Director of Human Resources

February 22, 2021
New York, NY
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Company is seeking a creative, vibrant, and empathetic Human Resources Director to support its Marketing, Engineering, Customer Service, and R&D team members in the New York office. This is a tremendous opportunity to essentially build a function from the ground up conducive to an environment of accountability, learning, and growth at a growing company in an interesting space.


  • Primary HR Business Partner for all NYC headquarters-based employees
  • Advice and counsel for Corporate function leadership
  • HR strategy and imperatives creation
  • HR strategic projects governance and HR brand steward
  • HR for HR leader, responsible for HR development strategy
  • Counsel management through employee relations issues and legal matters, working with legal employment counsel if warranted
  • Various strategic initiatives across multiple HR specialties including, but limited to, culture, diversity, talent acquisition, engagement, and employment brand building

About You:

  • ORGANIZED - HR management requires an orderly approach. Organized files, strong time management skills, and personal efficiency are key
  • A MASTER MULTI-TASKER - On a typical day, an HR professional will deal with an employee 's personal issue one minute, an intermittent leave question the next, and then tasked with building a team comp plan. And then the next day, a whole host of other things, every one critical to someone. You need to be able to handle it all, all at once.
  • GOOD AT DEALING WITH GREY - A surprisingly large percentage of the issues HR Directors face are in 'the grey area. ' Is it discrimination Is it harassment What 's a 'reasonable ' accommodation HR Directors have to be able to act with incomplete and 'best available ' information, and they have to know when to seek professional help of colleagues, attorneys, and other experts.
  • AN AMAZING NEGOTIATOR - Along with grey comes the need to negotiate '"there are often two or more opposing views, and the successful HR pro can find an acceptable middle ground. Remember, the goal of negotiation is to end up with two parties that are satisfied with the outcome, and that 's not often easy to achieve.
  • DISCRETE AND ETHICAL - HR professionals are the conscience of the company, as well as the keepers of confidential information. As you serve the needs of top management, you also monitor their actions toward employees to be sure that policies and regulations are followed. You need to be able to push back when they aren 't in order to keep the firm on the straight and narrow. Not an easy responsibility! Of course, you always handle confidential information appropriately, and never divulge it to any unauthorized person.
  • EXCELLENT AT CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION - News flash! Everyone doesn 't always get along with everyone else. High productivity demands that people work together at least civilly. HR has to find ways to allow that to happen. And that 's to say nothing of the myriad other problems that hit HR 's in-box '"you can 't be effective without problem-solving ability.
  • A CHANGE MANAGER - Most companies today are in a constant state of flux. Task forces, matrices, and teams spring into being, do their jobs, and disband as others form. Hierarchies have been squashed, and companies have four or five generations working side by side. A lot of people are freaked out by what 's going on. HR has to help everyone cope with the constant changes.
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