Senior Human Resources Business Partner

 December 3, 2020

The Role

The Senior Human Resources Business Partner will be an internal consultant to our Product and Technology teams on all matters of talent management. You will establish yourself as a strategic advisor on team structure, employee engagement, organizational design, performance management, employee relations, and leadership coaching. You will propose practical, scalable solutions that fit and enhance Newsela’s culture within a mission-driven talent base that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Working closely with hiring managers and our recruiting team, you will help identify and map out hiring needs, career paths, and team organization as we grow.  As a senior leader on our People team, you will also mentor our team of HR Business Partners and will personally manage one direct report.

Why You’ll Love This Role

You’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with senior level business leaders in order to provide consultative guidance with measurable and demonstrable impact. Your work will directly support scaling a progressive People organization in a fast-growing, mission-driven technology company that values diversity, equity, including and belonging. Your work will directly enable our team to continue building a high-engagement culture and environment, and will contribute to the growth and development of our People team as well as the teams with whom we interface. In doing so, you will ultimately help enable our company to deliver engaging, culturally responsive learning content to K-12 students and teachers nationwide.

Why We’ll Love You

With 5+ years of experience as an HR Business Partner, you have proven success coaching leaders on matters related to teams and talent management, with demonstrated success integrating DEIB philosophies and practices into all aspects of talent management. You establish yourself as a trusted advisor by building rapport, providing expert guidance, and having an understanding of team and business challenges, ideally including challenges and considerations specific to Technology teams. You’re also adept in serving as an internal expert on labor laws and compliance requirements (FLSA, independent contractors, etc.). You are a problem-solver with proven ability to identify trends or issues within a team and implement solutions to address the core factors influencing the team and people aspect as well as larger business factors. You are able to balance between employee engagement, team culture, business needs, while maintaining a focus on diversity, equity, including and belonging.

About Newsela  

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels — from +100 of the best sources — that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.