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Deputy Director of Human Resources

Democratic National Committee

Democratic National Committee

People & HR
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023
The DNC is seeking a highly motivated, experienced HR professional for the role of Deputy Director of Human Resources (HR). The DNC Deputy Director of Human Resources supports the HR Director in the execution of HR strategy and workforce initiatives across the organization, and acts as a thought partner and support in developing strategic initiatives for a very fast paced organization. This role will coordinate the work of the HR Department while ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the DNC's mission and talent strategy. The ideal candidate will maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies, and incorporate this knowledge into the work of the department. Critical for success at this point in the campaign cycle, this position will provide both leadership and operational HR expertise,for internal DNC staff, as well as other entities under the Democratic Party umbrella including the Democratic National Convention and the 2024 National Democratic coordinated campaign. The Deputy Director of Human Resources reports to the HR Director, will have some supervisory responsibility and must be able to communicate effectively and constructively with all levels of employees. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Human Resources Operations

  • Support managers and employees through the employee lifecycle including on/off-boarding, promotions, salary adjustments, lateral changes, employee relations
  • Ensures all federal, state, and local laws, and HR-related compliance matters are proactively addressed
  • Maintain compliance with company employee records and provide regular reporting as required
  • Responds to questions and/or inquiries from governmental agencies
  • Manage HRIS systems, services and interface with end users, internal and external customers ensuring seamless and efficient human resource processes that support the DNC’s workforce and talent management strategy
  • Train, coach, advise and provide technical assistance and resources to the human resource team, managers and employees to assure utilization of HRIS systems for increased proficiency and responsiveness in all service delivery areas
  • Maintain employee handbook to systematically reinforce organizational beliefs and ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal employment laws

Compensation, Payroll and Benefits Administration

  • Advise HR team to administer and execute HR programs on compensation, benefits, and leave
  • Manage and review the employee benefits program and manage initiatives regarding new employee benefits
  • Manage Annual Open enrollment process

Union and Employee Relations

  • Ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreement
  • Preside and facilitate the Labor Management Committee meetings
  • Participate in collective bargaining sessions
  • Guide, manage, and resolve complex employee relations issues; conduct formal
  • investigations into claims and complaints
  • Support ethical and effective leadership practices by advising senior leadership in areas of compliance, employee relations, labor relations, and consistent enforcement of policies and procedures
  • Respond and investigate employee complaints and grievances
  • Partner with managers to avoid and resolve employee relations issues
  • Contribute to a positive work environment which aligns to the DNC brand and promotes positive engagement with HR

Talent and Performance Management

  • Oversee hiring procedures to ensure we attract and select high-potential and diverse employees
  • Execute the performance management process: support managers and individual contributors throughout each phase of the annual performance management cycle
  • Other duties as assigned to support the department and the DNC's mission


  • 5-6 years of HR experience and track record managing human resources within a fast-paced environment driving key initiatives that align with a company’s core values, mission and vision
  • HRCI Certified Professional (PHR or SPHR), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) credentials preferred Knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation, performance management, benefits design and management, labor relations, employee relations, HR compliance; talent acquisition and retention
  • Ability to respond and pivot quickly in a fast changing environment
  • Ability to execute both high level strategic planning and detailed tactical duties
  • Experience managing HR within a highly complex environment with geographically dispersed employees
  • Experience developing and measuring the effectiveness of HR program initiatives through HR analytics and metrics
  • Exhibit strong integrity and loyalty to the DNC’s vision and mission
  • Must have a high level of emotional intelligence and be well versed in cultural sensitivity and intercultural competencies
The DNC offers a generous benefit package, including:
- More than 30 days of paid time off, including Federal holidays, open leave, and personal days;
- Health and dental insurance for employee and dependents;
- 90% paid by the DNC, 10% paid by employee;
- Supplementary vision plans available to employees for purchase;
- Up to a 5% employer match DNC 401(k) plan;
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to DNC employees and their dependents at no cost to staff;
- Pre-tax Flexible spending account benefits available to employees and dependents.