Senior HR / DEI Business Partner

Senior HR / DEI Business Partner

At Sage, we strive for a welcoming and inclusive environment, where all voices are heard, and where what we do for each other is as important as the work we do with our collaborators and research partners. To support these aims, we are recruiting for a Senior HR Business Partner with a passion and expertise in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

In this position, you will be responsible for leading our DEI strategy and Steering Committee. At Sage, our DEI effort is informed by employee feedback and has focused on building a culture of inclusivity. Priorities are set by a bi-annual staff survey and an employee led steering committee. We have prioritized this work as an investment in our people and culture as we continue to grow. If you are passionate about applying your Human Resources acumen and DEI experience in an organization that is intentional in both its science and in supporting its employees, we may be a great fit for you.

This is a senior position on our HR team working in areas that most directly intersect with our DEI work. This position will be responsible for policy development, recruitment, career development and training, and will have the opportunity to manage junior team members. A successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in HR, with experience and interest in DEI. Our candidate will be curious, adaptable and willing to explore new solutions and to collaborate across teams to develop and implement new approaches.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading and facilitating our DEI Steering Committee and Task Force in the development and implementation of the organization’s DEI program, including defined work plans. Collaborating with external consultants to collect anonymous feedback to both measure progress and inform future work.
  • Leading our career development activities, including refining and maintaining career ladders, promotion criteria and the performance review process to ensure all team members have a defined career path and opportunity for regular and constructive feedback.
  • Leading our training activities by assessing needs and interests, and continuing to build the portfolio of training opportunities related to DEI and more broadly.  This includes supporting peer-to-peer learning, and coordinating outside facilitators and speakers.
  • Leading our recruitment activities, including creating content, standardizing processes, and defining criteria and metrics to support our goals.  This position works closely with the hiring teams in recruitment, candidate selection and offer extension.
  • Supporting our employee-led affinity groups and Culture Committee through allyship, facilitating cross team conversations, and managing resources.
  • Collaborating with our operations, management and leadership teams as an ally and advocate for the work of the DEI Steering Committee.
  • Collaborating with communications staff to integrate DEI content into internal and external materials.
  • Leading the review and implementation of policies and practices to support our goals of standardization, transparency and inclusivity.
  • Managing junior HR team members.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus a minimum of six years of experience in Human Resources or a closely related field, with a specialization in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Demonstrated growth in role, including developing, implementing and leading programs.
  • Demonstrated experience building allyship and advocacy to support DEI objectives.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Program management experience.
  • Willingness to think broadly, listen and respond to diverse viewpoints, and to be creative and innovative in developing approaches that meet the needs of the organization.
  • Ability to use metrics to inform decision making and communications.
  • Ability to work independently, handle ambiguity, be solution oriented and comfortable communicating to all levels in the organization.
  • Desire to maximize the contribution of this position through a willingness to explore, create and grow in the role.
  • Experience in the non profit or life science sector preferred, not required.

In light of Covid-19, all interviews are conducted remotely and most positions will be remote through January 10, 2022. The option to work on-site at our Seattle office prior to January 10th is available upon request.  We expect to continue to support a distributed workforce – including geographically remote positions – post-Covid-19.

This is a senior level position on our operations career ladder, with a compensation range of $93,840-$146,625. Actual compensation is dependent upon experience.

About Sage Bionetworks

Sage Bionetworks is a nonprofit health research organization that was founded in Seattle in 2009. We use open practices that increase the reliability of scientific claims to speed the translation of science to medicine. We support responsible data sharing, objective evaluation of methods and results across researchers, and the empowerment of participants to be active partners in research. Sage is a 501c3 and is supported through a portfolio of competitive research grants, commercial partnerships, and philanthropic contributions. Sage embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including relocation benefits, to bring the right talent to the team. We are based in Seattle, WA, and collaborate broadly throughout the world.

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