Sr. HR Business Partner

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Full Time,
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10 Jun 2022

Squarespace is in search of a Senior HR Business Partner to join our growing People team–partnering with our Finance, Legal, and Channels & Services organizations. Focus areas include: coaching, performance management, career development planning, compensation planning, employee relations, and other HR programs; implementing our People team strategy in alignment with the business and their talent management goals. You will also work with the broader People Team on initiatives to cultivate our unique culture and scale our people practices.

You will report to our Head of HR Business Partners, and can be based in our New York City headquarters or remotely in an approved state (see application question).

We have introduced our Flexible Work Philosophy for Squarespace employees, which you can find on our career page. For those who will work out of our offices 1-5 days a week, we have also introduced a detailed return to office approach to guarantee a safe return for our Squarespace employees. The safety of our people is our top priority and we will continue to monitor the status of COVID‑19.


  • Partner with and Coach managers on performance management, professional development planning, inclusive leadership, employee relations, and compensation planning
  • Be a trusted advisor in all areas of HR including employee relations, investigations, leaves of absence, and compensation
  • Leverage data on attrition rates and history, retention risk markers, engagement, and market competitiveness, partnering with department executives to support their local talent management strategies
  • Partner with Total Rewards to advise leaders and teams on our compensation philosophy and practices
  • Partner with the Learning & Development team to facilitate tailored learning experiences geared towards team/competency building, leadership development, and career progression
  • Contribute to the development of new HR programs and policies aimed at performance management, organizational health & engagement, recognition, talent planning, and position management
  • Partner with the Recruitment and FP&A teams on headcount planning, internal mobility, and driving hiring efficiencies across your client groups
  • Push the status quo and proactively surface opportunities for efficiency to increase the team’s time spent on impactful partnership with leadership


  • 8+ years of progressive, multidisciplinary HR experience, including dedicated experience working as an HR Business Partner directly aligned to department executives and senior leadership
  • HR leadership experience managing a complex and diverse scope involving multiple partners across a company
  • Have been responsible for driving large-scale solution development beyond the team and individual levels, demonstrating the ability to work through complex issues, designing and operationalizing solutions tailored to the unique needs of your business
  • Been a primary contributor to improving major processes and have a significant impact on company policy and practices
  • Excellent active listening, influence, written/verbal communication and conflict management skills
  • A bias towards collaboration – communicating often with peers, socializes work, and manages change with empathy
  • Resourceful, execution-oriented, and to able to work in the ambiguous, all while handling multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
  • A deep understanding of HR practices, including employment law and regulations
  • Ability to travel as needed for meetings, team events, and in person work with client groups

Benefits & Perks

  • Health insurance with 100% premium covered for you and your dependent children
  • Flexible vacation & paid time off
  • Up to 20 weeks of paid family leave
  • Equity plan for all employees
  • Retirement benefits with employer match
  • Fertility and adoption benefits
  • Free lunch and snacks at all offices
  • Education reimbursement
  • Dog-friendly workplace in New York office
  • Commuter benefit in the form of reduced tax (Ireland) and pretax (US)
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