HR Business Partner

Website Mass General Brigham

About Us

As a not-for-profit organization, Mass General Brigham is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community by leading innovation across our system. Founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General Brigham supports a complete continuum of care including community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities. Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and our system is a national leader in biomedical research.

We’re focused on a people-first culture for our system’s patients and our professional family. That’s why we provide our employees with more ways to achieve their potential. Mass General Brigham is committed to aligning our employees’ personal aspirations with projects that match their capabilities and creating a culture that empowers our managers to become trusted mentors. We support each member of our team to own their personal development—and we recognize success at every step.

Our employees use the Mass General Brigham values to govern decisions, actions and behaviors. These values guide how we get our work done: Patients, Affordability, Accountability & Service Commitment, Decisiveness, Innovation & Thoughtful Risk; and how we treat each other: Diversity & Inclusion, Integrity & Respect, Learning, Continuous Improvement & Personal Growth, Teamwork & Collaboration.

General Overview
Operating under the Mass General Brigham HR Business Partner Service Delivery Model, the role of the HR Business Partner is vital to comprehensive delivery of high quality HR services throughout the hospital.  The Business Partner serves as a partner to all assigned departments, providing direct support across all HR functional areas (i.e. ER/LR, Compensation, OD/L, Benefits, EAP, OHS, HRIS, etc.). The HR Business Partner has a tremendous impact on the caliber and delivery of all HR-related services to its customers.

This specific position works under the Senior Human Resources Manager. The Business Partner would partner with leadership in a variety of research departments within MGH.

The HR Business Partner establishes and maintains working relationships with all levels of Hospital management and staff, and works with management to strategically and proactively address HR matters and to analyze and forecast trends. The HR Business Partner also participates and supports a variety of projects and initiatives in support of their client(s), the HR department, the hospital and the system.

The HR Business Partner identifies areas of concern and either provides direct assistance or coordinates the assistance of a central HR Specialist or consultant to work together to address these issues.  The HR Generalist maintains awareness of and appropriately utilizes the services provided by the HR specialty areas (i.e. Employee/Labor Relations, Compensation, Benefits, HRIS, Employee Assistance, Occupational Health, etc.) and the Office of the General Counsel.



  • Three to five years of progressive HR experience
  • Work requires in-depth HR knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or closely related field and three to five years of progressively more responsible experience.
  • PHR/SPHR, or other HR certification a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access and web-based tools such as PeopleSoft, HRMS and Web hire strongly desired.

Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Confidentiality
  • Political savvy
  • Negotiation skills
  • Communication skills (interpersonal, oral and written)
  • Ability to work respectfully and effectively with all levels
  • Analytical/technical thinking; project management skills; initiative/creativity
  • Ability to work in a team environment; to manage multiple responsibilities, often under time pressures; to function independently and effectively.

The role is hybrid with an onsite presence required at MGH 1x/week.


 EEO Statement Mass General Brigham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives, and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under the law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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