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Human Resources Partner

Company: The Translational Genomics Research Institute
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


There's a buzz in the offices, labs, and hallways at TGen. The Institute turns 20 this year---and what a journey it has been.

The work in our laboratories and offices leads to innovative scientific breakthroughs and improved quality of life. Collectively, we offer renewed hope to patients worldwide through our highly-specialized precision medicine approach that places the patient at the heart of all our work. For individuals faced with a dire medical condition, that story can be powerful and transformative. It can pinpoint a diagnosis, and lead to more precise and individual treatments. That's because TGen rapidly translates genomic research into medical practice by collaborating with the most progressive scientific and medical minds worldwide.

TGen's HR Team
TGen's Human Resources team nurtures and stewards a vibrant and engaged culture - expressed through inquiry, flexibility, collegiality, and compassion - by attracting, developing, and supporting the passion and drive of a diverse and talented workforce dedicated to improving the lives of others.

We are looking for a professional who is obsessed with continuing to build a world class organization through its talent, talent practices and culture.

This position is an addition to the team, to help lead the team and expand the quality and variety of service offering providing by the HR organization. You are joining a four-person HR team: Sr. HR Business Partner, People Operations Specialist, Benefits & Wellness Administrator and VPHR/C-suite HRBP.

How will you help the TGen HR team grow?
We are looking for a driver, somebody who wants to make an impact and get things done. Your experience and expertise in the areas of business partnering, talent management, compensation strategy and talent acquisition will complement and bolster the team.

How you will grow?
This role is unique. Large organizations have business partners who reach into technical experts in their area of expertise. At TGen, our HR Partners own the relationships with their research/business units AND are expected to own and be a technical expert in one of the HR functional areas. This allows the incumbent to grow their technical mastery and sharpen their leadership skills as they will be the SME for our team in that function.

Where you will contribute as an HR Partner---
Your role will be a combination of strategic HR and tactical execution of full-cycle talent management. The units you will support will be a combination of TGen research and operations units and our current and future commercial subsidiaries (think startups). Below are some of the typical responsibilities:

Talent Acquisition
Provide staffing support to leadership for filling vacant positions. To do this you will: a) understand the growth plans b) help create position descriptions c) create and execute the sourcing strategy that provides a diverse pool of qualified applicants d) screen and interview e) extend and negotiate offers.
Provide counsel to hiring managers, helping select the best candidate to fit the position and culture of the organization.

Compensation Strategy
For the commercial subsidiaries, this HR Partner will need to think outside of how TGen does compensation and ensure these commercial startups are attracting and retaining great talent.

Talent Management and Employee Relations
Provide mentorship and training to management around best practices of all facets of talent management including talent acquisition, onboarding, talent and performance management, harassment and other compliance considerations, and terminations.
Advise management in appropriate resolution of employee relations issues. Stay abreast of relevant employment laws. Work with appropriate legal counsel when necessary.

Performance Management and Goal Setting
Own the performance management process and annual leadership goal setting process.

Employee Advocacy
Constantly be thinking about how to make the employee experience better.
Be a day-to-day resource to employees regarding questions about HR policies and programs.

Other Responsibilities
Participation in any one of our volunteer-driven groups that focus on the employee experience and culture: Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council, Culture Committee, TGen's Wellness Committee, or 20th Anniversary Celebration Crew.
Job Description development and maintenance.
Assist in exploiting the Paylocity HCM technology platform to improve the employee experience and talent management processes.
Maintain knowledge of legal requirements and government reporting regulations affecting human resources functions and ensures policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
Assist in maintaining records of a personnel transactions such as hires, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, and terminations.
Other job-related duties that may arise.


This is position can work full hybrid or fully on site. There is no vaccination requirement for this position.

Required Skills, Experience and Education
Bachelor's Degree in related field and at least 3 years of professional-level HR experience is required.
Experience with MS Office products like Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.
G-Suite experience is highly desirable.
Experience leveraging social platforms in support of employer brand communication and talent acquisition is highly desirable.
Experience in any HCM/payroll system (like Paylocity, ADP, Oracle, Peoplesoft, etc.) is required.
Paylocity is highly preferred.
PHR or SHRM-CP certification is a plus.
International experience is a plus.
Spanish communication skills are a plus.

You are:
- Empathetic.
- Driver/Finisher.
- Strategic.
- Humble.
- Affable. Unfun people will be miserable on this team.



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