IFM Careers

HR Business Partner

The Institute for Functional Medicine is looking for a highly motivated individual who is driven to grow with a dynamic organization.  If providing outstanding customer service, working with a team to define and execute HR and organization strategies, our mission, and being part of a fun, quirky, passionate beyond bounds, somewhat-type-A team excites you, IFM might be for you. As the HR Business Partner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Maintains, processes, and manages IFM’s HRIS platform for personnel files, payroll, compensation and benefits, employee relations records, checklists, scheduling and timekeeping approvals, surveys, onboarding, recruitment, performance management, and more;
  • Leads talent recruiting including researches, identifies, and establishes relationships with talent pools and talent sources;
  • Plans, develops, and implements onboarding and off-boarding processes;
  • Researches and responds to employee questions, concerns and grievances; serves as an advocate when appropriate;
  • Coach and educate leaders on compensation philosophies and practices such as base pay, merit increases and all other compensation related topics;
  • Contribute to the organization’s performance management efforts through assisting with the creation of tools and resources designed to grow and develop our employees
  • Process semi-monthly payroll;
  • Serves as primary contact for FMLA and other leaves of absence administration;
  • Contributing your distinct perspective to team projects, recognizing that your voice has value, and that fresh eyes bring novel ideas;
  • Communicating clearly, efficiently, and with honesty and willingness to lean into hard situations productively, toward the goal of growth and shared understanding;


  • Strong written, verbal, listening, critical thinking and inquiry skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of all HR functions;
  • Demonstrated ability to interface and influence at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to effectively manage overlapping priorities from multiple stakeholders;
  • Comprehensive in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to employment and labor practices;
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to work within constraints as well as challenge the status quo.
  • Demonstrated coaching and consulting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and implement HR policies and processes for a growing organization and work collaborative with IFM management teams;
  • Ability to understand opposing points of view on complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints.  Must be able to grasp broad concepts and ideas to formulate action items;
  • Must have demonstrated expertise with MS Office Suite; PowerPoint, Adobe PS/ID, and database software; willingness and ability to adapt to new technologies and software;
  • Must be able to make decisions guided by policies, procedures, and business plans, and to inquire for clarification as appropriate;
  • Must be able to engage in skillful dialogue, discussion, and inquiry, over the phone, in person, and via electronic media – and across multiple geographical locations;
  • Must be able to maintain a high level of discretion with confidential information;
  • Must have a positive attitude, be detail and customer oriented and display good multitasking and organizational ability;
  • Must be able to receive guidance and oversight from the Director of HR.

Education, Licenses, Certificates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience required;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of HR generalist required;
  • PHR/SPHR/GPHR or SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP preferred.

Read the Full Job Description

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to