Society for Human Resource Management

  • Director, Employee Engagement & Culture

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2018-1029
    Human Resources
  • Overview


    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has an exciting opportunity for a unique HR professional that will be a pivotal player in shaping SHRM’s 21st century workforce. This is a foundational role that will help build the organizational culture, and employee engagement function in our organization. You will have the opportunity to build the systems that power a culture that values performance, boldness and well-being.


    As the Employee Engagement & Culture leader, you will be …

    • Define the overall people culture strategy for SHRM and engage with leadership to build a healthy, fulfilling, and inspiring workplace experience for our diverse team.
    • Responsible for enhancing employee engagement by improving and maintaining a positive and inclusive culture of collaboration and continued professional development.
    • Design and cultivate positive experiences at every step of the employee journey, building thoughtful practices that engage and retain incredible employees.
    • Design policies and execute new initiatives in HR and cultural development to serve the diverse workforce, and leverage necessary resources, tools, and techniques to achieve goals
    • Collaborate and partner with the HR Team to understand their goals and initiatives and incorporate them in the different culture initiatives to create synergy in carrying out HR Organizational Strategies.
    • Develop and maintains organizational communications vehicles, such as announcements and newsletters, to ensure employee awareness.
    • Conduct internal audits of all SHRM policies and procedures to ensure relevance, legal compliance and best practices. Keeps up to date with current ER legislation and ensures it is reflective in the SHRM's Human Resource policies.
    • Ensure SHRM is compliant with all new laws, regulations and directives.
    • Oversee the effective administration of all personnel leave (i.e. FMLA, STD, LTD, ADA, etc.) in accordance with federal, local and state law, and SHRM policy.


    We are looking for individuals that have …

    • The ability to collaborate with, and inspire, those around them
    • A strong commitment to doing what’s right, ethical, and can maintain confidentiality
    • A strong professional presence, bold and purposeful
    • A commitment to service, both internally as well as externally
    • Comprehensive knowledge & understanding of employment laws and regulations
    • The ability to communicate, verbally and in writing. Public speaking skills a plus. 
    • Technically proficient in MS Office Suite and HRIS systems
    • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision. Ability to plan projects, develop milestones and meet specific deadlines.
    • Knowledge of industry benchmarking practices through industry interaction and building external networks
    • Strong relationship management skills; ability to provide consultative advice to business leaders, and to interact with senior leaders.



    This is what you will need to bring to the table:


    • 7-years broad HR experience with designing, developing and supporting organization-wide employee engagement programs, leave administration, compliance, and cultural enrichment activities.
    • 3-years dispute resolution experience
    • Previous employee communications experience (such as newsletters, email blasts, corrective actions).
    • Previous supervisory experience
    • Public speaking - Experience presenting to large groups
    • Experience capturing metrics and producing reports


    Additional information you should know: 



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires limited travel 0-10%.

    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.


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