Human Resources Business Partner

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Human Resources Business Partner | Position Description

YWCA Dayton, dedicated to the empowerment of women and the elimination of racism, seeks an energetic, dedicated person to be an integral part of our team, which includes a staff of 47 in a 24-hour operation with multiple sites. The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for providing practical, consistent and proactive advice to the management team on HR policy, procedure, benefits & legislation to facilitate achieving best practices for the organization.  This person will perform human resources duties related to hiring, recruitment and retention, training, compensation, promotion, termination, career development and retirement.  The Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for all HR policies and procedures, privacy officer duties, as well as the creation and continuation of a workforce development program for those clients and residents that the YWCA Dayton serves. This person upholds the mission and values of YWCA Dayton.


  • Responsible for personnel information management – maintains personnel files, I-9 records, drug and alcohol screening and background investigation results, and other employee records. Ensures the organization is in compliance with laws, regulations, and YWCA Dayton policies.
  • Drives the hiring process through recruitment and screening of applicants.
  • Advises management on retention strategies with a focus on leadership support and employee growth; facilitates organizational discussion of the same.
  • Provides orientation to new employees and assists with the termination process for existing employees, as needed.
  • Provides coaching to managers on difficult and complex personnel issues; provides pragmatic and consistent guidance and advice to managers on grievance, attendance, disciplinary and performance issues; raises proactive issues with managers, identifies practical solutions to complex and diverse HR issues, while recommending appropriate action plans.
  • Handles employment-related inquiries and verification requests.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of the annual performance appraisal process for all employees (excluding CEO); works with management staff to craft consistent, equitable and competitive compensation and incentives for existing and prospective staff.
  • Receives employee complaints and acts accordingly to resolve them.
  • Acts as the organizations Clients Rights Officer (CRO) to assist clients in filing grievances, if needed.
  • Utilizes outside resources in order to monitor issues and concerns in employment law, communicating potential changes or issues to senior management and executive team.
  • Reviews and revises HR policies in compliance with changing or new legislation; keeps managers informed on antidiscrimination regulations.
  • Responsible for administering and keeping information on benefits and compensation packages up to date.
  • Conducts trainings for employees regarding benefits, diversity, leadership, employee policies and various other employment topics, as needed.
  • Develops, implements and participates in employee recognition and staff morale programs, such as birthday and anniversary recognition, holiday party, and other events as appropriate.
  • Acts as the organization’s Privacy Officer, ensuring the agency’s compliance with Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules.
  • Implements a workforce development program, focusing on job readiness, employment sustainability and education/training initiatives, serving as a resource for the agency clients and residents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in human resources preferred.
  • Experience in payroll preferred.
  • High-level oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interpret and explain written and statistical data to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to convey with poise difficult and challenging information to employees.
  • High standard of attention to detail.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and issues of the YWCA Dayton’s client population, and the ability to establish a strong rapport with the same.
  • Keen understanding of the YWCA USA and YWCA Dayton mission, vision, history and programs.
  • Comfort and agility in personnel engagement and developed skills in relational savvy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and championing of the organizational mission and vision.
  • Must be able to work independently and be an enthusiastic self-starter, who is intelligent, highly creative and innovative in designing and planning, hard-working, punctual, detail-oriented, and personable, with strong organizational skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, organizational leadership, human resources or related field is preferred; a continuing combination of courses towards the same and relevant experience may be considered.
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Progressive learner.
  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
  • Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.


  • Must be responsive to the needs and request of staff, volunteers, donors and Board of Directors.
  • Must extend courtesy, friendliness and overall respect to all of the above.
  • Will collaborate with other staff and/or departments to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Will be available to times and events when evenings and weekends will be required to fulfill


  • Listens well, shares work-related information, is open to others’ perspectives, work styles and
  • Willingly collaborates and cooperates with others in the organization.
  • Develops effective working relationships at all levels and values these relationships as critical to
    effective work.
  • Ability to address conflict in a respectful manner.
  • Expresses ideas clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Consistently follows through on projects and issues.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive to change.
  • Ability to adequately respond to requests and demands in a timely manner.
  • Adept at modifying plans/strategies as needed to best meet the needs of those involved.

TO APPLY: Please submit a letter of interest and your résumé to:
Human Resource Department
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

YWCA Dayton Culture and Values
Empowering Women and Eliminating Racism
YWCA Dayton is part of the largest and oldest multicultural women’s organization in the world; we leverage that collective strength into a unified movement joined through the comprehensive mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Founded in 1870, YWCA Dayton lives its mission and is a champion of women and girls in three key ways: direct service programming, community outreach and education, and advocacy and public policy support. Our core services are focused on preventing and responding to gender-based violence; supporting women’s economic empowerment; strengthening women and girls’ leadership development; and advocating for legislation and policies that promote racial and social justice for women and girls.

These include:

  • Emergency shelter and crisis support services for women and children fleeing domestic violence
  • Crisis and counseling services for survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking
  • Affordable housing and life skills training for single women transitioning to independent living from homelessness or abuse
  • Housing assistance for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and families who are experiencing sudden homelessness
  • Girls LEAD!, an in-school, after-school, and summer camp empowerment and education program for girls 11-18

YWCA Dayton continues to be a touchstone, a stepping stone, or a resting stone for more than 100 women and children, every day. We are constantly working to ensure that the Miami Valley community will always have amidst its future, a place dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)