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HR Director

Location: New York, NY

AIChE is looking for an individual to lead HR for the organization. The HR Director will lead the overall HR function for AIChE, including direct management of the HR team.  This role will report directly to the CEO and play an important role in partnering with and advising leadership on HR and Talent Management strategy. Additionally, this role will be heavily involved in the day to day oversight of the HR function. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Partner with the leadership team to lead HR and Talent Management Strategy to achieve the AIChE’s vision, mission and goals, and to create value to its stakeholders.
  • Regularly engage in direct communication with the executive leadership on key human resources matters.
  • Oversee recruitment efforts to ensure that the organization is effectively and efficiently sourcing and selecting the right candidates.
  • Develop and drive talent management strategies to ensure effective alignment with the needs of the business.
  • Create systems to attract talent, identify critical talent needs, develop core competencies and corresponding development opportunities, and engage leadership in succession planning.
  • Identify ways to increase retention, including strategies to enhance employee engagement, leadership and staff development, regular feedback and coaching, career pathing, and promoting a coherent organizational culture that positions AIChE as an “employer of choice.”
  • Lead the effective and efficient administration of the performance management process, making sure that the organization’s managers are equipped to engage in ongoing feedback and coaching
  • Mitigate legal risk to the organization through proactive training and education, clear systems and processes for managing conflicts with and between employees, handling and investigating complaints of harassment/discrimination and other unjust practice allegations.
  • Maintain current knowledge and application of all relevant laws and regulations at the local, state and national level relating to employment and ensure organizational compliance.
  • Partner with leadership to enhance Total Rewards/Pay philosophy, regularly review compensation and benefits market data, monitor pay practices and proactively address issue, manage benefit broker resources and benefits enrollment process, manage leave administration and the payroll function.
  • Design and implement a strategy to optimize and integrate HR technology, enabling managers and employees to easily perform people-related transactions (e.g. benefits enrollment), facilitates delivery of effective HR services, securely stores employee data, and supports people-related decisions.
  • Provide a seamless HR experience to our employees for all phases of the employee life cycle from their first experience with the hiring process to full engagement with AIChE through events, processes, and employee and manager training and development




  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR Management, I/O Psychology, Business or related field
  • 7+ Years combined experience in Human Resources roles, including employee communication and engagement, employee relations, benefits, payroll and recruiting
  • 3+ years’ experience managing a team
  • Strong Financial and Business Acumen
  • Experience with Compensation policy and process
  • Experience with Benefits administration and working with Benefits Broker
  • Familiarity with HRIS systems
  • Strong technology skills – Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams, Zoom
  • Nonprofit experience a plus
  • HR Certification Preferred (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of the organization, and externally with applicants and outside resources and contacts

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