HR Business Partner

Talent · Chicago, Illinois
Department Talent
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation Approx. Low $80,000s to High $90,000s

Human Resources Business Partner

Start Date: August 2022

Location: Remote / Virtual / Work From Home**

** Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to one of the following states within 30 days: California, Illinois, Washington D.C, Massachusetts, New York,  New Jersey, Georgia & Ohio

Salary Range: Low $80,000s to High $90,000s

Organization Description

Peer Health Exchange (PHE) is a national non-profit organization that creates education opportunities for peers to share the tools and resources young people need to make healthy decisions. Since 2003, we have trained more than 15,000 college students to deliver in-person health education to over 188,000 high school-aged young people in communities across the country. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we re-designed our in-person programming to be delivered virtually and partnered with high school students to understand their mental health needs. Following that collaboration, we launched our app for young people ages 13 – 18. In the past year, we’ve expanded from two in-person program models to five in-person and digital program offerings and we are continuing to grow! Our mission is critical, our team is diverse, and our work is vibrant. Check us out on TikTok (@peerhealthexchange)!


Learn more about our responsiveness and shift to digital in this article co-authored by our colleagues “Youths Know What They Need to Support Their Mental Health”!


About the role

As the HR Business Partner, you will lead, implement, and deliver Human Resources strategies, policies, and services for the Direct to Youth Business Unit. Additionally, you will ensure alignment to Legacy Peer Health Exchange Talent expectations, practices and policies. You will report directly to the Sr.  Director, Human Resources.


About the Talent & Equity team

In carrying out our mission, we must ensure that our staff is comprised of individuals who, through their talent, commitment, and understanding, ensure all young people have the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy decisions.

Here’s what you should know:

This is a full-time, salaried position based in any of our registered PHE states.


Looking for more information about our awesome benefits, culture and more? Visit our Careers Page and check us out on Glassdoor!

Here’s what you will do as part of our team

Recruitment and Hiring

  • Review and finalize job descriptions, send offer letters, respond to benefits questions (during new hire offer process and staff)
  • Lead and support Direct to Youth onboarding
  • Conduct New Hire check-ins
  • Manage/coordinate search consultants
  • Ensure appropriate HR/Talent data is uploaded, managed and tracked in Bamboo HR

Compensation and Employee Relations Compliance

  • Support with new hire compensation and existing staff pay increases
  • Track and advice on pace of promotions ensuring equity throughout the process
  • Ensure alignment in behavior and practices of PHE’s compensation structure
  • Lead on monitoring performance and addressing performance issues with staff
  • Lead on expansion into new states, ensuring all necessary data is managed in Bamboo HR

Payroll and Additional Support

  • Work in partnership with Talent team to translate decisions into payroll
  • Work closely with Sr. Associate, Talent on payroll processing
  • Serve as direct Talent support for Temps (Fellows, Content Moderators, and Youth on staff)
  • Integrate and partner with Legacy Talent colleagues in Recruiting, Learning & Development, Compensation, Legal, to implement solutions and help scale the Business Unit


What you'll bring to the table:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Demonstrate a strong passion for PHE’s mission to build healthier communities with young people; strong alignment with PHE’s core values of Health Equity, Commitment, Communication, Agency, and
  • Centers youth inclusion, community partnership, and equity work visibly, broadly, in action in part through deep listening and hearing with a lens of
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, or related OR 8+ years of related human resources experience
  • 5 years of progressive experience in the HR function as a HR Business Partner or in a related role
  • Strong knowledge of labor laws and compliance requirements in the United States
  • Is efficient in managing diverse tasks, activities, and projects
  • Has excellent writing, and editing skills
  • Has strong interpersonal skills
  • Is comfortable in a fast-paced, high energy, entrepreneurial environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • PHR or SHRM certification
  • Familiarity using ADP Workforce Now payroll
  • Familiarity with BambooHR HRIS

Your turn! We’d like to learn about you.

Please submit your resume and cover letter telling us why you are interested in our team and this role!


At Peer Health Exchange, we celebrate difference and are committed to providing equitable opportunities, addressing the effects of power and privilege. PHE is proud to be an equal employment opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, physical disability, veteran status or length of time spent unemployed. We want to empower people to change lives!


Note: Peer Health Exchange reserves the right to add additional duties, as needed. All Peer Health Exchange employees are encouraged to be flexible and responsive to changes in scope of duties.

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  • Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    Approx. Low $80,000s to High $90,000s