Director of Human Resources

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Posted: 01/10/2019 Job Titles: PAY - Payroll Manager Job Number: 2341 Pay Rate: 130,000

The Director of Human Resources is a highly visible hands-on position that covers all human resource functions including thought leadership and coaching, learning and development, cultures and employee relations, benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, performance management, research, and staying current with all labor laws. This role requires the Director of Human Resources to personally perform/oversee the following duties:


Strategically advise business leaders on organizational and design development, competency models, leadership development, employee engagement and retention, performance management and measurement, succession planning, talent reviews, change management, and talent acquisition.


Identify learning opportunities to prepare employees for career development, including building the Management/Leadership Training Program.


Design a Employee and Volunteer Engagement Program to better understand, encourage and reward high performance, monitor metrics around employee satisfaction, and recommend improvements based on data analysis.


Formalize career pathing models for various levels of employees, including performance review processes and career development plan.


Serve as a gatekeeper of the company culture, passionately helping pinpoint and preserve those key elements that have made our company  successful.


Develop comprehensive hiring and talent strategy including employment branding, talent channel development, and candidate engagement.


Support employee relations through proactive and, as necessary, reactive interventions confidentially and fairly.


Develop and manage a competitive compensation program by completing regular market analysis, designing pay structures, conducting cost analyses in regard to attrition, retention, and time-to-fill.


Develop and deliver a comprehensive People and Talent strategy that integrates and closely aligns with the business strategy and ongoing needs.


Maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation that ensures compliance.


Manage the HR budget and continually look to provide the best benefits at the best cost and communicate benefit information to employees.


Manage 3-5 direct reports and indirectly 1, 500+ volunteers.


The Director of Human Resources assumes other responsibilities as assigned by direct supervisor.









Updated: October 2018                                                                                                                                                                          Page 1


Director of Human Resources




To perform the Director of Human Resources job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this role.




A minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in People/HR function(s) with strong working knowledge of all key functional areas - HR policies and practices, compensation and benefits, organizational change and effectiveness, and promoting process improvements.


HR certification such as PHR, SPHR, or SHRM-CP required.


Non-profit organizational management experience is a plus.


Ability to work in a confidential environment supporting 40+ employees and 1, 500+ volunteers.


Proven capabilities as a manager, a great recruiter and developer of talent, and continually fostering teamwork on your team and across the company.


Be a champion who reinforces our core company values and cultures, with a history of creating programs to help engage and retain employees.


Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with all levels of employees. Ability to bring the highest level of kindness and compassion to everything you do.


An understanding of anime and/or video game fandom culture.


Must be able to perform required tasks at convention away from the  office. Must be able to manage staff and vendors at convention



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