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Director, HR Business Partner Consulting

Year Up

Year Up

People & HR
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024


Reporting to the Sr. Director of People Operations, the Director of Business Partner Consulting will lead a small team of Business Partners to support a wide range of human resources programs and activities, including, but not limited to the design and execution of the people strategy and business partner consultation, performance management, employee coaching, talent management, employee relations, and compensation planning. This role will provide strategic partnership to leaders at all levels of the organization and work closely with the Director of Employee Relations on solutions to workplace activity and concerns (i.e. corrective action, HR policy and compliance, investigation recommendations, workforce transitions and the overall employee experience). The Director will also maintain a portfolio of clients.

The primary responsibility is to partner with key stakeholders, internal and external to HR, to help develop and drive our people strategy and business outcomes keeping best practice and operational excellence in mind, while using data to inform our decision-making process.


Business Partner Consulting

  • Support all people leaders and employees across the organization leading in partnership with the Director of Employee Relations, championing various organization-wide solutions (i.e. HR service delivery, learning & organizational development, DEIB etc.)
  • Advise, coach and support executives, managers, and employees on workforce matters, while fostering a positive employee experience
  • Provide consultation in collaboration with L&OD on organizational design, career leveling, talent assessment and development, and change management solutions
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to build, develop, and deliver programs, customizing for specific business functions when necessary
  • Act as the point of escalation for the BP team to resolve complex matters and infuse consistency in business solutions

People Strategy

  • Deliver our people strategy in support of business priorities and growth strategies using best practices, including but not limited to employee engagement and retention strategies
  • Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives and drive alignment with HR processes/practices/solutions and workplace culture
  • Integrate business perspective on the effectiveness of HR programs and initiatives to assist with developing workforce strategy
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of consistent practices related to change management and workforce transformation activities
  • Act as a key stakeholder in driving talent management activities or solutions providing insight on trends that may have workforce implications including but not limited to manager effectiveness, employee development, performance management and succession planning

Additional Responsibilities

  • Act as a key contact or driver to partner with BP team to ensure seamless delivery of HR programs and services
  • Participate as a member of the HR policy committee and applicable committees as needed on behalf of HR
  • Manage, mentor and guide a small team of HR BP’s to achieve solid and consistent business solutions
  • Participation in our Learning community is expected.
  • Perform other duties as required

The location for this role is flexible and is open to candidates in any city where Year Up operates (https://www.yearup.org/locations).

Salary Range: $125,000-$150,000


Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated success as an HR professional inclusive of Employee Relations, HR Business Partner, or Generalist experience. HR certification(s), or equivalent business education preferred. Previous experience working with a national workforce in non-profit, higher education or similar organizations is highly desired. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated success coordinating and delivering HR programs/processes and reporting on progress.
  • Demonstrated success when consulting with senior leaders on strategic people related matters.
  • Demonstrated success when guiding and advising people leaders and employee on HR issues.
  • Experience building relationships and collaborating with other key stakeholders.
  • Flexible, collaborative team player with exceptional customer service skills and the ability to handle complex, confidential matters discreetly and professionally.
  • Solid HR business acumen including knowledge of theories, principals and best practices of HR management, and a thorough knowledge of federal and state employment laws is essential.
  • Knowledge of navigating the reasonable accommodation process.
  • Excellent judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Well organized, self-directed, and able to plan and prioritize multiple work demands.
  • Proficient with computer programs (Excel, Power Point, PeopleSoft, data base systems) are required to create and run reports, compile, and analyze data, and generate graphs, tables, and charts to present data and support recommendations.



  • Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate’s skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.

  • Vacation: Earn three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year.

  • Professional Development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives ($2,500 per year)

** This is an exempt role (paid on a salaried basis). **


Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.


Year Up embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discharge, or discipline, are based on meritocracy. We do not permit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/

Year Up is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Your recruiter can provide details regarding the expected work environment and any physical requirements. Please let our hiring team know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.