Assistant Director, Human Resources

Discovery Land Company - Scottsdale, AZ (30+ days ago)4.4

Discovery Land is seeking a collaborative, thoughtful and experienced human resources professional to serve and support our Discovery Builders division. This candidate ideally has a background in the construction industry and an HR background supporting a multi-state and international employer. He/she will demonstrate an ability to see the big picture and anticipate organization and people needs. This hands-on member of our human resources team will exemplify teamwork and professionalism. Reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer of Discovery Land Company, this role will be based in Scottsdale with travel, as needed. The Assistant Director, Human Resources will be responsible directly for delivering people strategies, processes, and systems to support business leaders throughout the Discovery Builders division. For more information about our company and projects please visit

Role Responsibilities

Ensure outstanding service focus by delivering value-add, best in class human resources support to employees and internal customers
Establish and manage ongoing strong relationships with key stakeholders, including property level leadership teams
Partner with CHRO to deliver on business-critical HR initiatives and ensure alignment of HR related programs, processes, and projects with strategic business objectives
Support and coach managers to address and resolve a wide variety of Employee Relations challenges and performance issues
Work with stakeholders to identify training needs, provide training resources, assign and monitor progress towards completion, and create or localize content and delivery when possible
Create, implement, and monitor safety programs and additional risk related or standard operating procedures for employees, including providing training and ensuring compliance
Partner with hiring managers to execute against talent needs including determining staffing needs, sourcing, and full life cycle recruiting (nationally and internationally)
Develop relationships with selected universities and implement robust strategies to attract a pipeline of graduates, including creating and managing internship programs
Organize and manage new employee onboarding including conducting orientation and administering all onboarding paperwork
Administer offboarding, including working with managers to conduct terminations, both voluntary and involuntary
Perform benefits administration and new employee enrollment, communicate benefits information to employees, and partner with insurance brokers for open enrollment implementation
Manage and administer mobility (internal and global) of talent across projects ensuring business continuity, delivery of business objectives, compliance with jurisdictional laws, as well as an optimal employee experience
Adapt, as appropriate, existing HR practices and policies, developing local approaches to manage an effective HR approach
Enforce consistency with company policies and procedures and participate in policy reviews, influencing where appropriate to improve employee experience
Partner with payroll to ensure employees are setup correctly and any questions they have are answered in a timely way
Develop and maintain knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation to ensure company’s compliance
Ensures all employee information is accurate, up to date and organized, per company standards and in HRIS

Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree or HR certification is preferred
Minimum 7 years experience of progressive human resources and/or talent and organizational development responsibilities up to and including leadership roles
Construction firm or related industry experience
Experience working in both US as well as outside of US markets is desirable
Experience writing, compiling, and editing organizational policies and procedures
Experience creating high quality visual/graphic and written training materials
Knowledge of construction industry safety topics and workplace safety requirements
Must possess high level of confidentiality
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and HRIS programs
Thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws
Competencies and Personal Attributes

High quality execution standards – you are energized by delivering excellence
Impeccable work ethic – you are unafraid of hard work
Excellent attention to detail in all things - including but not limited to people analytics and metrics, service and process delivery, as well as HR and employee relations delivery
Strong leadership skills – you inspire followership in the people you develop based on coaching, mentoring, and supporting success
Engenders positivity and service-minded presentation in self, team and organization
About the Company

Founded in 1994 by Michael S. Meldman, Discovery Land Company specializes in building luxury residential private club communities and resorts throughout North America. We have grown to be the premier player in the high-end resort residential niche with 20 world-class projects in our portfolio. Our communities are distinct with their own architectural styles, world-class amenities, and high levels of service.

We don’t build buildings, but rather we build settings where families can create intergenerational memories and enrich their lives in exquisite and untouched sanctuaries. These settings offer a casual and comfortable sense of community through outstanding clubhouses, premier golf courses, welcoming staff, world-class culinary offerings, and outdoor pursuits. To ease and enrich your experiences, Discovery holds itself to the highest of service standards. Every decision we make is driven by one fundamental objective: to make the time you spend with the people you care about most not merely enjoyable, but memorable.