Human Resources Business Partner

  • YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Washington, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022
Human Resources

Job Description


Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.


Under the direction of the Sr. Human Resources Director of Employee Experience, the HR Business Partner will serve as a liaison between Human Resources and the employees at the YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). The HR Business Partner will collaborate with Districts and Centers of Excellence to develop and implement strategic HR priorities throughout the association.

The HR Business partner is responsible for conducting the recruitment and hiring processes and implementing the Voice of the Employee Framework. As part of the Employee Experience team, the HR Business Partner will coordinate with HR Learning and Development team members to ensure opportunity and access to Learning & Development for all YGS employees. These responsibilities support the YGS Employee Experience, following the whole employee life cycle and developing strategies to attract, retain and reward high performing staff who meet the mission, goals, and objectives of YGS.

What you'll get from working at The Y
  • Membership to the YMCA of Greater Seattle for you and your household
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Retirement with generous employer contributions
  • Free access to mental health resources
  • Rapidly-accruing paid time off (PTO) available immediately upon hire
  • Discounts on qualifying YMCA of Greater Seattle childcare and day camp programs

Minimum Compensation: $56,384/year

As of March 12, 2022 COVID Vaccinations Requirements: Highly Recommended, Not Required.

*Certain programs may require proof of vaccination, in compliance with local state and federal guidelines. If applicable will be assigned within onboarding.


Recruiting and Hiring:
  • Identify, attract, source and increase pool of candidates for current hiring needs.
  • Manage full life cycle recruiting including posting jobs, sourcing candidates, dispositioning candidates in ATS, ensuring reference checks are completed, providing finalists with key organizational information, and communicating through the close of the job.
  • Research and manage the logistics of campus career/job fair events and coordinate branch participation.
  • Work directly with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and key priorities; partner throughout the entire recruiting process (communicating updates, supporting salary negotiation, etc.).
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of strategic efforts around recruiting and talent management, resulting in a diverse and well qualified candidate pool that meets our business needs, now and for the future.

Voice of the Employee Framework:
  • Ensure employees and supervisors are equipped with the appropriate tools for employee engagement and success by providing HR system and process navigation for all YGS staff within their designated scope of service.
  • Maintain and communicate up-to-date and accurate HR information to all staff; develop and foster a feedback loop with all HR leaders for continuous improvement of HR processes.
  • Plan and implement culture- and function-specific onboarding of all new employees throughout their first year with YGS; coordinate with supervisors and other YGS support staff to ensure all required trainings are completed; and work with the HR Development Specialist and other supervisors to assess and revise onboarding plans to meet the needs of the association.
  • Assist in offboarding process including exit interviews/surveys and process development. Analyze trends and metrics relating to retention and workforce engagement.
  • Assist in building, developing, and monitoring YGS leadership cohorts at each level of the organization
  • Provide coaching for supervisors addressing equitable hiring practices, employee performance and professional development.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a YGS workforce recognition system.
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationship, build morale and increase productivity.
  • Develop HR policies, procedures, and best practices; Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local and federal employment laws.
  • Other duties as assigned


  1. Business Acumen.
  2. Communication.
  3. Critical Evaluation.
  4. Relationship Management.
  5. Ethical Practice.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment. The HR Generalist role will require commuting to centers/program sites, partnering with team members and YGS leaders.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are typically Monday through Friday, typically 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.

  • 2+ years of Human Resources experience related to recruitment and hiring, employee engagement, and learning & development
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Knowledge of HR policies and best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, human resources management, or a related field
  • Experience working with UltiPro/UKGPro and iCIMS
  • HR experience in a childcare, social services, or nonprofit environment
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English

Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of Greater Seattle's discretion.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to or the HR department at 206.382.5082.


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  • Honesty
  • Caring
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