Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Pomegranate Hospitality is looking for an experienced,
passionate and engaging Director of People and Culture to
drive the culture of a growing restaurant group focused on
maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for all team
members. Pomegranate Hospitality's goal is for every employee
to feel that we are not just where they work, but where they
belong. We are a community, not just a company and this role is
critical in upholding our mission and core values of Empowerment,
Passion, Communication, Positivity, Reliability, Education, and
Fairness. This position directly oversees the Human Resources
function and is responsible for ensuring that Pomegranate
Hospitality embraces constant improvement and innovation in
recruitment, onboarding, retention, training, development, and team
engagement. The Director of People and Culture will maintain and
enhance the organization’s human resources functions by
strategically planning, implementing, and evaluating team member
policies, programs, and practices as well oversee all
legal compliance, benefits administration and compensation.
If you are an experienced People and Culture leader who shares
in our values and is focused on maintaining an inclusive
environment of hospitality professionals who want “cook, serve
and be happy,” then we invite you to express your interest
for this open position.
Recruitment and Team Member Development
Develops, implements and constantly improves upon a recruitment
strategy that positions Pomegranate Hospitality to meet all hiring
goals and timelines.
Oversees interview processes and supports other Directors to
ensure the selection of high-quality candidates.
Provides training to the management team on best practices for
various leadership aspects
Works with Directors to develop onboarding and training
practices to ensure new hires succeed in Pomegranate Hospitality’s
workplace and within their role.
Coaches company leaders through team member issues and supports
team member development
Works with Directors to implement a responsive talent
development program that fosters a high-performing team and
develops individuals for higher-level positions.
Develops a pipeline of internal and external talent to position
Pomegranate Hospitality for continued growth and success.
Create relationships with higher education institutions and
youth training programs.
Attend job fairs and organize other recruitment events as
Serves as the champion in developing a culture focused on
Pomegranate Hospitality’s mission, vision and core values.
Manages employee incentive programs and team-based
Contributes to the team by promoting an inclusive and diverse
workplace and spearheading continuous diversity and inclusion
Facilitates performance management system and ensures Directors
and other leaders meet their employee evaluation and development
Develops and manages a system to monitor progressive discipline
and assist with challenging coaching conversations and
Maintains and updates Pomegranate Hospitality’s Team Member
Oversees policy development and advises managers on
Conducts exit interviews to identify reasons for employee
termination or resignation.
Compliance and Benefits Administration
Maintains all employee electronic payroll and medical files and
enrolls new employees in all applicable benefit programs.
Communicates with employees about benefit programs.
Ensures employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health,
including managing employee and guest accident reporting and
Ensures Pomegranate Hospitality’s compliance with all federal,
state and local labor, employment and benefits rules and
Acts as primary point of contact for all employment-related
legal matters, investigations or grievances; reporting to the
Founders as appropriate.
Experience and Competencies
7-10 years of HR management required; experience in hospitality
or similar field preferred
Bachelor's degree in HR, Hospitality Management or related field
This role will be based in New Orleans, but must be willing
to travel 2-3 days per month to Denver.
Strong organizational, task-management, team member relations,
leadership, problem resolution, creativity, verbal and written
communication and presentation skills.
Comprehensive knowledge of all applicable federal, state and
city employment and labor laws.
Naturally outgoing and friendly attitude with personal
commitment and passion for creating a safe and healthy work
culture, while balancing the business needs of a fast paced,
growing restaurant group
Ability to operate independently, using good judgement to make
Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and
protect employee privacy.
Strong business acumen, organizational and prioritization
skills, and the ability to effectively communicate to a broad range
A proven leader of people to recruit, develop, and mentor a team
capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated leadership
in promoting diversity and inclusion
Ability to lead change management initiatives and effectively
implement change with a strong drive for results
Warm and welcoming personality.
Deep commitment to the mission of Pomegranate Hospitality.
Ability to thrive under pressure and multi-task.
Team-builder and cheerleader.
Eagerness to do more than required.
Highly accountable and take initiative to solve tough
Outstanding organizational, verbal and writing skills.
Leadership qualities such as work ethic, trustworthiness,
Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
Robust Health Benefits Package, Paid Time Off, Major Holidays,
Learning and Development Opportunities
We will spend our days together in a place where everyone feels
comfortable and safe.
We will create a space, whether in our restaurant or throughout
our community and
beyond focused on furthering love, mutual respect and
professional and personal
We will stand up for and uphold our values of equality for all
people no matter the
circumstances. We will surround ourselves with people who share
in these values.
Then, we will cook and serve, and be happy.