Director of People – Brooklyn, NY

Director of People – Brooklyn, NY

We are seeking a Director of People for a rapidly growing company in Brooklyn, New York.

The Director of People is in charge of human resources, company culture, and recruiting programs. The incumbent will collaborate with the executive management team to define the company culture in line with the company’s vision and mission.


  • Strong communication skills
  • Empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Ability to embody and enact the company’s mission, vision, and values


  • Collaborate with management team to craft the company vision and mission
  • Ensure employee engagement with company vision and mission
  • Develop strategic HR plans and policies
  • Hire, guide, and evaluate work of HR executives
  • Assume responsibility of labor and employee relations
  • Re-engineer processes to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Ensure all procedures comply with legal regulations and best practices
  • Analyze the effectiveness of HR operations and policies
  • Prepare reports for the CEO using business metrics and KPIs
  • Design and execute recruiting strategies to attract, evaluate, and hire qualified candidates
  • Proactively identify and address hiring needs
  • Evaluated and refine sourcing and selection procedures
  • Manage external recruiters and aid as needed
  • Promote diversity in the workplace and ensure recruiting strategies attract diverse candidates
  • Oversee and improve overall candidate experience
  • Maintain talent pipelines with potential candidates and past applicants for future staffing needs
  • Organize recruitment events to establish a strong employer brand
  • Participate in strategic planning regarding employee development and engagement
  • Ensure proper onboarding and training for new hires


  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Firm paid life and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Stock options


  • Proven experience scaling a team at a venture-funded start-up
  • Senior HR experience at a 50+ person organization preferred
  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation
  • Deep knowledge of HR functions (talent management, recruitment, etc.)
  • Ability to use metrics and analytics
  • Knowledge of local and international labor law
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Aptitude in communicating and public speaking
  • Well-organized with excellent leadership qualities
  • BS/BA in business, HR, social sciences or related field; MS/MA/MBA

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