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HR Director

Salt Lake City, UT, USA | ePraxis

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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We are looking for a Human Resources Director that possesses an abundance of skills, short and long-term strategic insights, and has prior company experience with creative industries (e.g. architecture, interior design, urban planning, branding and graphic design, etc.). The HRD will collaborate directly with the nine-person Executive Committee and interface with the firm’s twelve Managing Principals who lead the nine architectural and interior design management teams.

In the words of Ankrom Moisan's Executive team, "We are searching for someone that understands our unique culture, and 'gets’ us. One who understands why people matter in our business, why we do business, and how we make money.We want to grow smartly and uniquely. We want to be unlike any other design firm, and we view the HRD as critical in the development of business strategy, systems and processes for our firm. We encourage prospective HRD applicants to look at our websites to understand more about who we are, how we are organized, and the great creative process that we strive to deliver to our clients daily."

Position Description for Human Resources Director (HRD)

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and proactive leader who provides active listening, coaching, support, and guidance to all of AM leadership to maximize the effectiveness and implementation of human resources. This includes the perfect blend of both the data and analysis as well as the policies and programs to scale to the next level. The HRD will lead, guide, and advise AM on matters pertaining to the development and maintenance of a high-performing culture that emphasizes employee accountability, innovation, quality of service, and high standards of service excellence. The HRD will provide direction and leadership of the HR team, facilities, and office management staff in Oregon, Washington, and California.Additionally, they will support collaboration and cohesion for the Project Coordinators, Executive Assistant’s, and Office Managers throughout the three offices. This position is instrumental in strategically aligning all offices around the firm goals. AM has an unmatched collection of talent between the three office locations and one of the firm’s greatest strengths is the integrated design approach. It is essential for the HRD to fortify the integration of AM’s four disciplines to work together.

Top Behavioral Traits Desired of our HRD

•Communication:Develop and maintain strong, synthesized, open yet confidential, effective, collaborative communications at all levels of the organization.

•Leadership: Coach, counsel, problem-solve, and mediate confrontational situations.

•Motivation: Direct the development and implementation of human resources programs and services. Superior organizational skills are a must.

•Commitment:Drive affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and building a workforce that reflects the diversity of AM employees and client populations. Foster a culture worthy of positive mention and nomination in the several ‘best places to work.’

•Humility: Strength and maturity through demonstration and confidence.

•Emotionally Intelligent: Entrepreneurial self-starter operates with intention and works with “calm urgency”. Consistent, measured, and stable.

General Responsibilities of the HRD

•Assist the Executive Team with the strategic planning to ensure the firm is well-positioned for growth and HR needs.

•Serve as an advisory member to the Board of Directors on all things talent: strategy, policy, practice, recruiting, training, budget, compliance, culture, engagement, intern programs, and other HR domains.

•Manage human resource processes and systems throughout the firm using a player-coach style that focuses on improving performance throughout the company. 

•Support the firm with best-of-breed counsel based on both data and analysis as well as, human capital acquisition and management. 

•Create and maintain an effective HR Director Dashboard with KPIs industry appropriate measures and milestones to create a monitorable system to chart, track, monitor, and improve HR contributions for company profitability, culture health, and employee engagement and happiness.

•Effectively hire, train, supervise and manage the human resources and administrative staff in the firm.

•Create and oversee the implementation of creative employee recruitment strategies and program in accordance with regulatory requirements.

•Oversee implementation of strategic goals, including, but not limited to a learning management system, organizational training's, and retention and engagement initiatives.

•Participate actively on the company's back to work strategy committee and lead (where requested by the Board) the company's Covid19 back to work strategy and implementation plan, training team members how to effectively return to work safely and effectively.

•Oversee the effective management of workers compensation and unemployment claims.

•Develop, monitor, and manage the project staffing systems required to meet the firm’s utilization targets. 

•Create and oversee all company-wide wellness programs, in-office gatherings, and celebrations.

•Manage the Budgets for Wellness Program, Memberships, Office Supplies and Maintenance. 

•Administer the firm’s employee ERISA/Retirement Benefits.

•Monitor and manage the day-to-day ESOP enrollment and employee interface with the plan.

•Direct Employee Benefits Administration and collaborate with finance with regard healthcare insurance negotiations. 

•Create and oversee all firm-wide promotional and personnel recognition programs.

•Actively manage the firm’s Glassdoor website persona, responding to negative messages, and encouraging and building positive team input into the firms rev reviews, for potential employees seeking a great place to work.

•Assist the firm and employees to create and sustain a healthy and supportive workplace culture positively impacts employee and stakeholder happiness, contribution, profitability, and sustainability of the firm.

•Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.


 and Requirements

•Required Bachelor's Degree in human resources, organizational development, business, public administration or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

•Experience in a large organization, of more than 200+ employees, with multiple offices.

•At least 10 to 15+ years of progressively responsible human resources experience, with at least eight to 10 years at the senior managerial level and have worked directly with an Executive Leadership Team.

•Certifications in Human Resources; may be the PHR, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP.

•Knowledge of principles and practices of administration, supervision and training, and performance management systems.

•Knowledge of applicable local, state, and federal laws; HR best practices and processes, including Affirmative Action.

•Experience handling employee and labor relation issues.

•Experience at leading and developing a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce.

•Lead and administer AMA Immigration practices.Experience with H1B, F-1, TN, Visa application processes

•Solid Microsoft Office skills required with the ability to understand and drive additional operational tools. 

•Understanding and use of HRIS systems required.

•Travel may be required. The candidate must demonstrate that he/she understands the requirements of the position, the time required to complete the necessary duties, and a willingness to be flexible and work within a deadline-driven environment.

•Experience with design service industry companies preferred, (e.g., architecture, interior design, graphic design, urban planning, and branding).

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