Human Resources Director at NowPow

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Position Title: Human Resources Director

Reports to: CEO

Supervises: HR and Operations Associate

Collaborates with: All Departments


Position Description:

The HR Director plays a critically important role for NowPow at large, responsible for growing and supporting our most important asset: our people. Working side-by-side with all departments at NowPow, the HR Director will focus on ensuring all NowPow teams are staffed to meet company objectives. The HR Director will be responsible for developing HR, operational, and recruiting strategy and overseeing its implementation, led by the HR and Operations Associate. To be successful this person must be comfortable with a rapidly changing environment where processes and team needs are changing constantly. In addition, this person will play a key role in continuing to build on our company culture, ensuring that existing NowPow employees are satisfied, engaged, and feel as though NowPow is “THE” place to work.



  • Quickly gain an excellent working knowledge of NowPow’s organizational structure and technology
  • Develop relationships with all NowPow staff and maintain floor visibility in order to “pulse” the workplace
  • Lead strategy for NowPow's recruitment and oversee implementation throughout the entire process, including:  creation of job descriptions, posting and recruitment, selecting qualified candidates, scheduling, conducting interviews, and negotiating offers  
  • Lead recruitment efforts for senior or technical openings
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to understand hiring needs in each department; anticipate the need for new hires and maintain progress reports to ensure NowPow teams are staffed in a timely manner to meet company objectives
  • Oversee the onboarding process for new employees, including working with managers to develop 30.60.90-day training plans and 2-week training schedules
  • Establish a formal performance review process for NowPow to use across departments
  • Lead employee relations counseling
  • Work directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on HR matters including coaching employees and recruitment
  • Review & recommend improvements to policies, procedures, and practices on HR matters and company benefits
  • Track staffing levels/deployment, turnover, absenteeism, recruitment, compensation, promotions, etc.
  • Effectively utilize Zenefits HR management system to obtain, store, and analyze pertinent data and information regarding Payroll and Benefits Administration



  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 4 or more years of relevant HR and recruitment experience
  • Prior management or team leadership experience is highly desired
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification is highly desired
  • Comfort working in a start-up environment
  • The ability to be candid and forthright and conduct oneself with maturity and integrity in all situations
  • Engaging attitude and willingness to work on a dynamic mixture of tasks no matter how big or small
  • Commitment to social impact initiatives and helping underserved communities
  • Excellent multi-tasking; staying organized under pressure and the ability to reprioritize daily
  • Can-do, positive attitude when it comes to taking on new or unfamiliar challenges
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An Insider's view of NowPow

What does your typical day look like?

I kick off the day with our team stand-up and spend the rest of the day focusing on our integration projects, working with both our Engineering and Implementation teams. The collaborative atmosphere at NowPow encourages team members to work closely on tasks and ensure that we create seamless and quality integrations with our customers.


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What are NowPow Perks + Benefits

NowPow Benefits Overview

We also take great care of our NowPow community!

Competitive Benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance for our team and their dependents—and there’s no waiting period to enroll. We also offer parental leave, dental and vision coverage, as well as health savings and flexible spending accounts. Want to contribute to your 401K? We’ll match it.

Generous Time Off. We have generous paid time off (PTO) days and celebrate 10 paid holidays a year. On top of that, we offer “Life Time Hours” for events that can’t be scheduled outside of regular working hours and additional paid “Self Care Days.” We don’t just preach self-care, we practice it.

Remote Work & Casual Dress. Every day is a casual dress at NowPow, but especially Wednesdays. That’s our company-wide remote workday. We believe the option to telework once a week improves your productivity, creativity, and morale.

A Culture of Innovation & Collaboration. NowPowers are smart and passionate about our mission, and we encourage everyone to contribute to our company’s continuous innovation. Our NewPow Innovation Challenge has fabulous prizes, too.

A Committed & Connected Community. Our Culture Club represents every department and is dedicated to planning game nights, contests, community volunteering, and other fun activities. We also host News & Nosh every Friday—a Happy Hour where we reflect on the week and enjoy snacks and drinks (from our always-stocked kitchen).

Volunteer in local community
NowPow Gives Back is a group dedicated towards advancing our social mission by providing opportunities for staff to donate time, money, or effort to causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
NowPow has a Culture Club that is an interdepartmental group of NowPow team members dedicated to strengthening company culture and engaging employees in making NowPow a great place to work.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
NowPow's health insurance policy covers 80% of the monthly premium.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
NowPow provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Guideline. We match 100% of contributions up to 1% of an employee's annual salary.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave. Of the 12 weeks, 10 weeks shall be compensated at the employee’s regular, biweekly pay.
Remote Work Program
Remote Work is an opportunity to work away from the office. NowPow offers 1 common remote workday every week on Wednesdays.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
NowPow employees receive between 10 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 5 days per year for Self Care Days. Self Care Days can be used for self-care of any kind, including personal development, volunteering, or physical and/or mental rejuvenation.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
NowPow has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and of course, lots of LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We like to end each week on a good note. Every Friday from 4-5pm different departments take turns hosting “Nosh,” an hour of hanging out, reflecting on the week, and enjoying snacks and drinks.
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Brown Bag Lunches occur once a month and highlight the many interests of our employees. Brown Bags are an opportunity during the workday to learn about a new skill or topic from your colleagues.
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