Director, Human Resources

  • Location:Cambridge, MA
  • Department:Human Resources
  • Type:Full Time
  • Min. Experience:Senior Manager/Supervisor

 

Covid- 19 Mandatory Vaccination Requirement

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve done all that we can to keep our employees safe, and the employees coming in have been careful to take precautions to reduce the risk of bringing Covid into our work environment. As we reopen our office, we’re mindful that the pandemic is not yet over, and young children are not yet vaccinated. We are committed to continuing to protect our team and keep our office safe.  Vaccination has proven to be the best thing you can do to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and your community. Since we are striving for a 100% vaccinated workplace (including employees, contractors, vendors and guests), all NEW HIRES will be required to be fully vaccinated, and to present proof of their Covid-19 vaccination to our HR team as part of our on-boarding process.

 

SUMMARY:

Surface Oncology is looking for a ROCK STAR DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES to partner with our HR team to scale and transform our current HR operations for our rapidly growing organization. The ideal candidate will possess both strategic capabilities and a “roll up your sleeves approach.” This is a leadership position in a small, growing biotech company that requires hands-on execution. The Director will possess strong project management and prioritization skills and effectively manage and drive multiple projects and initiatives in a fast-paced environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting to the SVP, HR, this role will manage a fantastic team of humans, including talent acquisition, employer branding, and office operations (reception, hospitality, event planning).
  • Based in our Cambridge, MA headquarters, you will actively engage with SURFers at all levels, reinforcing our culture to ensure we remain the BEST place to work.
  • Manage and partner with our Talent Acquisition team on developing offers that are competitive and equitable. Guide total compensation and equity, including job leveling, salary surveys, and market analysis, to make comprehensive recommendations. 
  • Manage and provide oversight for all Surface’s benefit offerings, including annual renewals and the open enrollment processes. You will partner and negotiate with external vendors, develop, and deliver communications for employees, and work with the team to ensure employees are well informed and engaged. 
  • Collaborate with our HR, Finance, and IT teams to identify technology and systems that support our growing company. Develop a proposed plan for selecting and implementing applications and systems to enable data-driven decision-making and reduce manual processing. 
  • Partner with our Finance team to process our bi-weekly payroll. Make all relevant changes to payroll including new hires, terminations, salary and benefit changes, etc.
  • Identify and propose modifications and enhancements to our total reward programs to address our employees’ changing needs and the competitive environment for talent in our industry.
  • Remain current on all laws, industry trends, best practices, compliance, new/progressive processes, etc. 
  • Along with the team, develop and execute change management plans to support the evolution and growth of the organization.
  • Identify and implement strategies and events which encourage employee engagement and brand visibility, including employer-sponsored activities with our various employee committees (Fun, Volunteer, Pride, etc.)
  • Be a strong leader, mentor, and champion for our team, and for the rest of our SURFers.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • BA/BS Degree in Human Resources, Business, or other relevant area is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of diverse experience and progressive responsibility in HR, including HR systems, compensation, and benefits, with a minimum of 5 years in the biotech space.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully execute in a small, start-up environment with limited infrastructure. 
  • Ability to handle shifting priorities and multitask in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong technical proficiency with HR systems and MS Office tools, including advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills required. Experience working with ADP preferred.
  • Flexible and creative, comfortable with ambiguity, organized, and DETAIL ORIENTED.
  • Clear communicator with the ability to bridge a big picture vision and tactical plans.
  • Analytically driven, demonstrating strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.