People Strategy Partner

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Remote: occasional time on campus


The People Strategy Partner plays a critical role in shaping the success of our organization by developing and executing effective people strategies that support our business goals. This strategic role is responsible for driving talent management, employee development, and fostering a positive workplace culture. This position is benefit eligible, time limited roles with an expected end date of November 2025.

Reporting to the Manager, People Strategy, this role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including talent management, employee development, and helping to create a positive workplace culture for employees and managers. 


This role will have a significant impact on shaping the organization's culture, attracting top talent, and fostering employee growth and engagement. If you are a strategic thinker and passionate about driving organizational success through effective people strategies, we invite you to join our team.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Supports managers and employees, and acts as the direct day-to-day contact for employees in assigned client businesses
  • Responds to a wide variety of questions and supports multiple service requests simultaneously.
  • Has strong general knowledge of and effective working relationships with all HR functions, especially the Employee and Labor Relations Center of Expertise.
  • Integrates information and recommendations from multiple sources to respond effectively.
  • Provides policy guidance and interpretation
  • Works with Manager, People Strategy to execute on people strategies and ensure employees and managers have the tools and resources they need to be successful.
  • May coach mangers to develop their people management capabilities or to handle challenging organizational or performance situations
  • Oversees local implementation of HR initiatives and drives adoption of best people practices in areas such as performance management and engagement within assigned client departments
  • Consults on organizational design and structure, job roles and descriptions, levelling and compensation


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • Five or more years of experience partnering with leaders and managers to drive talent or people initiatives and demonstrated success in providing HR services in a large, complex organization (10K+ employees)
    • Preferably in sectors such as higher education, academic medicine, research, health care, biomedical/pharma, research, or government or in management consulting to organizations in these sectors


  • Ability to interact productively across multiple human resources disciplines including talent management, learning and development, OD, or talent acquisition
  • Proven experience in helping to drive initiatives focused on people strategy, talent management, or organizational development.
  • In-depth knowledge of HR best practices, talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, and employee engagement.
  • Strong understanding of employment laws, regulations, and compliance requirements.


  • Demonstrated experience in driving cultural change initiatives and fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities, using data to drive talent management decisions.
  • Strong project management skills, managing multiple initiatives and priorities simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, effectively conveying complex information.
  • Proficiency in HR software and learning management systems.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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