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Senior HR Business Partner

Department: Human Resources Admin
Location: Houston, TX

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.

Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.

Job Description

The Sr. HR Business Partner provides consultative direction and advice to employees and management on best HR practices in specific situations, and coordinates and facilitates timely responses to individual needs, as appropriate. They also provide high level human resources support, advice and assistance to employees and management on strategic planning, policies, practices, regulations, and procedures regarding equal opportunity employment, performance management and disciplinary procedures. Keeps upper level HR leaders informed of any issues, ideas, or requests for changes and/or exceptions.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as an advocate for employees and an advisor to both employees and managers.
  • Interacts and consults with managers in the planning, approval, and implementation of staffing projections, applicants, assists with and facilitates the design of proactive staffing plans. Works alongside HR recruiting team and assists when needed.
  • Assists managers in implementing established human resources policies, procedures, and practices to meet legal requirements while supporting short and long-term business needs.
  • Consults with upper level HR leaders regarding policies, guidelines, and procedures when needed and works with HR team to coordinate solutions to issues when needed.
  • Serves as point of advice, problem resolution, and facilitation in the areas of employee relations, performance management, and employee discipline; advises both employees and management regarding employee relations policies, procedures, and documentation; researches, identifies, and analyzes specific employee relations concerns and makes appropriate recommendations to management.
  • Provides support and problem resolution to departments including, but not limited to, Family Medical Leave and leave policies, compliance with ADA, FLSA, and other related regulations and internal policies.
  • Participates in manager meetings and onsite all employee meetings in order to keep informed about each sites and any projects, issues, or changes.
  • Works with managers to identify human resources issues/problems and provides leadership and support in finding solutions. Serves as a facilitator/mediator to resolve problems, difficulties and grievances which are presented by individual employees. May manage staff; if so, will be responsible for reviews and assesses performance, builds employee capacity, supports their professional development and enables employees to optimize their contribution to the department
  • Works with HR team and site managers on various assignments and projects.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the departmentís ability to meet its goals and objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Training Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Human Resources or in related field required.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification, or SPHR strongly preferred
  • Basic knowledge of Spanish a plus
  • Experience in broad talent management practices, including employee relations, workforce planning, succession planning, coaching and facilitation
  • Strong business acumen needed
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with varied management levels in a diverse community required.
  • An effective listener with a strong customer-service approach is required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ADA, FLSA, FML, EEO laws and other employment legislation and regulations required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations, and healthcare-related employment policies and procedures required.
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience in employee relations, advising managers, and problem-solving
  • Comfortable with the ability to make administrative and procedural recommendations on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and present information to others within a small or large meeting setting.
  • Knowledge of compensation administration principles, procedures, practices
  • Experience with HR software applications, and software implementations
  • Ability to analyze complex information, to define and recommend solutions to issues that arise with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent team development skills and strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills required
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, HRIS, ATS applications. Must be able to manage multiple deadlines and due dates.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years overall HR experience
  • A minimum of 3 years HR experience in healthcare or a similar environment


  • 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
  • PTO
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)

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