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Human Resources: Human Resources Generalist


Under the direction of the Sr. Vice President & Chief People Officer (SVP & CPO), the Sr. Director of HR will provide guidance and support to employees, managers and department heads in all human resources related activities. This position is hands on, but also plays a strategic role in employee relations, talent acquisition, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives, training & development and performance management.

The Washington Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • First point of contact for employee relations issues, such as employee complaints and allegations of harassment, in consultation with the SVP & CPO.
  • Participate on the DE&I Council leadership team. Implement and monitor initiatives that promote diversity while creating and fostering an open and inclusive culture within the company and in our community.
  • Ensure hiring, onboarding, discipline and termination of employees is done consistently and in compliance with all applicable Federal and local laws.
  • Administer the Performance Appraisal and Development Program.
  • Lead the development and administration of Training & Development programs.
  • Assist managers and employees with conflict resolution.
  • Develop and administer employee recognition programs.
  • Conduct exit interviews with employees to determine the underlying reasons for separation of employment. Provide data to support trends and participate in action planning to correct any organizational concerns.
  • Oversees Unemployment Insurance practices and works with and provides direction to the human resources coordinator in responding to unemployment claims.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Prior experience working in the sports & entertainment industry preferred.
  • Four year college degree in Human Resources or related field of study preferred.
  • Minimum of 4 years exempt level human resources experience.
  • Minimum of 4 years supervisory experience.
  • Experience with UKG Pro software products preferred.
  • Experience working in HR Business Partner Model preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions:

  • Knowledge of all pertinent US federal and state employment laws.
  • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and HRIS systems.
  • Ability to continuously evaluate all HR programs with an eye towards improvement and implementing new and best practices.
  • Ability to coach managers and employees through complex, difficult and emotional issues.
  • Project Management skills and ability to multi task, establish priorities, and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral & written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and constructive relationships by being attentive and responsive and show honesty and integrity when dealing with people.
  • Understand how to manage information, balancing employee confidentiality with business needs; knows when to communicate upwards.
  • Team and/or sports experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of MLB policies and procedures preferred.
  • Occasional evening & weekend work may be required.
  • Minimal travel required.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Office: Working conditions are normal for an office environment.