Human Resources Director

Politics and Prose Bookstore
Washington, DC
Jan 27, 2022
Jan 29, 2022
Full Time
Politics and Prose, a DC based business devoted to cultivating the community and strengthening the common good through books, programs, and a respectful exchange of ideas, is seeking a Human Resources professional. The HR Director will help further build exceptional teams and is committed to the values of independence, inclusion, and diversity. This is a full-time (40 hours per week), exempt position that reports directly to the co-owners. This position is based at the Connecticut Avenue NW DC store with the expectation that the individual will float to all P&P locations as needed to address store needs. The HR Director will lead and direct all HR functions across the bookstore, including talent recruitment, benefits management, performance management, and training. Major Duties & Responsibilities: Managing the talent acquisition process which includes working with the senior management team to determine hiring needs, recruitment, scheduling and participating in interviews, hiring, and onboarding of qualified candidates Managing the performance evaluation process company-wide Overseeing employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations Assisting the COO with developing and implementing training and career development initiatives Providing expertise and guidance in interpreting HR policies and procedures Building an inclusive and collaborative culture across the organization that attracts, retains, and motivates diverse staff Spearheading diversity and inclusion efforts Serving as an independent channel for employee concerns Maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations Recommending best practices in the HR arena Reviewing policies and practices to ensure compliance Managing benefits selections in collaboration with Finance and Accounting Performing special projects and other duties as assigned Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills. A minimum of three years of experience in human resource management is required. Experience in retail and the bookseller industry is preferred. Complete and submit the online application at and email a resume and a brief introduction to

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