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Director, Human Resources - Los Angeles Lakers (El Segundo, CA)

Job Title: Director, Human Resources

Department: Human Resources (HR)

Reports to: Senior Director, Human Resources

Manages: None

Position Summary: The Director, Human Resources will be responsible for managing day-to-day human resources activities and for designing and executing the people strategy for the organization. This is a dynamic role that will combine a strong generalist background with strategic vision creation for the Lakers organization and its people. It will manage a breadth of responsibilities including setting personnel policies, driving employee engagement, developing performance standards, and supporting corporate culture. The Director, Human Resources is a strategic business partner to senior management and works closely with the executive team on all human resources related matters.

Essential Functions (Duties & Responsibilities):

  • Develop programs to ensure a cohesive employee experience

    • Develop recruiting strategy and administer an effective recruitment program

      • Write and place job openings

      • Partner with hiring managers to provide qualified candidates in a timely manner for all open positions

      • Manage and coordinate the new hire process from sourcing, interviewing, offers, new employee orientation, and on-boarding programs, including a comprehensive internship program

    • Partner with executive team to develop appropriate training programs for new and existing employees

    • Monitor career paths, employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing

    • Oversee employee activities, anniversary award/recognition programs, and all other programs designed to improve morale, teamwork and employee retention

  • Develop and manage performance management, along with pay-for-performance bonuses

    • Monitor performance evaluations, annual reviews

    • Partner with executive team to develop and facilitate professional development and succession planning programs

    • Implement, analyze, and annually update compensation program

    • Rewrite job descriptions, as necessary

  • Guide management on employee relations issues, coaching, and investigations to ensure disciplinary actions are appropriate, timely, consistent, and compliant

  • Develop, recommend, and implement personnel policies and procedures

  • Oversee the maintenance of permanent personnel records

  • Manage HR budget and operate in a fiscally responsible manner

  • Monitor unemployment and worker’s compensation claims


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Business Administration (required), MBA (preferred)

  • PHR/SPHR certification a plus

Previous experience:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of Human Resources experience; corporate HR experience is a plus

  • Minimum of five (5) years in a management capacity with human resource information systems experience

  • Previous HR experience within a sports franchise a plus

Knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of local, state, and federal employment laws, including but not limited to: FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, ADA, EEO, COBRA, HIPPA, and ACA regulations

  • Experienced in the following areas: compensation, recruiting/staffing, benefits, employee relations, compliance, career development, performance management, and/or training

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven history of effective relationship building across all levels of an organization; strong customer-service orientation and business partnering skills

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate diverse teams, collaborate and achieve results

  • Proven communication skills, verbal and written

  • Proven ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong influencing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to make sound, quick decisions

  • Demonstrated ability to leverage networks to implement HR best practices

  • Strong organizational skills

Physical Demands: N/A

Location: El Segundo (offices M-F), and other occasional off-site events, as needed

Travel: N/A

Hours: Regular office hours (9am - 5:30pm M-F), plus overtime is mandatory; must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 24, 2017.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have at least seven (7) years of HR experience?

2. Do you have at least five (5) years in a management capacity with human resource information systems experience?

3. Describe an employee program that you helped to design or implement. What was the purpose of the program and how were the objectives achieved?

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