Human Resources Business Partner

Brief Overview:

We are seeking a Human Resources Partner to serve as a strategic advisor to selected departments within Health Resources in Action to provide HR coaching, advising, and administrative support.

Position Description:

Health Resources in Action offers exciting, engaging, and challenging employment opportunities for researchers, facilitators, analysts, trainers, policy specialists, and more. People come to HRiA because of our commitment to social justice and health equity, our wonderful clients and partners, and our dedicated and dynamic staff. People stay at HRIA because of our collaborative approach to problem solving, our friendly work environment, and our commitment to providing employees with challenging and exciting professional opportunities.
Equity & Inclusion are core values of our organization. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through varied backgrounds. As public health practitioners with a social justice focus, we are committed to better understanding and learning from the institutional structures that create disparities among us and our work. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff. We provide an energizing and supportive environment in which to work and to build a career.
Reporting to the Managing Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Partner serves as a strategic advisor to selected departments within Health Resources in Action. The Human Resources Partner provides HR coaching, advising, and administrative support and service to selected departments. They establish and maintain solid working relationships with all levels of management and staff and work with the Human Resources team and to analyze, identify and implement HR programs and practices for the organization.
This is an exempt, full-time position with the opportunity to work remotely or from our downtown Boston office. The salary range for this position is $80,000.00 – $90,000.00 and is based on skills and experience.
HRiA offers strong benefits to its employees, including competitive salaries, health insurance, retirement plan, flexible summer hours, vacation starting at 4 weeks, 13 paid holidays, plus office closure time during the last week of December.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Department-Level Partnership and Support
  • Work with department leaders and teams to create a culture of ownership, diversity, respect, equity, and inclusion.
  • Consult with and advise managers and employees on personnel policies and procedures and ensure organization policies and procedures are well understood.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with department leadership to build an understanding of department goals, initiatives, and issues and provide HR expertise, advising, and coaching to support department goals and initiatives.
  • Coach department leadership on HR and organizational issues including but not limited to performance management, employee relations, workforce planning and development, change management, and employee engagement.
  • Develop change management and communication plans with leaders, as needed.
  • Maintain an organization-wide perspective when advising staff and supervisors on HR questions and issues.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with other internal and support departments and functions such as IT, Operations, Marketing & Development, and Administration & Finance.
Employee Relations
  • Provide timely and sound guidance to staff and supervisors on organizational, federal, and state policies.
  • Advise, support, and assist supervisors in managing employee issues such as performance management, behavioral concerns, and staffing changes such as employee onboarding and offboarding.
  • Provide responsive and comprehensive advice on complex issues including FMLA, ADA, sexual and workplace harassment, addressing workplace microaggressions, violence, crisis situations, staff separations and the development of separation agreements.
  • Review ADA accommodation requests and conduct interactive dialogue with employees making requests.
  • Review and initiate leave of absence requests through the organization’s leave of absence management system.
  • Communicate, interpret, and ensure compliance with HR policies and procedures based on best practices in collaboration with the Managing Director of Human Resources.
  • Continuously assess employee engagement and satisfaction at the department level to determine relevant programs and plans to maintain organizational goals.
Talent Management, Acquisition, and Communications
  • Support high staff performance, engagement, and satisfaction by identifying opportunities for training, development, and talent acquisition.
  • Facilitate organizational and HR-specific communications.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition and hiring managers to develop effective and efficient recruitment and marketing strategies.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and hiring managers on staffing decisions and salary guidelines.
  • Maintains understanding of workforce trends as related to areas of responsibility (i.e. recruitment/retention issues, market, equity, etc)
  • Support, train, and troubleshoot questions from department leadership and staff on compensation policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Provide consultation to supervisors on the development of job descriptions, evaluating the level and salary range for new or changing positions, market/equity reviews, and job offers.
  • Work with HR team members to identify market trends and changes based on internal recruiting data and market research and report out finding to department leadership.
  • Maintain an understanding of HRiA’s compensation philosophy and practices which includes salary levels and ranges, organization pay factors, and all policies related to setting and reviewing compensation.
Subject Matter Expertise
  • Serve as subject matter expert and function lead in specific area of HR Management such as talent acquisition, employee benefits and compensation, and talent management.

Candidate Qualifications:

This is an exceptional opportunity for a skilled human resources professional to work in an organization that aligns its human resources practices with its equity focused values.
The ideal candidate is an experienced Human Resources professional with a demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources best practices and a proven history of navigating and resolving complex employee relations issues. The successful candidate is outgoing, well-organized, and a strong communicator, who thrives working with a growing and diverse employee population.
  • 5 – 7 years plus in Human Resources.
  • Experience as a Human Resources Generalist or equivalent experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification a plus.
  • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to equity and inclusion in Human Resources policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Effective and consistent communicator – both oral and written.
  • Advanced skills with the Microsoft Offices Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, MS Teams, and Zoom).
  • Strong project management skills with excellent attention for detail and accuracy.
  • Experience with HRIS systems management.
Organizational Values & Competencies
  • A commitment to advancing employee well-being and equity, valuing diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to both work independently and to contribute to a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Motivation to support HRIA’s mission and values.
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure.
This description is intended to indicate a summary of work duties that will be required in this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way modify, the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and contract work of staff under their supervision. The documented roles and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties, not mentioned, that are of a similar level or difficulty.

How to Apply:

To apply, submit your cover letter and resume online.
HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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