People Operations Manager

HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) HWKN (Hollwich Kushner) Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Tue, Jun 20 '17Posted on:

Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) is looking for an experienced People Operations Manager to join our studio! 

The People Operations Manager performs complex and varied human resources and administrative functions to support HWKN’s team of architects and creative professionals.

This position provides an exciting opportunity to develop and manage the culture, workplace and other integral aspects to support a fast growing firm.  As an integral member of the Operations team, you will be exposure to a variety of People-focused initiatives as you're willing and able.


  • Support firm-wide recruiting efforts to ensure talent pipeline meets our staffing needs
  • Oversee onboarding, new hire experience, employee engagement / retention, performance reviews
  • Administer payroll and benefits; liaise with 3rd party providers
  • Evaluate opportunities to enhance the firm's compensation, benefits and incentive program
  • Support 30+ employees by providing the highest level of integrity, trust and care
  • Work with Leaders to take corrective action on HR issues; continually foster a respectful workplace
  • Evaluate and process visa requests; ensure compliance with all aspects of employment / immigration policies
  • HRIS administration; maintain employee records and confidential information
  • Support professional development initiatives and other programs that enhance employees’ growth
  • Other tasks as appropriate to support and sustain a high performing team



  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • 5 years+ professional experience with human resources responsibilities, preferably in the AE / Design services industry.
  • Proven track record in people and performance management
  • Proactive, self-disciplined and confident in an ad hoc environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple / competing priorities while keeping calm and cool
  • Valid US working permit


+ Points:

  • Experience at an organization of similar scope and scale.

Compensation to commensurate with experience.


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No phone calls please.

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