HR Business Partner - Longwood Medical Area - Boston, MA


Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Senior HR Business Partner at DFCI will work to align Human Resources priorities with Institute strategy by administering comprehensive and fully integrated sustainable human resources programs. The Senior HR Business Partner will work collaboratively with peers and department leadership to develop/maintain a culture that supports the Institute's mission, vision and core values. This role acts as an advisor and partner in matters relating to management/leadership, organizational design and development, performance management and employee relations. This role will also act as lead and hold responsibility for key programs and projects such as HR Policy and Procedure review, TJC preparedness and union related activities.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the assigned work unit's needs and future direction in order to align HR initiatives to Institute strategy.
  • Partner with managers to identify gaps and development needs of assigned work units. Work collaboratively with managers to identify and support initiatives to meet Institute objectives (compliance, organizational goals, etc).
  • Partner with manager to assess department effectiveness and related management organizational structure.
  • Support for employee relations in order to proactively mitigate risks while promoting the goal of improving the workplace and culture as identified by DFCI mission and core values.
  • Oversees the HR Policy and Procedures development, training, and implementation.
  • Partners with Human Resources Leadership Team (HRLT), Policy Review Team and Office of General Counsel to ensure policies and procedures align with best practices and state/federal laws and regulations.
  • Supports department activities related to the preparation for Joint Commission accreditation.
  • Support/coach managers in the successful delivery of feedback and performance improvement and development programs.
  • Ensure HR leadership team is appropriately briefed and consulted on matters pertaining to their assigned work units.
  • Foster a positive organizational climate through support of open and effective communications among managers and staff.
  • Collaborate with leadership teams to facilitate change management initiatives.
  • Work with HRLT and Nursing leadership on union contract interpretations, practices and negotiation of contract.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make strong, effective presentations and facilitate meetings as needed.
  • Coordinate and facilitate management and staff training sessions and initiatives.
  • Provide data analysis, metrics and tools (useful information) that demonstrates progress toward achieving key milestones within assigned work units.
  • Other responsibilities and projects as assigned.
  • BA/BS degree required and a minimum of 10+ years of demonstrated success working in a Human Resources department at the Generalist level; HR Business Partner experience desired. Advanced degree and/or HR certification(s) preferred. Knowledge and experience in academic and/or health care environment (including research and/or clinical settings) highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of academic and faculty protocols
  • Experience working in a fast paced service driven organization.
  • Track record of building relationships across all levels: staff, faculty, leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to understand business issues and to manage organizational change in large volume environments.
  • Experience managing/developing professional level staff
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, but also capable of consistently and successfully delivering on tactical responsibilities.
  • Strong organizations skills and follow-through needed to manage multiple matters simultaneously in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong experience in employee relations with excellent judgment, decision making and critical thinking, ability to handle confidential complex matters with sensitivity while providing expert guidance.
  • Experience in organizational assessment and design desirable
  • Experience in management coaching and training. Strong presentation skills.
  • Superior knowledge of theories, principals and best practices of HR management, and a strong knowledge of federal and state employment law.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, planning and organizations skills, and solid computer skills are required.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills.
  • Expert problem solving skills will be essential for this role.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, and coordination of people and resources.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
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