Director of HR

Director of HR


New York, NY   |   October 15, 2019

About BerlinRosen

Named the number one most powerful PR firm in the country by Observer, BerlinRosen delivers high-impact media relations, digital strategy, and creative services to top companies, organizations, and candidates across the United States. The firm takes a message-first, results-focused approach to communications challenges, with strategies honed on the campaign trail and at the center of national movements. BerlinRosen doesn’t just narrate events – they shape narratives and promote thought leaders that make change. BerlinRosen knows how to create a drumbeat of content and news stories that frame a conversation, drive a message, and create new constituencies of engaged, active stakeholders.

With offices in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles and a team of more than 160 communications, creative, and campaign professionals, BerlinRosen brings a level of strategic expertise and experience to the table that most other firms simply cannot. BerlinRosen is more than a traditional strategic communications firm. Their team is at the table with clients from day one, helping to develop and shape the overall strategy to amplify brands and achieve goals. Once a strategy is in place, they translate it into action –providing their clients with innovative solutions for message development and media planning, media relations, content creation, and crisis management.

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The Opportunity – Director of HR

BerlinRosen has had high growth and our current systems, structures, and practices don’t fully support the current 175+ staff that is continuing to scale. The Director of Human Resources will lead the charge of moving BerlinRosen forward, implementing new systems and tools where they currently don’t exist, and improving structures and practices wherever possible.

BerlinRosen is seeking an experienced HR leader with a progressive HR mindset, excellent communication skills, and the highest ethical standards and values. This individual will be responsible for overseeing smooth payroll processing and benefits administration and will be in full ownership of confidential HR incident handling, HR asset development, employee onboarding and benefits trainings, performance evaluation processes, and employee engagement.

This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to develop the HR function for a fast-growing firm. Candidates should have a deep understanding of current HR trends in compensation, benefits, and performance evaluation frameworks, and thrive in a fast-paced, hands-on, deadline-driven environment.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have 8+ years of relevant experience along with the following personal competencies and characteristics:

 Experience leading and growing a Human Resources function

  • Fluency with primary HR functions (employee relations, compensation and benefits design, performance management, HR administration, and compliance); experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope of benefits activities
  • Understanding of best practices and experience in building inclusive and engaged workplaces; cultural awareness and sensitivity with lens on racial and gender equity and comfort engaging and supporting diverse constituencies
  • Ability to deal with conflict effectively and to manage difficult employee relations situations confidently and calmly

Impeccable communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong customer service orientation, and the ability to partner effectively with all levels of the organization, including expectation setting
  • Adept at keeping all stakeholders apprised of relevant information, status of deliverables, and progress to goals
  • Strong business partnership skills, able to establish credibility and rapport with department heads and managers
  • Proven influencer; demonstrated ability to coach and counsel both executive-level management and employees

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Proven track record of excellent follow-through and execution in a demanding, high growth environment
  • Strong project and process management skills, demonstrated track record of delivering results
  • Ability to multi-task and balance numerous priorities in a deadline-oriented environment
The Application Process

BerlinRosen has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. To apply, please create a Basic Profile using this link or click the Express Interest button. The process takes no more than 5 minutes and all you need is your resume.

Individuals who complete the profile by Monday, October 28th will be given priority; therefore, we encourage you to submit yours soon! 

Lastly, while this is an option to submit a cover letter, we kindly request that you not submit one as it will not be read.

This evaluation process will follow best practices shown to reduce bias in decision making and may be different from other application processes you have experienced. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please feel free to email