Director, People Operations

New York /
People & Culture /
Girl Who Code (GWC) is looking for a Director, People Operations to maintain Girls Who Code’s status as a Best Non Profit to Work For by creating and maintaining a workplace environment that allows employees to be engaged, productive and successful.

They will manage and improve upon the company’s core HR business functions, facilities and systems operations along with key aspects of Girls Who Code’s employee lifecycle processes. The Director, People Operations is a leader on the People & Culture team and reports to the Vice President of People & Culture.

This is a full-time position that is based in New York City. A regular, hybrid work schedule, requiring at least 3 days in the office, is currently in place for this position. Subject to change. We are not considering remote applicants.

To apply, please submit a resume for the position to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is in candidates’ best interest to apply as soon as possible. 

Please note: Only applicants who submit their resumes through our search partner Leveled Talent will be considered. 


    • Build and develop the People Operations vertical at Girls Who Code including the management of 2 to 3 full-time direct reports
    • Provide strategic direction for and oversight of select employee lifecycle processes at Girls Who Code which include: new hire onboarding, internal transfers, employee relations and off-boarding
    • Manage the company’s facilities operations at our new headquarters and develop and execute the company’s hybrid-remote policies and practices 
    • Direct payroll operations ensuring that the People Operations staff consistently delivers semi-monthly payroll accurately, timely, and effectively, within all regulatory, labor and tax guidelines
    • Lead and direct the administration of all company benefits (including but not limited to, group health, dental, vision, income protection, 401(k), COBRA, and Paid Time Off (PTO), with a goal of employee satisfaction and company compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements
    • Manage the company’s systems administration ensuring that Girls Who Code employees have the necessary hardware and software assets to successfully meet their daily professional obligations
    • Direct logistics for all company-wide meetings and workplace events both in person and online (via Zoom)
    • Oversee key aspects of our company’s culture work
    • Step in to support other People & Culture initiatives when needed


    • At least 8 years of experience in Human Resources and People Operations, with a focus on payroll, benefits, and HR operations more broadly
    • Strong working knowledge of payroll practices and labor & compliance guidelines at the federal, state and local levels
    • Strong client-service orientation and the ability to work collaboratively while developing strong relationships with the team, internal stakeholders, and vendors
    • Experience using Namely or a similar HRIS/payroll system
    • Meticulous with details and accuracy of data
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with employees across the organization while consistently delivering responsive, high-quality service
    • Embrace challenges and adopt new responsibilities with creativity, initiative, and self-direction
    • Demonstrate comfort with adjusting work to evolving priorities in a dynamic work environment
    • High level of integrity and ability to use good judgment
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
    • Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.