Human Resources Business Partner

OFFICE LOCATION
Arlington, Virginia (VA)
AA100
WORK WITH US
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/about-us to learn more.
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
POSITION SUMMARY
The HR Business Partner develops strategic partnerships with senior leaders and liaisons at the Business Unit level to establish and implement strategic HR direction to meet TNC's organizational goals and mission.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The HR Business Partner works closely with TNC management at the Regional, Divisional, Functional Department and/or Business Unit level to implement HR strategies in support of organizational objectives. S/he will partner with other members of the People Team and collaboratively share responsibility for designing, developing and implementing HR best practices aligned with TNC strategies and goals. The HR Business Partner is accountable for delivering relevant counsel and information for performance management strategies, workforce planning and trend analysis, recruitment and development of staff and skills in various Business Units. S/he implements these People Team strategies to ensure consistency in support of a global, decentralized and geographically dispersed enterprise.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
Management Consulting ? Provide input and assistance with structural design at OU, regional or program level, including recommendations on organization structure, job creation or elimination, and potential efficiencies. Ensure that managers have working knowledge of human resources laws, regulations, and policies. Participate in strategic planning as appropriate.
Performance Management & Employee Relations ? Consult and coach managers to assist with objective setting and regular feedback processes as well as managing the annual performance appraisal cycle. Provide consultation to managers dealing with employee performance issues, including terminations, ensuring that legal risks are considered and managed, consulting with appropriate legal staff as needed. Perform investigations as needed in consultation with Director.
Recruitment/Orientation ? Manage recruitment for key positions at both the operating unit and regional/division level, providing resources and consultation for recruitments at other levels. The HR Business Partner will directly manage recruitments for senior manager positions and will be involved in other recruitments to differing degrees based on the needs of the unit and the difficulty of the search process. S/he will assist hiring managers in identifying job-specific competencies; provide strategies for ensuring a diverse applicant pool; and build recruiting/interviewing skills of hiring managers and work with the unit to ensure effective orientation procedures are in place for all new employees.
Job Placement & Compensation ? assist hiring managers in selecting appropriate job descriptions for employees and provide guidance on salary ranges. Work with managers on an ongoing basis to assist with equity analysis, promotions, and other compensation issues. Ensure that overall salary administration practices for each operating unit follow policies and practices and are equitable and incorporate fiscally sound compensation practices.
HR-Specific Training ? Provide training to staff groups in the areas of Supervision, Performance Management, and HR-related policies. Assist with development of training materials as needed. Ensure that operating unit staff who are responsible for managing day-to-day HR transactions are trained and able to fulfill their role adequately. Work in collaboration with Learning and Development staff to identify training needs and develop plans for delivery.
HR Program Development ? Participate in HR work teams to develop and implement HR initiatives such as compensation structures; diversity programs, recruitment strategies; and staff development. Serve as a primary communicator between the HR department and managers.
Will lead and/or participate in project teams as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor?s degree and 6 years HR related experience or equivalent combination.
Experience managing the administration, progress and maintenance of human resource functions for one or more of the following: employee relations, compensation and performance management, benefits, payroll, staff development/training, organizational development, and recruiting.
Experience working with senior managers to develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives.
Experience with presentation and facilitation.
Experience using MS Office software with experience in constructing and producing reports, data manipulation, and analysis.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Multi-language skills and/or multi-cultural experience appreciated.
Advanced understanding of fundamental HR concepts, processes, and services.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and strong client service orientation.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with all levels of individuals.
Negotiation skills.
Ability to develop a working knowledge of relevant conservation issues.
Proven ability to work in a fast paced, stressful and highly visible environment.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
Ability to travel up to 30% time, both within the Unites States and internationally.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to position number 44875, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 16, 2016.
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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.
The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy?s background screening process.
Job Title: Human Resources Business Partner
Location: DC Metro Area
Job ID: 44875
Regular/Temporary: Regular
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