Mural Arts Philadelphia is the nation’s largest public art
program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. For
over 35 years, Mural Arts has united artists and communities
through a collaborative and equitable process, creating more
than 4,000 artworks that have transformed public spaces and
individual lives. Mural Arts aims to empower people,
stimulate dialogue, and build bridges of understanding with
projects that attract artists from Philadelphia and around
the world, and programs that focus on youth education, restorative
justice, mental health and wellness, and public art and its
preservation, earning Philadelphia worldwide recognition as the
“City of Murals.”
Mural Arts seeks a full-time Human Resources Director to oversee
all HR procedures and policies, and oversee the department. The
successful candidate will be a seasoned HR professional with a
solid background in employee relations and policy creation. The
primary function of the HR Director is to coordinate HR policies
and programs with emphasis on the benefits and compensation areas,
ensuring the organization is in full compliance with applicable
laws and regulations. In addition, this position works closely with
the executive team in developing, implementing, and evaluating
ongoing HR policies, programs, functions and activities. The
position also assists with safety efforts and acts as a liaison for
the DEI Staff committee.
This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and relies
on administrative support.
Centralize the HR function: establish
standardized core practices for employee information
management, recruitment, benefits management, etc. providing
effective internal communications.
Ensure compliance with all federal,
state, and regional labor and wage laws.
Lead recruitment efforts to ensure
the identification of qualified talent, and initiate best practices
in hiring, onboarding, and retention.
Administer the Employee Benefits
Program, including plan design and communications.
Support employee compensation
Administer the performance management
process, scheduling and documentation of periodic performance
reviews, promotion, transfer, remedial counseling, progressive
discipline, layoff and termination. Includes coaching and
Promote and champion the MAP culture
and employee engagement.
Develop and promote proactive
employee relations within HR and across the organization. Supports
feedback to management via exit surveys and internal
Provide recommendations to senior
management on training and employee development.
Effectively collaborate with the
executive and leadership groups to create a year-round HR plan and
support shared objectives related to talent acquisition, employee
data, compensation, and budget.
Works with the DEI Committee to
develop a yearlong program around DEI initiatives.
Undergraduate degree in Human
Resources, Business Administration, or similar
Minimum of 5 years’ prior experience
as HR generalist, with a record of progressive
Demonstrated understanding of
HR competencies and operations, including, but not limited to,
compliance and employment law; staffing; diversity, equity,
and inclusion; benefits administration; compensation
administration; and HRIS administration.
Outstanding organization, planning
and project management skills, particularly regarding HR programs
Outstanding verbal and written
Strong influence skills; demonstrated
record of collaboration and effective partnering with internal and
external stakeholders, including senior leaders and members
of the Board of Directors.
Analytical, self-directed, and solid
Sense of humor, flexible, high level
of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduate degree in human
Prior experience as an HR leader,
with a record of successful engagement and influence with senior
leaders and other employees at all levels.
Professional Certification through
SHRM or HRCI
Mural Arts seeks candidates who value and demonstrate the
following core competencies: committed problem solving, deep
thinking & fearless creation, inquisitive learning, thoughtful
communication, mindful collaboration, personal
accountability, and a commitment to actively prioritizing
diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Mural Arts
Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.