Human Resources Business Partner

Team: Human Resources

Position Details

  • Priority Deadline: December 15, 2023
  • Reports To: Deputy Director, Human Resources
  • Status: Full time position
  • Location: Remote with Occasional In-Person Meetings
  • Compensation: $82,000 - $87,500

Position Summary

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Human Resources, the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for providing a high level of generalist support to an assigned portfolio of projects. The HRBP formulates partnerships with project leadership and staff to deliver value-added support that reflects the mission, vision, and objectives of the project, aligned with those of NEO. The HRBP maintains an effective level of literacy about the assigned portfolio of projects, their mid and long-term plans and culture, to support projects with: recruitment, on/offboarding, complex performance management and employee relations issues, leaves of absence, interpretation and application of NEO’s employment policies, compliance with employment laws, policy development and implementation, and communication of employment best practices. The HRBP will partner with Program/Project Managers to provide a superior level of project management and support to assist the project is reaching their mission and goals.

Key Job Functions

  • Provide HR generalist support to assigned fiscally and donor sponsored projects. Partner with fiscal sponsorship (FS) and donor services (DS) Program/Project Managers to build and maintain effective relationships, supporting projects in realizing their mission.
  • Acquire a deep knowledge of assigned projects policies and practices to support project leadership, staff, and to ensure alignment and compliance with NEO policies and practices, and state laws and regulations.
  • Act as a thought partner with project leads and managers and provide strategic advice and counsel on employment related issues including: recruitment, restructuring, compensation, policy development, NEO policy interpretation and application, and employment transitions.
  • Document policies and workflows specific to assigned projects.
  • Onboard newly hired project employees including: posting job openings as requested, reviewing and finalizing job descriptions, verifying compensation, creating and sending employment offer letters, launching electronic onboarding in NEO’s human resources information system (HRIS) UKG, sending welcome materials, being point of contact for questions and requests for support. Track onboarding in UKG to ensure it is complete, accurate, and any issues are resolved.
  • In partnership with the Senior Benefits Manager, ensure new employees receive benefit information and enroll in selected plans as communicated; answer basic benefit questions regarding plan options, employee contributions, and enrollment; escalate complex questions/issues to the Senior Benefits Manager.
  • Provide general guidance on leave policies and leaves of absence, escalating complex issues and requests for information to the Senior Benefits Manager.
  • In partnership with the Senior Talent Manager, offboard employees including: requesting signed resignation letters, preparing exit documents, conducting exit interviews, analyzing commonalities across project exits, and tracking turnover for assigned projects.
  • Partner with the Senior HR Managers and HR Coordinator to document and communicate semi-monthly payroll changes to the Finance department for processing.
  • Manage performance conversations and employee relations issues with project directors; work closely with project leadership and staff to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention. Elevate complex issues to the Director and Deputy Director of HR as needed.
  • Conduct performance/employment investigations, leading investigation meetings with appropriate staff, documenting investigations, and making recommendations, as appropriate.
  • Partner with Senior HR Managers and HR Coordinator to conduct semi-monthly new employee orientations.
  • Identify training and skill development needs for assigned projects; In partnership with the Director, Deputy Director, and Senior HR Managers – create and conduct training as determined
  • Partner with designated Senior HR Manager to support a specific HR specialization (Employee relations/Recruitment, benefits or compliance), as needed.
  • Ensure that NEO is an effective partner to its projects by identifying and supporting efforts to fill HR- related gaps in knowledge, skills and practices for both project staff and NEO Central staff, including the development of new resources, policies and workflows to meet the evolving HR needs of both projects and NEO Central staff.
  • Perform related responsibilities and projects as identified by the Director and Deputy Director.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience within the HR function.
  • Experience working in an organization that has employees located in multiple locations; experience managing and supporting employees in a remote setting strongly preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of HR compliance and U.S. employment law.
  • Demonstrated commitment to NEO’s mission and values.
  • Deep commitment to equity and inclusion work.
  • High level of emotional intelligence and ability to maintain tact and confidentiality at all times.
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to take responsibilities and projects from conception to completion and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and proven ability to work effectively across multiple roles with diverse groups of people and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • SHRM or HRCI HR certification strongly desired.
  • B.S. in related field of study, a plus.




Compensation for this role will vary depending on the experience of the candidate. The salary range for this position is $82,000 – $87,500 per year. NEO provides generous benefits, which include medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and pet insurance. We also administer FSA, commuter benefits, and 401k retirement plans and have generous Paid Time Off and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Vaccine Requirement

NEO follows CDC guidance regarding staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Accordingly, and in order to ensure that the wellness and safety of our staff to the greatest extend possible, NEO requires the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for all staff. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis.

Location Details

NEO Philanthropy has its headquarters in NYC and the HR department is located in this office. NEO Central staff follow a remote first model that allows staff to work remotely based on the responsibilities of their role. Due to the responsibilities of this role, the HR Business Partner is a remote position, providing virtual support to projects and employees dispersed throughout the U.S. The HRPB is expected to participate in six (6) to (8) in person visits to the headquarters office annually.

Application Instructions


Interested applicants should apply here. Please include a resume and cover letter for consideration. Applications submitted by December 15, 2023 will be considered. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please.

NEO Philanthropy is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NEO Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.


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