Sr. HR Business Partner, is the first point of contact for supporting the recruitment, learning and development, and cultural needs of UPG leaders and departments.
•Apply and reinforce performance management and employee relations practices utilizing CoE endorsed practices (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
•Create and/or review faculty and high-level staff offer letters, including contracts in partnership with school/unit and external partners (e.g., UPG contracts, coaching contracts)
•Provide interpretation and advice on HR, EOCR, Provost, HIPAA, ADAAA, and other governing policies, processes, and laws
•Collaborate with managers on promotions, job changes, and transfers
•Work with Managers, HR colleagues, Finance, and CoEs to ensure information is accurate, in support of headcount and budget management
•Identify and escalate opportunities for improvement that support the school/unit’s goals and objectives, resulting in a better client experience and alignment with HR strategy and objectives
•Partner with COE Leads, Human Resources Business Partners, and organization leadership to effectively administer and improve administration of human resources programs and services
•Maintain an effective level of business literacy as it relates to the assigned business unit’s financial position, culture and engagement, and business objectives
•Other duties as assigned.


• Develop, implement, and support HR goals, plans and initiatives
• Increase team member engagement
• Focus attention on development plans for high potential team members
• Reduce and maintain the turnover rate
• Incorporate management feedback into future HR programs


•Utilize extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational development/effectiveness/behavior with the ability to positively influence the culture and effectiveness of the organization
•Provide coaching and guidance to leaders on a variety of performance-related situations or circumstances
•Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with customers, peers, and other members of management and leadership
•Utilize knowledge of the HR field including employment laws and regulations (higher education knowledge preferred)
•Apply strong problem-solving skills with the ability to provide flexible solutions to resolve ambiguous, confidential and sensitive situations
•Manage multiple priorities with exceptional attention to detail while meeting deadlines
•Apply effective communication, organizational and change management skills
•Relate to individuals at all levels, with an understanding of diversity issues


Required Experience: 5 years of relevant experience in Human Resources
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
Required Travel: Ability to travel during normal business hours to various UPG locations in VA.
Preferred Experience: Experience with group facilitation and training, experience consulting and advising organizational leadership, experience in Employee Relations and conflict resolution
Preferred Education: Master’s degree
Preferred Certifications: PHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, or an equivalent professional qualification
Preferred Computer Applications: Workday, Salesforce and DocuSign

UPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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