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Director Human Resources Business Partner

Job ID: 3602
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: People Management
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2023


This position is eligible for telework, which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.




Director, Human Resource Business Partner


Construction & Development




Chief Administrative Officer


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$110,099 to $154,138


Open Until Filled



This role will serve as MTA Construction & Development’s Director, HR Business Partner (HRBP), responsible for implementing the MTA People’s (HR) integrated solutions, programs, and strategies, as well as support and implement a full range of HR activities across multiple functions for the newly consolidated (1900+ employees) at MTA C&D and the Capital Program. The Director, HRBP drives the HR agenda to align HR business processes by partnering with People (HR) and management to effectively and efficiently deliver HR programs and initiatives for MTA C&D. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for prioritizing and managing a team that focuses upon the implementation of HR strategies and goals to support the delivery of the MTA Capital Program.



Drive, align, and execute MTA C&D’s HR business processes and strategies by partnering with MTA People (HR) to guide on all HR-related issues, including workforce planning, employee relations, compensation, performance management, talent management, change initiatives, succession planning, and regulatory compliance.


Accountable for leading the team to ensure enterprise HR strategies are translated accurately and effectively to the MTA C&D agency.


Liaise with the MTA C&D agency departments to identify gaps in the current workforce and set strategy to help address Agency business needs.


Ensure the Agency has the optimum organizational structure and the right people in the correct positions for the business units to achieve their goals.


Serve as a strategic business partner with expertise and understanding of MTA C&D’s organizational culture, fostering systems thinking, customer focus, and continuous learning, with the ability to identify and communicate organizational needs.


To improve working relationships, employee engagement, and retention, provide strategic input on implementing change strategies to management and employees.


Recruit, develop, and motivate the HR team.


Manage and evaluate the HRBP team’s performance while providing career development opportunities and effective coaching and counseling.


Foster a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Organizational Development, Industrial/Labor Relations, or related/equivalent field. 

Must have at least ten (10) years related experience.

Must have at least four (4) years in a management or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.

Must have experience administering human resources programs and managing multiple responsibilities simultaneously within limited and specific time frames.

Must possess proven, effective leadership, management, problem-solving, planning, organizing, and decision-making skills to identify and resolve related issues and establish preventative measures. 

Must know State and Federal employment laws, HR best practices, and business trends.

Demonstrated ability to work with all internal and external stakeholders, including the MTA Board, and to communicate and interact well with the Governor’s Office for New York State, New York City government, elected and other public officials, as well as any staff located at other federal, state, or city agencies or authorities.

Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.

Demonstrated analytic and quantitative capabilities and skillsets. 

Effective communication, interpersonal customer service, presentation, conflict management, and negotiation skills.   

Proven ability to take the initiative and be proactive with the ability to identify and anticipate department needs and recommend solutions.

Proven ability to interact with managers and employees at all organizational levels and work as a team.

May need to work outside of regular work hours.

Travel may be required to other MTA locations or other external sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced Degree in Human Resources or related field.

SHRM- CP, Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or SHRM- SCP, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification preferred or in the process of attaining certification. 

Experience working in a union environment and/or civil service.

Familiarity with the MTA’s policies and procedures.

Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.


Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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