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People Operations Manager

Blavity is on the lookout for new members to join our team.  

We are a venture-funded technology and new media company. We have assembled an amazing team of passionate, high-energy, focused rock-stars who cultivate our community and advance our strategic direction and we are looking for new people to help us continue to grow. Blavity is changing the landscape of media representation by building the world’s largest digital community for Millennials of Color. Blavity was founded in 2014 around a simple idea: Enable Millennials of Color to tell their own stories.

Today, we average 1.5 Million monthly unique visitors, generate 3-5 Million monthly social impressions, and distribute our message across all of the major social media platforms. We are based in Downtown LA with team members working across the world.

We’re looking for a People Manager to help us find new people and insure their success at Blavity. This role is located in our DTLA office and some work can be done remotely. 

Responsibilities

  • Full lifecycle recruiting: Source and hire for a fast paced and high-growth environment
  • Drive the interview process and offer process, including reference checks, salary recommendations and closing of candidates
  • Coordinate recruiting activities and manage on-site job interviews
  • Build strong pipelines to source and connect with potential candidates
  • Manage the new hire on-boarding process, from paperwork to laptops and first day
  • Coach managers in leadership, communication and feedback, career path, succession planning, performance management, and compliance
  • Ensure everyone on the team has the workstation supplies and setup they need to be productive
  • Document and suggest improvements for HR processes and procedures
  • Provide regular day-to-day guidance to managers and staff around ad-hoc HR and employment issues
  • Provide training in compliance, sensitivity, and harassment
  • Anticipate the team’s needs and adapt as the company grows
  • Guide new team members through their first day and their time at Blavity

Requirements

  • 4+ years of progressive HR or People Operations experience within high-growth companies
  • PHR-CA/SPHR-CA designation preferred
  • Bachelor's degree with emphasis in HR or equivalent combination of degree and experience
  • Experience administering full employee lifecycle from hire to separation; performance management, leaves of absence, relocation, and etc.
  • Experience with compensation, stock option and benefits plan administration
  • Approachable, empathetic person with sound judgment and problem solving ability
  • Excellent communication skills: interpersonal, relationship building, consulting, and teamwork
  • Strong creative and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and passion for doing the hard work
  • Love for Black Millennial culture
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