Coforma #LI-Remote Full-time

We are looking for a thoughtful, process-driven, strategic Senior People Partner to complement and help advance the People Operations function at Coforma.
In this role, you will be responsible for managing day-to-day PeopleOps duties and collaborating across the company to strategize and implement systems, processes, and programs that help our people succeed.
The Senior People Partner will play an integral role in building and executing processes, policies, and programs, leveraging expertise and previous experience to support our PeopleOps strategy. Using a people-centered approach, you’ll help foster a supportive and inclusive culture across the entire organization.
This is a remote-first role (Eastern time zone preferred) reporting to the Senior Director of People Operations.
$147,290 Annual Salary + Benefits + Growth Potential
To honor our company-wide equitable pay system, the posted salary is non-negotiable.
The job posting for this role will close by 5:00pm PT on Friday, June 7, 2024.
The desired start date for this role is early July 2024.
This is a US-based remote position open to applicants in the states listed below. Some travel may be required.
Note: to ensure we remain compliant with all state, county, and local employment and tax regulations, applicants must currently reside in one of the following states to be considered for employment with Coforma. This list will be updated periodically as our PeopleOps team works to open up hiring in additional states.
-District of Columbia
-New Jersey
-New York
-North Carolina

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Manage the full scope of the employee lifecycle in partnership with Talent Acquisition
  • Partner with Coforma leadership to develop and implement people-centered policies and practices that will support the development and growth of the company
  • Facilitate and manage company-wide feedback cycles, educating people managers on best practices that foster and encourage continuous improvement
  • Amplify important opportunities and initiatives across the organization to Coforma leadership, helping promote active vs. passive involvement in key company matters
  • Work through employee concerns with a high degree of emotional intelligence
  • In partnership with our General Counsel and PeopleOps leadership, address employee relations issues and satisfy federal contractor compliance requirements timely and responsibly
  • Enable employee growth by collaboratively identifying, developing, and implementing company-wide learning and training initiatives
  • Support people-centered problem-solving with empathy and communication
  • Support and create employee resource groups to bolster our inclusive and collaborative company culture and advance our organization externally
  • Process employee changes and maintain accurate employee records across all PeopleOps systems in a timely manner
  • Make data-driven decisions while balancing company priorities and empathy
  • Serve as a backup for payroll, benefit administration, and other operations needs
  • Manage special projects, as assigned

Who You Are (Requirements)

  • 5+ years of HR Experience, preferably in a generalist position with exposure to different areas of HR and operations
  • Prior federal government contractor experience, ideally in the professional services or IT sector
  • Proven experience partnering with executive leadership to help them lead an organization through periods of significant change, realignment, and growth
  • Ability to maintain the highest standard of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism
  • Ability to identify gaps in processes and policies and recommend changes and improvements
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and can proactively work through projects and tasks with minimal instruction and oversight
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfortable communicating with stakeholders across all levels of the organization
  • A “people-first” mentality with the ability to build rapport and trust with teammates, internal stakeholders, managers, and employees
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills with a keen attention to detail
  • A “can-do attitude” and willingness to teach and learn from team members to ensure knowledge is dispersed across the team for effective coverage
  • Comfortable navigating difficult conversations in support of gender and race inclusion, pay equity, and the importance of respecting pronouns

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • SHRM-CP or PHP certification
  • Experience working in a remote environment across different time zones
  • The ideal candidate will be located in the Eastern time zone


  • Internet: Will prioritize and maintain access to strong, reliable internet for the remote nature of our work, except when on vacation or holiday
  • Security: Will keep the highest security practices to ensure privacy and security of Coforma and client information given the nature of our work, even when on vacation
  • Travel Flexibility: On request and with advanced notice, will attend in-person events such as meetings, workshops, and trainings as assigned for projects that require it
  • Brand Representation: Will represent Coforma professionally and sincerely, modeling our Company Values in all interactions

We Don’t Care About

  • Whether or not you have a degree of any kind
  • Whether your educational major, if you had one, is related to this role
  • Whether or not you have GitHub contributions
  • Whether or not you have worked at a well-recognized company
  • Whether you’re sure that you check every single box perfectly

We Do Care About

  • Your passions, professional or otherwise
  • Your well-informed opinions about design, technology, teams, and process
  • You