• Associate HR Business Partner

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 6 days ago(11/12/2018 10:33 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Human Resources
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's HR Business Partner team is seeking an HR Business Partner Associate to join our team.

    We are:

    We are internal consultants who partner with clients across Memorial Sloan Kettering to support our mission in research, treatment, and education about cancer. We strategize with our clients to optimize talent, structure, processes, and culture, anticipating, identifying and responding to opportunities and challenges. We are responsible for the delivery of all HR services whether delivered personally or in collaboration with our HR colleagues. We use our knowledge in employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational design and development, talent management, talent acquisition, HR process and systems and change in support of achieving the business plan.  We have over 14,000 employees at MSK and each area is represented by a team of HR Business Partners, familiar with that area’s priorities and intricacies. This role will directly support employees across a number of client areas, responding directly to their needs while working with the HRBP team to address more complex and strategic needs.


    You are:

    • Energized by working through complex problems, sifting through high-volume, often contradictory information, and probing to find the truth.
    • Capable of adjusting to your audience, taking opposing points of view, and searching for what you may be missing.
    • Willing to take action and eager to take on new opportunities and tough challenges.
    • Able to use compelling arguments to persuade and gain the support and dedication of others.
    • Able to contribute to projects and major initiatives.
    • Flexible in approach so you can meet the shifting demands of different situations.
    • A strong decision maker, with shown success of making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

    You will:

    • Serve as a trusted and valued advisor for clients.
    • Analyze complex issues, design effective solutions, and facilitate change.
    • Provide counsel on a broad spectrum of issues and opportunities, including resolution of employee relations issues.
    • Clarify, interpret and maintain compliance with HR policies and procedures within assigned client areas.
    • Ensure consistency in approach across areas of the business.
    • Assist in the implementation of new and existing HR programs and initiatives.

    You have:

    • At least 3-6 years of HR or related experience; preferably in a HR Business Partner/Generalist Role.
    • Bachelor's degree preferred.
    • A track record of results, problem-solving and accountability.
    • Expertise in employee relations issues, HR policy implementations and investigations is essential.
    • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to build relationships, establish trust, handle conflict and influence others.
    • Ability to see the big picture and be attentive to detail with strong analytic skills.
    • Excellent written and presentation skills.



    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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