Human Resources Director

Employee Experience · New Orleans, Louisiana
Department Employee Experience
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


The HR Director is part of the Impetus Employee Experience Team to lead HR practices, strategies, and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture.


Company Description: Impetus, a Palmisano Company, is a general contractor that provides construction services in various spaces, including commercial, civil, industrial, pre-fabrication, historic, healthcare, hospitality, design-build, self-perform, multi-family, urban mixed-use, and arts and culture.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives
  • Implementing human resources strategies, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations
  • Supporting management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions; analyzing information and applications
  • Regulatory compliance and reporting
  • Guides management by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values.
  • Prepares and analyzes reports on a variety of applicable HR metrics
  • Knows and complies with existing labor laws including Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Affirmative Action Plan, Department of Labor, Fair Labor Standards Act etc.
  • Work in conjunction with the Employee Experience team for alignment with our vision and increase internal initiatives to communicate core values while fostering employee engagement.
  • Designs, implements, communicates, and maintains all benefit related programs to be competitive and cost effective.


Core Competencies:

  • Organization & Planning- Takes a methodical approach to planning project processes & daily activities.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Establishes cooperative, collaborative, trusting relationships with co-workers. Resolves conflict in positive ways and promotes positivity throughout the workplace
  • Flexibility & Responsiveness- Recognizes and responds to unanticipated events and requirements. Willing to do whatever is necessary to get the desired results.  Reacts quickly in responding to needs of projects, teams, etc.
  • Drive to Innovate- Constantly strives to improve the employee experience through innovating processes, technology, events, etc.
  • Results Orientation- Ensures that one’s own and/or others’ work and information are complete and accurate, focused on achieving the desired result no matter what. Never using “that is not my job” as a mindset.
  • The ideal candidate is a team player who possesses a passion for big-picture thinking and problem-solving while having the technical ability and detail-orientation to design and implement solutions.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or related filed. 
  • 8+ years of Human Resources experience.
  • Knowledge of employee health and wellness benefits (medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment, etc.).
  • Knowledge of state and federal family and medical leave laws, including the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and related software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • The ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • The ability to provide high-quality customer service.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Impetus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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  • Location
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Department
    Employee Experience
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience