YMCA of Greater Seattle

Human Resources Business Partner

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/20/2021 1:43 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Association Office
Human Resources
909 4th Avenue
Minimum compensation
USD $56,384.00/Yr.


Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.



Under the direction of the Sr. Human Resources Director of Employee Experience, the HR Business Partner of Onboarding will serve as a liaison between Human Resources and the employees at the YMCA of Greater Seattle (YGS). The HR Business partner is responsible for conducting the recruitment and hiring processes and serves as the primary support to the Candidate Experience and Onboarding operations of the YGS Human Resources Business Parter team. Being responsible for all Onboarding operations of the YGS Human Resources team including their assigned areas - having ownership of the initial steps in the interview and hiring process, to include coordinating and scheduling in-person or virtual candidate interviews for all Centers of Excellence; managing a large volume of communication and complex administrative tasks (email, voicemail, and telephone calls) to make that happen.


Complex administrative tasks include ensuring that all candidates’ information is accurately, consistently and timely entered into the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This HRBP has a focus on the candidate experience, ensuring that the employee information systems and processes are clearly communicated to internal stakeholders and employee status changes are completed on schedule.


These responsibilities support the YGS Employee Experience, following the whole employee life cycle and developing strategies to attract, retain and reward high performing staff who meet the mission, goals, and objectives of YGS.


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.


YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.
All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.


Onboarding : 

  • Own overall relationship with HR Business Partners, which includes requisition management, interview coordination, process optimization, managing on-boarding, and high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Tracks, notifies, processes, and verifies employee personnel actions, including new hire integration from Applicant Tracking System to HRIS.
  • Communicate effectively with both internal and external key stakeholders.
  • Provides support to branch Onboarding Point People for completion of YGS, local, state, and federal reports requiring employee data, including data needed for internal stake holders and grant submission/compliance.
  • Monitors the YGS Onboarding shared inbox, responding to level-one inquires and escalating as needed.
  • Ensures all Employee personnel information system and processes are accurately communicated in the HR update, the HR Sharepoint, and any other communications.
  • And other duties as assigned.


Recruiting and Hiring:

  • Identify, attract, source and increase pool of candidates for current hiring needs.
  • Manage full life cycle recruiting including posting jobs, sourcing candidates, dispositioning candidates in ATS, ensuring reference checks are completed, providing finalists with key organizational information, and communicating through the close of the job.
  • Research and manage the logistics of campus career/job fair events and coordinate branch participation.
  • Work directly with hiring managers to understand their hiring needs and key priorities; partner throughout the entire recruiting process (communicating updates, supporting salary negotiation, etc.).
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation of strategic efforts around recruiting and talent management, resulting in a diverse and well qualified candidate pool that meets our business needs, now and for the future.


Voice of the Employee Framework:

  • Ensure employees and supervisors are equipped with the appropriate tools for employee engagement and success by providing HR system and process navigation for all YGS staff within their designated scope of service.
  • Maintain and communicate up-to-date and accurate HR information to all staff; develop and foster a feedback loop with all HR leaders for continuous improvement of HR processes.
  • Plan and implement culture- and function-specific onboarding of all new employees throughout their first year with YGS; coordinate with supervisors and other YGS support staff to ensure all required trainings are completed; and work with the HR Development Specialist and other supervisors to assess and revise onboarding plans to meet the needs of the association.
  • Assist in offboarding process including exit interviews/surveys and process development. Analyze trends and metrics relating to retention and workforce engagement.
  • Assist in building, developing, and monitoring YGS leadership cohorts at each level of the organization
  • Provide coaching for supervisors addressing equitable hiring practices, employee performance and professional development.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a YGS workforce recognition system.
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationship, build morale and increase productivity.
  • Develop HR policies, procedures, and best practices; Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local and federal employment laws.
  • Other duties as assigned



  1. Business Acumen.
  2. Communication.
  3. Critical Evaluation.
  4. Relationship Management.
  5. Ethical Practice.



This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment.  The HR Generalist role will require commuting to centers/program sites, partnering with team members and YGS leaders. 



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.



This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are typically Monday through Friday, typically 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand.



This is a regional role supporting multiple locations in the Seattle area. Reliable transportation to support frequent travel within King County required.



  • 2+ years of Human Resources experience related to recruitment and hiring, employee engagement, and learning & development
  • Knowledge of employment law
  • Knowledge of HR policies and best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, human resources management, or a related field
  • Experience working with UltiPro/UKGPro and iCIMS
  • HR experience in a childcare, social services, or nonprofit environment
  • Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Ability to speak any language in addition to English


Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.


This job description may be changed at any time, at YMCA of Greater Seattle’s discretion.


The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check.


If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.



Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.



  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Passion for Excellence



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