Director | Talent Strategy and Chief of Staff to the Chief People Officer

Full-time
New York City Metropolitan Area
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Jan 21, 2023

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OUR STORYEquinox Group is a high growth collective of the world's most influential, experiential, and differentiated lifestyle brands. We restlessly seek what is next for maximizing life - and boldly grow the lifestyle brands and experiences that define it. In addition to Equinox, our other brands, Blink, Pure Yoga, SoulCycle, Equinox Hotels and Equinox Media are all recognized for inspiring and motivating members and employees to maximize life. Our portfolio of brands is recognized globally with locations within every major city across the United States in addition to London, Toronto, and Vancouver.

OUR CODEWe are passionate about high performance living and we practice what we preach – investing time in our own health and fitness. We believe that everyone has untapped potential within them and it takes a disruptive approach to unleash it. We dream big and don’t settle for the status quo. We sweat the details. We never accept less than 110% to help each other deliver the Equinox experience and enable our members to get great results. We are obsessed with what’s new, what’s now, what’s next. Never following, always leading, living ahead of the moment in fashion, culture, and consumer behavior. We aren’t just a company; we’re a community vested in each other’s success. We value humility and a team approach at every level of the company.If you are a high performing individual who is passionate about winning and inspiring others, then we are excited to discuss career opportunities with you.

Job DescriptionReporting to the Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer (CPO), the Chief of Staff serves as primary support to the CPO providing strategic leadership and operational support. The role is responsible for integrating and strategically aligning work across all functions within Human Resources. In addition, this role will assess matters and determine the proper course of action and identify high risk and urgent matters that may require the CPO’s attention which will enable the team to effectively focus on the mission, goals, and priorities of the organization. This role will be based out of NYC and will sit at our Flatiron Headquarters location.Serve as a key member of the senior leadership team (SLT) within Human Resources, working closely with the CPO and the SLT to effectively manage and support the strategic operations of the department.Leads and supports the CPO by anticipating, planning and managing events for the leadership team and overall Human Resources.Leads a variety of cross-functional initiatives, in the advancement of the strategic direction of Human Resources in support of Equinox Group’s organizational goals. This includes building and/or identifying teams to work through the completion of large, high-profile projects, in addition to owning the scope, identifying measures of success, and managing the team(s) through successful completion of the initiative(s).Lead and manage special projects, ad-hoc analyses and activities that cut across all of the departments and/or support corporate objective and emerging issues.Routinely bring together multiple senior-level stakeholders with divergent perspectives and drive decisions, resolve conflicts, influence outcomes, and enable leader success.Support organizational excellence through independent analysis of operational effectiveness, serving as a sounding board for all levels of the team, synthesizing team and other stakeholder feedback, and directing the work related to a broad set of initiatives including, for example, technology, real estate, budget management, staffing, team career development, and leadership initiatives.Evaluate business structures and processes and assess issues that serve as barriers to operational effectiveness and efficiency. Drive decisions and steer implementation involving the creation of new and improvements or streamlining of existing programs.Act as a strategic thought partner and trusted advisor and ensure the continuity of operations when the CPO is unavailable.Support the CPO in executing on HR goals and initiatives by tracking progress, following up on action items and status updates and supporting plans.Support the preparation for HR activities involving the CPO such as strategy meetings, all-hands meetings, and townhalls. Drive agenda and post meeting follow up.Partner with Internal Communications on CPO communications including announcements, speeches, talking points and presentations.Support the CPO with thought partnership and preparation of materials for Board and Committee meetings, Executive Committee meetings, and other large meetings of senior leaders.Act as a strong collaborator and team builder, with excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.Other duties as assigned, as the scope and focus areas for Human Resources continues to expand.

QualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business or related field. Master’s degree desired.Minimum of 6 years of related experience.Demonstrated experience driving large scale implementations requiring process changes, project management and change management. Experience being a Chief of Staff desired.Excellent leadership skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people with diverse styles; make informed decisions, find solutions, encourage and support change; and, to constructively deal with conflicts and leverage different perspectives.Excellent approach to problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.Innovative thinker able to make decisions independently and expeditiously; and, to translate strategy into action.Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including interpersonal and presentation skills.Tech savvy with strong PowerPoint and Excel skillsUnderstanding of business, business strategy, internal processes to connect the dots.Budget management experience.Knowledge or experience in one or more HR functional areas.Experience developing plans, organizing events/implementing projects.Consulting experience, with a focus on people and culture and/or operations management.Ability to generate alternatives, identifying right areas to find the information, proposing solutions along with clear problem definition.Ability to achieve short- and long-term objectives through self and others by prioritizing activities, monitoring the progress of projects, and ensuring accountability for timely results within budget parameters; Strong project-reporting skills, with focus on interdepartmental communications.Applicants must have authorization to work in the US. Relocation within the US will be considered. Pay Transparency: Min $135,000 - Max $160,000 + bonus

Additional informationAS A MEMBER OF THE EQUINOX TEAM YOU WILL RECEIVE:We offer competitive salary, benefits, and industry leading commission opportunities for club employeesComplimentary Club membershipPerks and incentives with our products and services including Personal Training, Pilates, Spa and ShopThis job description is intended to describe the general requirements for the position. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned as necessary to ensure the proper operations of the department.Equinox is an equal opportunity employer. For more information regarding our career opportunities, please visit one of our clubs or our website at https://careers.equinox.com/All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Must have a legal right to work in the United States. #LI-DNI

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