Human Resources Business Partner

Website The Jackson Laboratory

Reporting to the Senior Human Resource Business Partner, the HR Business Partner is a professional position that provides strategic Human Resources (HR) consultation and solutions to various assigned organizational unit(s) by serving as a strategic partner to leaders, managers, faculty and employees, integrating HR strategy and providing guidance that adds value to JAX’s mission and strategic priorities of assigned organizational unit(s). This role collaborates with managers, faculty and employees to effectively deliver HR programs and services related to people strategies and initiatives such as change management, staffing, workforce and succession planning, and performance feedback in support of operational and business strategies. This role interfaces and consults with JAX’s HR centers of excellence (e.g., talent acquisition, total rewards, professional and organizational development, and HR technology and HR Operations) to ensure policies and procedures are well understood and utilized. The role provides key support for employee engagement initiatives. The Human Resource Business Partner will work closely with the Senior HRBP in review of client needs and will collaborate closely on solutions and partnership. Client groups assigned to the HRBP may vary in complexity and size, depending on organizational needs and/or site designation.

We are seeking local candidates who can work hybrid/remote 2/3 days per week in our Farmington, CT office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops deep knowledge and understanding of assigned organizational unit(s) and builds relationships across the organization to ensure seamless and consistent delivery of HR services;
  • Provides input into the development of the overall people strategy, ensuring alignment with broader JAX-wide people, business, and operational objectives;
  • Collaborates with the SR HRBP and Senior Director HR to provide HR solutions using experience, data analyses, and organizational agility to guide decision making;
  • Understands and applies best practices and policies in the areas of workforce planning, professional and organizational development, performance management, succession planning, and change management to effectively engage with managers, faculty, and employees and ensures appropriate use and alignment across the organization;
  • Works closely with HR colleagues to ensure that programs and policies are aligned, enhance employee engagement, and improve performance;
  • Collaborates closely with the office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to ensure programs and employee engagement initiatives support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace;
  • Resolves complex employee relations issues and works with management and faculty to address employee concerns;
  • In partnership with HR centers of expertise colleagues, guides the implementation of HR initiatives and solutions;
  • Coaches and builds the capability of managers and faculty to anticipate and pre-empt organizational issues;
  • Participates in relevant projects, leading and championing as appropriate;
  • Keeps up to date with external trends and best practices in HR to continuously drive improvements in programs and policies;
  • Builds relationships with JAX-wide HR colleagues, external professional networks, and stakeholders to scan for innovations and opportunities to improve;
  • Understands and anticipates the need for change and builds the case for change while identifying dependencies, risks, and options to mitigate risk;
  • Oversees and directs the work of assigned HR staff/Generalists and when leading JAX-wide HR projects, may direct the work of other HR staff assigned to project;
  • Completes other related duties and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of HR experience with demonstrated success as HR practitioner/partner with direct experience in HR business partnering, site oversight and/or proven track record of success as an HR Generalist/Senior Generalist
  • BS degree, Master’s degree prefered
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and competencies with the ability to serve as a trusted advisor to leaders to manage and develop strategy;
  • Ability to build relationships and coach/counsel managers and client staff as required
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the HR field and the relationship between HR and organizational/business strategy;
  • Strong business and organizational acumen that enables quick understanding of challenges and opportunities related to assigned organizational unit(s);
  • Ability to identify and implement innovative ways to support organizational strategy;
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships and work effectively with diverse personalities and individuals at all levels of the organization;
  • Strong conflict management skills;
  • Ability to interpret, synthesize, and analyze data to inform decision making;
  • Solid understanding of HR-related federal and state laws and regulations;
  • Proactive and innovative with commitment to continuous learning and improvement;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and leverage organizational interdependencies, structure and processes including the ability to work through demanding situations and balance multiple priorities;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to influence and build consensus;
  • Microsoft Office proficiency required.
  • Occasional travel required (approximately 10-25%).

Pay Range:  $84,300 – $141,138 based on years of prior related experience

About JAX:

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California), Japan and China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit​​​​​​​.

EEO Statement:

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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