• Human Resources Business Partner

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(3/4/2019 3:10 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Capacity Building
    TSNE MissionWorks
    Location : Name
    TSNE MissionWorks
  • Overview

    TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) (www.tsne.org) is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.


    We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.


    As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE MissionWorks is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.


    The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) works to support our fiscally sponsored organizations by providing HR integration into all of their activities. Not only does this role support projects in their HR functions, this role provides proactive HR thought partnership and guidance as an integral part of the organization’s growth, development, service or mission delivery, financial well-being and risk management to successfully execute and deliver on its objectives.

    • Work with a portfolio of fiscally sponsored organizations on a regular basis, acting as an HR liaison;
    • Collaborate closely with Fiscal Sponsorship staff including project grants and finance staff, providing strategic guidance for project leadership related to human resources including staffing plans and compensation budgeting and planning;
    • Onboard new projects and explaining how our processes work, directing them to TSNE staff who can assist them with training on the use of TSNE systems, providing support and overseeing compliance by assisting managers, listening to staff and acting as a coach for both, focusing on clear and transparent communications;
    • Proactively build and maintain relationships with project directors and conduct quarterly check-ins to review project goals, challenges and progress and look for opportunities to proactively provide HR guidance;
    • Provide thought partnership to project directors and support them in the development and growth of their projects;
    • Support and guide managers in the creation and revision of job descriptions to accurately reflect the work being done, the requirements to complete that work, and FLSA classification;
    • Assist hiring managers as needed to post openings to iCIMS and advise them as needed on where to post their openings;
    • Train managers on hiring practices, ensure they understand implicit bias, help with decision-making if needed, approve pay rates presented in concurrence with the GFM to ensure the budget can accommodate the rate and that it is in line with other positions within the Project and equitable;
    • Ensure that all managers are complying with state and federal laws; intervene if compliance issues arise and when appropriate, escalate and/or partner with legal team for additional support;
    • Manage employee relations and potential legal liabilities;
    • Ensure that performance feedback is provided to staff consistent with TSNE policy and that annual reviews are completed in a timely manner;
    • Recognize appropriate referrals to other lines of business within TSNE;
    • Intervene if compliance issues arise;
    • Other duties assigned.


    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
    • Excellent ability to build positive and collaborative internal and external relationships, and approach the work collaboratively;
    • Ability to exercise sensitivity, discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy given the information received may be confidential and complex in nature;
    • Ability to work within a single framework that encompasses several individual, nuanced entities;
    • Strong working knowledge of labor and employment laws and practices, including FLSA, FMLA, EEO, and MA Equal Pay Act;
    • Detail-oriented and possess strong organizational skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, react and think quickly;
    • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and involvement who has the initiative to proactively troubleshoot and identify potential problems and resolve conflicts;
    • Ability to know when to seek clarification or assistance;
    • High energy level, enthusiastic, and eager to do what is necessary to be successful;
    • Ability to learn quickly, to respond/react quickly to changing priorities and to be dedicated to completion of required tasks;
    • Ability to build effective professional relationships with stakeholders including staff, board members, and external partners;
    • Ability to support and maintain a culture of high operational and customer service standards;
    • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite; Salesforce, ADP, and some ATS experience a plus);
    • Must be committed to the work of social and economic justice organizations.

    Physical Demands/Work Environment


    The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

    • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
    • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
    • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
    • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
    • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

    TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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