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HR Business Partner

Urban Resource Institute

Manhattan, New York 10004
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Job Details

The HR business partner (HRBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position serves as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues. The successful HRBP acts as an employee champion and change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. Communicating needs proactively with our HR department and business management, the HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its midrange plans, its culture and its competition.


Essential Job Functions (listing most important first):

  • Consults with line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate.

  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.

  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required.

  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).

  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.

  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.

  • In conjunction with VP of HR, develops contract terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.

  • In conjunction with VP of HR, provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs and partners with Learning and Development Director to implement.

  • Assist with Benefits administration benefits administration and communicating benefits information to employees.

  • Assist with sourcing and interviewing of management positions

  • Travel will be required depending on client needs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by VP of HR


    Supervisory Responsibility

    This position has direct supervision for one or more program trainers and also serves as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.


Essential Job Requirements


  • Master's degree in Human Resources or related field

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential Preferred


  • Minimum of 5 -10 years' experience resolving complex employee relations issues.

  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, benefits, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.

  • Experience working in a 24/7 environment

  • Experience working in a non-profit organization is preferred

  • Demonstrated sensitivity and experience with and/or knowledge of domestic violence within and against disenfranchised communities including individuals whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or HIV-affected, the elderly and individuals with mental health issues.

    Required Skills

  • Must relate well with all levels of staff.

  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills in communicating orally; and write clearly and concisely when communicating all information.

  • Must be very organized and be able to effectively prioritize tasks to ensure their timely completion.

  • Ability to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to follow the appropriate industry regulations.

  • Proven presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Coaching and leadership skills

  • Must be computer-literate and must have knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and training tools.


Physical Requirements

Indoors; hearing; talking; walking; sitting; using hands on objects, tools or controls; repetitive motions. Occasionally lift and / or move up to 10 pounds. Other job characteristics – need to be exact or accurate; repeat same task, errors have important consequences; automation

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