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Human Resources Director (Hybrid)

Mural Arts of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Human Resources
Arts, For-Profit Companies, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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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. 

Essential Responsibilities:  

    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 planning.   Administer the performance management process, scheduling and documentation of periodic performance  reviews, promotion, transfer, remedial counseling, progressive discipline, layoff and termination. Includes  coaching and advising management.   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 surveys.   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.



Education and Experience:  

    Undergraduate degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or similar area.   Minimum of 5 years’ prior experience as HR generalist, with a record of progressive advancement.   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 and  initiatives.   Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.   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 problem-solving skills   Sense of humor, flexible, high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence  

Preferred Requirements:  

    Graduate degree in human resources.   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.  

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