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Associate Director, Human Capital Business Partner
Guidehouse McLean, VA

Associate Director, Human Capital Business Partner

McLean, VA
Expired: February 05, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Family:
Human Capital Business Partners

Travel Required:
Up to 10%

Clearance Required:

What You Will Do:

The Human Capital Business Partner Associate Director role serves as a Strategic Business Partner to Practice Leaders, Partners, and Staff for the Digital Solutions Practice Area on all aspects of workforce management and support. In this role, you will be expected to work collaboratively and in a consultative fashion with the Director, Human Capital Business Partner, all other Human Capital Business Partners as well as leaders in the Line of Service to effectively align workforce strategies and practices with business objectives.

The Human Capital Business Partner will collaborate with senior leadership to understand business needs and provide HR insights to drive organizational effectiveness. They will also provide strategic, business-focused support on all matters related to employee and organization development, talent management, succession planning, leadership development, performance enablement and employee relations. In addition to the critical connection to Line of Service leadership, the Human Capital Business Partner will work collaboratively with Human Capital Center of Excellence COEs (compensation/rewards, benefits, workplace relations, recruiting, talent management, people, and culture, learning and development) to ensure delivery of value-added service to all employees that support business objectives.

A successful Human Capital Business Partner will efficiently manage employee relations, provide policy interpretation, and ensure compliance, coach and mentor employees and leaders, provide education and training to People Managers, leading employee engagement and retention efforts, and collect and analyze HR metrics. In addition, The Human Capital Business Partner, will be expected to successfully partner with the Talent Acquisition team to define the talent acquisition and management for each functional area they support.

A key part of the role will also include functioning as a change agent to the business, assisting in processes, process improvement and approaches to support and enable continued evolution of the organization to align with market conditions.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the ability to function as a full cycle HR Partner within a fast paced, dynamic environment. Additionally, they will have a broader focus on metrics and monitoring/analyzing data and trends to identify potential opportunities.

What You Will Need:
  • Bachelor's Degree is required with a preference given to candidates with a degree in Business or Human Resources.
  • Minimum of 8 years of Human Capital Business Partner experience working in a mid-size or large technical or consulting firm organization.
  • Strong strategic thinking and business acumen.
  • Analytical and critical thinking; must be able to relate to team leaders, some of whom are highly credentialed, analytical by nature as well as by training and who apply intellectual rigor and critical analyses to all business issues and decisions.
  • Incumbent must be able execute in a manner that is perceived to be people centric; effective; non-bureaucratic; and is marked by a high level of energy.
  • Be able to keep current on evolving legal compliance, Human Capital policies, processes and practices, and work to ensure that the company is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations concerning employment practices, employee relations, etc.
  • Strong business acumen, superior ability to communicate vision, lead change, and deliver results.
  • Will be expected to engage on all facets of talent management and compensation management, staffing and management related activities and understand the depth and nuance of capabilities within and across the organization.
  • Must be able to develop and propose creative, novel, and impactful talent solutions that support business objectives and strike an appropriate balance between building firm capability, speed of delivery, cost sensitivity and specificity of requirements.
  • An ability to operate effectively and succeed within a changing, fast paced matrix environment with multiple cultures and stakeholders.
  • Collect and analyze HR data and make recommendations.
  • Experience working in a HC function with shared service delivery and strategic business partner model preferred.
  • History of quickly gaining credibility and partnering with functional leaders and practice representatives. Ability to build relationships at all levels of the organization and proven ability to make sound recommendations.
  • Communication and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels.
  • Participate in and coordinate the Performance Management process. This includes compliance, assisting in review of evaluation reports and results of the department in relation to established goals, and the ability to provide coaching and mentoring to staff to ensure continual improvements in performance expectations.
  • Very strong excel skills including the ability to manage large sets of data and effectively summarize and present findings in both written and verbal form.

What Would Be Nice:
  • Workday experience desired.
  • SHRM - S/CP or S/PHR Certification desired.
  • Experience in global workforce is a plus.

What We Offer:

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:
  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Student Loan PayDown
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.



McLean, VA



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