Gotham Gym - HR Director

About the job

The HR Director administers Human Resources policies and programs, balancing employee advocacy and business operating needs.

In this role you will promote equity, fair treatment, and positive employee relations and ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws. You'll also provide comprehensive HR leadership, directly or indirectly to executive management in the area of recruitment and retention of critical talent, continuous performance coaching and management, pro-active issue/problem identification and resolution, and coaching and development for more effective leadership decision and communication skills.

It will be expected that you understand and support the accomplishment of business priorities and build credible relationships with the executive team allowing for better decisions and organizational effectiveness. You will be involved in solving complex HR-related issues, will work independently with minimal guidance and may act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.


  • Provide guidance to management and employees on human resources issues, employment law, and develop new programs and initiatives to meet management needs
  • Be the team expert on all HR, policy, rules and regulations
  • Recruit personnel and fill all vacant staff positions
  • Anticipate and plan for long-term human resource needs and trends in partnership with business management
  • Lead in the formulation of objectives for personnel policies & procedures and manpower goals
  • Assure company policies are administered fairly and consistently throughout the area of responsibility
  • Effectively communicate and execute necessary changes to policies and procedures
  • Perform advanced employee relations functions including support and counseling regarding personnel and job related conflicts, problem solving and dispute resolution, managing employee performance issues, review and assessment of termination requests; conduct exit interviews
  • Conduct complex/sensitive employee related investigations
  • Handle workers compensation, first report of injury database and safety regulations process
  • Coordinate the administration of all Leave of Absence programs and processes including transitional work and accommodations
  • Conduct open enrollment and other benefits related programs as needed
  • Conduct employee and supervisor training including benefits, policies and procedures and prevention of harassment and discrimination
  • Ensure timely and accurate entries to Bambee and ADP
  • Maintain employee records in compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Lead in the management and execution of bonus plans, merit processes, and routine/special request reports
  • All other duties as requested


Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
  • Ability to approach and manage conflict strategically, strongly and with finesse
  • Ability to deal with the public in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Ability to show judgment and initiative and to accomplish job duties in a timely manner
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal employment laws and procedures
  • Knowledge of recruitment trends and technologies
  • Knowledge of state and federal wage and hour laws
  • Demonstrated knowledge of staffing and employment practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of employee relations procedures and applicable law
  • Demonstrated Consultative and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated Analytical skills
  • Demonstrated Business Acumen
  • Demonstrated Project Management skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience

  • Human Resources Generalist experience - 5+ years preferred


  • Certifications for Human Resource Professionals (PHR, SPHR) preferred


  • Office & Gym Environment- Time will be split up to 80% in the gym rather than an office, so comfort and passion for gym environments is necessary. Some Travel May be Required
  • Self-driven and autonomous. Results-oriented where the successful candidate will be able to handle recruiting, HR and employee based duties efficiently and with great quality.


  • Salary Range $40-70k

Potentially open to part time for the right candidate

Interested candidates send Resume and Cover Letter / Email to: jacob @