Director of Human Resources

Burbank, Ca

Jobs Description

The Human Resource Director will plan, lead, direct, develop, and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organization’s mission and talent strategy.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain department policies and processes in alignment with company goals, federal, state and local laws.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff in the department.
  • Oversee daily workflow of the department and manage all administrative duties with a focus on organization and the proper maintenance of department files.
  • Motivate department team members and provide constructive, timely performance evaluations. 
  • Manage discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy, federal, state and local laws.


  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention.
  • Develop, coordinate, lead and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.
  • Manage the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Manage the new hire onboarding process including preparation of paperwork, schedules, and coordination with cross-functional departments to facilitate and deliver an exceptional first-day experience.
  • Manage new hire orientation and assist with departmental and position related training programs.
  • Manage the administration of the Offboarding process and exit interviews.
  • Provide guidance to employees and managers regarding employee relations issues and policy interpretation and application in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Collaborate with Executives and managers, provide coaching, best practices and sound recommendations regarding employee relations matters such as behavioral issues, health issues, disciplinary actions, separations, grievances, policy application and enforcement.
  • Manage sensitive investigations on policy violations and employee relations matters in conjunction with outside legal counsel as needed.
  • Direct and manage communication, interpretation, and upkeep of employee handbook, employee directory, organizational chart, and contribute to the development of policies.
  • Manage employee HR files according to accepted best practices and federal, state, and local laws.
  • Oversee employee performance programs.
  • Provide oversight of benefits, compensation, LOA requests, disability paperwork, etc.
  • Identify staffing and recruiting needs; develop and execute best practices for hiring and talent management.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; apply this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.
  • Monitor and ensure the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local (and certain international markets) employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; review and modify policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Manage and implement departmental budget. 
  • Facilitate professional development, training, and certification activities for HR staff.
  • Perform other duties are requested from time to time.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s HRIS and talent management systems.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least ten years of human resource management experience required.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.