Industry: Non-profit

Mulberry Talent Partners has joined with our client, a company located in downtown Portland, OR to identify an HRBP to join their team. This is a full-time, direct-hire, hybrid role. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a large, community wellness mission-based non-profit! This is a front facing position to program leaders and being able to work onsite collaboratively is key to success in this position – there will be 3 days onsite. The organization is open to mid-level as well as senior level HRBP experience with strategic experience in employee relations, workforce planning, performance management as well as labor relations and union negotiations.

Your Role:

  • Act as a single point of contact for the employees and managers in assigned departments. Ensure high-quality, consistent, and legally compliant HR support by resolving inquiries or directing to the appropriate HR team member. This requires regular travel to various locations with consistent office hours at these sites.
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Respond to employee complaints and requests for support in a timely manner.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to members of management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Conduct objective and thorough workplace investigations and take appropriate corrective actions according to agency polices and the collective bargaining agreement, maintaining thorough documentation of all investigations and actions.
  • Communicate effectively with HR Leadership and HR Team to ensure consistent application of company policies and collective bargaining agreement across the agency.
  • Build thorough knowledge of assigned department operations, funding structure, legal and regulatory landscape, workforce challenges, and culture to provide effective guidance to management decisions and processes.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of innovative and evidence-based management and human resource practices and make recommendations for improvement at the department and agency levels.
  • Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity, and increase retention.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR Team to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Communicate changes in agency personnel policies and procedures with assigned department staff and ensure proper compliance is followed.
  • Work proactively with department management to anticipate workforce needs, perform job analysis, and develop appropriate job descriptions consistent with agency guidelines.
  • Actively support communication and positive professional relationships within the assigned departments and across the agency.
  • Assist with Leave and Worker’s Compensation claims and return to work plans for assigned departments.
  • Assist HR Leadership in responding to union grievances.
  • Provide mediation to staff experiencing workplace conflict.
  • Ensure agency compliance with the Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace policy. This involves partnering with management to determine the need for reasonable suspicion urine analysis (UA) and administering UAs when necessary.
  • Respond to Employment Department inquiries from assigned departments and attend unemployment hearings when necessary.
  • Assist the HR Department in developing and implementing the HR Strategic Plan.
  • Conduct regular Harassment Free Workplace, Management, and other relevant internal trainings to staff and management.
  • Act as a positive, collaborative, and solution-focused member of the HR team.
  • Cross-train and provide back up to other areas of HR when needed.
  • Assist in improving all HR processes through recommendations, research, and implementation.

You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Psychology, or a related field or an equivalent combination of relevant skills and experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years working in a management-level HR position required. Experience working at or with a non-profit strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational development, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
  • Experience with a unionized workforce is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of employment and labor laws required.
  • Advanced computer experience, including Word and Excel.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license, access to a vehicle, qualify as an Acceptable Driver as designated in company policy.  Must pass an initial drivers training within 60 days of being an approved driver and continued recertification training.  Must maintain vehicle insurance coverage of a minimum of $100,000/$300,000 personal auto liability coverage.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, TB test, and background check. DHS clearance preferred.
  • If in recovery, must be currently clean and sober.
  • Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. Cell phones will be provided by company.
  • Physical ability to bend, stoop, kneel, squat, twist, reach, pull and lift heavy objects.
  • Must be able to climb stairs several times a day.
  • Must adhere to agency policies of non-discrimination.

COVID-19 Vaccination, TB testing, Drug screens, and background checks are all required.