Human Resources Director job at Powerhouse Arts | Brooklyn, New York NYC | Art Jobs

Human Resources Director

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Application Deadline: 
July 8, 2019

The Role:

The Human Resources Director will be Powerhouse’s first dedicated HR team member. You will focus your efforts on developing and stewarding values-aligned, people-centered, equitable HR practices for our growing team. This position will report to the Senior Director of Strategic Planning.

Who you are:

  • Enthusiastic about fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture at Powerhouse Arts
  • Deep understanding of foundational HR areas (employee relations, L&D, compensation, performance management, benefits, leaves, payroll, immigration, legal, etc.)
  • Strong emotional intelligence, communication and presentation skills and the ability to deal effectively, empathetically, and courteously with all levels of employees
  • People who thrive in Powerhouse’s organizational culture are those who:
  • Are action-oriented, collaborative, and work well in ambiguous/changing circumstances
  • Enjoy research and iterative problem-solving
  • Have independent follow-through and pay attention to detail
  • Value and work towards an equitable and inclusive workplace

What you’ll do:

HR Operations

  • Collaborate with the administrative team to update company policies and procedures, communicating and operationalizing Powerhouse’s values in compliance with all legal requirements, standards and procedures
  • Working closely with the Financial Manager, oversee employee data and identify and implement new processes and technologies to grow and maintain our team
  • Ensure ongoing compliance of all legal and organizational requirements, standards, and procedures and advise finance and senior leadership team on needed actions
  • Review, track and develop employee benefit programs that support a growing and diverse employee population. Oversee open enrollment and relationships with vendors
  • Lead a semi-annual equitable compensation and performance calibration across the organization
  • Collect data to ensure the organization is staying true to its equity-driven culture
  • Participate in on-boarding all new employees to ensure they feel welcomed and have the tools and knowledge they need to succeed at Powerhouse
  • Participate in strategic visioning work and other long-term projects, as required

Learning & Development

  • Plan and implement ongoing training and career development programs and activities for staff, including facilitating conversations about ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-bias; Identify opportunities for external and internal professional development
  • Oversee performance management processes including but not limited to semi-annual performance reviews, employee development programs, and 1:1 best practices
  • Ensure all new hiring managers are equipped to carry out equitable and informed decisions around recruitment

Recruiting/Talent Acquisition

  • Develop and implement comprehensive hiring practices that align with Powerhouse’s people-centered recruitment and hiring philosophy
  • Source, screen and interview candidates
  • Ensure that new hires reflect the constituencies that Powerhouse Arts seeks to serve
  • Employee Relations and Employee Experience
  • Provide clear guidance and perspective on how to manage employee relations; coach managers to resolve employee issues promptly, effectively, and objectively while staying aligned with organizational policy and culture
  • Develop and implement procedures and benchmarks to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equity-driven organizational culture
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of the organization; support employees through challenges
  • Stay informed on employment best practices

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Passionate about our mission
  • 6+ years in related Human Resources roles
  • Strong foundation in compensation, performance management, change management, benefits, compliance, employee relations and recruiting
  • Experience building and optimizing programs across diverse teams and cultures
  • Previous non-profit experience a plus

Management reserves the right to revise these responsibilities or to require other/different tasks be performed as institutional circumstances change.

 

 

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