HR Business Partner
Job Type

About McAllister & Quinn


McAllister & Quinn is a federal and foundation grants consulting and government relations firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. We offer our 200+ clients a unique blend of comprehensive grant consulting, strategic advising, and government relations services. Specifically, McAllister & Quinn provides our clients with the knowledge and skills to seek federal and private foundation grant opportunities that strategically fit their organization’s priorities. We support our client’s efforts in crafting competitive applications; developing or increasing funding streams through the congressional appropriations process; and facilitating public-private and international partnerships that further their mission.

We are committed to securing funds for our clients that are transformational for the organizations who are awarded them, the people who work at these organizations every day, and the communities that surround them. The social impact of our work drives us daily to succeed in securing funding for our clients and is a major component of why we do what we do. We know that our success leads to better outcomes, changed lives, and a more equitable society for generations to come.

Job Summary


The HR Business Partner will undertake a broad range of HR-related responsibilities. This will include talent attraction, hiring, retaining, and payroll administration. In addition, this role will also focus on performance management and will be a thought-partner and leader for professional development & training strategies and implementation. The HR Business Partner will report directly to the Managing Director of Human Resources. This position is based in the D.C. office (3-days/week).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partners with leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruitment, retention, and professional development.
  • Designs, plans, and implements human resources programs and processes for performance reviews, talent development, end-to-end employee life cycle which includes onboarding, development, offboarding. 
  • Supports the Managing Director of HR on talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and onboarding; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Implements new hire orientation, onboarding and employee recognition programs.
  • Creates development programs and initiatives that will support sustained growth for employees.
  • Engage and implement HR strategic plans on DEI initiatives and Social Impact 
  • Assess development needs for the firm, working closely with learning leaders with HR and across practices.
  • Develop and deliver engaging learning & development opportunities for team members.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of established and new programs and continuously improve as needed.
  • Administer semi-monthly payroll for multi-state workforce and benefits administration.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and performance management systems, Paylocity experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least five years of experience as an HR Generalist; Learning & Development and implementation of DEI initiatives are a plus.
  • SHRM or HRCI certification/s highly desired.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times. 
  • Must be able to access and navigate the organization’s offices. 

Compensation & Benefits

  • Normal work hours are 8:30 am through 5:30 pm Monday through Friday EST.
  • Location: In-office (Washington, D.C.). At least 3 days in office.
  • Competitive 401(k), healthcare, dental, basic life insurance, long-term disability, dependent care FSA, HSA/FSA, and transit benefits.
  • Salary consideration will be commensurate with experience. The salary range is $75,000 - $125,000 annual base salary and discretionary bonus eligibility.
  • Flexible vacation and leave policies.

At McAllister & Quinn, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we open ourselves to new possibilities, inspire innovation, and allow us to achieve the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience & engagement that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone in our team.

Application Instructions


Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your application through our careers page: The cover letter should speak to how your education and/or work experiences integrate with the role and why you are the best fit for the position.