Human Resources Deputy Director

Axiom Space
September 23, 2022
Houston, TX
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OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor - the world's first international commercial space station - to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic HR Deputy Director who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: The Human Resource Deputy Director will plan, lead, direct, develop and coordinate the policies, activities, and staff of the Human Resource (HR) department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of the organizations mission and talent strategy.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

* Assists to collaborate with executive and senior leadership to advise, counsel, and provide coaching and resolution to address employees' performance as well as understand the organizations goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention
* Assists the Director of Human Resources with the functional areas of Human Resources including, but not limited to retention, personnel records, employee relations, job evaluation, compensations management, benefits administration, organizational development, workers compensation, safety, training, AAP/EEO and special projects
* Assists in maintaining a highly engaging culture, motivating employees, fostering an environment with high levels of teamwork, accountability, communication, and vision to employees
* Assists in administering various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel; assist in the development and implementation of company policies and procedures and updates as needed
* Assists to plan, lead, develop, coordinate, and implement policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organizations human resource compliance and strategy needs
* Assists to administer or oversee the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
* Works closely Human Resources Director and employees to provide consultation and guidance to improve work relationships, build moral and increase productivity and retention
* Assists with determinations of discipline and terminations within the organization
* Additional job duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required; Master's degree preferred
* Must have over of 10 years of experience resolving complex employee relations issues and in progressive HR roles
* Prior experience with Human Resources Management preferred
* Demonstrated leadership skills, both in influencing a complex organization, managing an HR department and change management required
* Prior responsibility in creation of business plans, budgets, and monitoring performance metrics
* Demonstrated breadth of experience and knowledge of human resources practices and processes (benefits, compensation, payroll, recruiting, training, administration, time and attendance) required
* Experience in start-up environment preferred
* SHRM-CP or PHR preferred


* Strong bias for action and demonstrated ability to drive assignments to closure with stated schedules
* Ability to communicate and interact effectively with people from multi-functional and diverse backgrounds
* Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-paced work environment
* Have the confidence to voice opinions and ideas and willingness to deliver tough feedback/coaching to leadership
* Have good analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to assess situation make judgment based on practice or previous experience
* Have strategic mindset with business acumen to develop HR agenda and proactive thought leaderhsip
* Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity
* Professional, confident, driven and dynamic
* Passionate about creating an inclusive workplace where people from different backgrounds can succeed

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

* Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
* Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
* Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
* Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
* Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
* Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional 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 disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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