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Senior Manager of Human Resources and Culture



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The Senior Manager of Human Resources and Culture (SMHR) will function as the strategic leader in the human resources department that oversees payroll, benefits, compliance and systems-related projects and programs in compliance with federal and state regulations, and Gibney policy. The position will also support Gibney Culture, Employee Relations, and Learning and Development for the organization, including trainings.

The Senior Manager of Human Resources and Culture works closely with the finance team and reports to the CEO & Artistic Director.



  • Oversee orientation team, including oversight of onboarding process for new employees, including new hire day and quarterly orientation
  • Administer performance reviews program
  • Support administration of employee training programs


  • Support employee survey creation, distribution and implementation based on results
  • Manage and implement wellness programs/activities


  • Assess and evolve current systems and processes to enhance efficiencies in the HR department
  • Maintain and revise company handbook on policies and procedures


  • Support the CEO & Artistic Director in employee relation and labor matters


  • Oversee the annual open enrollment process
  • Initiate and manage the administration for Gibney’s 403(b) Retirement Plan, including overseeing procedures for the transmitting of demographic and annual plan audit
  • Administer and support employees and managers with the FMLA, STD and other employee leave policies
  • Maintain and manage benefits broker and vendor relationships, collaborating with broker on design, costs and management of overall benefits programs


  • Oversee and audit all Gibney payrolls
  • Oversee department compliance and semi-annual payroll and accounting audits
  • Manage and review tax filings and state registrations
  • Perform year-end payroll reconciliation and tax filings preparation, W-2 verification and mailing
  • Create, review and distribute various payroll reports to Finance and other departments; review and resolve compliance issues


Gibney is a growing organization and employees are often called upon to perform other duties essential to accomplish organizational goals and meet important deadlines.



The model SMHR candidate will possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with payroll/human resources experience, or any combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of Human Resources experience, including 5-7+ years in managing benefits strategy and programs and payroll processing with multi-state jurisdictional payroll tax laws, including experience with payroll and timekeeping software
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Excellent/professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels within the organization
  • Experience with managing and resolving issues with existing technologies
  • High attention to detail and customer service oriented
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to work well within a fast paced environment with strict deadlines
  • Advanced computer skills to include fast, accurate data entry, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • High level of integrity and confidentiality



The mission of Gibney is to tap into the vast potential of movement, creativity and performance to effect social change and personal transformation. Gibney’s vision is to deploy resources and bring together disparate communities to ignite a cultural renaissance that has ripple effects far beyond the studio and stage. Gibney values:

·  Respect – we are inclusive, courteous, and thoughtful

·  Advocacy – we are supportive, principled, and catalytic

·  Responsibility – we are collaborative, responsive, and empowering

·  Action – we are resourceful, proactive, and entrepreneurial

These values are intrinsic to Gibney and guide how we work together and interact with our core audiences.



Gibney is a mission-based nonprofit performing arts organization. Working in this sector can be personally rewarding, with intrinsic benefits and distinct opportunities for growth. However, the compensation will never match that of the private sector or more highly resourced art forms. Candidates for employment are advised to carefully consider their decision to work in this field before seeking or accepting a position at Gibney.

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