Human Resources Director

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Human Resources Director




 ideastream, Northeast Ohio’s Innovative Public Media organization, located in beautiful Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland, is looking for a Human Resources Director.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this is a hands on Director level position for an individual who has experience working directly with colleagues and on behalf of a creative staff.  Key functions include staffing, talent acquisition and retention, compensation, benefits, training, employee relations, safety, compliance, succession planning, performance management and administration.  Administers and innovates human resources programs, policies, and organizational design/change to support company goals and positively engage the workforce.  Prepares operating budgets for human resources and make recommendations for funding that drives workforce productivity. Maintains employee information system and administration for all required processes and transactions that provide data and reporting on HR activity. The Director will partner with the ideastream’s leadership and management on compensation, compliance and other policy driven responsibilities.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), COBRA, EEO, NLRB and other related legislation and regulations. Has knowledge and experience in managing a collective bargaining environment.
  • Broad understanding of all human resource management functions: employment, training, policies, payroll, compensation, pension plans and other benefits.
  • Demonstrated in-depth interpersonal capabilities: trust, integrity, tact and diplomacy.
  • Displays appropriate emotional intelligence.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain rapport at all organizational levels.
  • In-depth written and oral communication skills.
  • Strategic, analytical and creative skills.
  • Experience with conflict resolution methods in organizational situations.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major in human resource management or equivalent degree or experience. Law degree, Master’s degree in organizational management, HR or related field desirable.
  • PHR, SPHR or SHRM certifications a plus.
  • 10 years’ progressively responsible, human resources experience.
  • Strong generalist background and hands-on experience with: employee relations issues at all levels, staffing, support, strategic leadership and coaching, change management, compensation, benefits, HRIS, organization design, and recruiting talent.
  • Fully proficient with Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Paycor and Newton

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ideastream is an equal employment opportunity organization, we value diversity in our workplace