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Associate Director of People and Culture

About WE

Since 1973, Women Employed (WE) has been creating fundamental, systemic change for working women. WE are an advocacy organization. WE work to change systems, because when you improve a law, work with a company to create supportive policies, or help a college develop programs to keep working students in school, you can improve the circumstances of hundreds—maybe millions—of women all at once.

WE pursue equity for all. WE value the unique experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, skills, knowledge, and workstyles that a diverse workforce brings to our organization. WE are committed to building a diverse and inclusive staff, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and individuals with different abilities to apply.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is a self-starter with a passion for balancing and aligning the growth, development, and personal needs of staff with the business needs of the organization.
  • Able to bring skills, knowledge, and experience to allow for immediate impact on Human Resource program.
  • Has a passion for gender justice, racial justice, and/or economic empowerment of marginalized communities.

This is a position with many opportunities for growth!

  • Learn about policy issues related to increasing women’s economic power through access to education and quality jobs.
  • Dig deeper into the intersection of race and gender in the workforce and work to help dismantle barriers to advancement for underrepresented groups.

About the Position

The Associate Director of People and Culture, a new position for WE, will be an experienced Human Resources professional who serves as an integral member of the Administrative Team, the Equity and Inclusion Team, and who will provide advice and counsel to WE’s Leadership Team. Along with generalist HR duties, the Associate Director of People and Culture supports Women Employed staff by helping to ensure a consistent, fair, positive, and equitable experience for all.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary is $72,000 per year and additional consideration may be given to candidates with preferred skills and experience.


  • Manage the employee life cycle:
    • Recruit, interview, and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings; provide candidates with appropriate communications to ensure a positive application process.
    • Implements new hire on-boarding and leads development of new on-boarding processes.
    • Ensure staff job descriptions are reviewed and updated regularly and lead development of job descriptions for new positions.
    • Manage off-boarding process, including exit interviews, for staff departing WE both voluntarily or involuntarily.
  • Supporting the staff experience:
    • Implements employee recognition programs and manages employee engagement activities (including surveys, fun committee, etc.)
    • Manage the annual employee engagement survey including updating survey as needed, administering survey, and providing analysis plus working with management and leadership to determine next steps post-survey.
    • Handles employment-related inquiries or grievances from applicants, employees, and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
    • Coach managers on how to support and develop team members.
    • Lead employee performance review process and develop/implement new performance processes as needed.
    • Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
    • Assists in development of HR policies.
  • Leading the organization to imbed an organizational culture of equity and inclusion:
    • Is an integral member of the Equity and Inclusion Team working to craft and implement organization wide equity and inclusion strategies.
    • Performs equity reviews and recommends process improvements (including retention analysis, pay equity analysis, etc.)
  • HR Generalist/Administrative:
    • Ensures compliance with requirements for I-9 documentation, E-Verify reporting, background/credit check, separation reporting, etc.
    • Maintains HR records and employment tracking documents.
    • Serve as primary manager/liaison for external HR sites such as Glassdoor.
    • Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Human Resources
  • Demonstrated ability to develop rapport, build relationships, and work across teams.
  • Commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity including an understanding of racism, structural barriers to inclusion, and power dynamics and how these systems may show up across organizational teams.
  • Ability to work independently, maintain confidentiality, and identify then resolve problems efficiently.
  • Understanding and experience with core Human Resource Management aspects (employee relations; performance management; training; compliance; compensation/benefits)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 applications.
  • Strongly prefer HR background in people management and/or equity and inclusion work.
  • SHRM Certified Profession (SHRM-CP) credential preferred but not required.

Application Details

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!