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Job listing closed on 2 Apr 2024
24 Feb 2024

Director, People Operations

🇺🇸 College Park, MD, USA
Full Time
10+ years exp.

The Washington Commanders is currently seeking a Director, People Operations to join our team! This role reports directly to the Chief People Officer and will be responsible for serving as a strategic partner to business leaders and departments as an advisor on employee experience initiatives including employee relations, learning, development, coaching, program development, and recruiting.


  • Consult with executives and leaders in aligning people practices (such as talent identification and development, employee engagement, and performance management) to business strategy.
  • Lead recruiting, employee engagement, and employee/manager development initiatives for the organization.
  • Manage and facilitate performance management cycle.
  • Manage College Recruiting and Internship programs
  • Analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and metrics from the organizations human resource information system (HRIS) and talent management system.
  • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, and training initiatives to support the organizations human resource strategy needs.
  • Drive organizational effectiveness strategies for the business including organization planning, talent assessment, change management and team building.
  • Enhance employee experience programs through educational events, team-building, talent development, and celebrations.
  • Proactively stays informed about trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field; graduate degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years of human resources management experience.
  • Demonstrated mastery of cross-functional HR and experience influencing and strategically solving complex problems.
  • Demonstrated experience learning and leading in a dynamic environment and to cultivate relationships across teams.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience influencing and strategically solve problems.
  • Consulting, coaching and facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with sales or revenue generating teams a plus.
  • Experience using data to identify insights that drive action.
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Proficiency with HRIS; Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Employee engagement software experience highly preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.