HR Business Partner in Los Angeles at Goodwill Southern California

Date Posted: 5/16/2024

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    342 North San Fernando Road
    Los Angeles
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    Lincoln Heights

Job Description

Goodwill is one of the leading non-profit brands in the world and one of the largest non-profits in Southern California. We are a rapidly evolving organization and yet we have never been more focused on our Mission, on our people, and on our future. It’s always a GOOD day in SoCal! 

The Human Resources Business Partner is a key member of the Human Resources team and performs a hands-on role in providing human resources expertise in performance management, retention strategy, leave management, HR reporting, rewards and recognition, compensation, benefit incentive programs, employment law, and policy interpretation. The HRBP serves as the key HR leader supporting various teams across multiple locations and works towards an engaged and inspired workforce.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Acts as a single point of the contact for the employees and managers in the business unit and proactively supports the delivery of HR Processes.
  • Manages complex HR Projects cross-functionally.  
  • Builds a strong business relationship with the internal client; coaching and training leadership regarding cultivating positive culture, driving employee engagement and resolving employee related issues.
  • Works closely with senior leadership team members to better understand the needs of the company/business, and acts as the performance improvement driver and drives positive changes in the people management practices.
  • Serves as change agent, actively identifying gaps; proposing and implementing improvements for growth and development of people to support business operations.
  • Provides risk assessment and guidance for risk reduction through workplace investigations, handling employee complaints, grievances and disputes as needed.
  • Helps develop internal leaders and positive culture by proactively provides coaching, counseling and training staff as needed.
  • Analyzes the organizational structure of the internal client, identifies gaps and opportunities for improvement and proposes changes
  • Acts as the member of the HR Management Team; represents Company in internal and external matters.
  • Provides assistance and guidance to managers and supervisors with regards to employee relations issues, appropriate disciplinary and termination actions, compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations, and Company policies and procedures.
  • A valid driver's license and state-required auto insurance are necessary.  
  • Serves as Employee Relations lead on strategic HR sub-functions including, but not limited to, workforce engagement, staffing, compliance, unemployment, and special projects (i.e. benefit enrollments, safety training)
  • Represents Human Resources Department on various Company committees.

Education & Experience

  • 2-5 years of managerial and supervisory experience            
  • 5-8 years of Human Resources Generalist experience required
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Must be able to write concise reports and possess strong presentation skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to details
  • Demonstrated business acumen and partnership
  • Strong project management skills including organization and time management to expedite project completion
  • Demonstrated abilities to work with and build trusting partnerships with employees of all levels including individuals with disabilities.
  • Experience driving positive employment environment while understanding their team's needs preferred
  • Proven leadership experience in motivating people to complete tasks to meet the overall objectives of the company
  • Effective in multi-tasking in a fast paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Multi-industry experience helpful. Ability to motivate employees in a non-profit environment
  • Spanish / English bilingual preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, including computer programs in a Windows environment, including Word, Excel, and E-mail. 
  • Proven ability to write concise investigation summaries, and responses for litigation.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification or SHRM-SCP Certification preferred
  • Strong presentation and group facilitation skills required
  • Drug Screen, Background Check and Live Scan required. 
  • Employment Verification and Professional Reference required.

The annual base salary range for this position is $80K - $90K.  When extending an offer, the following will be considered, but not limited to the candidate’s key skills, work experience and education, internal peer equity and other considerations permitted by federal, state and local laws.

Goodwill Industries in Southern California is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here:

Goodwill gives preferential consideration to persons with barriers to employment.   Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Goodwill is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. 
Employment decisions will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Immigration and Nationality Act, and any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.  

Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities

In furtherance of our commitment to end discrimination against qualified disabled individuals, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued thereunder to protect the rights of qualified disabled persons, it is Goodwill's policy that no program or activity administered by it shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his or her disability.   Equal employment opportunity will be extended to qualified disabled persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, layoff, recall and termination.   We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.  

It is the policy of Goodwill to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance for accommodations to interview because of a disability, please notify the Human Resources Department. 
Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a disability.

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