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Director, People Partnering and Development

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Job Description

The Director of People Partnering and Development for our client will be critical to achieving our mission to detect cancer early when it can be cured.  A Director of People Partnering and Development is a key role that will inform and influence our culture. We are looking for a strategic thinking people expert to advise executives on talent and culture, while also being a thought leader for organizational development. This leader will enable and grow their small team operating in a dual role as a business partner and internal consultant. 

You Will:

  • Consult and advise executive clients on strategic culture, business, and talent topics to advance the life-saving objectives for our client.  Advance our collective leadership through disruptive and innovative people-partnering.
  • Serve as both a thought leader and operational expert to enable the business to provide fantastic coaching, employee development, organizational development, succession planning, talent planning, and performance management at all levels.
  • Provide employees with an empathetic and invested first-contact point to discuss and solve employee challenges such as total rewards, leaves of absence, employee development and career-pathing, etc.
  • Build and lead solutions and programs that are tailor and appropriate for the clients for their given stage of development and evolution; drive those programs in ways that stand-out and make meaningful impact for our people and mission.
  • Collaborate closely with Talent Acquisition and Total Rewards to provide a seamless and integrated experience for potential and current employees and leaders.
  • Counsel and/or coach employees and managers regarding employee relations issues including performance management, facilitation of formal/informal investigations, and any resulting disciplinary actions.
  • Build a culture of growth and development among our teams by enabling all team members to be leaders and to lend support for the growth process.
  • Ensure data-driven insights and decisions are drawn and made in the business by partnering with the Total Rewards + Systems team to produce talent reporting and translate those data into meaningful stories
  • Elevate the People Team by providing thoughtful and strategic program management for large scale People initiatives and annual processes.
  • Facilitate strategic change, resilience, and adaptability as our client grows and shifts.

Your Background Will Include:

  • 8+ years of People Operations or Human Resources experience with progressive scope and scale of responsibility; HRBP or generalist experience considered favorably as is diversity of experience
  • Relevant undergraduate degree or noteworthy experience combined with HR certifications; advanced degree in organizational behavior or business considered favorably
  • Experience in organizational development.
  • Experience building and implementing People Operations programs with measured success
  • Experience partnering at the leadership levels as a trusted advisor
  • Fluency with and ability to coach on diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging
  • Experience handling sensitive employee relations matters
  • Experience working with tech or life sciences preferred; experience working with technical and scientific experts highly preferred
  • Ability to work adeptly with data analysis and systems
  • Strong competency with coaching with proven results in advancing the development of managers and leaders
  • Strong knowledge of HR compliance, legislation, and best practice
  • Experience in a rapid growth or start-up organization (and the resulting requirement to wear multiple hats) viewed favorably
  • Bio, psychology or organizational psychology background preferred.