HR Associate

Legends - New York, NY3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $75,000 - $110,000 a year
Company Overview

Legends is a holistic agency that specializes in delivering solutions for legendary brands. We approach each project with our 360-degree service solution. Our Global Planning, Global Sales, and Hospitality service solutions collaborate on every project to ensure success across each of our six verticals including professional sports, collegiate, attractions, entertainment, international, and conventions.

Our intellectual property is our people. It's our expertise that makes up Legends. We know what it's like to be on the team, business, or athletic department side, which drives our passion in creating solutions for our partners. Collectively, our leadership has over 300 years of experience in sales and sponsorship, analytics and valuation, hospitality and operations.

HR Associate, Yankee Stadium (Bronx, NY)

The Role

The Human Resources Associate is an integral part of delivering our promise to our customers and client at one of the most iconic venues in New York: Yankee Stadium. The HR Associate will be responsible for executing the strategy and assisting with full employee lifecycle processes. He/she will partner with the Human Resources Director and operations leadership team to identify, onboard, coach, and develop industry-leading talent.

Primary Responsibilities

Provide strategic advice on a wide variety of areas to maximize organization effectiveness and performance.
Develop and maintain strong partnerships with management and ensure HR strategies, processes and practices are implemented. Provide expert advice, counsel, and coaching to managers and employees (union and non-union) on all employee-related issues such as, but not limited to: performance management, documentation, progressive discipline measures, career development, employee relations issues, policies and procedures, and all employment/labor laws.
Proactively anticipate labor/employee relations issues and provide counsel to resolve them.
Assist in the building of bench organization strength through the identification, recruitment, and development of top talent.
Additional Responsibilities

Labor Relations (unions and third party management)
Establish and maintain long-term labor relations partnerships that support the business objectives, while creating an environment of trust.
Ensure appropriate polices and processes are implemented, meeting all legal obligations, minimizing organizational risk, and providing a safe and secure work environment for employees.
Ensure proper preparation of information requested, or required, for compliance with all state and federal laws.
Participate in grievance, arbitration, and contract negotiation proceedings. Partner with the HR Manager to investigate and respond to employment claims and demand letters, as well as state and federal agency claims (including claims filed with the EEOC, DLSE, DOL, NLRB etc.).
Seasonal Employee Recruitment & Generalist Functions
Play an integral role in seasonal recruitment process; including overseeing orientation and onboarding of new and rehire. Provides generalist support to part-time employees.
Organizational Development
Ensure talent is developed within the organization to meet current and future business leadership needs.
Partner with business leads to identify the training and development agenda.
Assist in developing a training curriculum that builds business acumen among seasonal staff, as well as full-time employees.
Talent Management
Help manage the performance review process. Partner with business leads to ensure employees are aware of broader organizational, as well as individual priorities. Reinforce a constant, constructive feedback culture.
Staffing & Retention
Helps to attract, select, onboard and retain a high performing, diverse workforce.
Partners with HR Associate Manager to ensure proper onboarding of all seasonal staff.
Employee Relations
Act as an employee advocate and champion, ensuring employee impact is considered as business decisions are made.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively influence others, make decisions quickly, and with a high level of maturity. Other critical qualifications include:

Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years’ human resources experience; preferably in Food & Beverage Operations such as a stadium, arena, hotel or high end/high volume catering environment.
Thorough knowledge of all Human Resources generalist functions (e.g., employee relations, employment law, EEO, compensation, training and benefits) and Human Resource-related regulations and practices.
Employee relations experience, including conducting investigations and resolving grievances.
Outstanding leadership skills with a high capacity for managing multiple projects simultaneously, influencing and gaining credibility with all levels of employees, management, union representatives and clients.
Detail-oriented and extremely organized with the ability to learn new programs and procedures quickly.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, business acumen, organizational savvy, and have sensitivity dealing with confidential information.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must be flexible to work extended hours due to business requirements including nights, weekends and holidays.

Communication Expert
Human Resources Information Systems Expert
Recruiting Expert

Bachelors or better in Other.

Licenses & Certifications

Certified HR EXE