People Business Partner at Uplight

| Greater Boulder Area
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The Position
Do you dream about creating a more sustainable future? At Uplight, we are motivating energy users and providers to accelerate the clean energy ecosystem. Working with over 90 of the world's leading electric and gas utilities, Uplight provides an end-to-end customer energy experience. Uplight delivers personalized experiences that customers have now come to expect-improving satisfaction, increasing revenue, reducing the cost to serve, and contributing to carbon reduction goals. We are B Corp certified, enabling us to put our values into action by not only making decisions for the benefit of our shareholders, but also for our customers, environment, employees, and community.
We are seeking a People Business Partner to join our team and help us achieve our ambitious goals for our business and the planet.
What you get to do:
  • Anticipate potential issues and needs and proactively shape talent priorities to align to business strategy. Work with senior leadership to develop and implement HR plans and solutions in order to achieve strategic business initiatives and deliver results in line with our company values.
  • Partner with the leadership team to assess, design and deliver solutions needed to optimize talent and enhance effectiveness including workforce planning, compensation, succession planning and performance management.
  • Develop a deep understanding of your business units including what drives profitability., their situations/challenges, and, most importantly, their needs to better develop mutually defined solutions to problems,
  • Actively partner, coach & develop leadership team members, managers, and individuals.
  • Monitor the "pulse" of employees and develop and execute initiatives to ensure a high level of employee engagement and a positive employee experience.
  • Be the "go-to" person for employee-related questions for teams on just about anything including local office policies, procedures, systems, benefits, compensation, leaves of absence, etc.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Conduct effective, thorough, and objective investigations when needed.
  • Manage and lead internal communications to teams to ensure understanding and buy-in.
  • Partner with broader People team colleagues across Talent Acquisition, People Operations, and Organizational Development to ensure employee and leadership needs are met and high-performing teams are sustained.
  • Builds and maintains close working relationships with Finance, Legal, IT, etc. to leverage their support in executing HR strategy and business operations.
  • Assist with on-boarding new staff, particularly leadership, and acquainting them with the company practices, culture, and business.
  • Maintain positive relationships with managers and employees to promote our culture of open communication.
  • Develop strategic relationships with external recruiting sources
  • Appropriately escalate issues, as needed, to People team leadership and/or Executive team.
  • Exerts influence to create positive change and proactively mitigate/resolve employees issues.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as the job and company evolve

Skills and experience are necessary, but we hire on value alignment first, so if you feel you would be a good fit with us, please still consider applying.
What you will contribute:
As a People Business Partner, you will play a key role in helping our leaders think strategically: helping to assess needs & develop solutions in areas such as workforce planning, organizational design, performance management, employee relations, compensation, retention, and career development. You must understand business priorities and translate them into a plan that supports our rapidly growing business, unique culture, and company values. This position supports all office and remote employees in the U.S., Canada, and India.
What you bring to Uplight:
  • Five or more years of People Business Partner experience in high growth and fast-paced tech environments
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
  • Ability to acquire a thorough understanding of the organization's hierarchy, jobs, qualifications, compensation practices, and the administrative practices related to those factors.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Familiar with HRIS systems

Bonus Points:
  • Experience with various change management models is a plug

What makes working at Uplight amazing:
In addition to all the standard medical and dental benefits, that kick in Day 1, we are:
  • Proud to be over 500+ purpose-driven individuals helping to create a more sustainable planet.
  • Committed to the environment, our employees, and our communities.
  • Focused on career growth by following defined career ladders.
  • Committed to taking our work and mission seriously and....we love to laugh!

We also provide:
  • 401k Match
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Peer to peer recognition program
  • Management by objectives bonus plan
  • Innovative flexible time-off policy
  • Exceptionally collaborative and cool office spaces (once we reopen them)

Salary Range: $95,000 to $105,000
In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate annual base compensation range is listed above. The actual offer, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be determined by a number of factors including the applicant's experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity among our team.
Uplight provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race (including hair texture and hairstyles), color, religion (including head coverings), age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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Technology we use

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Location

2580 55th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

What are Uplight Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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