Managing Director, people & culture
Location: New York (Hybrid)
Department: People & Culture
Reports to: Chief operating Officer
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary range: $150,000 - $200,000
Asia Society, founded in 1956, is dedicated to identifying future pathways for Asia and the world which enhance peace, prosperity, freedom, equality, and sustainability. Our external mission is echoed in our internal Values Statement. We encourage a positive, supportive, and respectful working environment across all our disciplines and are committed to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Headquartered in New York City, the organization has 15 other locations around the world, all of which contribute local and digital content about Asia and issues related to Asia in the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy.
Seeking to be an “Employer of Choice” for a 21st Century workforce, the Asia Society is seeking an innovative and forward-looking Managing Director, People and Culture that will work with senior leadership in creating a safe, collaborative, and inclusive environment. This individual must be a “player-coach,” managing a significant portfolio while leading the small People and Culture team by example.
The Managing Director, People and Culture has overall responsibility for all aspects of staff recruitment, hiring, benefits and compensation, on-boarding and off-boarding, HCMS, talent management (including performance management and professional development), DEIA initiatives, People and Culture policies and practices, and compliance and risk management. This position will work closely with the senior leadership team and staff at-large to create an industry-leading culture that will attract and keep top talent and nurture an inclusive and collaborative workplace where everyone knows that they are an integral part of our global mission. This position serves as a strategic thought partner to the organizational leaders and the People and Culture team.
- Work with the organization’s leadership to develop and implement organizational design and workforce planning strategies.
- Collaborate with organizational leadership to create and implement resource planning models to identify competency, knowledge, and talent gaps and develop programs for filling those gaps.
- Work with the organization’s leadership and the People and Culture team in creating and maintaining a best-of-class culture.
- Develop and lead the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy and initiatives.
- Provide support for managers and staff on employee relations and performance management.
- Assist management and leadership in resolving employee relations issues, conducting effective investigations, and recommending action for sensitive and complex situations.
- Effectively lead and mentor the People and Culture team members in developing and administering people and culture strategies, initiatives, processes, and procedures.
- Design strategic and digitally supported solutions in all People and Culture disciplines including recruitment, new employee orientation, benefits, talent and organizational management, policies and procedures, learning and development, staff recognition and appreciation, goals, performance management, and employee offboarding.
- Regularly review Asia Society’s total rewards program against external benchmarks and negotiate benefit renewals with brokers/providers.
- Participate in quarterly investment meetings of the 403b plan and ensure the plan is administered in a compliant and effective manner.
- Oversee data and reporting requests and annual benefit plan and compliance needs.
- Oversee and advise on work authorization and visa matters.
- Oversee HCMS usage, implementation, and improvements.
- Analyze reporting to inform recommendations and business decisions, creating management dashboards and collecting key metrics in a timely manner.
- Regularly review HR policies, propose and make updates when necessary, and train staff on the policies.
- Provide People and Culture updates and highlights at management and board meetings.
- Manage departmental budget and approve all department-related expenses.
- Review/approve staff communications and announcements.
- Network with Human Resources (HR) peer groups and participate in surveys to gather external HR data.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and at least 8-10 years of related HR and team management experience, in roles of increasing leadership and responsibility.
- Experience with nonprofits in arts & culture, museum, education, and/or policy-based organizations.
- SHRM or other HR certification and/or a relevant advanced degree is a plus.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to work with all levels of staff.
- Excellent ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
- Ability to work well under pressure.
- Ability to design and see the big picture but also be “hands-on” as required.
- Ability to provide conflict management, facilitation, and coaching support.
- Ability to provide excellent “customer service” experience to staff.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office and knowledge of HCMS software and HR technology solutions.
Asia Society offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan, numerous paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, self-development hours, and more. Please visit asiasociety.org/about/careers and click on “Employee Benefits” to view our full benefits summary.
Benefit package highlights:
- An HRA plan (fully funded by the Asia Society) supplements our medical plan and covers the full annual deductible.
- After 1 year of service (1,000 hours), the Asia Society contributes 6% of gross earnings to an eligible employee’s 403(b) account, regardless of whether the employee makes their own contributions.
- The Asia Society offers Self-Development time off, including Self-Development Summer Fridays between July 4th and Labor Day.
ABOUT ASIA SOCIETY:
The Asia Society, founded by John D. Rockefeller the 3rd in 1956, is a global non-profit dedicated to identifying future pathways for Asia and the world which enhance peace, prosperity, freedom, equality, and sustainability. Headquartered in New York City, with 15 centres located in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., the Asia Society has a dynamic and impressive board of trustees of more than 70 international leaders representing thought leadership in policy, the arts, education as well as in governance and philanthropy.
Asia Society is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and empowering workplace. We believe that engaging staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better realize our mission of navigating shared futures.
Asia Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered for this role, all interested applicants must submit a completed application to the following email: email@example.com
A completed application must include:
- Resume OR CV
- Cover letter
- Salary requirements
- Subject line: Managing Director, People & Culture