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HR Business Partner

Peer Health Exchange

Peer Health Exchange

People & HR
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Human Resources Business Partner

Start Date: Fall 2023

Location: Remote / Virtual / Work From Home**

** Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the following states within 30 days: California, Illinois, Washington D.C, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Georgia & Ohio

Salary Range: Low $80,000s to High $90,000s

Organization Description

Founded in 2003, Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that aims to build healthier communities with young people. In schools and online, PHE creates education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions. Near-peer Health Facilitator Fellows implement PHE’s health curriculum to 12,000 high school students in under resourced communities across the country. PHE’s online platform, selfsea.org, reaches over 200,000 young people 13-18 with support, resources, and stories. Selfsea was designed together with young people as a safe digital place where they can see themselves reflected within a supportive and inclusive community that prioritizes their identity and experiences about mental health, sexual health, and beyond. Our mission is critical, our team is diverse, and our work is vibrant. Check us out on TikTok (@peerhealthexchange)!

Learn more about our digital work in this article co-authored by PHE Staff and young people Youths Know What They Need to Support Their Mental Health”!

About the role

As the HR Business Partner on the Talent team, you will lead, implement, and deliver Human Resources strategies, policies, and services for the Community Partnerships team. The Community Partnerships team promotes equity in access to health education by supporting and amplifying youth voice thru the regional Youth Advisory Boards and partnering with schools and communities across the county to deliver a culturally responsive curriculum in service of young people. You will report directly to the Sr. Director, Human Resources.

About the Talent team

In carrying out our mission, we ensure that our staff is comprised of individuals who, through their talent, commitment, and understanding, ensure all young people have the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions.

Here’s what you should know:

This is a full-time, salaried position based in any of our registered PHE states.

Looking for more information about our awesome benefits, culture and more? Visit our Careers Page and check us out on Glassdoor!

As HR Business Partner to Community Partnership, you will:

Recruitment and Hiring

  • Assist in the full recruitment life-cycle working closely with the Sr. Manager, Talent & Culture
  • Collaborate with managers to support talent acquisition, staff development and retention strategies
  • Support in researching and updating recruitment documents including job descriptions and recruitment policies
  • Conduct new hire orientations and onboarding of Health Facilitator Fellows
  • Develop, maintain, and execute on-boarding and exit processes for Community Partnerships Team in partnership with other members of the Talent team identifying trends and recommendations to improve retention

Human Resources, Employee Relations, and Compliance

  • Provide consultation to senior leaders and employees on benefits administration, employee relations and performance concerns, leave management, etc.; including serving as the point of contact for all Community Partnerships staff for employee relations or grievance issues
  • Manage the maintenance of employee files, benefits, training, I-9, HR information systems and databases for Community Partnerships Team
  • Provide guidance on Peer Health Exchange policies and procedures, employment laws and implement as needed
  • Investigate and manage employee grievances, disciplinary actions, and conflict resolution
  • Lead development and maintenance of compliant school-based safety protocols for Health Facilitator Fellows
  • Assist with the communication of HR information and services and serve as a resource to Community Partnerships staff in addressing HR issues

Payroll and Additional Support

  • Payroll lead for Community Partnership Team
  • Partner with HR, Manager to translate decisions into payroll

Performance Management & Talent Development

  • Lead performance management process for Peer Health Exchange, including managing goal-setting and performance assessment cycles, and advising on process improvements Manage promotions process, partner with staff managers to implement and as a coach on tools
  • Support succession planning: identification of critical roles and subject matter experts,design process for identifying possible successors, and partner with managers on development of successors
  • Lead organization wide professional development to support org culture and close skills gaps required to achieve org’s strategic plan, including scheduling, assessing, and tracking Talent-led organization wide trainings

Special Projects

  • Lead or partner on Talent & HR related special projects as needed and where capacity allows

What you'll bring to the table:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a strong passion for PHE’s mission to build healthier communities with young people; strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health Equity, Commitment, Communication, Agency, and
  • Centers youth inclusion, community partnership, and equity work visibly, broadly, in action in part through deep listening and hearing with a lens of inclusion
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, or related OR 8+ years of related human resources experience
  • 5 years of progressive experience in the HR function, including demonstrated experience managing diverse tasks, activities, and projects
  • Makes well-informed, timely decisions including others as needed to provide solutions Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws, compliance, and best practices
  • Experience coaching and advising managers to lead their teams
  • Experience in multi-state human resources management
  • Has excellent writing, and editing skills
  • Has strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated experience building relationships with leadership roles is comfortable in a fast-paced, high energy, entrepreneurial environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2-3 years experience as a HR Business Partner
  • Experience working in non-profit and/or smaller organizations
  • PHR or SHRM certification
  • Familiarity with BambooHR HRIS

Your turn! We’d like to learn about you.

Please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested in our team and this role!

At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate diversity and are committed to providing equitable opportunities by addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed. We want to empower people to change lives!

Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.