People & Culture Partner Associate

Job Title:   People & Culture Partner Associate
Exemption Status:   Exempt
Department:   People & Culture
Manager Title:   Director, People & Culture
Direct Reports:   n/a
Requisition #:   24382
Pay and Benefits:   Estimated hiring range $79,430 – $97,080 / year, 5% bonus target, full benefits.   
Posting Notes:   This is a hybrid role that will require you to go into the downtown Portland office 2-3 days a       week. This role is contingent and will last approximately 9 months.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for learning to align business objectives with management and employees in designated business units. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The position maintains a level of literacy about the business unit’s needs, goals, competition, and culture with guidance from HR leadership.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Conducts or attends regularly scheduled meetings with respective business units.
  • Consults with line management and provides employment guidance for multiple business groups.
  • Learns to analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR specialist groups; provides input into developing solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Manages and resolves routine employee relations issues; grows in conducting thorough and objective investigations.
  • Grows and maintains proficient knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance; obtains guidance from HR leadership and Legal partners as needed/required.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Guides leaders on position descriptions, approval, and evaluation process.
  • Coaches managers on recruiting, hiring, promotions, and onboarding.
  • Provides input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual coaching needs.
  • Facilitates and assists in the development of leadership training.
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success; follows up to ensure training objectives are met.
  • Conducts stay and exit interviews; addresses trends and areas needing attention with HR specialist teams and managers.

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Perform work in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • Support the organization’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion by fostering a culture of open mindedness, cultural awareness, compassion and respect for all individuals.
  • Strive to meet annual business goals in support of the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Adhere to the organization’s policies, procedures and other relevant compliance needs.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Experience and/or Education


  • Minimum 3 years’ HR experience, including multiple human resources disciplines and experience resolving employee relations issues


  • HR experience in healthcare, managed care, or social services
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential helpful

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required


  • Solid understanding of multiple human resource disciplines, including learning, employee relations, performance management and compensation practices
  • Growing understanding of employment laws relating to the organization

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to effectively coach managers, supervisors, and employees in a variety of situations with guidance from HR leadership
  • Growing ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies
  • Growing skills in learning and adapting to an organization’s hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups
  • Ability to learn, focus, understand, and evaluate information and determine appropriate actions
  • Ability to accept direction and feedback, as well as tolerate and manage stress
  • Ability to see, read, hear, speak clearly, and perform repetitive finger and wrist movement for at least 6 hours/day

Working Conditions

Work Environment(s):    ☒ Indoor/Office     ☐ Community       ☐ Facilities/Security      ☐ Outdoor Exposure

Member/Patient Facing:    ☒ No                        ☐ Telephonic        ☐ In Person

Hazards: May include, but not limited to, physical and ergonomic hazards.

Equipment:  General office equipment

Travel:  May include occasional required or optional travel outside of the workplace; the employee’s personal vehicle, local transit or other means of transportation may be used.

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