HR Business Partner
AvalonBay Communities Inc., an award winning national real estate investment trust (REIT) that develops, builds, and manages multi-family housing (over 80,000 apartments), and was recently named one of the "Best Placesto Work"by Glassdoor, has an outstanding opportunity to join a progressive and highly collaborative HR Team as a professional and dynamic Human Resources Business Partner.Based in our Headquarters office in Arlington, VA, the HR Business Partner will serve as a consultant/single HR POC to designated leader(s) of functional groups on talent strategies,organization structure and executing their business strategies. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Provides leadership to functional initiatives and projects that require broad commitment, buy-in, and implementation and works cross-functionally to ensure that the right input and solutions are incorporated into all HR initiatives. * Leads Talent Management/ Succession Planning strategy for designated functional groups, including identifying high-potential associates and recommending development and retention strategies. * Acts as a liaison between business partners and HR functions to address business needs (recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, etc.) * Provides supervision to the Regional HR Manager(s) where applicable, manages the performance of all direct (or indirect) reports and the successful development of their skills and competencies * Provides developmental support to direct reports via coaching, counseling, and training * Oversees/conducts escalated or complex investigations and recommends appropriate coaching, counseling, and disciplinary action in partnership with Regional HR Manager and functional group leadership * Monitors federal laws/regulations that affect our associates and the workplace with appropriate business partners and identifies appropriate actions needed for compliance, AvalonBay conducts drug and background screening for all hires. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance and other applicable state and federal laws.AvalonBay is a fast-paced organization that requires associates to be self-starters with a focus on driving results in a highly collaborative environment. This position requires a Bachelor's degree (or comparable HR/business experience) and 8+ years solid experience in HR. SPHR Certification preferred.