Job Req ID:  110849

HR Business Partner

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today's brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We are seeking an experienced HR Business Partner who is a mission-driven problem-solver that can thrive in CTY's diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment to support our full-time and casual instructional staff.

We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable healthcare options and tuition assistance for employees and their families. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys working with all levels of employees and who thrives in a fast-paced, innovative environment.

General Purpose/Summary

The Human Resources Generalist will report to CTY’s Director of Human Resources and serve as a key partner and primary point of contact for CTY staff and applicants. The person in this role will interpret and apply HR and area policies and procedures while also maintaining alignment of programs and services with the strategic and operational needs of the organization. The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for supporting the daily functions of the Human Resources Department including onboarding/offboarding, processing payroll, administering benefits, conditions of employment, FMLA/ADA, employee status modifications, etc.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Strategic Human Resources Leadership

  • Responsible for a wide range of human resources support to the CTY’s staff and leadership.
  • Serving as a backup to HR Director whenever needed, supporting the full lifecycle of the employee.
  • Acting as a knowledgeable resource to CTY leaders, managers, and employees in the communication, interpretation, and application of HR programs, policies, and practices.
  • Lead the team responsible for onboarding new employees, supporting transactions, and managing HR-related information.
  • Supporting HR strategic projects and planning under the direction of CTY leadership.
  • Participating in processes intended to improve the overall effectiveness of departments, and leading key components of engagement activities.
  • Partnering and collaborating with colleagues within CTY’s Talent Acquisition group and with central university HR (including compensation, central Talent Acquisition, HR Shared Services, payroll, etc.)
  • Collecting and analyzing relevant data and using metrics to evaluate performance and contributions to the achievement of both UA’s and the university’s goals and objectives.

HR Business Activities & Transactions

  • The HR Generalist will lead the team responsible for ongoing transactions and operational activities that support CTY’s approximately 120 full-time and 1,750 casual instructional and summer program staff.
  • Supporting enterprise HR information systems (currently SAP) and processes.
  • Managing onboarding workflows and systems (including JHU’s “OMT” tool and other internal systems such as Smartsheet and custom workflows).
  • Managing employee records and personnel information.
  • Overseeing timekeeping systems and processes and ensuring that records accurately capture time used, particularly in cases involving employee leave.
  • Creating job descriptions and working with CTY and central HR colleagues to determine salary levels/budget.
  • Administering benefits and providing related benefits education training to employees.
  • Managing the job posting approval process and partnering with CTY talent acquisition to hire/onboard new employees.
  • Process salary adjustments and classification changes under the direction of the HR Director, Director of Finance, and Central Human Resources.

Employee Relations

  • Support employee relations matters with both permanent and casual employees.

  • Support the HR Director in managing employee relations matters and triaging urgent concerns, particularly during CTY’s peak summer program period (June-August).
  • Using a working knowledge of employment law and university policy to ensure employees comply with applicable policies/procedures.
  • Working with managers and employees to support the performance improvement process.
  • Providing related training and coaching on performance improvement processes and other employee relations topics.

Talent Management

  • Promotes and reinforces the organization’s desired culture, core values, and behavioral expectations through modeling, communication, and coaching.
  • Supporting onboarding of new employees.
  • Supporting annual goal-setting, performance evaluations, and merit increase process.
  • Partnering with HR colleagues and leadership to support employee career planning and professional development.
  • Supporting off-boarding through exit surveys, shut-down of systems/access, etc.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the following topics: principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, and training; compensation and benefits; employment laws and regulations; employee relations practices, including issue/dispute resolution techniques; talent management practices; benefits and compensation administration; communication and coaching skills; and qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of HR systems, processes, and tools, preferably within a university setting.
  • Ability to work with flexibility on several tasks simultaneously and to meet various concurrent deadlines.
  • Very strong organizational skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to effectively interact of all levels of the University employees as well as outside contractors.
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to access and transmit information using a computer; dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via email, telephone, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom, and possibly face to face with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervise up to 6 HR Coordinators.

Work schedule

  • Hybrid, Work days typically M-F, 8:30am-5pm.
  • This position may require extended/non-standard hours during CTY’s peak summer program session (June-August) and may require travel to visit CTY’s sites around the US.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field.
  • Three years of progressive experience in a professional human resources capacity.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree and/or professional HR certification highly preferred.
  • Experience in higher education or other educational setting is strongly preferred.



Classified Title: HR Generalist 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): HR Business Partner   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC  
Starting Salary Range: Min $53,300 - Max $93,500 Annually ($80,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Human Resources 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 


Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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