Associate Director, People & Culture

Website The Hub Project

Reports To: Chief Operating Officer
Status: Full time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000

About The Hub
Launched in 2016, The Hub is a nonprofit effort made up of a growing team of communications, research, and organizing experts with extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, polling, and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy. We make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to creating an environment where people from all backgrounds can participate, grow, and succeed in our organization. We believe we have a duty to use our power and privilege to contribute to transformational change to ensure our government is working for everyone and that all families have a fair shot.

What You’ll Do
The Associate Director of People and Culture reports to the Chief Operating Officer and is an essential member of our Operations team. They will manage routine people operations functions, including recruitment and hiring, onboarding, team engagement, and enforcing the Hub’s labor relations and management policies and procedures. The bulk of this role will involve coordinating human resources activities, maintaining an applicant tracking system (Lever), and supporting information requests across four departments and multiple campaign teams. We are eager to find an Associate Director of People and Culture who easily connects with people and can quickly pivot to accommodate the changing nature of our workforce.

As the Associate Director of People and Culture, you will:
Be responsible for work in each of the following 3 categories…

Develop and implement talent strategies aligned with the Hub’s values
Coordinate recruitment, hiring, and onboarding support efforts across all departments
Support managers with the implementation of performance management and recognition programs
Bridge management and employee relations by addressing complex or sensitive HR questions and issues
Support with planning and driving small to large scale projects related to employee data-keeping, training coordination, timekeeping, and other HR-related priorities

Organize culture-building activities
Create and maintain an engagement and feedback cadence that elevates employee voice and identifies blind spots that inhibit a healthy working environment
Articulate a culture action framework that equips managers with the tools to act on employee feedback
Recommend improvements to internal operating procedures that increase equity, inclusion, and belonging

Support strong labor relations
Assist with the implementation of the Hub’s first collective bargaining agreement and provide ongoing interpretation and administration of the final contract
Advise leadership of union employees on policy and practice to ensure compliance with the agreement
Champion and continuously build the Hub’s relationship with Union representatives
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship building, are detail-oriented, and have strong talent management skills. To be successful in this role, you will need:
A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
A demonstrated commitment to a just and inclusive economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to everyone and preserves and strengthens our democracy
Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, specifically marginalized communities, in considering the impact and outcomes of decision-making
Experience maintaining discretion and confidentiality with information and in handling relationships
Significant knowledge and experience in HR operations or the core competencies described above
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office or GSuite applications
Experience in Lever (or you have used similar recruitment programs and are excited to learn new ones!)
PHR/SPHR certification or equivalent preferred
What We Offer
The salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience. The Hub Project provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:
– 100% employer paid medical, vision, and dental premiums for employee, spouse, and dependent(s)
– 3% automatic 401k employer contribution plus an additional 3% employer match on 401k contributions – fully vested on the first day of employment
– A Health Reimbursement Account to subsidize co-pay, prescription, and other medical costs
– Generous PTO policy including paid holidays, vacation, sick and volunteer time off
– Monthly Tech Connectivity and Wellness stipend


COVID-19 Safety Considerations and Vaccination Policy
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, The Hub requires that any employee must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees are expected to report to work in person; all individuals entering the Hub offices will be asked to produce vaccination documentation for entrance to the premises. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at [email protected]

How to apply
To begin the application process, click “Apply For This Job.” This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.

New Venture Fund Careers
The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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