We are Aspire Living & Learning, a non-profit human services agency making a meaningful difference in the lives of adults and children with autism and other disabilities. Aspire Living & Learning is currently looking for an HR Partner for our Bel-Air, Maryland location. As the HR Partner, you hold the critical responsibility of cultivating a vibrant organizational culture that aligns with our mission and values. You serve as a bridge between organizational objectives and the needs of Aspire’s dedicated employees and management within designated program areas. With a focus on fostering partnerships and nurturing a positive work environment, you play a pivotal role in shaping the culture of our organization. Reporting to the Director, People Team, you are instrumental in driving cultural initiatives that support our collective success. This position will be hybrid with expectations to be in office ~3x/week. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular meetings with designated program areas to cultivate strong relationships and foster a culture of collaboration. 
  • Provide expert HR guidance to line management as needed, emphasizing the importance of culture in all decision-making processes. 
  • Analyze data trends and metrics in collaboration with the people and culture team to develop innovative solutions, programs, and policies that promote a positive work culture. 
  • Effectively manage and resolve complex employee relations issues, ensuring fairness and transparency in all investigations. 
  • Stay abreast of legal requirements related to employee management, proactively minimizing risks and ensuring compliance while upholding our cultural values. 
  • Offer day-to-day performance management support to line management, emphasizing coaching, counseling, and career development opportunities. 
  • Actively work to strengthen work relationships, boost morale, and enhance productivity and retention through close collaboration with both management and employees. 
  • Provide clear interpretation and guidance on HR policies, emphasizing their role in shaping our organizational culture. 
  • Develop and support employees through contract terms, promotions, and transfers, ensuring alignment with our cultural values and goals. 
  • Provide valuable input on program area restructures, workforce planning, and succession planning, emphasizing the importance of cultural fit. 
  • Identify training needs for program areas and provide tailored training and coaching to support cultural growth and development. 
  • Participate in the evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure their effectiveness in promoting our desired culture. 
  • Fulfill any other related duties as assigned. 

Our ideal candidate has: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate cultural values and initiatives. 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills, with a keen focus on building strong relationships. 
  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring cultural initiatives are executed effectively. 
  • Proficiency in understanding and applying relevant laws, regulations, and policies to support our cultural objectives. 
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret organizational hierarchy, job roles, qualifications, and compensation practices to support cultural alignment. 
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines, ensuring timely implementation of cultural initiatives. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address cultural challenges and identify opportunities for improvement. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software to support cultural initiatives and communication efforts. 
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in resolving complex employee relations issues, with a focus on cultural alignment. 
  • Working knowledge of various HR disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and employment laws. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, with a focus on human resources or related field. 
  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential preferred, or ability to obtain certification within one year of employment.  

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of desk work involving computer use to support cultural initiatives and communication efforts. 
  • Occasional lifting of up to 15 pounds may be required to fulfill job duties. 

Our employees enjoy working with a fun team of dedicated professionals and believe in a healthy work/life balance. In addition, eligible employees will receive: 

•    Full health, dental, and vision insurance 
•    Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and dependent care 
•    403(b) retirement plan and employer matching contribution 
•    Paid sick and personal days
•    Focus on ongoing professional development
•    Opportunities for advancement – many of our employees have 20+ years of tenure and hold leadership positions after joining us as Direct Support Professionals!
•    Life insurance (equal to twice your salary!)
•    Short and long-term disability 
 
If you're passionate about recruiting and want to contribute to a positive work environment, we invite you to apply.

Aspire Living & Learning believes it must play an active role in creating a community of employees that is diverse, inclusive and equitable. Our work benefits greatly from the contributions of people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, LGBTQ people, and individuals with disabilities. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.  

 

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