Associate Director, Human Resources

Los Angeles, CA
The Hammer Museum 


The Associate Director, Human Resources is a collaborative leader who partners with the Museum's senior executive team to create a human capital strategy for the organization that furthers its mission and long range plan. The primary emphasis of this position is to help leadership align organizational and people capabilities with the Museum's long range plans and needs; maximize employee engagement; and drive a robust organizational climate to attract, develop, and retain high quality talent.

The Associate Director oversees all HR programs and services for a staff of approximately 105 full time and 150 part time employees, including recruitment, compensation, organizational planning and structure, HRIS processing, leaves of absence, employee relations, staff development, retention, performance management, discipline, and separation. The Associate Director serves as an internal consultant and coach to supervisors and employees on personnel issues and fosters a workplace environment reflective of the Museum's values and mission statement.

The Associate Director ensures compliance with applicable laws, UCLA Personnel Policies for Staff Members, and UC labor agreements; develops procedures and oversees policy implementation; and develops and implements strategic initiatives. S/he also takes leadership in development of internal Museum policies that impact employees, office operations, and the overall workplace.

S/he reports to the Director, Finance but works across the entire museum. Works closely with Museum Director, Deputy Directors, and other senior managers to ensure proper execution of all HR activities and initiatives. The Associate Director actively collaborates with the Director, Administration on long range plans and organizational development and Associate Director, Finance on labor budget reporting,payroll transactions, and other fiscal activities.

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