Human Resources Director

We are LERMA/ – a multicultural advertising agency that believes in our hearts that we can channel creativity for good. And we’re proud to say we were recently named the 2022 “Small Agency of the Year” by Ad Age. With awards like that, we’ve suddenly gotten less small and need someone to help us navigate our rapid growth. We are currently seeking a Human Resources CHRO who can help us lead the continued growth of our world-class team.

The ideal candidate will be experienced and tenured in all aspects of human resources and understand the importance and value of maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. They will be fundamental in helping ensure our agency climate is welcoming, creative, and innovative – ultimately, a place where individuals are passionate and inspired to bring their best selves to work each day.


  • Evaluate the current employee experience, including talent acquisition, onboarding, management, retention, and development to ensure legal compliance and formulate strategies for enhancing existing structures, processes, and policies. 
  • Researches, develops, recommends, and executes strategies to foster the organization’s current and future talent recruitment, hiring, and staff development while meeting diversity goals 
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent 
  • Collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings 
  • Oversees the development of job descriptions, posting ads, and managing the hiring process 
  • Ensuring that all employees are organized and satisfied in their work environment while overseeing the health and safety of all employees 
  • Guides in developing objective performance and other employee evaluations and policies 
  • Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements
  • Provides counseling and training on existing and evolving policies to leadership and human resources staff to ensure legal compliance of management  
  • Support the management of disciplinary, grievance issues, investigations, and termination of employees in accordance with company policy 
  • Maintains knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, diversity-related issues, and best practices 
  • Oversee strategies for fostering the organization’s diversity goals 
  • Develops and/or acquires training and development to aid diversity, inclusion, and retention initiatives 
  • Acts as company liaison with government agencies concerning affirmative action and equal employment opportunities 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least 10 years of Human Resources experience with at least three years specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity programs
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred
  • Proven experience as a Human Resource officer
  • Knowledge and experience of HR functions (pay, benefits, recruitment, training, development, etc.)
  • Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Maintains strong ethics, reliability, and confidentiality
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to represent oneself and the agency professionally in all internal and external communications

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Paid company holidays, paid vacation, and paid sick leave
  • Benefits – medical, dental, vision, life/ADD and short-/long-term insurance
  • Annual performance-based bonuses
  • 401K and annual profit-sharing plans



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