Head of HR (Manager or Director level)

  • Portland Hearts of Pine
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • 05 May, 2024
Full time Human Resources Leadership & Management

Job Description

The club is seeking its first Head of HR. This role will cover HR duties across our professional player roster, our coaching staff, and our corporate functions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

• Lead all HR functions functions including recruitment, retention, team member
engagement, benefits administration, team member relations, learning & development, and
• Responsible for the recruitment workflow – reviewing resumes, screening candidates via
phone/virtual meetings, conducting reference checks, coordinating in-person/virtual
interviews, etc.
• Responsible for building and maintaining a pipeline of qualified candidates for a variety of
positions both current and future.
• Partner with department leaders to review current staffing needs and assist with developing
staffing action plans.
• Assist with new hire onboarding & orientation and other feedback workflows such as
introductory check-ins, performance reviews, and similar.
• Assist with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
• Support HR administrative tasks including entering new hire data, auditing team member
information and data, maintaining accurate and current team member personnel files, and
• Assist with ensuring the club meets all compliance requirements (e.g. player safeguarding)
• Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


• 3+ years of professional human resources experience, ideally for a professional sports team
• Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Business
Administration, or related field preferred. 
• Professional experience in recruiting and candidate sourcing required.
• Must be a champion of people and driving engagement & culture within organizations.
• PHR or SHRM-CP certification preferred.
• Previous experience with talent acquisition and recruiting platforms preferred.
• Previous experience with HRIS / payroll platforms preferred.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive matters and team member information
• Knowledgeable of State and Federal law and compliance requirements.
• Strong emotional intelligence.
• Must be people oriented, highly engaged, and have a focus on providing an excellent team
member, candidate, and member club experience.
• Bilingual capabilities in English and Spanish preferred.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills to effectively interact with team
members, executives, member clubs, and external partners.
• Ability to work independently in a multi-faceted, fast, fluid, and deadline-driven environment.
• Positive attitude and strong work ethic a must.
• Ability to work as business needs require which may include long days, evenings,
weekends, occasional holidays, and travel if / when necessary.
• Must have U.S. work authorization.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. What are your connections, if any, to Maine?

  2. Do you have prior experience at a professional sports team?