Just Women’s Sports is looking for a Director of People who will be responsible for leading all aspects of Human Resources and Talent, including recruiting and retention, benefits, onboarding, performance management, career progression, end of year reviews, compliance, and all other HR strategy and operations. This person should be a generalist — part recruiter, part HR business manager, part employee comms director, part diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) lead, and part HR ops and benefits administrator. 

The Director of People is a critical position that will play a key role in driving the next phase of growth at Just Women’s Sports.

What you'll do

  • Scale our teams by managing the full life-cycle recruiting process
    • Collaborate with leadership and hiring managers to understand the hiring needs and team goals
    • Define, create, and execute the communications strategy for recruitment and talent acquisition
    • Build a scalable recruiting process that serves JWS’ growth trajectory
    • Develop meaningful relationships with candidates by providing a thoughtful experience, ensuring each candidate receives prompt and timely communication and feels respected and valued
    • Build and maintain systems to track and communicate with candidates
    • Provide thorough communication and updates to key stakeholders throughout the recruitment process
    • Continuously work on ways to improve the recruiting process and candidate experience
  • Ensure that we attract, retain and develop employees 
  • Work with leadership to implement thoughtful and clear policies documented in the company handbook
  • Build a fair and scalable approach to compensation (including cash and equity) and employee titles and levels
  • Improve and manage JWS’ end of year feedback process
  • HR ops including employment contracts, payroll, PTO tracking, etc
  • Onboarding, offboarding
    • Implement and continually improve JWS’ onboarding and new hire training process, making sure that employees feel welcomed, informed about their benefits, and prepared to excel in their roles
    • Implement and continually improve JWS’ offboarding process
  • Design and organize virtual engagement activities, All Hands meetings, employee celebrations, and community-building events 

Who you are

  • High emotional intelligence and strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Familiarity with all aspects of people operations, including compensation, recruitment, benefits, and training
  • Proven success at creating and sustaining a positive company culture in previous positions
  • Demonstrated experience in building and managing diverse teams and inclusive cultures 
  • Experience developing complex compensation packages involving equity 
  • Proficiency with people operations technology (e.g., performance management software, applicant tracking systems, etc.)
  • Possess strong organizational skills, a self starter mentality, and a strong work ethic
  • Experience at a startup. Must thrive and be able to prioritize in a constantly changing environment
  • Innovative thinker who enjoys tackling a challenge

More on the role

Working in media requires thinking on your feet. Working for a startup requires wearing multiple hats. At Just Women’s Sports, we’re looking for savvy team players who have a strong vision and voice, but who are also willing to get down and do the dirty work when needed. Being a part of a small, hard-working team requires having a can-do attitude, as well as the ability to both multi-task on the fly and work independently. If this sounds exciting, give us a shout!