Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Human Resources New York, New York

Our Vision: To make New York City the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, fueled by the City’s diverse people and businesses.

Our Mission: To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.

Position Overview: The SVP is responsible for providing direction and leadership with respect to strategy, design and execution of programs to meet HR and strategic objectives for NYCEDC. The SVP will drive the communication and execution of corporate policy and people strategy in matters such as the hiring of talent, retention, employee development, and performance management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing day-to-day department operations, and closely aligning policies and practices for the HR team.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of key HR initiatives that support the overall NYCEDC strategic plan.
  • Work with leaders and employees to establish and maintain a high-performance culture and positive work environment, encouraging the full use of diverse talents and abilities.
  • Liaise with the organization’s department heads and provide comprehensive solutions and recommendations based on the needs of the group.
  • Provide leadership to senior management and staff on critical employee relations issues.  Prevent and mitigate risk related to labor and employment issues. 
  • Guide the work of the HR staff across the full spectrum of HR disciplines specifically in the areas of employee relations, performance management, succession planning, policies & procedures, learning & development, and other strategic projects.
  • Embed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into all people processes, including further developing initiatives and measures of success for DE&I at NYCEDC
  • Assess and guide implementation of all technology solutions to improve and streamline processes and increase efficiency.
  • Annually review and make recommendations to the Chief People Officer for improvement of company’s policies, procedures, operations, practices etc.
  • Manage, develop, and ensure that HR staff are properly oriented to their positions.
  • Responsible for compliance with City, State and Federal legislation pertaining to all personnel matters.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience across a variety of HR functions with at least 3+ years of experience managing teams.
  • Deep knowledge in talent acquisition, organizational design, performance management, learning and development, and DEI programs
  • Experienced leadership and project management; strong interpersonal communications
  • Able to engage with key stakeholders and understand their needs and take a proactive approach to implementing ideas and solutions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Experience in handling complex employee relations issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws, regulations, and best practices
  • New York City residence is required within 180 days of hire

Salary Range: $160,000 – 165,000

About Us: NYCEDC is New York City’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. Our mission is to create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs. We do this by developing, managing, and implementing expansion and redevelopment programs that encourage investment and strengthen the city’s competitive position.

NYCEDC is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. We are making sure that whatever happens next, happens right here in New York City—and that all New Yorkers are a part of it.

NYCEDC offers many unique advantages for an exciting and fulfilling career. As part of our team, you’ll enjoy: 

  • The unique opportunity to make an impact on New York City 
  • Working on diverse, unique, and challenging projects 
  • Working closely with teams of creative, highly motivated, and passionate people 
  • Learning opportunities designed to enhance the practical skills and business knowledge of our employees 
  • Excellent benefits, including company-paid 401(a) pension plan, 457(b) tax-advantaged retirement savings plans, medical, dental and vision benefits, generous paid family leave and paid time off, and other perks 

The New York City Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Social Responsibility Mission is to create a People First strategy by attracting, retaining, and engaging a diverse and talented workforce. Like the city of New York, NYCEDC knows our strength comes from each of our connected parts, making the fabric of our organization better and stronger because of our unique employees' talents.

To help build an inclusive workplace culture, NYCEDC supports six employee resource groups that strive to engage members and advocate for their respective communities within NYCEDC. Those groups are: Accessibility group, Elevation group (BIPOC), Mindful group, Out/EDC group (LGBTQAI+), Parents group and Women's Leadership group. NYCEDC employees work as part of a highly engaged, passionate and inclusive team where everyone’s contributions are valued, respected, and have an impact on one of the best and most diverse cities in the world!

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