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Our Director of People & Culture (DoPC) will lead our workforce strategy with the passion, patience, technical expertise, and people skills to inspire and guide NHPR’s talented team toward a collaborative culture based on trust, transparency, equity, inclusion, and accountability. Working in partnership with our staff and external resources, our director will ensure that NHPR’s human resources programs and initiatives are aligned to our overall business objectives by being effective, compliant, and equitable.

The DoPC  reports to the President/CEO and commands a salary range of $100,000-$120,000 per year.

This is a hybrid eligible role that is based in Concord, NH.  Our office is a 1-hour drive from the Massachusetts state line, Dartmouth College, and both Portsmouth and Keene, NH

Business Priorities:

• Enhance job satisfaction

• Improve employee engagement

• Drive accountability

• Retain top talent

• Advance manager and employee development

• Respond to evolving workplace culture

The Candidate:

The DoPC is a change agent who can act as a catalyst for the change management process, to help our organization transform how we operate by inspiring and influencing others. Our director is accountable for supporting manager and employee development, ensuring systems are structures are in place that enhance job satisfaction and employee engagement, designing lifecycle processes, mitigating risk, promoting health and safety, structuring compensation strategies, overseeing our current and future employment needs, and designing accountability mechanisms. They will help define and create strategies for fulfilling NHPR’s organizational cultural goals, working to make NHPR an employer of choice.

The successful candidate will be approachable, collaborative, empathetic, optimistic, proactive, solution-minded and an effective listener/communicator. They will have a proven track record of working successfully with creative talent and familiarity with the needs of a unionized work environment as they implement, train, and comply with the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement to ensure effective labor/management relations. They will be the primary representative in collective bargaining negotiations and will ensure compliance with these agreements.

As a key member of our senior leadership, our director will help us create a vision that celebrates the joy of bringing a diverse team of talented people together in an organization dedicated to using journalism to build stronger communities. A team player who is data-driven and results-oriented, they will have the proven ability to manage data/metrics and make informed decisions.


·         Collaborates with senior leadership to understand the organization’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention (including DEI objectives) and develops annual strategic plans and budgets to align with those objectives.

·         Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource needs.

·         Guides the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, performance and talent management; training and development; recognition and morale; compensation, benefits, and leave; collective bargaining; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; and occupational health and safety.

·         Identifies staffing and recruiting needs through a DEI lens; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management, including key performance indicators to measure and monitor the effectiveness of those practices.

·         Conducts research and analysis of organizational trends, including reports and metrics from the organization’s human resource information system (HRIS) or talent management system and culture surveys, and provides those data to the leadership team, staff and board for visibility and transparency regarding key performance indicators.

·         Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.

·         Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and modern technologies in organizational development, employee engagement, human resources, talent management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to the leadership team and staff.

·         Manages the implementation of NHPR’s first collective bargaining agreement and provides ongoing interpretation and administration of the final contract. Advises leadership and supervisors of unionized employees on policy and practice to ensure compliance with contract. Manages and continuously builds NHPR’s relationship with union representatives.

·         Chairs NHPR’s DEI Working Group, partnering with staff to meet the goals of the organization’s DEI strategic plan.

·         Supervises and monitors HR team’s productivity and provides performance evaluations, constructive feedback, mentorship, and disciplinary action when needed.


We’re looking for someone with…

·         7+ years of HR experience, including 5 years of management responsibilities.

·         Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

·         HR Certification from an HR professional organization such as the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) or the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) preferred.

·         Prior experience working in a unionized environment.

…but we know there are great candidates who may not have all these qualities or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position and the salary range for this role is $100,000 to $120,000 annually.

NHPR offers a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance; company-paid short- and long-term disability; flexible spending accounts; 403(b) savings plan with a company match and a free on-site fitness center. Employees are entitled to three weeks of vacation time and twelve paid holidays, as well as paid sick and parental leave.

Things to Know About Us:

NHPR is the state’s foremost news organization, focused on producing accountability journalism and engaging deeply with the diverse communities and people of the Granite State. For 40 years, NHPR has produced incisive local news on the radio and emerging audio platforms, complementing the national and global reporting of our partners at NPR. We make nationally prominent podcasts – including Bear Brook, Outside/In, Civics 101 and Document – and have a fast-growing footprint in digital and social media.

In our leaders – and across the organization – we seek people who are approachable, collaborative, empathetic, optimistic, and solution-minded. Together, we are building a culture based on earned trust, transparency, equity and inclusion. We hold ourselves accountable to our goals and our values. We have publicly stated our commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff and our journalism. NHPR is intent on being public radio for all of New Hampshire, and to expanding our audience and advancing our mission and vision by deepening our engagement with diverse people and communities across the state and beyond our borders. Learn more about NHPR.

COVID-19 Notice:

The health and safety of our employees, their families and the community at large is a high priority for NHPR. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for employment. Individuals must be fully up-to-date with their vaccinations no later than their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship pursuant to applicable law.

*Per the CDC: A person is up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination if they have received all recommended doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible.


To Apply:

Please apply on the job opportunities page of our website,, or through this link:


·         Include a Resume and Cover Letter


NHPR is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and dynamic workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

NHPR encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.


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