Director of People



People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Position Overview:

As the Director of People, you will be responsible for developing and executing recruitment and HR strategies and initiatives that align with the company’s goals and values. You will oversee all aspects of People Operations, with a strong emphasis on talent acquisition and recruitment, employee relations, performance management, onboarding, compensation and benefits, and HR compliance. Your role will be critical in fostering a positive company culture, enhancing employee engagement, and ensuring the organization attracts, hires, and retains top talent.

What you’ll do:

Talent Acquisition

Develop and implement effective recruitment strategies to attract and retain top talent

Oversee the full recruitment life cycle, from job posting and candidate sourcing to interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.

Build strong relationships with hiring managers to understand their staffing needs and provide strategic recruitment support.

Establish partnerships with universities, professional networks, and other organizations to create a pipeline of future talent.

Design and oversee the implementation of a robust onboarding program that aligns with the company's values and supports new employees in their integration to Campus.

Strategic HR and Recruitment Planning:

Work closely with senior leadership to align HR and recruitment strategies with the overall business goals.

Provide insights and recommendations on structuring teams, planning workforce needs, and identifying future leaders within the organization.

Lead HR projects and initiatives that drive organizational effectiveness and support business growth.

Employee Engagement:

Develop and implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement and create a vibrant workplace culture.

Plan and host events, such as monthly happy hours, team-building activities, and social gatherings, to foster camaraderie and strengthen the community.

Organize lunch-and-learn sessions, speaker series, and workshops to promote continuous learning and professional development.

Performance Management:

Develop and implement and oversee performance management process, including goal setting, performance evaluations, and feedback mechanisms

Provide guidance and support to managers in conducting performance reviews and facilitating development plans

Compensation and Benefits:

Administer employee compensation and benefits programs, ensuring competitive and equitable practices

Conduct salary benchmarking and analysis to maintain market competitiveness

Manage benefits enrollment, changes, and communications

HR Compliance:

Ensure compliance with all applicable labor laws and regulations

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of HR best practices and legal requirements

Develop and implement HR policies and procedures in accordance with company policies and requirements

About you:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field

Minimum of 10-15 years of experience, with at least 5 in a management position

HR certification highly preferred (e.g., PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP)

Proven track record in talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, and HR compliance in technology companies or startups

Strong knowledge of employment laws and regulations

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment


NYC | Onsite Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in our Tribeca office from 10am to 7pm EST daily

What you’ll get:

Opportunity for impact– as an early team member, you’ll be an integral player in bringing our vision for American higher education to life

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Salary: $130,000.00 - $150,000.00

Equity: A competitive equity package befitting this crucial role

Unlimited PTO and hybrid work schedule